This past weekend (on Friday at 3 pm, to be exact :)) the kids came in and asked if they could have a party the next afternoon. I told them that they would have to wait until Daddy got home from work and see how he felt about it. So 2 hours later, when Daddy got home, we asked, and he was fine with it. So the kids got started on Facebook and texting their friends to invite them to a “party” the next afternoon to swim and hangout. The conditions of this party was that the kids had to get the house clean (to my standards), and Dad would do his part in the yard, and I would provide a couple of snacks. Our budget didn’t include extras like an impromptu party, so I needed to come up with snacks using things that we already had and that I didn’t need for meals. SO, I made a green chile cheese dip to go with some homemade salsa and tortilla chips. And I made some brownies. But the BIG HIT of the party was the fruit dip that I made to go with all of the cut up fruit.
This really couldn’t be ANY easier, and probably uses things that you already have in your kitchen. It fancied up the strawberries, watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe and apple slices that I had for the kids.
Easy and DELICIOUS Fruit Dip
- 8 oz cream cheese (I had the reduced fat on hand), softened
- 6 oz strawberry flavored yogurt (mine was Brown Cow full fat)
- a tablespoon or two of brown sugar (TO TASTE)
In an electric stand mixer or a bowl and electric hand mixer beat cream cheese for several minutes until it is light and fluffy (scraping sides of bowl once or twice to make sure you get the “unfluffed” cream cheese in to be “fluffed”). Add yogurt and mix on medium high speed for 30-60 seconds until it is completely incorporated. TASTE. If it needs a little more sweetness, add a tablespoon of brown sugar (or honey, whatever your sweetener of choice is) and mix well until it is all incorporated. TASTE. If you still need a little more sweetness, you can add a a little more sweetener.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and serve with cut up fruit, and cinnamon crisp chips (made from baked flour tortillas). DELICIOUS and VERY popular with kids!