Sunday, December 19, 2010

E: Brandi’s Chobani Pumpkin Dip & Weekend

Hi guys :) Hope you are having a nice weekend. Ours has been good and mostly low key! Friday night, we stayed in, watched a movie and had some at home Mexican. I cooked up a mixture of ground beef, corn & spices (for Josh) and refried black beans (for us both). I had a taco salad of sorts:

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and Josh had assemble-your-own tacos with the corn/beef mixture, chopped jalapenos, salsa, cheese, lettuce & refried beans:

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Saturday, amongst other things, involved lunch with my parents:

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Josh & I:

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We also opened a few Christmas presents! My Mom got me the most adorable dip bowl from Coastal Cupboard:

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And it couldn’t have been better timing! Later on Saturday, I made up Brandi’s Chobani Pumpkin Dip and put it in my new bowl to take to a party:

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I served the dip with apples & pita chips. It was SO yummy! Thank you Brandi :)

As for Sunday- the plan includes cleaning, a trip to the gym and brunch with friends. What are you up to?

34 comments:

Lauren said...

Your mom knows you so well. That dip bowl is adorable! :)

Glad the weekend is off to a great start. Have a wonderful Sunday Erica!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Such a cute bowl!

ashley nicole said...

yummy mexican!!! my favorite. and that is the cutest chip and dip. i LOVE fun dishes! i hope that you and Josh have a wonderful Sunday. watch some football for me ;)

fitchocoholic said...

That dip bowl is so cute!!!!!!
Today, we're going to church and later we might visit some of our friends!!!!

Susan said...

You and you mom are both gorgeous! I can't get over how alike you look!

Today I'm just cleaning a bit and watching sports. I'm a little scared to go out on the Sunday before Christmas.

Have a wonderful day!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

what a super cute bowl from your mama! that is just so YOU! It looks totally like something that fits right in with your decor and the dip...yum!

Great eats for you and Josh. Love how you can both get your respective grub on :)

Paige is Running Around Normal said...

That is good timing!! It's SO cute too and festive:) The dip sounds great!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

TiffersRunsTX said...

Uhm, LOVE THAT DIP BOWL! I'm going to have to check them out!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

what a cute dish!!

lee said...

I love making taco salads. In fact, I had one for dinner last night too.

Jessica Clem said...

I love Sundays! My plan is finishing my Cinnamon and Kahlua French Toast (from YOUR blog!! So good!), kickboxing and free weights, laundry, and hanging with my hubby. :)

glidingcalm said...

OOOo! Pumpkin dip does sound good!!

AND I LOVE MEXICAN NIGHT!!!

yum!! I am pretty sure that I constantly crave a good taco salad- meat, veggies, LOTS OF SALSA and avocado, beans, cheese, etc.

deelish!

HAPPY SUNDAY E!! :)

Julie said...

what a great dip! i've got a boat load of chobani sitting in my fridge so i think that would be great to serve on xmas. i'm just hanging out today watching football and eating haha a typical sunday anndddd i made the granola and it came out FABULOUS!! i can't wait to make more (which i'm about to do in like 5 minutes haha) and package it up and hand it ouuuuuuuuut!

hope you had fun at brunch!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Cute pictures ;-) I love getting fun serving bowls like that.

teresa said...

so cute! it looks like a lovely time!

i like your scarf!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

Pumpkin dip sounds awesome - and the bowl is so cute, which makes everything taste better :) Mom's give the best gifts!
Today was pretty low key - short run, yoga class, errands, football and making pizza. Glad you had a nice weekend!

Krista said...

That is the cutest dip bowl ever! I just love it!

Kelsey said...

that truly is an adorable dip bowl.. reminds me of christmas elves which i love hehe <3

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

I am super sad that I don't have a Coastal Cupboard near me b/c I covet that dip bowl. So cute!

Heather said...

I swear I could eat mexican every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it.... :)
And that bowl is the CUTEST!!! Hope you had a nice Sunday....

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

love that cute serving bowl! i've been eyeing brandi's dip recipe too - it sounds so perfect for the holidays!

Biz said...

Today was low key - deleted way too many old food pictures to count - I think I stopped at about 1000!

Had our annual Christmas pagent at church - gotta love pot lucks, even if my dinner cost me 18 WW points - worth every penny!

Kerstin said...

What a yummy pumpkin dip and super cute bowl!

Priyanka said...

I love the dip bowl. Your taco salad reminded me that I haven't had one in a while. I am getting a craving for it now!

Fashion Meets Food said...

your mom is so cute. Love the bowl. I spent my weekend baking like a crazy person.

xo

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Friday night Mexican at home sounds like my kinda night!!

Holly said...

LOVE your scarf!! And that bowl is too cute. Aren't fun holiday bowls/plates the best?!!

That dip sounds DELICIOUS. I'm a dippy kind of gal. :-)

brandi said...

love the bowl!

and I'm so glad you liked the dip! We like it, too :)

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Cute bowls are just the perfect gift for a blogger, no?? :)

Glad you guys have been enjoying your weekend!!

Faith said...

Looks like it was a pretty great weekend! That dip bowl is adorable...definitely perfect timing! :) The dip sounds fantastic!

Katie said...

Love that little dip bowl! You and your parents are so cute.

I've been wanting to make Brandi's pumpkin dip, too! Glad you liked it.

Jenn (eating bender) said...

That dip looks so amazing, especially in your new bowl. :o) I love getting dishware as a gift. It always makes me smile!

Sounds like a fun weekend - I hope your week is off to a good, start, too! Have FUN on your adventures, Erica!

Esi said...

That dip sounds really interesting!

Shannon said...

yup, i need that dip in my life :) cute bowl!! have a fabulous christmas you two (and frank!) :)