I host Christmas most of the time. We manage to fit all these people into The Little Red House, it’s once a year.
We start around Noon and have dinner around 4. Apps are the key to this routine.
My ‘newly engaged!!’ niece brings some things for everyone to enjoy and I do the hot one.
I chose my new favorite – Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip.
I tripped on this in a restaurant over the summer. I devoured it. However, I suspect there was flour in it. WHY do restaurants do that?! I digress.
This is a huge crowd pleaser and is great for Football Sundays or parties.
It is simple enough to make ahead.
I spread a block of cream cheese in a pie dish.
Take some of my pre-shredded chicken out of the freezer and defrost. Toss it with about a cup of wing sauce.
While a true ‘primal’ eater would make their own sauce from scratch. I have relaxed my standards a bit. I prefer this one. Mainly because they make it in a Mild version. I am still have my Irish palate but I am getting better about the heat.
Layer with a 1/2 cup of cheddar. I always use aged raw cheddar 😉 It digests better for me.
Drizzle with some Bleu Cheese dressing. (Yes, Marie’s is my second downfall for processed foods…)
Wrap and label. Cook the day of.
I serve with celery chunks. They are my crackers.
It did not last.
I offered to heat it up half way through but the crowd told me not to take it away 😉
For sure this will be on our table this weekend when the Patriots try to take the AFC Championship – again!