French Onion Dip and Vertigo – No, not the movie.

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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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

 

 

Directions

  1. Combine all in a medium sized bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld.

French Onion Dip
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet french onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt (you can use regular salt here or just omit it altogether)
Instructions
  1. Combine all in a medium sized bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld.

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Comments

  1. Bless her heart!!!! Hope she feels better soon!

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. Elizabeth McKenzie says:

    Stacey, YUMMO! I never ever ever thought about making my very own French Onion Dip!! EVER. This is my 2nd favorite dip. My first is a Rotele dip. We could munch on that for DAYS…

    Hope your sweet wife feels better soon!

    Elizabeth

    • Thanks, Elizabeth! This is a really great dip. It’s probably a favorite in our house, but we’re big fans of guacamole too. (Shhh – that’s tomorrow’s post) We love some Rotel dip too! Out of curiosity, do you use hamburger or sausage in your Rotel? Or do you use any meat at all?

  3. First, I am so sorry about your wife,I feel her pain. I had vertigo for 9 weeks straight 9 yrs ago. Second, Cant wait to try this recipe! I love to eat Doritos ranch chips with my french onion dip. Thank you so much!

  4. Elizabeth McKenzie says:

    All I use is Rotele (mild, cause I am not into hot), Velveeta, and hamburger and throw it in the CrockPot! To me it is so much better if we use the 80/20 hamburger. We will even eat it on burgers and such…

  5. i hope she gets better real soon. i have had it and it is no fun at all. god bless you and youre family. thanks for the french onion dip
    recipe. youre an awesome husband and dad.

  6. I’m so sorry for your wife, sending some prayer that way. I’ve only had vertigo once, and it terrified me, I realized later it was a medicattion I was on. EEK. My hubs LOVES french onion dip, can’t wait to try this for him. 🙂 Having your dumplings tonight again~ YAY

  7. Next time the vertigo hits, take some sea sickness med! Did the trick for me!

  8. I love the comment above WOW I never thought about making my own french onion dip…. really? Using a packet of french onion soup mix is making it yourself? Yes, you can mix it in a bowl congrats!!

    • Jill, I appreciate you taking the time to comment, but we try our best to keep it positive and supportive around these parts. I’d appreciate it if you’d do the same in the future.

      • Amen Stacey. And Elizabeth, I agree that this version is so much better than what you purchase in the store for just a little effort. Sometimes the best recipes are the simple ones!

        I know this original post was some time ago, but for those that have vertigo, make a visit to your ENT doctor. Frequently vertigo is caused by an issue with the crystals moving out-of-place. They can do a procedure where they rotate your head to achieve the desired result. (You can tell I’m not a medical person….they can explain it so much better.) They give you instructions not to bend over for a few days and not lay flat to sleep….tough to do, but so worth it. My vertigo went away and has not returned….so far. Just don’t suffer with it, hopefully your solution will be this easy too. If not, I am so sorry because vertigo is a miserable condition.

  9. Hi Stacey. I’ve made the onion dip from scratch too and found it very disappointing. I think I probably grew up on the onion soup packet type and therefore feel that nothing beats the flavor of this. I didn’t know about adding the mayonnaise though and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you!

  10. Cynthia Greenfeather says:

    I make almost everything from scratch, so that usually includes onion dip, but, I got a recipe from my Aunt that uses store-bought onion dip (the real sour cream kind, not that gluey stuff with all those chemicals in it). ANYWAY, this recipe she gave me was for dill dip. Now, I don’t know about your part of the south, but the south I live in seems to be addicted to ranch dressing dip. They even dip their pizza in it! But I prefer dill dip as a vegetable dip. All it is, is half mayo (if you use Dukes — if you use Helmanns, then it’s 1/4 mayo, 1/4 miracle whip) and half onion dip. Mix that up, and add fresh or dried dill WEED, not seed. Give it a few hours to meld, and pass the crudite!

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