Monday, January 19, 2009

Racine's South Western Cheese Dip Recipe & A Creative Kind of Day

Doing art helps energize and center me. It helps be deal with stress and makes me happier. Today I had the day off from work and I spent it doing art. I had a lovely time at Janni's house. She is a friend from work. She set up a work station in the basement and made lunch. We created cards. Her son, Mitch, joined in and made a birthday card for his dad.

Here's a recipe that we enjoyed at lunch:

Racine's South Western Cheese Dip

8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened or at room temperature)
1/4 cup Mayo.
1/3 cup Sour Cream
1/4 Parmesan Cheese
4 oz. Green Chiles, diced
1 tea. Cumin, ground
1 tea. Chili Powder
1 cup Cheddar Cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine all the ingredients. Place in a pan that has been sprayed with oil. Bake for 30 minutes.

This lovely dip can be served with chips, as a topping for nachos or spread on tortillas.

I picked up the kids and went home. I was able to find a bit more time to be creative. I was happy to complete a few more pages for our 2008 Year in Review. I was inspired by a "Everyday Inspiration" challenge. I decided that I would try to have some uniting theme for most of the pictures in a given month. I loved the colored dots and included them on several pages. I considered adding them to the other pages I had already completed, but ditched that idea when I realized that they would detract from the designs I had so carefully crafted. These pages complete January 2008. I hope the next month goes a bit faster. I am undecided as to whether I will do February or December next. Christmas is just past finishing and might make sense. However, it was fun to review the beginning of next year.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Great shot of you and Larr! Ethan and Ellie look so grown up in their dress clothes. Love and miss you Tam:)!