Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Mmmm! Say, what's THIS you think?"

Some coworkers of mine decided to have a holiday "Pot Luck", or as I affectionately refer to it, "Lucky to Make it to the Pot" because the food is generally dismal.

Having said that, I saw the sign up sheet and decided I'd make some kind of appetizer.  I was super busy with work and the holidays and wanted to find a quick and easy recipe.  And I found one...for Artichoke Dip.  Sounds good, right?

I went and bought the ingredients and went to work in my kitchen.  Cream cheese, tobasco, shredded parmesan, sour cream and drained chopped artichokes.  Put in Cuisinart.  Puree.  Voila.  No baking required...serve cold...

Except it turned out lumpy.  The parmesan cheese wrapped itself around the blades and formed clumps.  The whole concoction was well, just fucked up.  But it was late on a work night and I figured a quick garnish of parsley would suffice for the awful mixture.

As a foodie I can tell you I was genuinely mortified at how awful this dip was.  I saw the conference room with all the tables for food and quickly dashed in and did an "Appetizer Drop" before anyone could see me and say, "Trina!  Hey!  Looks good!  What is it?"....

No one caught me.  I did however sit casually and watch people as they approached the mysterious mixture..Study it with a confused expression...then cautiously grab a chip and dive in.  Then they'd chew on a wad of dry parmesean, look around like they were thinking, "Holy mother of God!  Who the fuck brought this shit in?" then spit out the chewed cheese, dip and chip combo into a napkin.  Glancing around hoping no one saw.  But I saw...And this scenario repeated itself probably 15 times.  After that I think word got out, "Avoid the Artichoke dip..."

I was so embarrassed I left my dish unclaimed because I didn't want anyone to discover my epic appetizer fail.  

See ya....


  1. hahahahahahahahahahha your stories crack me up EVERY time ! Can't you write an extra blog bout those 15 expressions on your coworkers faces ?

  2. FYI it looks more like houmous to me (taking a closer look at your picture above)

  3. Dominica that's a great idea! haha....and it does appear like hummus doesn't it? Like I said, "Crap recipe"!