Picnic of Friends

Tonight we had a really nice picnic with about 10 couples just down the road at the lake.  It was just the perfect afternoon and evening weather wise and friendwise.  We had wonderful appetizers, great company and even singing with harmonizing that was great fun.   All kinds of old songs were song.  Duke, one of their dogs had to put inside because he couldn’t manage the thought of sitting outside while we sang.  Silly guy.

Marc and I tested a new appetizer we’d never made before.  It was a Reuben Dip and we baked it before we left and served it warm with rye party bread.  It was fabulous and we had some requests for the recipe.  Everything tasted soooo yummy and although we had devoured so much before dinner we all found we’d left some room for dinner.  I will share the recipe for the Reuban Dip with you.  I’ll post pictures probably tomorrow.  Yeummmy!

Reuben Dip

Mix together:

8 oz softened cream cheese

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp Russian dressing

2 tbsp sour cream

A dash of garlic powder

 

Into the above mix in

8 oz can of drained sauerkraut

6 oz deli corned beef, cut into thin pieces and then cut to about 2” lengths

4 oz grated swiss cheese

4 oz grated cheddar cheese

 

Place into 1-1/2 quart casserole and bake for about 30 minutes at 325F.  Serve with party rye bread slices or with crackers.

Very yummy!

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