Dippity Dip Nights!

It’s about time that I officially introduced you to my Dippity Dip Nights! It’s become the event that my friends and I look forward to, no-matter how irregularly we have it. And I’ve found that when I tell other people about it, I see immense jealousy and envy in their eyes. It made me think… why don’t people hold more dip related nights? They are AWESOME! And so simple – you don’t have to over complicate it.

What started off as an ordinary dip night, turned into something extraordinary…

The first dip night I hosted, we didn’t have a theme, it was just anything dip related. The only requirement was that everyone had to bring a home-made dip of their own.

I’m very lucky to live in an area surrounded by food from all around the world and one thing I love the most is the selection of middle-eastern bread on offer:

dip 2I wish I knew what they were called, but the huge thin sheet is so good to eat with dips. As well as the diamond shaped one – it’s great for soaking up sauces.

dip 3Presentation plays a big part in my foodie mind. And what’s nicer than seeing the dips presented in their own individual pots!?  We also had a bread bowl with creamed corn soup on this occasion which was delicious, along with tortilla chips and carrot sticks.

dip 1The dips we had were home-made pomegranate molasses hommous, baba ganoush, butternut squash & feta, pea & mint and the ultimate Mexican layered dip – with refried beans, salsa, fresh avocado and sour cream (invented by a friend). YUM!

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With a different group of friends, I hosted a similar dip night, but this time we had the addition of tzatziki and my new love – cheesy pull apart bread. I can’t call it my creation as I originally saw this on Pinterest, but it’s amazing how many different varieties you can make. This one consisted of cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and sautéed spring onions with tarragon and garlic. YUM!IMG_9802The ultimate dip night was my Mexican Dippity Dip Night! It’s so much fun having a theme and even though it’s a dip night, the theme allows you to have theme related ‘sides’ – reversing the normal food order.

This time round we had Vegetable Fajitas, Refried Beans, Flaked Grilled Spicy Salmon, Veggie Chilli, sour cream assortments, tortilla chips, tacos, tortilla wraps, avocado, limes, chilli con queso (which was to die for!), lettuce, guacamole, yoghurt and the amazing Mexican layered dip of course! Wowza!

Now I’m wondering what to theme my next Dippity Dip Night…? Any comments, suggestions and recommendations are most welcome!

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