Hangover/St Patty's Day Run

I attempted the "hangover" run as I mentioned in yesterday's post.

It was cloudy, but the sunglasses seemed completely necessary

It wasn't bad as I sure looked. I'm not sure what my fastest 7 mile trail time is, but it went quite smoothly and with no increased effort due to the alcohol binge. I also focused on my ChiRunning form for 2 miles out of the entire run. I'm getting better!

Now, to last night, which was a BLAST!

Some of my favorite girls: Ashley, Me, Bethany, and my sister, Ashley.

We had our Saint Patrick's Day Party and it was a great success! Everyone drank, ate, played games, and more. Oh, how I wish every weekend could play out like this. Minus my food binge. There were so many delicious snack foods. My personal favorite were the cheesy stuffed peppers my friend, Misty made. Also, Ashley's husband, Ben made amazing mint brownies. I must harass them for the recipe!

Peter and I contributed a few things ourselves, like the famous Buffalo Chicken Dip. If you've never tried/made it, you can find a recipe on any Frank's RedHot bottle. Like always, our recipe is different. Here's our variation.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • 1 Cup Chicken (recipe calls for canned, we used fresh chicken breast)
  • 8 oz of Softened Cream Cheese (we used one regular and one with 1/3 less fat)
  • 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing (we used the light)
  • 1/2 Cup Frank's RedHot
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

  1.  If you are using fresh chicken, cut chicken into cubes and cook on an oiled skillet. Cook until middle is no longer pink.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, ranch dressing, Frank's RedHot,  mozzarella cheese, and chicken. Stir until creamy.
  3. Pour ingredients into a Crock-Pot and set to low. Once cheese is melted and the dip is warm, you may enjoy! (We prefer leaving in for 2-4 hours, allowing the chicken to sop up the flavors).

You can enjoy this with crackers, pretzels, by itself...we always choose to serve with the Tostitos Multi-Grain Scoops. We have never ended a party with leftovers of this so it's also nice to double the recipe, which is what we did for our party.

Have you celebrated St. Patrick's Day yet? Have any good eats/treats/drinks?

 What is your ultimate must-have party food? Post the recipe if you'd like!

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