Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Back to the Lake

This weekend we made our first trip back to the lake. There is just something about the lake that makes me breathe easier. Every bone in my body relaxes when we pull in the driveway. I know that we are going to have so much fun this summer! I was amazed at how much Miller remembered about the lake. Within the first 30 minutes, Miller and Ella tried out every "toy" at the lake. They even got in the water for about 30 minutes Friday evening. I wish I had more pictures, but I was so relaxed and in slow motion Friday afternoon and night that I did not even get the camera out of my purse. But here are some good boat pictures.

I love this picture. You can use your imagination for the reason behind that great expression on Murray's face.

Sweet Miller loving the boat!



And nothing says the lake like queso! I have had this recipe for a couple of years, thank you Mary Saxon, but I have never made it. We were assigned cheese dip for K-Group Sunday night. I decided it was a great time to try the recipe. And oh am I glad I did! It was soooo good and really not that hard. Basically it just takes the 30 minutes that it takes for it to cook. For those from Birmingham, you will know this is the best queso in town! It was a huge hit at K-Group.

LaPaz's Chile Con Queso

2 lbs White American Cheese, shredded or cubed
1 cup of milk
1 cup diced onions
1/2 cut roasted, diced green chilies (I just used canned green chilies I already had)
1/2 cup diced pickled jalapenos - start with 1/4 cup, add more to taste (I did not use 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup diced canned tomatoes, in juice
1 tsp fresh garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Heat milk in top of double boiler. Add cheese and melt until creamy and smooth. While cheese is melting, prepare the other ingredients and set aside until cheese is ready. Add vegetables and spices to melted cheese, cook together in top of double boiler for about 30 minutes or until onion is soft. Remove from heat and serve. To reheat, you may heat in microwave, stirring frequently. You can freeze this!

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