I love me a good dip. Give me warm, gooey cheese or a cool, creamy chip topper, and I'm a happy Mama. I'm not particularly picky about what I dip either...chips, crackers, melba toast...it's all good. Oh, and vegetables. They are good, too. (I said that for my Mama. I prefer chips. Who are we kidding?)
Recently we were headed to a family birthday gathering and I didn't want to go empty handed, so I whipped up a batch of this goodness. And I mean, really, BACON? You can't go wrong. I served it with melba toast, but they had tortilla chips and potato chips on hand, and I'm not above dipping those in it, too.
1/2 lb of bacon, cooked and crumbled into small pieces (or more..I'm sure I used more. BACON!)
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 cup of sour cream
1 medium tomato, diced into small pieces (Some people seed their tomatoes here. Not me!)
2 TBSP dry ranch dressing mix (I'm sure you could use liquid ranch dressing if you didn't have the powdered stuff. Go nuts here.)
2 green onions, diced
Mix all your ingredients together. I did mine the night before, and boy, oh boy, did those flavors marry well! The bacon made it so nice and smoky and bacony! You could probably serve it right away if you needed to, as I can attest it was mighty tasty right away.
Here's the tricky part. I didn't have any lettuce, so this is more of a BT dip without the L, but you could serve it up on some lettuce leaves if you were fancy like that. I was doing pretty good to get it in tupperware with a matching lid. At least it wasn't in a Country Crock bowl. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
You can pretty it up with some green onions and crumbled bacon sprinkled on top. They won't stay there long, though.
I am adding this recipe to Boomama's Diptacular post. If you happen over there, check out the rest of her blog. I love her posts, even if she is a Mississippi State fan. :)She's also very funny and sometimes seems like she's living in my head. It's a little scary.
Have a great weekend! Roll Tide!