Thursday, October 25, 2012

Texas Crock Pot Dip

Trick-or-treaters will be coming to your door next week.  Are you prepared?  Oh, I'm sure you've already polished off one of the bags of candy that you bought for them...and have to get more before Halloween;  that's the candy companies' evil plans-they know that we love chocolate and can't stand watching a bag of Reeses cups just sit on the pantry shelf  ahead of time.  They put out those candy coupons early, we buy it early, and there are those chocolate/peanut butter "sin-cups" staring us down every time we open the cupboard!!  Oh...maybe that's just at my house...and I just made a public confession!  OOPS!
 I just love Halloween, especially trick-or-treat.  It's such a fun night for children (and the adults who remember being children).  It's not really the pillowcase full of  of sugary treats that make it special, it's the memories of getting to dress up like your favorite character and run through the neighborhood with your friends.  It's one of the holidays where kids can be  kids...just one more year ("I'm not too tall, Mom...can I just dress up and hand out candy?") Let them go!  It's one night a year... to be a kid, again. :0)

Here's a recipe for a yummy dip to have in your crock pot to enjoy between doorbell rings...or if any friends or neighbors stop in!

Texas Crock Pot Dip
1 C onions, chopped
1 small can diced green chilies
16 oz. can Rotel tomatoes, or 2 C fresh tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 C cubed Velveeta cheese (we like the new white Velveeta)
Cook on Low for 6 hours.  Serve with tortilla chips or vegetable sticks.


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11 comments:

  1. Yum!! One of my favorites! This is a great idea for serving while passing out candy. Of course, out at Still Woods Farmhouse, no one travels down the lane to visit, so we head to "town" to Trick or Treat with my niece. I think I may carry this with me! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for commenting. My Mom and Dad have a long driveway and walkway, so they used to sit out at the curb to hand out their Halloween candy.

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  2. Oh my, this looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  3. You are so right, we can't have a real party in Texas without this dip, it is a Texas Classic that we just love.
    Hope you had a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Looks delicious! I usually munch the left over candies, I've lived in places with few trick or treaters, but this year might be different! I've heard Halloween is big here, so I might be forced to buy some candy for my sweet tooth later :).

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    1. I always buy Snickers bars the day after....so we don't find ourselves empty-handed if our trick-or-treat stash is all given out! Thanks for the comment.

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  5. OH that sounds so good:) I think I had a friend who used to make something like this and it was always amazing:) Just dropping in from Love Bakes Good Cakes to check this out and follow:)
    I would also love to invite you to share this or any of your other favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop (no rules and live now)

    PS Does this mean you are from or live in Texas also

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    1. I'm in Texas and lovin' it! See you at Freedom Fridays :)

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  6. This sounds like it would be wonderful anytime you need an easy dip! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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