When we were at Sam’s Club last week, it was 2:30 p.m. and we had not had lunch. I had not even had breakfast (this was the day I was having the root canal and the timing wasn’t good for me to eat before we left home since it’s a 2 hour drive and no restroom stops along the way; my appointment was at 11 and I didn’t want to have to go to the restroom during the procedure to I didn’t eat/drink anything til after the appointment). By the time we got to Sam’s, we were hungry but waiting for my mouth to wake up a bit so we could grab a bite to eat at a fun restaurant in San Angelo. What I’m trying to say is . . we were hungry, all the food looked good and we were buying everything! We know to never shop while hungry but sometimes, it just happens.
Maybe it’s just something that happens when you move to Texas but we’ve come to love Hatch chile peppers. We eat them in eggs, grits, on our sandwiches and burgers . . you name it and it’s better with Hatch chile peppers!
It is so good! We’ve been eating it on a toasted bagel chip but there’s a recipe under the lid for chicken/cheese sliders. We grilled steak yesterday so I grilled a chicken breast. For lunch today, I’m going to toast some sourdough bread and serve the sliced, heated chicken, with that cheese/chili dip on top. Maybe I’ll stick it under the broiler for a minute or heat the cheese dip before putting it on the chicken. No matter how we serve it, I think it’s going to be yummy!
We had baked potatoes yesterday and I used that dip on my baked potato and it was so good! Vince decided to use some in his leftover potato skins and it was good. I’m thinking .. add a little bacon, a little sour cream and that would make some fantastic potato skins.
Now that we’ve had it, I can make the dip at home. I’m thinking just regular pimento and cheese, along with sour cream or softened (and maybe a little milk added) cream cheese, along with green chilies would work. I found this recipe online for Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip and it looks pretty delicious.