Debuting on Whimsical Words is a new feature: Readers and Writers Recipes. I’ll be posting a recipe per week from either my recipe files or the files of another writer or reader. Many of the recipes, like today’s Over-Night Shrimp Dip, work well for a book club or readers’ group get-together or any other fun gathering.
Over-Night Shrimp Dip
1) Mix well with a fork:
1 can tiny shrimp (drained weight 4 ounces)
8-ounces cream cheese (softened)
2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise or mayo-like salad dressing
3 Tablespoons ketchup
2) Put in sealed container and chill over-night in the refrigerator.
3) Serve in a festive dish with either chips or fresh vegetables for dipping. Also works great as a delicious spread on crackers.
4) Notes: I use low-fat creamed cheese and low-fat “Miracle Whip” to reduce the calories. Left-overs can be stored in a sealed container and used within a week. I love to spread the left-over shrimp dip on crackers and eat with soup for a great lunch.
Remember book clubs and readers’ groups, I’d love to be a guest at one of your meetings if you’ve read one of my books. If I can’t get there “in-person,” I can always Skype! And let me know of any great recipes or book club ideas that have worked for your group. – Vonnie
Coming on Monday: a fabulous guest post from author L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright.