This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All ideas and opinions shared are my own.
Hey hey! I hope you’re having a great week! I feel like I’ve been tired all week after staying up so late on a work night to watch the championship game Monday, anyone else? Even though I was sad that my team didn’t make it all the way, I can still appreciate what an amazing game that was! Wow! It was a great warm up for the BIG game coming up next month! If I were to take an imaginary poll of all of you about your favorite thing about the big game, I’m guessing you would say the food (the commercials would probably come in second.) Not because I’m psychic or anything, but because you’re my people! 🙂
What are your favorite foods to snack on when you watch football? It’s a pretty safe bet that any party you go to there will be some dip going on, right? That brings us to what we’re really here to talk about today. The problem with dip. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some dip! But at a party, it really is about the most inconvenient snack there is and it all lies in the ill-planned chip to dip ratio. Have you ever loaded up your plate with some yummy chips and dip and quickly realize you don’t have enough dip or chips or go along with your chips or dip. The only real solution is to gather around the dip bowl so that problem can’t arise. But then you run in to problem #2 – missing the game because you’re in the kitchen eating chips and dip! Ahhhhh so frustrating! (I told you these were real problems! 😉 )
I’m excited to tell you that this dip problem no longer has to be a problem. The solution? A make your own dip bar! The dip bar is so easy to set up… put out some of your favorite dip ingredients and Old El Paso Stand and Stuff Shells. The beauty of this dip bar is that there will never be a chip or dip left behind because the dip lives in the “chip”! The dip bar is perfect fare because it’s perfectly portable (and delish, of course).
Here’s what my Build Your Own Dip Bar was loaded with:
- Old El Paso Bold Spicy Cheddar Stand and Stuff Shells (from Walmart)
- Taco Meat
- Old El Paso Vegetarian Refried Beans
- Arti-chick Spin Dip (my silly name for spinach and artichoke dip with shredded chicken mixed in)
- Shredded cheese
- Green onions
- Sour Cream
Guests can load their stand and stuff shells with any of the ingredients to make their favorite dip. Forget about 7 layer dip, how about 10 layer dip?! 🙂
You can add even more variety by adding in Old El Paso small and large soft taco boats to your build your own dip bar. You can find everything you need for you dip bar at Walmart!
How would you build your perfect party dip?
I love tacos!! and beans!!! Yummy!!!!
Thanks Hil, I’m with you on both of those loves! 😉
What a fun idea for a Super Bowl party!!
Thanks so much Allison!
This is perfect for groups with picky eaters! Love the taco shells on top of the upside-down football bowl, too.
Thanks so much Leslie! Yes I’m actually one of those picky eaters! 😉
Mmmm…. 7-to-10 layer dip…. you are definitely speaking my language! I always feel like a dip glutton, so this way I could feel less glutton-y 😉
Lol I love it! Anyway I can feel less glutton-y is a win I’d say! 🙂
Yes this is a ‘real problem’ I have at parties..I luv to eat but then I’m missing the dag gawn game. Very creative set up and recipes. I’m glad to be one of your people.
Thanks so much Heather! I’m glad to have you too! 🙂