Well, I’m writing this post on Tuesday night, so I have no idea what happened with the election. But I can say that I voted (I actually did the early voting thing about 2 weeks ago). And now, I am just trusting in my God, because He is ultimately the one in control!
So now, let’s talk about something we can all agree upon … our love for food!
As always, Jenn is the host of this par-tay.
A whole-wheat bagel with pumpkin cream cheese. I had a glass of water and a glass of organic chocolate milk on the side.
Another pregnant friend, who is also having a sudden love for burgers and other unhealthy treats, recommended that Brandon and I try Grindhouse Killer Burgers after church on Sunday.
She told us that the sweet potato kettle chips were a must-try item.
They were served with a hot bleu cheese dip. Usually I won’t go anywhere near bleu cheese, but this dip tasted more like a spicy ranch. I was a fan.
For my burger, I chose the “Cowboy Style,” which had cheddar cheese, thick cut bacon, an onion ring, and BBQ sauce.
I also may have had a chocolate peanut butter milkshake to help wash it all down.
No, not the healthiest meal. But we certainly don’t eat like this every day. And it was worth every. bit. of fat and calories. The burger was juicy and flavorful, and I could taste all of the toppings in every bite. Delicious.
After our massive lunch, neither one of us got hungry until around 8:00 that night. And even then, I barely had an appetite. So rather than forcing down a huge dinner, I just snacked.
Grapes, yogurt, and leftover ranch dip with veggies. I’d say that balances out the burger and shake, right?
And speaking of that dip, I wanted to share the recipe with you guys.
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip
(modified from this recipe)
Note: My ingredient list serves a large group of people. It makes about 6 cups of dip. So if you are serving a smaller crowd, you might want to cut the recipe in half!
- 1 (16 oz) container full-fat sour cream
- 1 (16 oz) container light sour cream
- 2 (1 ounce) packages dry Ranch-style dressing mix
- 1.5 cups sharp cheddar cheese
- 10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- several stems of green onion, chopped (optional, but makes it pretty!)
- Combine sour cream and dry Ranch mix in a large bowl.
- Add cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. Mix together.
- Stir some of the green onion into the mix. Before serving, add the rest of the green onion on top for garnish.
I served this dip with vegetables and potato chips. Everyone seemed to love it, and I’ve been snacking on the leftovers all week! I will definitely make this one again!
Question for ya …
Did you vote?
Best thing you’ve eaten this week?
Which side would you have chosen at Grindhouse: sweet potato chips, onion rings, French fries, or fried pickle chips??
Favorite kind of chip or vegetable dip?