Wanna know why I hate potlucks?
Because I feel like it's basically a silent competition between all of those god-gifted women on who can whip up the better roast or pasta salad with a snap of their fingers and a flick of their wrists.
Then they flaunt their creations around and revel in the "oohs" and "ahhs" from all the roast eaters,
exclaiming, "oh it was so easy and so last minute!" when clearly it looks as though hours of preparation were involved.
I am clearly not that kind, can you tell?
Somehow the cooking genes were lost by the way side when I came around.
So when potlucks come up, I usually just try to avoid them altogether.
However, if it's a situation I can't get out of, then I'll buy something lame at the grocery store.
Something like a tub of sour cream, throw in some onion mix and call it my homemade chip dip!
It's highly creative, I know. But somehow I don't think people believe it was homemade when I was too lazy to even take the dip out of the sour cream container.
Anyway, today we're having a company potluck.
I had an urge to eat some bean dip.
I had an even bigger urge to purchase said bean dip from the grocery store, already made, already awesome.
Then something came over me yesterday.
Maybe it was my slight intoxication from all the beers that were had at the baseball game.
Maybe it was the slight smile of pride on V Dizzle's face as I entertained the idea of making it myself.
Whatever it was, I decided to tackle this head on.
I consulted with The Google Gods.
Then I threw some ingredients in my cart based on two different recipes I thought were easy enough for me.
And we're talking 6 steps or less easy because I just don't think I could handle anymore than that.
I got home, whipped up the beans (aka put the two cans together in a bowl and stirred),
whipped up the avocado (same step as the beans),
cut up some tomatoes,
opened a can of already sliced olives (my personal favorite step),
mixed some sour cream and cream cheese,
and lastly, sprinkled a butt load of cheese on top with a flick of my wrist!
A Six Layer Bean Dip, because I just couldn't figure out what the 7th layer was supposed to be...
...and might I add that The Dizzle said it was the best bean dip he's ever had.
I'm going to pretend that he wasn't just saying that to be nice and actually meant it!