Fast, cheap, and easy… just the way you like it.

“You’re invited! Bring a dish!” My two most favorite (and simultaneously dreaded) phrases of this wonderful holiday time. Sure it’s nice to be invited to things; and who doesn’t love a good smorgasbord of random appetizers and sweets? But sometimes preparing one more thing during such a busy month of shopping, cooking, decorating, etc. seems like a hassle. Ok, it IS a hassle. Allow me to introduce you to my ace-in-the-hole, easiest, cheapest, crowd-pleaser on earth. And no her name’s not Bambi. It’s PUMPKIN DIP.

1 can of pumpkin, 1 package softened cream cheese, 1 cup confectioners sugar (that’s powdered sugar for you amateurs), 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger. Mix it up in a big ol’ bowl. Serve chilled with ginger snaps and sliced pears. =$7.59, including the fruit. BAM! Take that, Rachael GAY!

No seriously though, you can’t fail.

Pumpkin Dip w/ Ginger Snaps

*The leftovers, should you have any, are notably delicious spread on a bagel.


About dramafreemama

My name is Deborah. I am a former teacher, turned education consultant for a technology company; I am a writer; I am a wife to a blue-eyed beard; I am an animal lover and rescuer. But the most humbling and moving role in my life to date is that of a mama. My sons, Zac and Jett are 4 and 7, so every day is an adventure and a lesson in survival! This blog is about the daily juggle (and struggle) of the working mom… I'm glad you stopped by!
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3 Responses to Fast, cheap, and easy… just the way you like it.

  1. I have since modified this recipe to contain 2 tbsp powdered sugar and 2 tbsp brown sugar instead of 1 cup powdered… it’s delicious and cuts the sugar a tad!

  2. David says:

    “Take that, Rachael GAY!” Grow up..

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