Frito Lays & Dip, a Perfect Pairing!

There’s nothing I love to do more than having friends over for a get together.   To celebrate the “perfect pairing” of summertime and spending time with friends, a group of blogger friends and I got to enjoy another perfect pairing – delicious chips and dip.  I was thrilled to host this gathering at my house and what a fun afternoon it was!  4 Adults and 6 kids.  There’s nothing better than the sound of children’s laughter throughout the house and there was tons of that!  We set up the bouncy house and water tables and let the fun begin while the mom’s watched from the window, basking in the chill of air conditioning and EATING!

Boy did we eat!  On the menu from my end was Giada De Laurentiis’ Linguine with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives and Lemon and her Caprese Burgers  as well as my 4-year old’s favorite Nitrate-Free Applegate Hotdogs.  To compliment, I had Frito Lays classic potato chips on hand and Fritos Scoops for my guacamole and spinach dip.  Kimberly from Foodie City Mom brought two versions of her famous Mango Peach Salsa, one with a kick!   Lauren of Health, Happiness & Hamstrings and Lisa of New York Chica brought a little Latin flare with their Taco Salad Dip and Seven Layer Dips.  Very similar and yet so different!  While noshing, we talked blogging, family and life.  Having seen some of these ladies many times over at various events, we’ve never really had the opportunity to sit down and just chat.  This was such a nice change of pace.  Hours later, we were so stuffed!

This summer, when you’re planning your perfect pairing, you can search for dip recipes and inspiration on the Frito-Lay website: http://www.fritolay.com/recipes/  And check out Frito-Lay’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/fritolay to view cooking webisodes straight from Frito-Lay’s own Flavor Kitchen.  Did you know, Frito-Lay’s snack chips contain less sodium than most people think.  For example, a one-ounce serving of Tostitos tortilla chips has less sodium than a cup of plain yogurt.  Not all chips are created equal! When entertaining, look for chips made with simple ingredients, like Lay’s Classic potato chips, made with potatoes, healthier oil and salt, and Tostitos Scoops! tortilla chips, made with corn, healthier oils and salt.  Use your favorite chips as a vehicle to scoop up extra nutrition by pairing them with healthier dips, like bean dip or veggie filled salsa.

Thanks to TheMotherhood and Frito Lays for showing us that chips and dip aren’t the only perfect pairing, so are friends and bloggers!

Holy Moly Guacamole

  • 3 Large Avocados
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Lemon Zest
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • salt to taste

In a bowl, cut and pit the 3 avocados.  Pour in lemon juice, lime juice and lemon zest.  Mash the entire bowl’s content to the consistency of your choice.  Sprinkle salt to taste.

Spinach Dip

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (1.8 ounce) package dry leek soup mix or vegetable soup mix
  • 1 (4 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, dry leek soup mix, water chestnuts and chopped spinach. Chill in the refrigerator 6 hours, or overnight.

 

GIVEAWAY: ONE (1) very lucky reader will win (3) Frito-Lays Coupons worth up to $3.99 each, to recreate their very own perfect pairing!  To ENTER, from now until August 31st 2011,  you have 3 ways to enter for a total of (3) THREE entries – 1st OptionSubscribe to Mom Confessionals (new subscribers only)  – 2nd Option – If you follow me on twitter @momconfessional and re-tweet this giveaway (I just entered @momconfessional’s Frito Lays #Giveaway! http://wp.me/pLvfH-12d) – 3rd Option – If you “like” us on Facebook and share the giveaway with your friends. DON’T FORGET to visit this FORM and leave a separate entry for each action. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses and must be 18 years or older. Giveaway ends on August 31st 2011 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be selected randomly by Random.org and notified by e-mail.

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{ disclosure:  This is a sponsored post brought to you by TheMotherhood and the Lay’s brand. }

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