Happy Thanksgiving yesterday! We’re actually having our Thanksgiving meal today. The final stragglers are finally making it here this morning. 🙂
Does your neighborhood have a Bunko group? It seems that most neighborhoods form Bunko groups at some point.
Even during apartment life days, I was asked to join a group among the women at work. The purpose of meeting each month is for playing Bunko, of course. But, it’s also for women to gather, to cackle and cluck like hens, and nosh.
The groups I joined over the years ran the gammet of the host serving simple chips and Coke to full course dinners. The Bunko night where I sampled this recipe was at the home of a neighbor I’d never met. She lived two streets over and had grown children. We didn’t travel in the same circles since I had young kids at the time.
I felt a little guilty asking her for the dip recipe. Would she think I was a pest, or would she accept it as a compliment?
She was very sweet about it and graciously shared her recipe. I could hardly wait to make it for my family on a fun Friday night or on a big game day in front of the TV.
It was an instant hit. Score!
I began taking this dish with me to Sunday School gatherings where our large class of young parents enjoyed tasting our collected foods and trading recipes. I soon typed out this recipe to print many copies to take alongside the dish. The recipe was always requested.
Of all the recipes in my collection, this recipe is the one most requested by men.
Do you know any men who like dishes with artichoke hearts?
Ha! (It can be our secret. They don’t have to know what’s in it.)
You may as well print several copies of this recipe. You’ll need to be prepared.
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 14-oz can black beans
- 14-oz can black-eyed peas
- 14-oz can artichoke hearts, chopped and drained
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 envelope Ranch Dressing Mix (or 2 teaspoons home-made)
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- On stove top, saute onion until softened.
- Add all remaining ingredients except cheese. Stir to blend.
- Pour into prepared 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" baking dish.
- Bake 30 minutes in 350-degree oven.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on top.
- Return to oven for another ten minutes - until cheese melts.
- Serve with favorite tortilla chips. A big hit!
When I make this for my family, it’s our entire meal. They love eating this during ball games, and it’s perfect for the Super Bowl.
It’s also good for the weekend after Thanksgiving when you still have visitors that may be a little tired of turkey leftovers. 😉
What’s your recipe that’s most often requested by men? (Just curious.) Also, how was your Thanksgiving day?
P.S. Remember, today’s your day to grab the Black Friday Deal!