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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Where Buffalo Chicken Dip Roams


TheHub, Son2, and DIL2 were here Sunday night for dinner.  We watched NBA playoffs and had no time between games and our planned nighttime viewing schedule.We had decided we wanted to be through eating before we watched episode 5 of Game of Thrones, but we also wanted to watch the NCAA softball play-off selection show which aired at the same time. Obviously we set the DVR to record GOT and decided to watch the selections as they happened. We needed something that would function as a meal but would be quick and easy to eat at the same time. Enter the snack supper. I had cream cheese, mozzarella, and cooked chicken on hand so it was a pretty easy leap from those ingredients to Buffalo chicken dip.  It was also easy to throw together and would pretty much cook itself with no tending. All I had to do was cut some celery sticks, put some Triscuts in a bowl  and toss some baby spinach with a vinaigrette . Snack dinner was served and we did get to watch the selection show before we were glued to the TV for GOT.  (I hope they resolve everything in the final episode. I thought this one was seriously lacking.)

 
 Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 cups cooked shredded chicken
2 8 ounce packs softened cream cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 small red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce
1/2 cup Blue Cheese dressing
Pickled Jalapenos for the top

Combine everything but the jalapenos in a large bowl and stir to mix well. (Or do like I did and just half ass it. It is going to cook anyway and will all cook together mostly)

Bake at 350 degrees until it is heated through and through and everything is all melted. (15-20 minutes) Top with jalapeno rings and serve piping hot with veggies and crackers or bread of your choosing.

This is really good and is keto compliant. Yes I know it has a lot of fat in it, but keto is a high fat, mid protein, uber low carb diet which is working well for me. Fortunately the people I love most and all those who hang out with me know I am doing this and do nothing to sabotage my efforts. It probably helps that I only make foods that taste good. So far the only complaints I have heard are about a couple of recipes that were seriously not good, and even I bitched griped about them. If you want a quick tasty dinner, this really did fit the bill.

Next week is the final episode forever. (Or will they end on a cliff hanger and come out with a movie in a few years? Who knows?) I have invested years watching this as well as reading all the books that are written thus far so we are going out with a bang.

I plan on having a GOT feast prior to the show. The other day Kindle unlimited had a GOT cookbook as part of its library and I did snag it. I have 4 days to find the odd ingredients or at least decide what would be a good substitution. The only thing I really need now are some heavy golden goblets, a crown or two and an iron throne made of swords. 

16 comments:

  1. I have never seen an episode of GOT as we don't get HBO. However, it's out in our library now, so I could start watching it. I haven't been anxious to do that because I'm not sure all of the explicit violence is what I would enjoy. Is it really that violent?

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    1. Some of it is very explicit, but until this season and one episode of another season it has not been violence after violence. Other seasons had violence but not continual.
      I just love the story. I am kind of a history buff and love that he loosely based it on real people, most of whom were pretty dreadful in real life.

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  2. This is such a fun dish! Don't make it often, but always enjoy it when I do. Your version looks terrific -- thanks.

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    1. It was good, easy and totally keto compliant which is most important to me. Forget what I just said__taste rules, followed by keto compliancy!

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  3. That looks super nummy. To heck with the fat and calorie count. Fat does not make one fat, sugar and refined carbs make us fat.

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  4. Sounds like another great recipe, Anne! I should try this, the next time I have a gathering and need a nice dip!

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    1. It is tasty and appeals to both the keto and no keto folks

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  5. I have never seen one episode of Game of Thrones...............your supper sounds and looks yummy!!

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    1. I know I am out of the demographic for GOT but I love it, or at least I did until this season and I think the writing is seriously falling apart.

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  6. OMG-Buffalo chicken dip may be my favorite decadent food ever. We eat a version of this at the lake all summer long!

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    1. I think this with celery is going to make an appearance at the lake for us too!

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  7. That looks and sounds delicious minus any heat. I have never seen one minute of GoT and do not miss it. Of course, I don't have cable or wherever it is.

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  8. Most of my friends are not GOT watchers either. I love it.

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