Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jalepeno Popper Dip

So I've been bad with blogging this week! I've been off riding horses, cleaning house and prepping for the Super Bowl. NOT that I care for football... who played again... oh yeah... Saints and Colts. I love the Super Bowl for the commercials and the party. My favorite commercial was the one close to the beginning of the game for Doritos. The dog wearing the shocking bark collar that gets teased by the man with the Doritos and the dog sneaks the collar onto the man... hilarious. I'm sure there were other ones that were better than that one, but honestly, I didn't even watch much of the commercials either, I was too busy chatting and cooking... shocker, I know ;-) I made a new dip today (well new for me!) This dip whipped up quickly and was so easy... and TASTY! I'm glad I didn't get around to making it until the party was well under way. By the time I pulled it out of the oven, everyone had been snacking on so much of the other food, there was little belly room left. There is just enough of a corner left for me to have a snack tomorrow! If you love Jalapeno poppers, you will LOVE this dip! The panko bread crumbs can be found on the Asian aisle of your grocery store. They add just a hint of crunch to the topping. I served these with thin triscuit triangles. I also need to mention that I have some awesome friends that helped me clean up before they left. I wasn't expecting them to, and I turned down the help when they first asked me, but I am so thankful that I will have a clean kitchen to wake up to tomorrow. I do feel a bit guilty though knowing how many dishes I messed up with all my food prep I did during the party! Thanks a ton guys =-)

Jalapeno Popper Dip

2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 C mayonnaise
1/2 C sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
3 jalapeno peppers, membranes and seeds removed and finely chopped
1 C Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 C Panko bread crumbs

Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, green chilies, jalapeno peppers and 1/2 C Parmesan cheese. Spread out into a 9X9 pan. Combine the remaining Parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until the top is lightly golden brown. Serve with triscuits or cracker of your choice.