Thursday, December 23, 2010

No More Chocolate!

by Meghann on December 23, 2010

I never thought I would say this, but I am chocolated out!

Between the chocolate peanut butter balls, chocolate covered peanut butter crackers, chocolate cake balls, chocolate peanut clusters, and all the finger licking in between – I would say I have officially reached my limit. I think my belly has reached it’s limit too.

No more chocolate, please! (ok, no more chocolate after Christmas. a girl has her priorities. )

Instead, let’s focus on the salty stuff. (or semi-salty stuff) Like this sweet potato dip I made this afternoon.


Ok, so the dip wasn’t very salty, but the chips were that went in it. Love that sweet/savory combo!


A few weeks ago Frito-Lay had challenged me to create a holiday inspired dip that would compliment their line of chips. I chose Fritos because, well, one can never go wrong with Fritos. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Sweet Potato Holiday Dip

  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 can White Beans
  • 1 small container of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper


Cube the sweet potatoes and cook in the microwave until soft ( took me 7 minutes on high). Once they are soft add them to a food processor with all of the above.


Give it a whirl. ๐Ÿ™‚


Be sure to taste test straight out of the processor and add additional seasoning as you see fit.


Serve in a fancy bowl and you’re done. ๐Ÿ™‚


I had a handful or two of chips with dip. Admittedly my family wasn’t a fan, but I was really digging the pumpkin-y taste this dip had to it. If you love that spicy flavor, then you will love this dip. ๐Ÿ™‚

We had visitors for dinner this evening.


It’s baby Lilly!! ๐Ÿ™‚



Every time I hold her I’m reminded how little I know about babies. She started crying when I was holding her and instead of giving her back to her Mom right a way I started rocking her and put a binky in her mouth. It worked like a charm and I felt like doing a fist pump for winning the mini baby battle.


You know how you feed a bunch of mouths with a vast variety of pickiness?

You order pizza.


It’s an american classic, right?



I had two slices of the veggie with a side of greek salad.


Uh-oh… it’s another crying baby!


Man, this looks like a tough one.


Let’s see here…


That’s better. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had to taste test a cake ball for dessert.


And that’s when I realized I’ve reached my chocolate limit. Trust me, all those little nibbles and finger licks really add up and my tummy let me know it. Hopefully, the chocolate overload will subside before the morning. ๐Ÿ™‚


Before I go, my Dad wanted me to share some pictures of what he’s prepping for dinner tomorrow night. I believe his exact words were “Grab the camera, Meghann! This is blogging material!”

He’s so proud. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Good Night!

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