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Loaded Dip

Loaded Dip

I believe my sister made this, Loaded Dip at Thanksgiving last year. I ate it. A lot. All of it. Quite seriously, some of the BEST dip I have ever put in my mouth. I use it for carrots (weirdos can use other veggies). Currently, however, I’m dipping cheddar and sour cream chips in it. I am emotionally eating right now, LOL.

Anyway, while shoveling this in my face, I thought I would write it down so I wouldn’t forget it. Fairly sure I will never forget it. I always have all these things on hand. Sadly, I do have to be mindful of falling into gluttony đŸ™‚

Loaded Dip

  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • green onions, chopped
  • bacon (bits or made)
  • cheddar
  • One packet of dry ranch mix

Mix it. Dip things in it. Swim in it. Bathe in it. Slap your mama. Eat it with a spoon or a shovel, in my case.

You are welcome.

Gracious, this is so good. I guess because it forces me to eat veggies more. My kids love it, which means they eat more veggies. It is like a giant win-win situation.

 

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Copycat Alice’s Chicken From Outback

Copycat Alice's Chicken From Outback

Copycat Alice’s Chicken From Outback

We love this Copycat Alice’s Chicken From Outback. It is one of our favorite dishes.

Boneless skinless chicken breasts

Seasoning

Honey Mustard

1/2 stick butter

1# bacon, fried (save the grease)

Colby/Jack Cheese

2 c. fresh spinach

Fresh mushrooms

Directions

Cook your bacon on your broiler pan. It does not shrink up, and the grease catches in the bottom.

Cut your chicken into thin strips. Marinate them in the honey mustard for about an hour. In your electric skillet (well, that’s what I use), put in your leftover grease and the 1/2 stick of butter, and let that meltdown. Put your chicken in the skillet and put some seasoning on it.

When that is done, put it in a single layer in a greased 13×9 pan (I used 2 aluminum pans). On top of the chicken, put the crumbled bacon (I also used some bacon bits because I was cooking for *a lot* of humans). Next, put a layer of Colby/jack, spinach, and then Colby jack. Pour the leftover grease, butter, and the honey mustard’s drippings over your chicken’s top.

Cook at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Thoughts

Outback Steakhouse makes great Alice’s Chicken! I mean, it is good. There are so many ways to alternate the recipe, and this is one of those ways.

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A Spin on Plain Ol Green Beans

A Spin on Plain Ol Green Beans

A Spin on Plain Ol Green Beans

A Spin on Plain Ol Green Beans is a small addition to a regular vegetable. It is nothing fancy; however, sometimes, side dishes are bland—green beans with a bit of pizzazz.

2 bags of frozen green beans (about 24 ozs.)

Seasoning

1 small bag of sliced almonds

4 slices of bacon, cooked

A splash of oil

Directions

The frozen green beans that I bought were the type that you can steam, in the bag, in the microwave. I did that. You can also use fresh green beans, canned, french cut, or whatever tickles your fancy.

While the green beans were cooking, I poured a splash of oil into a saucepan along with the bacon. Cook the bacon until done. Lay on a paper towel to drain.

In the bacon grease (yes, I know), pour the steamed green beans into the saucepan and add seasoning. Throw in the sliced almonds and the crumbled bacon. Stir and let it all meld together cause it tastes better.

If you do not have bacon to cook, you could also use REAL bacon bits (no imitation).

My Big Daddy thought I was a rock star đŸ™‚ I’m fantastic.