December 30, 2016

Shopping Around the World, Friendly Fill-Ins and Flashback Friday

Today is Shopping Around the world with our pal Bacon from PigLove
From Bacon's blog:

This month it is scheduled for December 30th – after the holiday so we can all make plans.  Since it is the Christmas holidays, this month we will again focus on appetizers, side dishes, salads, soups, main entrees or desserts.  What is something that you look forward to once a year at Christmas.  I mean yes we can have it throughout the year but having it at Christmas screams the holiday?  This gives you a wide variety of foods you can come up with.  Fix whatever your dish is, take pictures and post it with recipes and prices on December 30th on your blog.  Remember to link back to my blog posting so people can see yours.  This is a wonderful way to (1) meet new friends in blogville and (2) get some wonderful recipes.  And I’ll admit it.  This piggy has been known to visit on these days and lick the computer screen at some of your awesome dishes.  I’m just sayin’ – some of pictures look out of this world!!

We're sharing a recipe for Pizza Dip.  You can serve it with crackers or with sliced french bread.   Mom uses celery sticks (BORING)

Pizza Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings4
A layered, hot cheesy dip with all of the great flavours of pizza including pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, olives and green peppers.
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated

  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 2 ounces pepperoni, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons black olives, sliced
  1. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream mayonnaise, mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano and spread it across the bottom of a pie plate.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce on top and sprinkle on the cheese, pepperoni, green pepper and olives.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the sides are bubbling and the cheese cheese has melted and turned golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.

We're listing the prices for things we don't always have on hand....

Cream Cheese - $1.50/8 ounces

Sour Cream  $1.10/ 8 ounce container (it was BOGO this week)

Mozzarella  $2.10/8 ounce package  (BOGO at $4,19/package)

Tomato  Sauce  3 8 ounce cans for $1.00

Pepperoni  $1.10/ounce

Olives   $2/ 3.8 ounce can

We're also pawticipating in Friendly Fill-ins sponsored by McGuffy's Reader and 15 and Meowing.

This week we are all taking turns.  First Allie, Next Ellie, then Raz and finally Mom

1.The highlight of my Christmas was __Sitting under the tree and dreaming about my husband Mauricio.

2 .My New Year’s resolution is _To not whap everything off the table when I want treats_______.

3.This year, 2016,  
I was pretty good other than learning how to jump on the top of the entertainment center and scare Mom.
4 Next year, 2017, I'm hoping everyone enjoys good health, happiness and prosperity__.

And, last but not least....Flashback Friday.

We always loved this photo of Angel Tamir.


Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

That looks like a really fun party dip! The head peep says she is going to save that recipe for the next potluck she needs to attend.

Katie Eggeman said...

The pizza dip does look yummy, but we have to watch the salt, so some tweaks would be made, and it wouldn't taste as good. Happy New Year!

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

That sounds like a very yummy dip, although we would substitute something else for the pepperoni and olives. We wonder if some vegetables would work?

Madi and Mom said...

Dear friends you have made our tummies growl with hungry and delight.
Raz see I knew you were a super hero and you learned to fly this year. MOLMOL
I'm sorry it scares your Mom. I bet she tells you 87 times you are gonna bust your chin wide open. That is what mom used to say to me and I always reminded her I'm a cat I land on my feets not my chin.

Here is to a healthy, happy 2017 to one and all
Madi your gal

Flynn said...

That sounds like a tasty dip. That's a lovely flashback of Angel Tamir.

Anonymous said...

YUMMY party dip! Mom was all blogged out today and just couldn't come up with something for "Shopping" this time around. But you did WELL........also we like your fill-ins AND that adorable photo of Angel Tamir all pooped out from celebrating new year.

Love, Angel Sam

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That dip looks so good- but not with celery :) Thank you all for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Ellie, you are just like Prancie, she knocks everything down too :) And I love the photo of Angel Tamir. I hope you all have a Happy New Year!XO

Brian said...

Oh my, cream cheese!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Oh my...why is this the first I'm hearing about pizza dip??? And that picture is just adorable.

The Island Cats said...

This dip sound yummy! The mom says she wants to make this.

Anonymous said...

Well skip da dip and bring on da pizza!!!! MOL Hope ya'll have a pawsum New Year.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

"To not whap everything off the table when I want treats." Good luck with that ... it you succeed, maybe you could speak to Bear about how you did it?
I can't wait to try the pizza dip ... it looks very tasty!

Cathy Keisha said...

TW was marveling about how much lower the prices by you are until she hit the shredded cheese. Heh. I'll bet the humans enjoy that dip.

Kitties Blue said...

Mau loves the thought of his lovely wife dreaming about him under the tree. He wishes he could have been with her in the fur. That photo of Angel Tamir is priceless. Looks as if he might have had a bit too much nip at the Tabby Cat Club NYE party. Sending love to all, best wishes for a wonderful 2017 and kisses and love from Mau to Allie. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

David E. McClendon, Sr. said...

I am hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year.

Suzanne McClendon said...

That is a sweet photo of Angel Tamir.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Have a happy, healthy, hope-filled New Year!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Your kids are great as are you. Thank you for blogging with us! Happy new year!