Friday, January 25, 2008

Snackalicious Super Snacks

Ready for the snacks?  Join all enthusiasts for the game.
This dip is one I've been asked many times to bring to school for
my kids.

FESTIVE TEXAS DIP
Put everything in layers on large round platter.  
1st layer) 1 large can bean dip, spread 1/2 inch thick.
2nd layer) 2 avocadoes mashed up with 1 tblsp. lemon juice
1-1/2 tblsp. mayo, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. onion salt.
3rd layer) 1 pint sour cream.
4th layer) 1 small jar picante sauce.
5th layer) 2 bunches green onions, chopped.
6th layer) 1 can black olives, chopped.
7th layer) 2 medium tomatoes, chopped.
8th layer) 1 pound cheddar cheese, grated.
Chill before serving and eat with Mexican style chips
or corn chips.

Here is another simple recipe:

HAM AND CREAM CHEESE ROLL-UPS
16 oz. ham slices
8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
bunch green onion stems
Spread ham slices with cream cheese; place onion stems in center;
Roll up tightly and place in freezer for about 30 minutes.
Cut each rolled-up ham slice in about 1/2-inch slices.

And just for a refreshing different kind of drink:

SPARKLING RASPBERRY TEA
2 cups cold brewed tea
2 cups chilled raspberry or cranberry-raspberry juice
2 cups chilled sparkling water
Raspberries, lime slices or lemon slices, if desired
Fresh mint leaves, if desired
Mix tea, juice and sparkling water.  Serve over ice.
Garnish with raspberries and mint.


17 comments:

kitten said...

Gosh! Gonna have to try that 1st respie.
I love the 2nd one and not to sure about the 3rd one. I don't like tea too much. I'll just stick to my Dt. Mt. Dew.

"J" said...

Yummy!!! All this food is making me hungry!!!

Are you from Texas?

Sandy said...

ummmmm, this sounds good! I have made the roll ups before but not with the onions inside. I'll bet that makes it even better!

Thanks.

Junebug said...

"j": No, I'm from Oklahoma. I don't know why it is names Festive Texas Dip. I will have to ask my friend.

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

I make a variation of the Festive Texas Dip and it ALWAYS is demolished! Yours is a "fancier" version of it with a few more ingredients.

Those ham roll-ups look simple and I bet present well. I would've NEVER thought to put green onion stems in the center (but I bet they taste WONDERFUL!).

Your tea sounds refreshing; I make a much simpler version of this, using a combination of regular and raspberry tea bags; again, yours sounds like it might beat mine in a taste test :).

THANKS for joining in the fun...and it IS fun, isn't it? So many new things to try, I hardly know where to begin!

:)

Kaytabug said...

Now that's the type of instructions I was looking for when I asked my friend for the recipe for ham rollups. I posted how I make it...I like your detailed version better. I think I will link to yours on my post.
I just love that layered dip!
The tea sounds yummy!

Beckie said...

Those sound really good. I came over from kaytabug's she said your directions were better (she was right).

rosemary said...

Your recipes sound great! I'm certain my family will love them.

You asked about making the braid on my Cheeseburger Braid. I updated it with a link to show pictures and better instructions. Thanks for asking!

Pamela said...

I just came from your Martha Stewart Body & Soul Challenge

Is this the first test? hee hee

KellyJean said...

The ham and cream cheese roll ups are really good with ASPARAGUS too! I've got a little post up about asparagus... LOL!!!

Junebug said...

Pamela: I could not figure out how to really sign up for anything over there, did you? That is the test. Can you find a sign in sheet?

Betsy said...

Yummy! Great recipe!
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Laura McIntyre said...

Love the sound of those

Beccy said...

I love how simple and easy those recipes are, I'm very intrigued with the tea.

theotherbear said...

My mum makes a similar dip.
Love the sound of that tea, and will definitely try that too.

Joy T. said...

Gah! I haven't received anything on my feed saying you've posted. Sheesh! These are all great recipes and I'm printing out all of them. Especially the tea :o)

Amy W said...

Gotta try these!