Cream & Chive Dip

Every afternoon after lunchtime, Gen hauls a stack of books to her bed for “naptime.” While she’s crashing around in there “napping” (playing with toys until she collapses with a pillow & blanket), I usually spend some time refocusing. I like to pull out a devotional and a snack (or occasionally hop in the shower!) or a cup of tea. (Once she actually falls asleep, I usually try to rest myself, too.)

One of my favorite snacks lately has been a stack of carrot sticks and a homemade dip. It’s a great way to get my Vitamin A for the day (along with the veggie/fiber), as well as a bit of protein. Plus, I’m not getting all that unhealthy grease from something like “chips and dip.” :) This dip reminds me of the exact flavor of the “sour cream & onion” chips that my family would get for BBQ’s when I was a kid!

Cream & Chive Dip
2-3 Tbl. cultured Cream Cheese (Nancy’s has a great version, or make your own!)
1-2 Tbl. plain Yogurt
1 tsp. dried Chives
1/4 tsp. powdered Celery Seed
Dash each of Paprika & Black Pepper
Sea Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients together, and serve with one carrot (or other veggies), cut up into sticks. Serves one. This makes a thick dip (almost a spread); if you prefer it thinner, just add more yogurt.

A little quiet time in the middle of the day is something I definitely appreciate when I am blessed with the opportunity!

Head over to Amy’s Finer Things to celebrate other sweet things of life.
Visit Gayle at the Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap for other recipes.
Go to Biblical Womanhood for more great Frugal Friday ideas.

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