Last year my friend Karen gave birth to an adorable baby named Jocelyn. When I was invited to Jocelyn’s 1st birthday party, I of course offered to bring a dip. I had previously made them a Beatles Dip which didn’t turn out as good as I would have liked and so in addition to bring something for the party, I also wanted to redeem myself. The party was beach themed so I had to bring my K-Game.
This was the first big party I brought a dip to and I was excited to see the response the dip elicited. Once my friend Karen set the dip on the table I watched people approach the table and try to figure out what they were looking at. It was pretty awesome to see their reaction once the realized it was a dip. Some were amazed at how it looked and got tons of compliments on how good it tasted. It was a hit! I chatted with some nice folks (who might be reading this blog now - hi! ) on techniques and future venture ideas. It was pretty rad.
Earlier in the kitchen I had a 92 year old woman ask me if the beans were peanut butter, thinking it was a cake. When I told her it was not peanut butter, but beans, I think it blew her mind just bit.
The weather in Florida has been absolutely dreary with tons of rain the last few weeks, particularly this weekend so a sunny beach theme was a nice reminder of what we have been missing. As I write this, my city is finally being cleared of a tornado warning.
This weekend was my 29th birthday. To start the last year of my 20’s right I figured the best way to do it would be to totally get my butt kicked. I did this by getting my roommate to do the Superhero Scramble with me; think Wipeout meets Double Dare while dressed in superhero attire.
This is Paul and me after getting our asses kicked for over an hour from climbing walls, crawling under barbed wire, jumping off bridges, swimming through slime and the like. My legs are covered in cuts and bruises and it was totally worth it.
Now to the b’day dip, dip number 26. I was hoping for a more elaborate dip for my birthday but I was short on time and admittedly hung over when I made it. However, I think I was able to capture me in this dip. I love me some X-Men so I took over the logo with my own initials and used the colors of Rogue, my favorite X-Men.
It was damn tasty too .
My niece, Ellie had her first birthday party in July -so I had pull out the big guns for this party. She LOVES sponge bob and figured that would be a great dip for a kids party.
This is her frozen in her playpen watching our dear yellow friend:
Yeah. It came out pretty awesome. To date, this dip was eaten the LEAST by people. No one wanted to ruin it. I would say maybe a quarter was actually eaten.
But just so ya’ll know. I want people to eat the dip. DESTROY IT. ENJOY IT. Nothing worse than wasting a perfectly good bean dip.