Raise your hand if you like those appetizers that consist of meat schmeered with cream cheese, wrapped around a pickle, that gets sliced and placed on those mini pieces of rye bread? OOOOH! Gimme gimme.
The last time I was at a party that had these little guys (And I feel really old because I just realized how very long ago that actually was) I ate half the platter. Now I didn't sit there and shove my face...hmmm well, maybe I did. I seem to remember someone asking where I was putting all the food I ate. I guess that is polite way to say, "Gee you really are being a pig. You should save some for the rest of us."
Yes. I love those pickle wrap slicey thing-a-ma-jigs. I never ever make them though. They are just too fussy. The time it takes to eat an entire plateful is so disproportionate to the time it takes to prepare them. Call me selfish, but I don't want spend all this time in the kitchen to discover there is an empty plate before I get to eat a single one. If I don't get any, then nobody gets any. Guess I'm an all or nuthin kinda girl.
It doesn't have to be like that anymore thanks to chopped up dip from Tasty Kitchen. I came across this recipe by accident. I was searching for a recipe to bring to my friends house at the end of September. (I settled on Roasted Artichoke dip.) I filed the recipe away and thought it might be a good way to make the leftover pumpernickel bread a bit more exciting.Well I was sure wrong. This dip is as disgusting as it looks. It is so disgusting that I am hiding it in the back of my fridge so that no one has to be exposed to its gross disgustingness. Yup. Way in the back so Mrblocko can't find it and I have to eat it all myself.
Ok seriously, this dip is awesome. Mrblocko has been using it as a spread for turkey sandwiches. I've just been eating it huge scoopy globs on top of crackers. I like to fool myself that this is actually a healthy lunch. There is meat from the corned beef, dairy from the cream cheese, veggies from the relish and whole grains from the crackers. Just add chocolate for dessert and you've got all the major food groups covered.
I made a half recipe but bumped up the amount of relish because I am from the school of thought where you can never have too many pickles. Here is the recipe I used:
Pickle Roll Up Dip
3 2oz packages of corned beef lunch meat
1 8oz package of cream cheese (softened)
3 T dill pickle relish
Chop up the lunch meat and mix all the ingredients together!