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When I was a kid, it seemed to me that eating chips wasn't that uncommon of a thing with sandwiches or as a snack. But, if we had dip with our chips, that was something special. Dip meant that we had company or it was a special celebration of some kind. Dip was what you got to have at birthdays or church luncheons. Dip elevated the meal from ordinary to FUN!
I still get a craving for onion dip sometimes, and I remember when we first started having RANCH! Man, that makes me feel old. I lived before Ranch!
It seems like salsa became popular after I was married as well. Before that we always used taco sauce on our Mexican Food, or other more runny sauces were served with tortilla chips back then. It seems weird that we lived without salsa when we love it so much now! (Here is our recipe for fresh salsa!)
Another food that was a bit more rare to have at our house when I was a kid was shrimp! Being the seafood lover that I am, I loved it, but we were pretty poor back then and shrimp was a treat that we didn't have too often. Sometimes we had the canned little ones in salad, but those tiny treats weren't very practical to feed our large family.
So, today, for Fun Friday I am bringing you a recipe that is not only fun because it is a dip, but also because it is made with shrimp which was once a delicacy to me! Since Memorial Day is this weekend, it is a great time to break out the dip!
I saw a version of this shrimp salsa in a store flyer. It looked so colorful and summery that I decided to try it. The flyer didn't give proportions or measurements and I noticed that the ingredients didn't include any flavorful spices that would give it that Mexican taste. So, I came up with my own version and served it to may husband one night at dinner. He loved it! I know that you will, too!
Here is the recipe. Just remember to add the seasonings to your taste!
Enjoy! And Have a fun and safe weekend!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!