Saturday, July 21, 2012

Crafter's Campfire - Beach Bean Dip

Happy Saturday! 
If you have some relaxation time today (in between enjoying some stitching and the great weather) get your laptop, go sit outside on your lawn chair, and enjoy the Crafter's Campfire
My family loves camping, and every year my extended family camps together for 5 days. One of our traditions is that I make bean dip for the gang to snack on at the beach. 
This is bean dip prep 2010 with my niece Ellen chopping cilantro. Ellen is such a great little worker, and loves to help me prepare all the ingredients (while the other children watch and complain about how long it is taking to make!). 

Here is Ellen in 2011 mincing the jalapeno peppers, under the close supervision of my Dad, making sure she is using the knife safely!  (Notice that he is not actually helping, just telling us what to do!!! LOL) She is using gloves to ensure that the hot peppers don't burn her skin... these jalapenos are hot!
And here is the 2012 photo...notice all the help we are not getting from any other campers!?!  Good help is hard to find! But there is Ellen...working away, chopping, squeezing limes, mixing ingredients, and always smiling bless her heart!

And here are many hands digging in to eat "Beach Bean Dip". The kids use Scoops to eat it, but some of the adults seem to prefer wraps and eat it like a tortilla.
If you want to make it for your hungry family, click here for the recipe. I don't put in pimentos which the kids don't like, and generally I use more lime juice (5 limes) and 1/2 cup of olive oil instead of the italian dressing. YUM! 
Now I'm going to get a snack, sit outside and check out the other postings at the Crafter's Campfire. Thanks to Sharon for hosting the midsummer blog link up.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, this sounds delish! And I can relate to the non-helpers at camp meal fixing time - yet always the first to the table to eat! We make them dish washers! Thank you for sharing with us today.

Elaine M said...

Yummy, we call this Texas Caviar.

Janet O. said...

I can so relate. We had our extended family camp earlier this month. There are the ants and the grasshoppers in every group.
Looks like a yummy dip!

Sallie said...

Sounds yummy! Enjoyed camping with you today.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for making the day a success.

Sheila said...

Looks like everyone is having a good time :D

Sallie said...

Congratulations for winning the Berenstain Bears camping layer cake!

Miss Hillbilly said...

What fun to have a niece that loves to help...and smile. I am going to have to check out your recipe. We love bean dip around this house! Glad you joined the campfire fun.