Friday, December 12, 2008


Hello Readers; Holiday updates again. The traditional raw vegetable tray that everyone likes so well can get a great new taste with a fresh dip idea. Before you start cutting up those veggies, make this easy and delicious dip and stick it in the fridge to start cooling. The taste gets better the longer you let it sit. You will need 1 package of Knorr Leek soup mix, one large package of cream cheese and one pint of sour cream. Let the cream cheese sit out till soft and then blend all three ingredients together. It will taste bland at first but once chilled it is just fab.

Cut your peppers, celery, carrot sticks, broccoli and/or cauliflower, what ever you would like to serve (wash them of course but don't use Dawn, I tried that once and it was awful tasting) and set up your tray. It is best to do this a day before so that you are ready at a moment's notice. Friends will want to know your secret for the dip but let's keep it between us. It beats the hell our of the old French Onion stuff and is much fresher that buying something from the store.

Should you have left overs, throw the vegetables in a pot and cover with an inch of water and boil to make vegetable stock for your next pot of soup. Also, and this is doubtful, if there is any dip left, add a little bit of milk to it and have yourself a great salad dressing. (Stella hates to waste anything except ex-husbands).

Wishing everyone the best of the holiday season and a great 2009, I am,
Auntie Stella, dragging in the kitchen


Beatrice said...

Leek soup? ....I'll try anything once :)

Morgan Mandel said...

Now, if I only can find enough time to do that dip. Sounds fantastic.

Morgan Mandel