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How many of you belong to a die hard football family where everyone loves football? What is that like? See, I live in a divided household where game day treats like Cheesy Corn and Jalapeño Dip is what brings us together.
Bryan likes football but he LOVES Fantasy Football. For the last 2 years, he has been in 3 Fantasy Football Leagues. If you don’t get to enjoy the F.F. environment, let me tell you about it.
- It begins Wednesday night with a strategy session about who to play this week or not, or, in a worse case scenario, who can you trade because your team isn’t looking so good this week.
- Then there is Thursday – game night. You need to pay attention to your team because if you don’t, they won’t pay well for you. 😉
- Saturday is all about checking the football news for who may or may not be playing tomorrow. You need to be prepared and begin weighing your options now.
- Sunday morning is last minute finalizing before the games begin, followed by watching the games, trash talking on the F.F. team boards, and “coaching” from the couch.
- Lastly, you have Monday where you hope you can hold the lead or sneak into first… or many times, Monday is when you get upset that your teams did horribly and wonder where you went wrong on draft day.
So that leaves Tuesday. For us non-football loving family members, I get Tuesday with no football talk. If I kept a strong line in the sand, I wouldn’t really see or talk to my husband much until after the Super Bowl. I would essentially LOSE a husband for what feels like half the year. We have to try to compromise. He tries to limit the shouting at the tv and the amount of games we watch in a week, and I attempt to talk a little football.
I ask him how his teams are doing. I even look at the projections. He might get annoyed because I call the players “characters”, but at least I’m asking. I also make game day snacks! If I am going to have to watch football, I might as well do it being a Cheesy Corn and Jalapeno Dip. Am I right?!
This dip was truly created for my husband. I have mentioned it before, but Cap thinks that corn should be the only vegetable. Ever. If I offered it to him every night, he would eat a large bowl entirely by himself without a complaint. If I put 5 pieces of lettuce on his plate for a salad, he complains. So – a corn dip for game day!
It definitely hit the spot yesterday! The bacon and chive topping rounded out the creamy and sweet corn flavor well. Plus, those La Morena Jalapeños had come kick! I love cooking with authentic flavors in my Mexican inspired recipes, so I drove to Cermak Produce Market specifically to add these into the dip. La Morena has a great collection of jalapeño, chipotle sauce (which I bought to try in a different recipe coming soon!), and delicious refried beans.
Authentic Mexican/Latin ingredients tend to have more of a punch than Americanized versions. I diced up 2 jalapeños, and it was the perfect amount of heat for us. Make sure to test taste though before adding them in for you and your family because everyone likes a different level of heat.
- 2 15 oz cans whole kernel corn drained
- 1 7 oz La Morena whole jalapeños seeded and diced
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
- 1/3 cup shredded Mexican Cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Black pepper to taste
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 4 strips of bacon cooked and chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
Add corn, jalapeños, sour cream, Pepper Jack, Mexican Cheese Mix, and Parmesan into your slow cooker. Season with pepper (to taste). Stir well until all combined. Then, top with cubes/chunks of cream cheese spread throughout the mix.
Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
When time is up, stir until everything is well combined. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 15-20 minutes. If your dip has a little liquid at this point, cook uncovered for at least 10 minutes to help cook it away.
Cook your bacon until done and crispy (or you could complete this step earlier) and chop into bits when they have cooled.
Serve dip immediately and top with bacon and chives, if desired.
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Ashley @ this pretty little life says
This looks delish!!! My hubby thinks only corn exists also so it’s perfect!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
Oh goodness. This looks REALLY good… and I totally feel you on the football household thing. My husband and I are huge college football fans, while I could care less about the NFL. However, my husband is in fantasy leagues, as well, so our television is tuned into football from Thursday to Monday nights… and it’s intense.
Nothing wrong breaking it up with a delightful little dip like this! I have a feeling my husband would adore this — he’s a huge fan of jalapeños — and we’ll have to try this soon! Thanks for sharing!
This looks so yummy! I have been in the mood for spicy dishes and this reminds me of the homemade cream corn that we had last weekend with a mix of jalapeño poppers. Looks amazing. Pinning!
I would love this dip. I’d probably want to marry it, if I wasn’t already wed. 🙂 Pinning. I’m certain it will be a winner wherever I serve it. Thanks for sharing!
This looks amazzzzzing!!!
Joy @ Yesterfood says
Maggie, this looks fantastic- I love all the ingredients, and I know La Morena jalapenos must be the perfect touch to this dip! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinning to try ASAP! 🙂
J @ A Hot Southern Mess says
Oh my gosh! This looks and sounds soooo amazing! My hubby would love this one too! He loves cheese, corn, and jalapeno, so I know he will love this one. Thanks for sharing! definitely pinning this one so I can come back to it and bake this one up when we have friends over for football! Stopping in from the link up today 🙂
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What a decadent dip Maggie. Wow!
Lori Hart says
I have a cold right now and jalapenos are my favorite cure. Now I know I HAVE to make this dip! It looks amazing!! Found your recipe at Time to Sparkle. I am one of the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link
OMG this recipe got me so hungry. great pictures and great ingredients #client
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Is there a game on tonight, because this looks amazing!! And even if there isn’t!