Up until about eight years ago my mother had never left the South in her life. Then Daddy got elected as president of our state Fraternal Order of Police and the traveling commenced. You see, the FOP has conferences throughout the year in different states and such and Mama and Daddy go to a great many of them as part of Daddy’s job.
Mama has seen places and done things in the past few years that I know I’ll never see. She’s seen deserts, the Grand Canyon, she’s sat directly in front of two different Presidents of the United States as they spoke, she’s been to Canada enough to tell you what restaurants she likes best, and to California enough to tell you who has the best price on groceries and where to get the best hamburger.
We’ve benefitted a lot from her travels in terms of neat souvenirs and interesting stories but today you’re going to benefit from a recipe Mama got at a police conference in Virginia Beach a few years back, Buffalo Chicken Dip. She took one bite of it and went to hunt down the caterer who graciously offered the recipe. This dip combines the best of both worlds with the taste of buffalo chicken wings, cheesy goodness, and none of those little annoying bones! Serve it up warm with your favorite chips and it will disappear like...umm…Okay, I’d really like to put a football analogy here but I’m not actually into football so it’ll disappear like umm…ok like a really good Buffalo Chicken dip!
You’ll need: Hot sauce (like Franks, Texas Pete, or generic- get whatever is cheapest), cream cheese, chicken, and cheddar cheese.
You can use chicken that you cooked but I had this on hand because I buy these cans at Sam’s and eat them as quick lunches from time to time.
I know, I’m wierd, but a little salt and oh my that stuff is good!
Okay, now I know you’re seeing hot sauce here and thinking this is going to be spicy but it’s really not. The hot sauce adds a lot of flavor but the cream cheese and other ingredients really cut out the zing and just leave you with a very flavorful dip that won’t scorch your mouth. It’s mild enough for everyone. Honest!
Place your cream cheese in a bowl and soften by putting it in the microwave for thirty seconds or so.
I just love a recipe that doesn’t require me to soften my cream cheese at room temp. I’m not into planning ahead like that anyway
In that same bowl, add your cheese and chicken.
Add in your hot sauce.
Seriously, I promise this isn’t going to be zingy hot.
Mix all of that up in a bowl with a fork or spoon.
Whichever one you happen to grab first, we’re not particular here.
Spread into your pan and bake at 350 for twenty minutes.
In light of the snowstorm about to hit a bunch of y’all, I thought this would be a great quote for today.
When life gives you Lemons, you make Lemonade.
So when the Lord gives you snow…you build a snowman!!!
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