Thursday, October 30, 2008

Recipe for a Hot Dog Party!

Every year my husband’s office throws a hot dog party in honor of Halloween - and just about any other occasion they can come up with. They put out several long tables on the main floor and stuff them with homemade goodies for all! He works in public health alongside restaurant inspectors and various sanitarians - so they know a bit about food - and love to eat it, too!

Once they had just hired a young woman who arrived in the office with 2 strawberry cream pies two days before her first day. They determined her probationary period was over! Another woman in the office makes cakes….not just for the Halloween party, but one for nearly every occasion imaginable! All the men secretly wish she was their wife! One of the guys, when asked what he would like for his birthday, always answers with “A pound of bacon”! Another fellow believes that pork fat is the secret ingredient to good food. They all agree that they eat as though they were raised by wolves!

At one particular party there were several waffle makers going at once. They blew a circuit and destroyed a computer monitor! I always know when the party is a good one - about 10:00 in the morning I’ll get a call from my husband telling me he won’t need anything for dinner…..for several days!!!

Some years my husband just contributes cash to the food booty, others I make something. This time, in addition to the cash contribution I decided to make a party favorite - Fiesta Nacho Dip. The recipe couldn’t be easier and the result? Well, here is what the crockpot will look like about 10 minutes after it’s placed on the table.

Here is what it looks like prior to melting down.

And here is the recipe:

2lbs Mexican Style Velveeta, cut in chunks
2 cans Nalley’s Chili Without Beans
1 bunch green onions, chopped

Place ingredients in crockpot. Start on high, then reduce to low once cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Serve with your choice of tortilla chips.

This is a great recipe if you need something quick and easy to take to your next office party!