Yesterday I arrived to my parents for my family’s indoor bbq (raining!). When I arrived my mom had ready for me all my bean dip supplies- beans, cheese, sour cream and some peppers. The platter she wanted me to make it on was pretty small because she had a boat load of food ready for us as well.
I racked my brain with what to make. My dad and I could only think of morose memorial dips with our sick sense of humor that probably wasn’t that appropriate outside of our conversation. I wanted to keep it about the troops (“Supporting!”) and also didn’t really feel like getting all somber with my bean dip - not very appetizing.
But after about ten minutes, I looked down at the circular platter and thought - what is more American Hero than Captain America??!?!?!? DONE. (Also funny that such a small platter made such a strong stated bean dip - kinda similar to Captain America’s before and after size… right!?!?!).
It turned out pretty awesome considering I made it in a total rush. For once my sister and crew arrived early so I got the rush from them so they could eat it. This probably took me 20 minutes once I got started. Record time - guess that was the superhero in me.
But my niece Ellie got a bit of a kick out of it, as well as my brother who ate it before, and after, dinner.
Zombies! Finally a supernatural fad that doesn’t have to do with vampires.
** Full disclosure- I did read all the Twilight books and see the movies with my gal pals as a fun lil ritual - but they just aren’t as good as zombies. **
For the most part I am the biggest wuss when it comes to scary movies. When I saw The Exorcist for the first time (and when it was re-released with new scenes- you know which ones I’m talking about!) I slept with my brother for two days - at the age of 17. I have not seen The Ring - and will only watch it with someone else the middle of the day - with lots of light.
But for some reason I LOVE Zombie movies - the scary and the funny. Zombies have inspired some of my favorite films like 28 Days Later and Zombieland - to name a few. One of my new favorite TV shows is right on that Zombie list. For almost a year my roommate and I have have been waiting FOREVER for the second season of The Walking Dead, and today it’s finally here! So of course I made a dip for the occasion.
This dip was pretty fun to make because I knew no matter how gnarly or random I made it would still turn out A-OK. There are three beans in this dip - black, pinto and kidney. The guacamole will get even better with time as it browns up a little. Eeeeeeeeeew!
We are going to eat this a good hour before the show at a TV night potluck.This dip plus the full on gore of the show will pretty much turn anyone’s stomach sour- and that’s why both are awesome.
And since we are dealing with a double threat bean dip - I figured I would write my own list on how to survive a zombie bean dip:
Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Bean Dip
Eat at your own risk: