This past Sunday was gorgeous in St. Louis and I wanted to spend every moment of that beautiful day with my boys. I began the day as I do every weekend morning, by banging on my teen’s door to wake up. He would sleep through the rest of his life if he could.. well, barring a Zombie uprising.
I had to go shopping for some after-school snacks for the boys, especially the teen. Sleeping and eating are two things he apparently does rather well and I am pretty sure that somehow the two are linked to his unending growth spurt. I swear by the time he had dragged himself into the living-room he had already grown another inch, but as shopping = food he was ready to go out the door.
We stopped off at a product demonstration booth that allowed us to sample Tyson’s Homestyle Chicken Fries and of course the boys were quite excited about eating at the grocery store. The product demonstrator was really nice and we talked about the different ways you can cook them up. I was still in the middle of talking while my teen was scouring out the bags thinking one might have more than another. He loved the idea that he could just toss them in the microwave for 5min and viola! meal is served.
Once we got home we had a really nice fun “finger foods” picnic! You can read about our whole shopping experience on my Google + Page!
During the picnic we got to talking about dips. I was asking his opinion on different types of dips I could make with the Tyson Homestyle Chicken Fries. Some of my ideas he thought required way too much work and so we decided on the following afternoon when his friend came over that we would concoct something.
I came up with a kind of bbq salsa style dip that they weren’t too excited about and while I was munching on some chips, staring at various ingredients, my teen had this ah ha! moment and came up with what he called Chip-O Dip-O Dip. After watching him I called it Lazy Teen Dip because he had said it was what lazy people like him would come up with. Here is my son’s recipe, you can choose whichever name you like.
- 1 Cup of Crushed Chips (we tested this out with BBQ, Sour Cream and Tortilla Chips)
- 1/3 Cup of Sour Cream
- 1 tbsp of Cream Cheese
- 1/2 Avocado (Only for Tortilla Style)
Mix the chips of your choice with the sour cream and cream cheese and viola, instant dip. When making with Tortilla Chips, add in the 1/2 Avocado, it makes it really smooth. (That was my idea!)
I will admit that they were very good and a whole lot better than my original bbq salsa dip, but only to you readers. It will all go to his head if I let him know. So let’s just keep that between us.
The Tyson Chicken Fries themselves were a big hit. They’re really easy to make in the oven (which I prefer) and the microwave (teen). And honestly, they’re actually a lot of fun! We love having finger foods and they work great for snacks, lunches or even fun weekend dinners with movies. For teens though, I don’t think anything beats a fast and easy snack/meal. They’re always on the run doing something (or sleeping) and don’t have a lot of time. As I am generally chasing his toddler brother around, it’s easy for me to tell my oldest to just go make something. In moments while he is standing there paralyzed in the kitchen as if making something was a foreign concept, these are miraculous.