Monday, September 6, 2010

My Personal PIGskin Challenge:@)

Hi everyone, Happy Foodie Friday! The guys can keep their Fantasy Football, my personal challenge this year is to come up with a Dip a Week during football season! Don't leave-wait!!! Even if you don't like football, don't we always need dips for gatherings, parties and the holidays? I'll showcase a different one each week for 17 weeks, trying to add some new or different ideas and let you know what I think about them. And this crazy idea had nothing to do with the fact that I just found this cute pig dip dish at Ross for $5. ...really...

Week One - White Bean Dip!
I love beans! This is a very simple dip, easily doubled, etc.
White Bean Dip
1 can of white beans (cannelloni), rinsed well
1 tsp dry rosemary or small sprig of fresh (I used a 4" young stem from my plant, stripped the leaves off)
2 small cloves garlic
Olive oil (I used about 3 tsp)
Salt
Directions:
Add beans, rosemary and garlic to food processor and pulse until mashed.
Scrape down sides, drizzle olive oil and process until creamy.

My notes:
  1. Even though it's made in the food processor, I would chop the rosemary before adding it. Unless you really like rosemary.
  2. Don't be afraid to serve this to guys. Just because it doesn't call for bacon doesn't mean it's Chick Food. Rosemary and garlic are assertive flavors.
  3. I was curious about how far in advance you could make this because of the fresh garlic. Well, I made it last night and it was good, I put it in the fridge and photographed it tonight and it was very good. Garlic-y, but good!
  4. You do have to add salt, it is important.
  5. It was good with the veggies, great with the tortilla chips-but what isn't? They also suggest bagel chips, pita bread or just cut up rustic bread.
  6. I'd like to try this with roasted garlic, I'd add at least 6 cloves.
  7. This makes approx 1 cup of dip.
  8. My biggest goal at the end of this challenge is to not weigh 1,000 pounds by January:@)
Now, my silly little blog is not the place for big talks on the politics of football. Just keeping things light and fun:@) But, I will say that I wanted to be a bit more dignified (well, as dignified as a blog that has 
dancing pigs in the header can be!) and serve my dip on a doily...




Go Eagles!!! he, he, he... I LOVE FOOTBALL SEASON!


I'm joining Foodie Friday, Linky will be up Thursday at 6PM for the Barnyard Bash.

43 comments:

  1. I'm not a football fan but I am always looking for good dip recipes for the holidays. I'm looking forward to your series - you've started off with a good one!

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  2. LOL! I am looking forward to all your dip recipes and reviews. Love your piggy bowl and spreader!!

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  3. Oink, oink! Your new dip dish is adorable. I LOVE football too. Hey, is the Piggy Bowl a New Year's Day bowl game? :o)

    Let the fun begin! La

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  4. Snorting good fun! Love your idea and this wonderful white bean dip! "Go Boise State Broncos!!!" tonight (ESPN), making Idahoans proud. Hoping for no dipping in the polls! It's going to be a great Fall.

    PS Your piggy and spreader is absolutely adorable.

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  5. O, I hate football with a passion (unless a grandson is playing--:)))
    BUT....I LUV dips..and so does all my "football lovin' family" so I am thinking this is an
    EXCELLENT idea, girlfriend.

    Yum...never tried WHITE bean dip but it sure sounds good.
    xo bj

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  6. Don't really have a football opinion, but I do love a good dip! This looks yummy and healthy too- thanks!

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  7. This dip looks good, but very easy. I will try it. I love football season!!! Love & blessings from NC!

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  8. I can never understand football no matter how much hubby explains it, lol. But your dip sure looks good and the porky dipper bowl is sure cute!...Christine

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  9. I LOVE your pig things! This dip bowl and the egg holder your friend gave you! SO cute! I collect functional pig items (only pink and white--no black and white pigs, for me!) and yours are great!

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  10. Oh no. Another Idaho fan. I am surrounded by it. My husband! My step son! And now even the blog I came to to extend congratulations on winning Sue's drawing.

    Cute, cute blog! This dip sounds different and delicious. Thank you.

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  11. This is very similar to a hummus recipe. You are so industrious...I look forward to these as I just bought a swanky food processor and really love love it. hugs♥olive

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  12. Cute! Thanks for the smile! And the dip looks wonderful. What a fun idea- I look forward to seeing more.

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  13. A girls just gotta have fun and that display is fabulous :0) I really like beans and this sounds like a great dip!

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  14. You are so funny!!! and have the best ideas!!! Love the spark you have!!! I love the football season, and even though am alone now continue to watch the big games myself!!! The doily is just the best....

