My theme for this week’s blogging marathon is ‘Snacks for Movie Night’. Family movie nights have become rare with my husband’s crazy travel schedule but we try and catch up once in a while. I’m not big on snacks, I rather eat a full meal and I’m happy. But the kids and the husband love snacks. So for the next 3 days, I’m going to share some make ahead or quick to make snacks that are great for a movie night (or for any night or party for that matter).
First up is a Mexican layer dip. It has 7 layers with gaucamole, refried beans, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, olives and scallions. If you are up for it, you can make some of the layers at home, or if you are like me, just buy some good quality guacamole, refried beans and salsa.
You can make this is in a big glass bowl or as individual servings. I feel individual servings would eliminate double dipping and is mess free. Also since we are eating this while watching a movie, it will stop people from getting up in the middle to get more dip.
Choose some cute containers to serve. Plastic 9 oz glasses are great here. I used little glass bowls that came with a tasting set.
Layer everything up to 2 hours in advance, refrigerate and you are ready to serve with some baked tortilla chips while watching your favorite movie. Skip some layers if you are not a big fan of that ingredient — my husband is allergic to avocado, so skip that layer along with the sourcream and make him 5 layer dip.
There is no recipe per se, it’s all in the layering, so have fun and enjoy!!