I love Family Days! With Dan working so much in the summer, we have limited days together as a family and we really try to make the most of the time we have together. This morning we took our boys to the Minnesota Zoo and we all had a great time. Sammy is still recovering from a sickness, but he did well, considering. Elijah thoroughly enjoyed himself and could have spent the entire day running around that place!
I am so thrilled to not be working full-time this summer so that I can do a ton of fun things with my boys while they are still so little and sweet and wanting to spend time with me. I hope the wanting-to-spend-time-with-Mama lasts for a few more years.
I want to give a shout-out to my stepmom's friend Mary who provided me with this wonderful recipe. I made this dip for Sammy's birthday party last week and it was a total hit. As you read through the ingredients, you will likely say, "HUH?!" like I did at first, but trust me! This is insanely delicious and it is a crowd-pleaser! Thank you, Mary, for the delicious recipe!
In a medium bowl, combine:
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
(See? Strange! But trust me!)
Mix well and spread evenly into the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan.
Spread an 18-oz. jar of raspberry preserves over the top in an even layer.
Chill for a minimum of 1 hour before serving. Serve with Ritz crackers. Your guests will love you, I promise!
Thanks again, Mary! I am looking forward to trying the rest of the recipes you sent to me!