2012 brought a strangely mild winter, and I longingly think back to what a gift that was.
Our current reality:
Barely making it down the driveway in one piece while walking my kindergartener to the bus.
Sliding backwards down the driveway while the occupants of my son's school bus watch me make a fool of myself.
Being unable to wear mittens that I have left in the car because that is far colder than bare-knuckling the freezing cold steering wheel.
Not ever being able to fully warm up my very old yet reliable car and curling my toes for added warmth everywhere I drive.
Wearing the following items of clothing everywhere I go: knee-high socks, leggings, jeans, knee-high winter boots, 2 long-sleeved shirts, scarf, winter coat, mittens.
At least the Super Bowl is just around the corner! We can stay in our warm home, eating comforting food with friends. Comfort at its best! Here is another party staple for your own Super Bowl party. Dan and I thought up this dip last week and we both adore the texture and flavor that the veggies add to the creamy base. We will make this again and again!
In the bowl of a food processor, combine:
2 large carrots, cut into chunks
1/2 of a red bell pepper, seeded, stem removed and cut into chunks
1/2 of a cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
3 stalks celery, cut into chunks
1 cup broccoli florets
3 serrano peppers, stems removed and cut in half (optional)
Pulse until the vegetables are finely chopped.
In a large mixing bowl, combine:
1 cup sour cream
8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste
Stir until creamy. Add the vegetables to the sour cream mixture and stir until combined.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with fresh vegetables or crackers.
Enjoy! I hope you are warmer than I am right now!