Many years ago, my mother found a recipe for Tex Mex Dip. She started serving it at parties. People would make fools of themselves eating this dip. I've never seen anything like it. About a year ago, we made it and watched Michael eat it like crazy -- which is a very good thing because it's got guacamole and chopped tomatoes and olives and beans. It's fairly healthy.
Michael invited his friend Eric over to Granny's little birthday celebration last night. We like Eric a lot. Nice boy, very polite. He brought Mother some roses. I sent Michael to the store for last-minute supplies while I made the birthday (rum) cake. He asked about making the Tex Mex dip. I told him all the ingredients and I said IF you buy the ingredients, you and Eric can make it, with supervision from Granny of course.
Much to my surprise, the boys got all the ingredients. It only took 3 phonecalls from Kroger. LOL
I asked Mother to walk out to the kitchen and supervise because I'm not as good at making it as she is. I let the boys do it all except I chopped the tomatoes. (Chopping is a laborious process for Michael although he can do it just fine.)
Anyway, the photos below tell the story, and I've included the recipe -- which is in a cookbook Mom and I wrote years ago.. If you ever have a party, make the dip. Buy Tostitos or Fritos scoops, because you want a big chip to hold the dip. Mother advises folks to dig straight down, through all the layers. Michael usually just spoons a bit bunch of dip onto a plate and sits there and dips off the plate.
We also made Mom's famous shrimp spread [fresh shrimp, cream cheese, mayo, herbs] and Alton Brown's Onion Dip. Our friend Bronwyn came over and had a good visit, too; I just didn't get a photo. So it was a fun evening.
I hope 2016 is a terrific year. Lord knows 2015 was difficult..