Friday, July 25, 2008


I live for the weekends. Which is actually funny given the fact that lately my weekends have been just as packed as my week days. But it's hard to complain about being busy on the weekends when I'm spending them with friends. And it seems as though every free weekend from here to eternity keeps getting packed with more plans, more friends. It's enough to make a girl blush!

My guide to entertaining friends is to keep it simple, keep it tasty, and keep it pretty. This little dip meets all three requirements. Keeping moderation in mind, I served it in small containers, because dip is one of those things you can just keep eating and totally lose track of the portions. But aside from being practical, the small ramekins are also adorable. I love the bright pop of the red tomatoes, the green lettuce, and the orange cheese. Although orange cheese isn't an amazing description, now is it? At least I can sleep easy knowing it's actual cheese and not "cheez" or some other over processed product masquerading as food.

Individual Sour Cream Dip
  • 2 Tbsp Light sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/8 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 slice cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 slice bacon, cooked, crumbled
  1. Combine sour cream and onion powder in small ramekin
  2. Top sour cream with crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese.
  3. Add lettuce and tomatoes.
Each ramekin has:
Calories 143.7
Total Fat 11.7 g
Saturated Fat 6.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.9 g
Cholesterol 32.5 mg
Sodium 208.1 mg
Potassium 162.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 6.8 g


  1. I love the idea of dip in individual ramekins!

  2. I won't even complain about double dippers when they're served in individual ramekins.

  3. okay, yum!

    put that over some turkey taco meat and you basically have our dinner from last night.

  4. So thoughtful to make individualized portions! You're a dieter's best friend. :)

  5. So simple and fresh looking! I also love the little individual portions.

  6. individual dip servings is genius.

    although i'd probably be sniffing around for another ramekin after i was done with mine.