Hot Corn Chip Dip

May I just say that Pinterest is both an amazing and awful thing? Not only does it give me wonderfully fattening recipes to try, it also allows me to store them all in one place so, tada! There they are, just begging to be made. I gave in and tried this one that I found from Buns in My Oven. Definitely go check out her stuff. So here is the recipe. Oh and might I just add that I’m normally not a fan of chip dips that contain peppers. Prepare yourself to be amazed.

Hot Corn Dip

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups fresh or canned corn
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper (or not)
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (I only used 1/2 a jalapeno. I’m a wimp.)
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 handfuls monterey jack cheese
  • 1-2 handfuls cheddar
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in pan.
  2. Add corn. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 5 minutes, until corn starts to brown, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in pan and add onions and bell pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes, until onions are soft.
  4. Add in the jalapeno, green onions, and garlic. Cook another two minutes, until softened.
  5. Dump jalapeno and onion mixture into the bowl of corn. Add in 1-2 handfuls of monterey jack cheese, mayo, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.
  6. Spread in a baking dish and cover the top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until warmed through and the top has browned.
  8. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Die happy.

Just look at that mouth-watering goodness.

 

Allow yourself to breathe and don’t speed on the way to the grocery store to get some of this. I did use fresh sweet corn and excluded the bell pepper (he went in last night’s skillet). I also used the Kraft Mexican Four Cheese, some nacho taco cheese, and cheddar cheese. All amazing. I do have to say that there are some leftovers which are going to work with me tomorrow. Eat up!

Skillet Steak with Tasty Veggies

Allison promised me that she would be home for dinner one night this week so I could experiment on her. Well tonight’s the night! Being in a fancy mood, I decided to go with a skillet steak. I never usually buy meat from the store, but I gave in this week and tried my best to pick out a decent cut. Fail. Oh well.

Basically, this morning I used my new favorite meat seasoning from a little spice shop up in Wisconsin (thanks Allison) and gave these steaks a good rub and put them back in the fridge. I sautèd some onions in olive oil, then added the steaks, cooking for about 7 min a side. I then brushed on a last minute sauce consisting of:

ketchup

brown sugar

Worcestershire sauce

maple syrup

yellow mustard

As for amounts I’d estimate 9 parts ketchup : 3 parts brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup : 1 part mustard. Ish. After then first 7 min of steak cooking wonderfulness I added the sauce.

Meanwhile, Allison was kind enough to chop up some veggies. Green beans, 1 yellow pepper, 1 orange pepper, red potatoes, and some onion. I heated up some olive oil, seasoned it with garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper then added the veggies. Those cooked for about 15 min. Once the steaks were fully cooked, I added the rest of the sauce to the skillet and just left them on low till the veggies were done. This was the end result.

Gives a nice display.

Allison decided that the veggies were great (of course) but the steaks were a little dry. Sadly enough I agreed with her. Next time I’m going to go with a thicker steak, not be so cheap, and actually get a really good cut of meat.

Boots also approved of the veggies as she “stole” a pepper off my plate and cleaned up the potato slice that Allison dropped. What Boots doesn’t know is that as soon as I’m done posting this, she is getting a bath. Which in her mind is just as bad as dressing up in this:

Costume for the Sigma Zeta homecoming golf cart

Poor Boots.