I am a big time party foodie. I love dips and chips and appetizers and cheeses. Give me a table filled with antipastos and cream cheese laden spreads along with a crisp summer wine, icey margaritas and a refreshing gimlet and I am one happy girl. I am not just happy....I am euphoric. Lots of snacky foods and an open bar is my idea of heaven. Throw in a little rock and roll and I am *this* close to orgasmic.
You know, these are the moments when I am especially thankful for my Lapband. No, it can't help with the cooking. And, it can't help with the clean up. But, it sure can help dealing with the buffet table. It keeps me in check. And, most importantly, it reminds me that I need to appreciate more than the food when it comes to party time. It forces me to focus on who is wearing what and who may have nicer shoes than me. Even though that never really happens, it keeps me alert just in case it does. And, considering that immediate action is required should someone show up in more amazing shoes than I, it's best that I am not distracted by food. So, in short---my Lapband keeps me in great shoes. Just another thing to love about my Lapband! Everyday I find more reasons to love my Lapband.......
Buffalo Chicken Dip(compliments of my sister Cathy)
- 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup Ranch dressing
- 3/4 cup pepper sauce, such as Franks® Red Hot®
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces
- 1 (8 ounce) box chicken-flavored crackers