    By the way, if you don't put it in the food processor, just dress the beans with oil, salt and garlic, a littl sliced onion,, it is good as a salad....my mom would break up a can of tuna with the beans and that would be a side dish too.....hugs....cleo, can't wait for Friday....baaaaa

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  15. Oh, you are the perfect one to have found that pig dish. I've never eaten white bean dip, but I'll give it a try. Love your sense of humor! ~ Sarah

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  16. Thanks for dropping by today--love when you do. I LOVE football-college and Pro. Love the receipe---it's time for all those great football dishes. Happy Labor Day.
    Ann

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  17. You are just a hoot!! LOVE your new dip dish and spreader...too cute!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  18. Oh, I am so excited it is finally football season….I enjoyed watching football with my daddy when growing up and now I enjoy watching it with my hubby! Chip and dip are my favorite foods and can easily make a meal off of it so I am excited about your challenge over the next few months…I definitely will be stopping by each week to see what is new…and did I mention your piggy dip bowl is precious. Go Cowboys!!!!

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  19. You can get as excited as you like here on your blog... especially for those Eagles!!!

    Sounds like a great dip!

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  20. Nothing like having a pig party. I would enjoy celebrating your teams win with this great snack.

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  21. That is the cutest pig!! wow what a challenge, mmm fun though!

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  22. My favorite part of football season is the food. My husband and my son (who shows up often to watch games) do like to eat while they watch, so this will be fun. I think this one sounds good...almost hummus??

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  23. The little pig dish is adorable and I had to giggle at your doily! Food is a big part of football season and your 17 days of dips sounds like fun.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  24. Not only is this cute as usual, but I love the idea of showcasing a different dip for the next 17 weeks. I LOVE it, and just think... by Superbowl time, we'll have all sorts of great ideas. You rock.

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  25. This dip sounds delicious & your new serving container is a real hoot...or should I say "snort"! LOL
    This is going to be a wonderful source of yummy appetizer recipes...thanks for doing it!

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  26. Very cute! There are quite a few bloggers out there who are excited for football! My youngest daughter, who is 17 today, likes to keep up with what's going on with the Carolina Panthers (and football in general). Not sure where she got it from as her dad isn't much into sports! Have a great short week!

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  27. I just love the sound of that dip - I adore white beans & your piggy server with matching knife is tooo cute! I just signed up to follow your fabulous blog - stop by and visit sometime at www.stephaniesavorsthemoment.com. I greatly look forward to your next post no matter what football team your are rooting for!

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  28. I think this is a fabulous idea, and you've started out with my favorite dip!

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  29. I'm not a big football fan either unless it's the Wisconsin Badgers. I love going to those college games - so much enthusiasm! I love the dip and the contoinker :)

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  30. A cute dish is all I need to try a new recipe. I'll be checking back for new dips :-)
    We post our friday's favorites... come join us!

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  31. I may not love football, but I loooove game day food. This dip looks great! I will def make this one- thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  32. I love bean dip and will have to give this easy recipe a try...love the little piggy dip dish!

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  33. It sounds delicious, and I love your presentation.

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  34. The dip recipe sounds very delicious, and I love that fun pig dipping container!

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  35. Oh..MY Goodness, we'd have brawled like football players over this $5 treasure. lol

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  36. Oink Oink! If that isn't the cutest pig dish ever. Yummy dip too!

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  37. Not a football fan, but pass the food! I am definitely a fan of that!

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  38. I know several Arkansas fans who might fight you for the dish!! seventeen dips!!!--enough to last a lifetime! Great idea!

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  39. Lynn! Gooooo E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGELS! We are huge eagles fans! All philly teams. We were at the baseball game last night and it was so nice to be in first place.
    Now for your dip~ YUMMY! I'll make this for our next tailgate party.
    I'll be participating in Barnyard bash... I just may be a little late. OUr cat needs to go to the vets and may need surgery. So I'll get to the party at some point!
    xo Yvonne

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  40. I'm back! Your challenge made this week's Top 5 Hits. Congratulations Lynn, on a really fun idea. I for one will be here each week for a tasty dip recipe! Will join the bash on Saturday...my "creating plans" were rained out!

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  41. Oh boy does this look good! What time is snack? :)

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  42. Huge Football Fan!! I have my own fantasy team! The dip idea is brilliant. I can't wait to see what you come up with. This one looks delicious!!
    GO BRONCOS!!!

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  43. I made the white bean dip last week- such a good recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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