June 24, 2011

star trek birthday

dan's birthday is this weekend, and since we had signed up to bring snacks to our small group this week, i thought it'd be fun to do a theme. ha! so, i picked star trek. let me just tell you, it's disturbing the number of websites out there dedicated to replicating food from star trek. like...think sea urchins, and translucent noodles. yikes.

with the help of my great friend larry, i was able to come up with some totally awesome REAL snacks, with star trek names. it was lots of fun!

for drinks, we had romulan ale, which was really blue koolaid, and saurian brandy. larry found a great recipe for saurian brandy, made with vodka and orange liquor, etc...but i opted to use sweet tea instead.

for food, we had several treats: ferengi caterpillars wrapped in blankets, really pigs in a blanket. i like to make mine with a little bit of mustard inside. yum! we also had bean me up, scotty bean dip and romulan cheese pie (cheese pizza).

several peeps asked me for the bean dip recipe, so here you go!

killer bean dip
2 cans refried beans
8 oz sour cream
8 oz cream cheese
1 10-12 oz can cream of celery soup
1 bag shredded cheese (i usually use cheddar)

my mom also uses taco seasoning, but i leave that out. feel free to add a tsp if it suits you!

mix beans, sour cream, cream cheese, soup and 1/2 the bag of shredded cheese and mix thorougly. add the rest of the cheese on top, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

super easy! and delicious!

thanks for reading!

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