Sunday, October 26, 2008

$0.93 per serving ~ Football Food! Buffalo Chicken Dip

We are football fanatics in this house... we love the NY Giants but if there's pro football on, we're watching it no matter who is playing! So Sundays tend to be "junk food days" where we eat munchies instead of real meals. Not a bad thing, though... We may be visiting friends, or having friends visit, in which case I'll double the recipe..

Breakfast ~ $0.95 per person
Bagels with peanut butter
Sliced apples and grapes

All Day Munchies!
Chips and Salsa
Celery and carrots with peanut butter/yogurt dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip ~ $0.93 per serving

2 10 oz. cans of chunk chicken, drained ($4.00)
2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened ($2.00)
1 cup Ranch dressing ($1.00)
1 cup hot sauce ($0.75)
1 cup cheddar cheese ($1.50)

Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery sticks and crackers. Makes 10 1/2 cup servings.

The Verdict
This is my husband's favorite munchie food. And I actually will eat the leftovers on a roll, cold, as a weird buffalo chicken sandwich. I'll have to make Josh something different for dinner, but that will probably be a PB&J or grilled cheese sandwich. I love football season! :)


Tami said...

How do you make the peanut butter/yogurt dip? Your blog is making hungry. Delish!

KaitCav said...

I always use Swanson Chicken in Buffalo Chicken Dip! I work for Swanson so I know it's made with only white meat chicken and I always get tons of compliments on my recipe. You can also substitute in blue cheese crumbles for shredded cheddar and blue cheese dressing for the ranch for that authentic "wings with football sauce" taste!