We had dinner last night at my cousins since both her parents & mine are here visiting in Minnesota from points south (& much warmer they keep reminding us). It was a real treat because we got to have the traditional family dinner that was always made by our Grandpa Kroll, Spareribs & Sauerkraut. More about that later in the week, this post is about what came before dinner.
Appetizers before dinner included chips with my Grandpa's Dunk. Apparently our family doesn't dip chips, they dunk them. This is a pretty simple dip (or dunk)but the flavors are so good it'll get eaten up right away. Make some for while watching the game on New Year's & you'll see what I mean.
This recipe comes from our family cookbook which was complied by my Aunt Jan. I think I'll skip the Lutefisk though...
Grandpa Kroll's Dunk
Update 2010 based on how my cousin Jenny has adapted it to be lighter & fluffier
3 cloves garlic
3 oz blue cheese
6 oz cream cheese
half & half
Put the garlic through a garlic press. Stir together with the blue cheese & cream cheese. Beat adding in half & half until fluffy. (This can take up to 30 minutes on low with a Kitchen Aid) Serve with plain potato chips.