After a FABULOUS weekend, I am SO excited to begin the week by telling you about the Frito-Lay perfect pairing party I attended. It was simply amazing to sit around the table with other mom bloggers feasting on tasty dips and crunchy Frito-Lay chips. It was truly the “perfect pairing.” This was especially true since Miss Bean had playmates to keep her entertained. That being said, here is the story behind my dip with the recipe included and some details from our wonderful adventure:
Origin of the Health, Happiness, Hamstrings Dip
When TheMotherhood approached me to create a dip for the Frito-Lay perfect pairing party my goal was to choose a recipe that had meaning. July has always been a special month for our family. Not only does it signify summer, but it is Mr. Man and my anniversary and my birthday. With that in mind, I decided to use a recipe from a “cookbook” that is truly an original. This book will some day go to Bean and was created around the time Mr. Man and I were getting married. At my bridal shower, I was given a book containing recipes from all the guests who attended my bridal shower. The recipe I am sharing is from that “book” and there is NO better chip to use as a vehicle to scoop the dip than Tostitos Scoops! tortilla chips and Frito Scoops. Not only are Tostitos Scoops! made with corn, healthier oils and salt, but one-ounce serving of tortilla chips have less sodium than a cup of plain yogurt. In my book that is ONE great chip!
Since Bean and I were also travelling a distance for the party creating something that was easy to transport was key. This dip had a Mexican theme and was colorful. With the different layers and vegetables on top it was very appealing to the eye. Another great place to find your own inspiration to create a perfect pairing is the Frito-Lay website. This is where I initially started to get ideas before for my final dip choice. I hope your family enjoys it as much as our.
2 cans bean dip
3 tomatoes, chopped
6 oz ripe black olives, chopped
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
3 medium ripe avocados
1 cup sour cream (I use light)
½ cup mayo (I use light)
1 package Taco seasoning mix
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
You will build this dip up in layers. I would suggest a trifle dish which would show off the layers the best.
1. At the base will be the bean dip.
2. Mash avocados with lemon juice salt and pepper.
3. Mix sour cream, mayo and taco seasoning.
4. Chop scallion, tomatoes and olives. Spread the veggies and shredded cheese.
Details From The Adventure:
including (right to left) Lisa from New York Chica, Suzanne from Mom Confessionals and Kimberly from Foodie City Mom. We ate chatted while feasting on burgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, but most importantly fabulous dips.
These included (going clockwise): Mango Peach Salsa with a kick, Guacamole, Seven Layer Dip, Taco Dip, Mango Peach Salsa, and in the middle Spinach Dip. Of course we used Frito-Lay chips to scoop up these creations. As I said, above a highlight of our adventure was the kids to keep Bean entertained while I munched. She played with the water tables as the older kids had a ball on the jumpy castle.
Bean still talks about her new partner in crime:
Now for a giveaway. Frito-Lay is kind enough to give away three coupons for free Frito-Lay chips. Now you can either use my fabulous recipe OR go to the Frito-Lay website and try some of their awesome creations.
Disclosure: Thus post was sponsored by Frito-Lay and TheMotherhood