Crochet Hamburger and Edible Fiesta Dip

So this past weekend was filled with lots of talk of babies, children's books and fun. My mom and I hosted a baby shower for my sister who is currently 6 months. How cute is she!? We had a great time, I banned all playing of baby shower games, which made Jennifer very happy. I know my cousins weren't thrilled with me but it did make them be more creative! Carol came up with the idea of instead of buying a card buying a baby book, costs about the same and now Biscuit (jen's baby boy in utero) has lots of things to read once he's out of Jen's belly! Donna came up with the idea of instead of signing a card attaching your own baby picture so Jen had to guess who the gift was from. See creativity without annoying baby shower games! Good job everyone :) We also decorated with children books from our, along with Mom's childhood. No silly paper decorations that will just end up in a landfill! It looked super chic and cute :)

So I learned to crochet a few months ago so I put this new found hobby to work and made Biscuit a full on multi piece hamburger... seriously FUN! Jen and I always LOVED playing with fake food when we were little (and apparently playing with real food now that I'm older hehe) so I figured I needed to pass on the tradition!
I also felt the need to make a wrapper for said hamburger... why... because I'm a dork of course!

Ok onto the Fiesta Dip that everyone devoured within an hour. I'll have to make a double batch at the next family get together! This recipe is always at my coworker Erika and also my coworker Niki's parties and EVERYONE loves it. Literally everyone at the shower was asking for the recipe... so without further ado!


Fiesta Dip
1 can black eyed peas

1 can shoe peg corn (HAS to be shoe peg)

1 red pepper diced
(I used 1/2 a red and 1/2 an orange since we had it on hand)
1 green pepper diced

1 red onion diced


Rinse and drain peas corn

Add:
2 tbs Tiger Sauce (secret ingredient) a MUST (it's near the ketchup in Wegmans... if you have Wegmans near you)
3/4 cup white sugar (I used a little less)

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 veg oil (I used about 3 Tbs instead of 4 Tbs)


Mix and let stand overnight.

Drain liquid before serving with tostito scoops or other veggies or cucumber slices for dipping.

This also works great as a salad topper/dressing. Delicious!

CHOW!


Update: I realized I didn't have a picture of Stockton! So here we go :) Also just as a side not, Jen is drinking non alcoholic champagne that Dad picked up for her :)

7 chews:

Victoria said...

steph i am officially obsessed with your foodie site... ill be stealing all of your recipes! alsoooooo... you better not post that hamburger on too many sites because i already want to put in an order for like, ten of them and i am sure if other people saw it you would be making them for the rest of your life!!

Ann said...

Hey Steph! Thanks for the salsa recipe! That stuff was sooooooo good!

It that hamburger "recipe" available somewhere too? It would probably take me about five years to actually complete one but still extremely cute!

The shower was great! I can't wait until we actually meet Biscuit and eventually get to play with Legos! :)

stephchows said...

Victoria you totally just made my day! I'm so excited you like it!! I love hearing good feedback! The burger was a total labor of love, I'll have to figure out how many hours it takes to make it... it would probably figure out to way too much $$ then what anyone would pay hehe :)

Ann I got the pattern from Amigurumi!: Super Happy Crochet Cute
There are tons of cute ones in there! It's also where I got the dog one I made her... which I will be posting pictures of later this week :)

Ann said...

Good news! If there isn't a Wegmans near you (actually there is one near me but I was running errands in the other direction) Tiger Sauce is also near the ketchup at ShopRite. First is ketchup, then wing and hot sauce and then all of the little bottles of speciality sauces. Look carefully and you'll find it!

I found the Tiger Sauce and my mom got the rest of the stuff and is making Fiesta Dip as we speak (or type as the case may be)! YUM!

Steph this is perfect! It's healthy and cheeseless! Thanks!

L

Ann said...

Good news! If there isn't a Wegmans near you (actually there is one near me but I was running errands in the other direction) Tiger Sauce is also near the ketchup at ShopRite. First is ketchup, then wing and hot sauce and then all of the little bottles of speciality sauces. Look carefully and you'll find it!

I found the Tiger Sauce and my mom got the rest of the stuff and is making Fiesta Dip as we speak (or type as the case may be)! YUM!

Ann said...

Hey Steph! Thanks for the salsa recipe! That stuff was sooooooo good!

It that hamburger "recipe" available somewhere too? It would probably take me about five years to actually complete one but still extremely cute!

The shower was great! I can't wait until we actually meet Biscuit and eventually get to play with Legos! :)

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