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