Dancing with the stars is one of my favorite reality shows.
In fact it is the only reality show I watch and it won’t be back on until the first of the year.
Many times I have to tape it because I don’t have time to watch it…..
……and then I go on a binge watch as I try to catch up on who is staying and who is going home.
I love watching the dancers dip and sway and do all the things I can only dream about doing.
Oh, in my mind…I can do everything they are doing, and I do it perfectly as the Captain and I love to dance.
But, not the way those professional dancers dip and sway and certainly not at that speed.
When the Captain and I dance, it is to those country and western two-steppin’ songs or those slow, slow cheek to cheek dances.
Ok, once in a while we add a little bit of rock and roll something or other.
You know the dance where you are standing and moving your arms and your feet to the beat of the music but there is no rhyme nor reason for the moves?
Those kinds of dances.
We have a monthly dance down at the Yacht Club that we sometimes go to…but that is as close as we get to dancing with the stars and to my recollection, I don’t think the Captain has ever “dipped” me.
Which is a good segue to double dipping.
Certainly not on the dance floor, but the chip and dip bowl on the party table.
Most people know not to double dip, but once in a while you will see it happen.
That is where I stop mid chip in my mouth, eyes opened wide with the incredulous look of “Really”???? Seriously???? at which I make a mental note to stay away from that particular dip.
Sometimes if I know the person really well, I will say something like …
….”did you realize you just double dipped that chip into that dip?” …..which really does not do anything at all because the damage is already done.
It almost always comes to mind the number of times as kids, we not only double dipped, we played outside barefoot, stepped on rusty nails, ate mud pies (at least a small bite of it) and played outside until after dark…and many other “dangerous” things that in today’s world would not be possible.
So now lets segue to the actual dip.
This recipe below has always been a favorite of mine as it was given to me by a friend that I have long lost track of.
Don’t you hate it when that happens? It happens so gradually, that you don’t even realize that person is no longer in your address book as we all move here and there or just suddenly don’t see them anymore.
That is sad. Carolyn, where ever you are…thank you for this recipe.
This Confetti Dip recipe is perfect for a New Year’s snack or anytime but I like that it is pretty.
It is colorful with the pimentos and green bell pepper and because the dip is egg based, it is a pale yellow color which is also very festive.
Although the pimentos and bell peppers are mixed into the dip, I like to sprinkle a few over the top to give it that colorful red and green Holiday look.
If you would like to omit the bell peppers, you could substitute green onions for the top sprinkle.
I make this dip at Christmas or New Year’s because it is simple to make and really tastes good.
The recipe is below.
If you make this Confetti Dip, please tell me your thoughts too.
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon melted butter
- 8 ounces of softened cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons minced onion
- 3 tablespoons finely diced and well drained pimento
- 2 tablespoons finely diced green bell pepper
- Using a double boiler or heavy pan, combine well beaten eggs, vinegar, sugar and butter.
- Place pan over medium heat and stir mixture constantly because this mixture thickens very fast
- Once the mixture has thickened, remove from heat and stir in room temperature cream cheese until blended
- Add minced onion, *pimento and green bell pepper and chill until ready to serve.
- *Make sure your pimento is blotted dry with a paper towel after draining if you use a jar …or your dip will be a pinkish color! 😉 which come to think of it wouldn't be bad at all. 😉