I'm particular. I want it to be tastey and memorable. No cheese and crackers for this girl. It's not terribly close so I wanted something that didn't need to be kept warm. So, after digging through my cookbook of favorites, I found my Mexican Layer Dip. My girlfriend/boss taught me her version of this when I lived and worked in Texas. It's been a favorite in my family and I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner. It's been ages since I made it and I'm so glad I did!
Notice the jalapenos on top. I mentioned I'm a Texas girl, right? I do love my jalapenos. I had some ingredients left over so I made a small one for Callie. (No way Alex would eat this) She LOVES this dip.
As you can see, I didn't even get to the final touches before Nick and Callie got into it. She loves her jalapenos as much as I do, so I know she'll be adding some to the rest of this.
Lastly, let me mention football practice. It exhausts me and I'm not the one on the field! We got in a little late last night so we were late going to bed. Nick is not feeling well at all so he dragged himself to class without awakening our young athlete. By the time I realized this I knew we'd be pressed for time. I get the boy up and get him started, go downstairs to start his breakfast when the doorbell rings. (I'm in athletic shorts, t-shirt and sans make-up...lovely) It's the maintenance man that I was expecting this afternoon. No worries, I'm nothing if not flexible, so I showed him to my downstairs bathroom with it's loose toilet seat and tissue holder half falling off the wall. This cost me some precious time and Alex is starting to freak. As I'm pouring his beaten eggs into the pan, he says "We don't have time! We have to leave... like NOW" I assured him I was making a sandwich that he could take on the road. I threw together an egg, bagel, slice of cheese and a piece of bacon and he was a happy boy. Does he think this is my first rodeo?
Saturday practice tomorrow after he does his paper route. I'm tired just thinking about it. Thankfully, his father will be home and can take him back and forth for a change.
Recipe for Mexican Layer Dip
Layer 1: Refried beans with garlic powder and salsa mixed inLayer 2: Ground beef with taco seasoning mix
Layer 3: Guacamole
Layer 4: Sour cream
Layer 5: Grated cheddar cheese
Layer 6: Sprinkle chives, chopped tomatoes, olives and jalapenos as desired.