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December 28, 2009

Kim's Favorite Cheese Dip & New Year's Eve Party Favors

I haven't forgotten my promise for the drop noodle soup recipe, but in the mean time, here's my favorite jalapeno cheddar dip just in case any of you need something for New Year's eve. The recipe is featured at one of our favorite local restaurants and comes with warmed pretzels. It's great with crackers too.

The recipe makes quite a bit, so feel free to do the math and cut it in half.

3 LB Cheddar (shredded)
3 LB Cream Cheese (I used the lite version and it's fine)
2 Tbs Garlic powder
2 Tbs Onion powder
2 Tbs White pepper
1/2 cup Jalapenos
2 cups Jalapeno Juice
2 Tbs Parsley flakes

Combine all ingredients in a chopper until smooth. Keep in refrigerator. Serve with pretzels or crackers. Yummy!!

Although our New Year's eve is quite tame (board games, our favorite appetizers, and maybe a DVD), I love to bust out the party hats and horns. I went to our local Dollar Tree store in search of discounted Christmas garland and party supplies.

For our festive party hats, I took discounted Christmas garland, measured it to the length of the headband and secured it with scotch tape and staples to give it a bit more glam.

For our party horns, I took star wire garland (found in the birthday aisle), secured one end with tape, wound it around the horn, taped and cut it to length. I then took the same gold Christmas garland that we used on our party hats and taped it around the inside of the horn.

Josie then helped me scoop 3-hole paper punch confetti into clear bags. I know. It's going to be messy, but it's only New Year's eve one night a year!!

Happy soon-to-be 2010!!


Unknown said...

Hey Kim, looks like you all had a great Christmas! Gavin was so excited this year, it was so much fun! Have a great Christmas break! Happy New Year

Steffie B. said...

Oooooo....just might haved to try that dip! ;)

Kim said...

You are AMAZING..
You can do anything..
love it.
Have a great week...
I will be trying that dip...

Karin said... are amazing (again)! What cool ideas and the cheese dip sounds very yummy!

Erin said...

Kim, what awesome ideas for the craft, and I do plan on making the cheese dip for my friends at our party!

Courtney said...

Looks like a fun party is in store for your girls. That cheese dip sounds yummy. Happy New Year!

Courtney said...

Looks like a fun party is in store for your girls. That cheese dip sounds yummy. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you guys had a great time...Andrea and I just read through. And your new Living room looks great. Very elegant shade of red.