Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Super Bowl WIAW and Five Layer Mexican Black Bean Dip

I hate that I go to bed early.  Last night I was looking forward to Smash.  It was the season premier.  I was excited. You would think that being excited would lead me to know exactly when this show was going to start.  Nope.  I had no idea until almost 8pm which is when I assumed it was going to be starting.  It actually started at 9pm which is when I typically go to bed.  Thus, no show for me.  It was scheduled for 2 hours and there was no way I was staying up till 11.





OK now that I have that off my chest.  On to my eats for Super Bowl Sunday.  Mr. J decided we should have egg sandwiches for breakfast. I have been going to the gym right at 7 on weekend mornings which means I can go and come back for a joint breakfast. A fried egg with cheese on a English muffin.  OJ and sparkling water mixed drink.




Our big activity for the weekend was a TV purchase.  Both TVs we had are over 10 years old. The big boxed version.  We have been thinking of upgrading for a while but it is hard to get rid of something that works perfectly fine. 





We picked this up and Mr. J was able to set it all up in about 30 minutes. I was impressed. The new TV meant we could now use our new TV stand I got right after Christmas on sale.  The TV was for Mr. J. The stand was for me.  Everyone was happy.




This dip was also for me. It was from a Ellie Krieger recipe I used a few years ago for a potluck.  It was delicious.




The other dish we made was chicken wings so it was good to know this dip is healthy.  I tried to fill up on this as much as possible.  Not hard to do when it tastes so good. I alone ate half of this.  Probably not so healthy when you devour the whole thing.





Five Layer Mexican Dip

by Emily Morris, Adapted by Ellie Krieger
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Keywords: saute blender appetizer black beans Mexican


Ingredients (serves 12)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, preferably low-sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups corn kernels (10-ounce box frozen corn)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced jalapeno pepper, optional
  • 3/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar
Instructions
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until they soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.

Put half of the onion mixture into a food processor with the black beans, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, cumin, water and salt. Puree until smooth. Set aside.

Add the corn to the skillet with the remaining onion mixture and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro leaves.

I hate that I go to bed early. In a small bowl mash the avocado with the remaining lime juice. In a medium bowl toss together the tomatoes, scallion and jalapeno, if using. Season tomato mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.

Spread the black bean dip into the bottom of an 8 by 8 glass baking or serving dish. Top with the corn mixture, spreading it out to form a single layer over the beans, repeat with the avocado, then the tomatoes. Top with cheese. Serve with baked chips.
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Mr. J got chicken wings.  He made a super good sauce - one of his best yet.  Thank goodness too since chicken prices seemed to have increased quite a bit.


Although we only used one habenero pepper the sauce was still hot enough to numb my lips.  I guess that is a sign for a good wing sauce. 


12 comments:

  1. Gosh... those chicken wings literally made me drool a bit. YUM! That sauce looks spicy and divine. I totally agree... when did chicken wings go so darn expensive? We bought a 10lb from costco and it cost us $23. The 10 bag of boneless breast was only $20

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  2. mmmmm I love Mexican dip. We actually made a 7-layer dip for our Superbowl. Great minds...

    Sarah
    anythingbetween.blogspot.com

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  3. That looks especially delicious my friend, what an incredible meal :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  4. The dip looks delicious! I love Ellie Krieger's recipes. Looks like some good Super Bowl eats!

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  5. That mexican dip looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Mexican dip is my favorite thing ever! I actually make a smaller portion size of dip like this sometimes and bring it to work with some whole grain chips and call it lunch!

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  7. Your mexican dip turned out awesome!! It looks absolutely delicious.

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  8. Is it too early to be drooling over wings? :) They look fantastic, and I would be parked right next to that dip, snacking away.

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  10. Your dip looks phenomenal! I could eat it for dinner!!!

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  11. Wow this dip is on another level of dips! haha! It looks delicious

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