After last week’s disastrous Fruit and Nut Cheese Ball, we are reluctantly returning to the Party Ideas section of the book. You’d be so lucky to have guests return to your party that quickly after serving them that cheesy abomination. This week we are going in for a recipe that could have very well been included in the Stir-ins and Pour-ons section. I guess because it’s a dip, it gets an automatic pass to the party. It’s Sour Cream Dip. The name is surprisingly tame, I know. It’s sour cream and Orange Kool-Aid. Mixed together. That’s it.
Last week I railed against Orange Kool-Aid. Whatever was happening on a spiritual and molecular level when that Orange Kool-Aid mixed with that cream cheese was just not good at all. They had differing agendas or ideologies or philosophies on foodballedness or something. They did not play well together, and I was more than ready to write off Orange forever.
But having returned to my senses, I’m willing to entertain the idea that Orange my not be the worst Kool-Aid flavor. May not. A Twitter follower of mine recently offered up Watermelon as the worst flavor. I haven’t had Watermelon (except in candy form), but I’d be really surprised if I liked it less than Orange. Orange worked in the Hot Spiced Punch, and to a lesser degree, in the Hits-the-Spot Punch, though. So maybe it has its merits. Maybe. But I digress.
This Sour Cream Dip works much better than our cheese ball. Infinitely better, in fact. The tanginess of the sour cream works to cancel out the medicine-ness of the Orange Kool-Aid. It takes that harsh sharpness and smooths it out, as sour cream is wont to do. The Orange flavor gets brought back down to optimal levels for normal human consumption. The end result is a pretty decent dip for fruits. The book recommends vegetables, too, but I dunno. I didn’t try any veggies. There’s no way they could work as well, right?
Whenever I make simple stuff like this I always wonder what other flavors could work as a dip. Mango and Pineapple come to mind. How about Sharkleberry Fin Dip?! That’s a Pinterest pin if I’ve ever seen one. But those experiments must be put off to a later day. We’ve still got 47 more recipes to go!