Mrs. Huddleston’s Chilled Cheese Dip

Thanks for all your wonderful comments about my WI after my ten day cleanse!  It is actually all of you who kept me motivated these last ten days – but now is the hard part.  Seems I need to have a goal dangling in front of my face to keep things interesting!

While I am going to continue with my strength training program these next six weeks, I need to set a cardio goal.   As in Miles.   My goal for the month of November is to move 125 miles – whether on the treadmill, stairmaster, or exercise bike.  That’s an average of 4 miles a day – and obviously on the days I bike, I can do 8 miles easily in a day.  Anyone care to join me?

Knowing that we had a pot luck yesterday at lunch, I decided to start my day out right with a ghoulish Green Monster!  I love this combination – I am going to have to see if they sell this Good Belly stuff in stores other than Whole Foods.  While I didn’t like drinking it by itself, I love it in a smoothie.

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I wish more people would have dressed up, but it was fun.  I actually didn’t put much thought into my costume this year – so Tony came up with the idea of me being a “cereal” killer.  I tried to find tiny boxes of cereal, but after three stores came up empty handed.  Tony went to our local dollar store and scored – 8 tiny boxes for $3!

I used one of Tony’s shirts and Tony put the tiny boxes of cereal on my shirt with safety pins and thread.  I just used a bread knife at work for effect!  Ha, do I look scary enough?!  I didn’t get a full picture, because no one in my office focused my camera right – it is a manual focus lens, so this pic will have to do!

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And because there weren’t many people dressed up – I won a prize!

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I actually had some pretty healthy options to choose from!  I snacked on some raw veggies with about a tablespoon of wasabi hummus – I found this recipe for a ginger wasabi edamame hummus that sounds amazing – just the right amount of spice.  I may need to recreate that over the weekend.

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There was fresh fruit and Olive Garden’s salad – thankfully the icky red onions were in rings so I could just toss those straight into the trash.

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I made my famous buffalo chicken chili, so I had a cup of that, some salad, fruit salad and two spicy meatballs.  My co-worker C makes these every year – it’s a jar of jalapeno jelly mixed with cocktail sauce, then you pour that over frozen meatballs and put them in the slow cooker.  Trust me, they are amazing!

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I was very proud of myself that I didn’t dive into the fritos, tortilla chips and guacamole, the cookies, carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting – you get the idea.

That is, until I saw a dish that happened to be right in front of me.  Turns out my boss brought in a cheese dip.  Huh.  I asked him if his wife made it and he was like “um, I made it.”   I don’t know why I was stereotyping him thinking his wife made it!  Just like when I talk to people on the phone about my bosses hotel reservation and they ALWAYS say “what’s HIS name” as if my boss couldn’t be a woman!  Shame on me.

Well, guess what was next to the cheese dip?  Frito dippers and pretzels.  Salty crack.  So I ate 4 dippers full of this delicious cheese dip – I ate about 1/4 cup of the cheese dip and literally could have eaten the whole thing.

It got me thinking that this is the perfect dip for a football game, tailgating party, family holiday gathering.  It can be made up ahead of time and it was good both cold out of the fridge and hours later when it was room temperature.  So thank you, to my bosses Mom, Mrs. Huddleston, for having this recipe for your son to make for our Halloween party.

Mrs. Huddleston’s Chilled Cheese Dip

  • um, let’s not pretend I am going to figure out the calories for this one!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup miracle whip
  • 24 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (2/3 mild, 1/3 sharp)
  • 1 can green chilies
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
  • 1/2 bunch of green onions (chopped) – eek, didn’t mind the green onions in this dip – what is wrong with me?!
  • 4-5 jalapeno peppers (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Directions:

  • Mix together and chill.
  • That’s it.

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Oh lordy.  To eat cheese again was glorious!  But I refrained and didn’t have any more.  (Note to self, the leftovers are still in the fridge at work – if the remainder of that dish comes home with me over the weekend, I have no idea how that happened!)  Let me know if you make this – so easy and good!

I was so excited to come home because there was still 90 minutes left of trick or treating!  I asked Tony if we had gotten any kids yet.  Nope.  Not one.  The rain was letting up, I saw my neighbors grandkids, but not a single one came to our door.  And I had good candy too!  Tony said next year he’s going to pay kids to come to the door! Open-mouthed smile

I had ground beef and I really had no idea what I was going to do with it for dinner when I threw out some ideas to Tony and taco salad stuck.  As I was reaching for a paper towel, I saw this spider and thought “ha, Tony is trying to trick me!”  Um, no – that was a real life spider and I hate spiders!

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I had to kill it.  You should have seen me because I ended up putting on oven mitts just in case it started to move!

Fifteen minutes later, dinner was ready.  I had a tablespoon of blue cheese dressing and some of my tomatillo salsa for a dressing – 3 ounces of ground beef, carrots, cucumbers and romaine and boston bibb lettuce.  I had 4 blue corn tortilla chips for dipping.

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Totally filling and hit the spot.  So I wrote down pretty much everything I ate, and tallied it up last night – I didn’t do too bad!  Most importantly, I did not have one piece of Halloween candy at all – the snickers, almond joys and paydays are still in the trick or treat bowl!

Stats for the Day:

  • 1614 calories, 151 carbs, 71 protein, 85 fat, 21 fiber
  • 46% of calories from fat, 17% from protein and 36% from carbs
  • A grade from calorie count – because of my green monster, I got all of my recommended vitamin a, c and nearly all my calcium!
  • no exercise

I cannot believe its November 1 already.  Do you have any goals for the month?  I’d love to hear them!

My gym bag is packed so I am off to the races.  Today is shoulders and cardio – Happy Friday!

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26 thoughts on “Mrs. Huddleston’s Chilled Cheese Dip

  1. PLANK CHALLENGE!!!!! 😀

  2. We have tons of trick or treaters! People were ringing the door way after 7:00 p.m. When it is supposed to be over. That cheese dip sounds amazing!

  3. I think your tastebuds were so delighted with the fact you were having cheese they skimmed right past the green onions and focused on cheese glorious cheese. I love taco salads like youlike pizza. I could eat it all the time. I always forget the cukes that just sounds like a good addition.

  4. Yum – pinned that dip recipe!! And, it sort of counts as a veggie since it has corn and all!

  5. The cheese dip sounds dangerous! 🙂

    Great job staying away from the candy!

    I’ll be doing the Conscious Cleanse for most of November, and I’m actually really looking forward to it. I already gave up anything with added sugar, alcohol and coffee (well, I never really went back to drinking coffee). My husband is doing the cleanse with me, and I’m trying to get him more involved and excited! 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  6. You are an inspiration! 🙂

  7. Holy shit, that cheese dip looks incredible. FYI that I did a quick calculation on the ingredients and the entire batch is almost 4400 calories!!!!! So if that doesn’t keep you from eating the entire bowl….

    My parents get hundreds of kids at their house; last night she said they had around 220 kids between 5 and 830 (normal timeframe here). MAK’s Mom lives like 10 blocks away and she only had 15 kids. It’s so weird that just 10 blocks can make such a huge difference.

    November is my birthday month, so I am embarking on a cleanse of sorts. I really need to be better about food prep for lunches and whatnot, so that’s my goal for the month. I also need to be better about getting my ass to the gym! I am day 7 no soda – a HUGE accomplishment for me – my energy is starting to come back, I’m less snacky, and I’m not craving every junk food item known to man.

    Have a great Friday, Biz!

    • PS – I didn’t know how many servings you could get out of the cheese dip, so that’s why I left it at the entire recipe. I’m sure if you only had 1/4 cup it wasn’t a terrible hit on your daily totals?!

  8. My home ec teacher in HS was Mrs. Huddlestone. She was a great and really fun teacher. She died of complications from diabetes only a few years after I graduated HS. She was only 43. It was so sad. She once had us decorate a container and carry around a fresh egg for a week to show us what it would be like to take care of a baby. My mom and stepdad took my white egg and replaced it with a brown egg one day when I left the egg at home. I will never forget that. So, whenever I hear that name, I think of that teacher. The dip looks great( except for the miracle whip), cant eat that at all. Great job on avoiding the Halloween Candy!!

  9. I like your costume – very clever! Nice going on the potluck, as most of those dishes looked really appealing!

  10. Love that ur monster is on the hood of your car!!!!

  11. You did really well faced with all that junk food! I can’t believe it’s November already! Gosh now the count down to Christmas begins and all the shopping, decorating and planning! I might skip a bunch of that this year just to keep my sanity!

  12. Yay you on the 10 day cleanse success!! I need goals to keep me motivated plus being accountable to someone other than myself. And having Monday night weigh-ins for WW keeps me on track with my football-watching snacking. You rock on those workouts! This weekend I’m giving my workout routine some serious thought. It has been a little lacking lately. 😦
    Thank goodness I work alone in an office so there are no extra goodies anywhere in this building! That cheese dip would have done me in. lol All the food looks delicious, especially the taco salad. Yep, I have a serious taco addition! 😀

  13. I love your costume! 🙂

    That cheesey dip does sound super amazing. I don’t know why, but I’m always surprised by the onslaught of delicious treats that crop up around this time of the year, every year. It always happens, but I’m still like, “Oh, wow! Look at that!” I guess I don’t pay attention 😛

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  15. Love your goal! I’m not setting any goals for now. I have been to the doctor last Friday and awaiting results of some tests. Based on the result, I can set goals for my future (nothing to worry about though)

  16. I will join you on your challenge and go for 125 miles this month on my recumbent bike. I already have 3 days and 18 miles total would be a reasonable guess (I get right around 7 miles per 40-minute workout right now, but only did 30 minutes this morning.

  17. […] 115,.4 miles left on my 125 mile November challenge […]

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