Y’all, my sweet, precious wife has vertigo. Has had it since Saturday and she’s about to go out of her mind. This isn’t her first stint with the “spins”. She had it back in 2009, but this time it’s been a whole different ball of wax. She’s just the most pitiful thing I’ve seen in a long time – can’t walk without running into walls and when you look at her eyes they just jerk side-to-side like crazy. But, (and I’m sure you are going to think I’m a jerk when I say this but hear me out) I’m thankful she’s had it. You’ve heard me talk about how hard she’s working to balance family life, school, and work, and I’m incredibly impressed that she does it with such success. But, I’m thankful she’s been out of commission for a few days because I’ve been forced to realize how much she does for us. It’s just about to kill me to be the one responsible for everything in the house and with a 2-year-old. I’ll be the first to say I am not equipped to be a single parent. To all those single parents out there: Bless y’all’s hearts!!! I have no idea how you do it. I guess it’s one of those things where you don’t have a choice, but me knowing I have someone else to help me out, it’s about to kill me. So, vertigo, I appreciate your visit in the fact that I have a new appreciation for my wife and all she does every single day. I’m grateful that you’ve made me realize this. But, vertigo, I need you to go away. I’m ready for my wife back and I think I’m running out of clean clothes!
Folks, tomorrow (March 23rd) is National Chip and Dip Day and I wouldn’t be a good food blogger if I didn’t share one of my all time favorite chip dips with y’all! Ever since I was a kid, some good old fashion french onion dip has always been my fav – be it on pretzels, chips, whatever! Although, my favorite chip in the world is a plain old Lays Classic potato chip. Yum! (Seems like that might be a good trivia question for y’all one day when I’m giving something away… ~hint, hint~)
This is super old school and crazy easy. There are folks out there who will balk at my use of french onion soup mix versus draggin’ out the pan and caramelizing my own onions and to you all I say… get over it. Sometimes I just want something to be easy and honestly, I’ve done it the other way and using the soup mix is so much better to me.
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 (1 ounce) packet french onion soup mix
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt (you can use regular salt here or just omit it altogether)
- Combine all in a medium sized bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld.