What do Boeing Commercial Aircraft Division and the Superbowl have in common? Martha C.! I bet you didn’t know that.
Martha C. was a co-worker during my 5 years at the Everett plant. No, I was not Rosie the Riveter, I was Elizabeth, the Entrex/Nixdorf programmer (did I just jog anyone’s archaic computer memory?). Our group would have potlucks before major holidays and sometimes just as a morale building event. Martha brought her dip. It was what you looked forward to. It was filling, delicious and made you wish you had multiple stomachs like a cow, so you could eat more.
I would occasionally make her dip for special occasions, but it has become associated with the Super Bowl because despite being in a house full of guys, up until I met Steve, I was pretty much the only football fan. Sure, I could trek to Bellevue to hang out with my wonderful Brother in Law, Bruce, but that wasn’t the same as enjoying it with family. So I started bribing them.
They don’t have to watch all the games, but the Superbowl now carries with it the perk of having Chili Cheese Dip. Caveat – you can only eat it while you’re watching. I’m sure years from now there will be memories of this at the psychiatrist’s – Mom used to abuse us by forcing us to watch violent sports just so we could eat. Bah, don’t believe a word of it!
Matt asked for another recipe yesterday and while I was digging it out, came across the Chili Cheese Dip. You should have seen his face light up when I asked if he wanted it. No pictures, cuz it’s not January, but here’s the recipe.
Chili Cheese Dipfrom Martha C. (name withheld because I don’t have permission)
- 1 lb Velveeta® Cheese
- 1 can chili, no beans
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped (including whites and greens)
- 1 can green chili peppers, chopped
- 1/2 tsp dried red peppers (or more to taste)
Cut the cheese into chunks and mix with other ingredients. Heat in a covered casserole until mixture is soupy. Cool slightly and serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
Note: I usually double the recipe – it’s a long game when you include the halftime show.