Last night, Marc and I (Luke was sleeping the entire time) held a small party to watch the NCAA Tournament Final -- North Carolina vs. Michigan State.
We had invited some others as well, but those others had other things going on or were sick. So, it was us, Allen and Debby, and Joel and Kendall. Little Lily also joined us. I hope she wasn't too lonely hanging out with only adults with no other kids around.
First, a photo of the guys watching the game. The game wasn't too exciting as North Carolina was ahead the entire time and ultimately did win comfortably. It's a good thing we all know each other fairly well so we always had good conversation going on.
And, Kendall, Debby, and I sat near each other to also always keep conversation going.
Lily was contented and awake for part of the game. Then, she fell asleep in her daddy's arms. How precious!
And, what would a college basketball gathering be without food? Of course, we had plenty -- especially considering there were only a mere six adults and a 3-month old.
If you look just behind the "Pepsi," you'll notice a pie plate that's only 1/2 full of food. That was my "Hot Bacon and Swiss Dip." It's very yummy! So, I'll share the recipe.
Hot Bacon and Swiss Dip
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 C. Mayonnaise
1 Cup Grated Swiss Cheese
2 Tbsp. Chopped Green Onion
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 C. Crushed Ritz Crackers, plus more for dipping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, swiss cheese, and green onion; Mix well.
Transfer mixture to a baking dish (I use a pie plate). Top with bacon and crushed Ritz crackers. Bake 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with more Ritz crackers.
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