Monday, May 20, 2013

DIY Ranch Dip

We had a super busy weekend! Friday morning we left for Arkansas to see watch my husband's cousin graduate high school, there were 850 graduates in her class, but they did a great job keeping the ceremony moving so we weren't there all day. We came back yesterday, it's a good 8 hour drive from Iowa so we spent most of our weekend in the van.

The kiddos were so well behaved considering we don't travel much. I think our longest drive with all three of them would be 5 hours. They loved seeing their cousins and it was great to see all our family, even if it was only for a short time.

It also happens to be our wedding anniversary today! Seven years married and 15 together, we started dating in 8th grade. Crazy! We won't be celebrating today, we've got dance and softball for the girls so instead we'll wait and have a little date night this weekend. I can't wait, dinner and a movie always seems to be our choice and they don't happen often enough.

Back to the dip. One of our favorite snacks happens to be fresh veggies and ranch dip, my kids eat bell peppers like they're candy. I love it! I don't particularly like all the extra additives in standard dips. I've been reading labels a little more than usual and it's mind boggling how many ingredients are in some of our everyday foods we eat.

Aside from the fact that you can feel better knowing what's going into your ranch dip, this is really delicious! It's also quicker to mix up than driving to the store and purchasing a container. Oh and I bet it's also cheaper. See....what's not to love?

DIY Ranch Dip

2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried dill
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup sour cream

In a small bowl mix together dried herbs. In another bowl add 1 cup of sour cream, sprinkle in seasoning and mix together well. Serve immediately or store in fridge.

Adapted from: 100 Days of Real Food

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