Snack time (and ham dip)
The best part of the Mayhew/Harbin/Mayhew family reunion is snack time. It is always Saturday afternoon and it is always presented by my precious daughter-in-law, Tammy.
When we first starting having the reunion, I think Tammy was slightly petrified. Bunny and I are enthusiastic cooks. Tammy is not. So we asked Tammy to provide snacks. Honestly, I was thinking of a little bean dip and a couple of bags of Doritos. That, however, is not the way of Tammy. Tammy is Type AAA and she tackled snack time with the energy of a diplomat about to present a new initiative at the United Nations. We just love that about Tammy.
Bear in mind that snack time lasts from about 1 p.m. until such time that we cannot lift ourselves off the couch to make our way to the snack table. This year, here was the buffet: pigs in a blanket (my favorite!), beef mini-tacos, Bagel Bites (two kinds), chicken taquitos, loaded potato skins, mini quiches (two kinds), cheese in a can (three kinds and if you cannot appreciate cheese in a can you need not consider joining us at the reunion), Ritz crackers (two kinds) and refrigerated cookie dough (two kinds). Naturally, sour cream and salsa (two kinds) were offered for the tacos and taquitos.
Yes, it is delightfully over the top. Which is why everyone loves it.
I will say the one thing that even trumps Tammy’s enthusiastically excessive display of snack food is Bunny’s ham dip. Also exceedingly bad for you (and, therefore, highly desirable), ham dip has but two ingredients: two large cans of Underwood deviled ham and 8 ounces of sour cream. Ham dip must be served with Frito’s Scoops. No exceptions.
Tammy, Bunny and I are already hard at work planning our next reunion. It matters not what I decide to cook for Thursday night supper or what Bunny is thinking about for Friday night. We are all focused on what Tammy has in store for snack time. Thrillingly caloric. Epically unhealthy. We can hardly wait.
2 large cans Underwood deviled ham
8 ounces sour cream (if you use low fat I will have to come after you)
Mix first two ingredients together. Eat with Scoops. I think you can handle that.