Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Night Special

Tonight's episode of Extreme Home Makeover was filmed about 40 miles west of us. We wanted to watch it, in hopes of possibly seeing some volunteers that we knew. So, I told the crew that we would eat in front of the t.v. tonight; a rarity in this house.

I wanted tonight's meal to be finger foods so it would be easy to eat -- sandwiches, celery sticks and chips with Buffalo Chicken Dip, and orange slices. The dip was a new recipe and definitely a keeper. So good in fact that I may have to make it again next week for SuperBowl.

Buffalo Chicken Dip
1/2 c. shredded cooked chicken (or 1 can of chicken)
1-8oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 c. ranch dressing
1/4 to 1/2 c. hot sauce (I used a scant 1/4 c. so it wouldn't be too spicy for the kids)
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Soften cream cheese to room temperature. Mix cream chese, hot sauce and ranch dressing. Spread into an oven proof dish sprayed with cooking spray (I used a shallow pie plate). Layer chicken on top of cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes (check after 20). Serve with a sturdy dipper -- celery sticks, 'scoops' type chips or crackers.

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