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French Onion Dip

What could be better than a Sunday with no obligations?

Give up?

A Sunday with no obligations and one in which I do not have to worry about prepping or cooking dinner.  Woo. Hoo!

How is it that I stepped into this pot o’ lucky?  Well, to make a long story much shorter (because the rest of this story will be long enough), The Man and The Bread Guy were on the hook to make dinner to help contribute to the cost of a way-too-expensive bat that they bought.  (They plan, prep, and cook dinner = a break for me without having to eat out = extra money in our pockets.  Win, win.)

Because I didn’t have to worry about dinner and we were getting ready to go away for Thanksgiving, I was busy with laundry, bathrooms, packing … you know, Mom stuff.  You didn’t actually think I was sitting and watching football like they do on Sundays while I’m making dinner, did you?

I also got inspired to make this homemade onion dip because, of course, that’s what I do when I’m not obligated in the kitchen – find something to do in the kitchen. Plus, we had a half container of sour cream in the fridge that had no purpose.  And sour cream makes me think of dip.  I do love a good dip.  But my people are not dip lovers.  So, I decided to make it just for me.  And I was jonesing for some onion dip and chips.  I had never made my own onion dip, but it only took 3.2 minutes with my friends at Google to figure out that all I had to do was caramelize some onions and add a little flavor and voila.  I’d have my dip.

I had intentions of wowing you with the story of  how wonderful the dinner was and what a nice job they did making their homemade pico de gallo and chicken quesadillas, with maybe a picture or two. But … alas … a Sunday with no obligations is bound to turn up some unexpected adventure here in casa Becker.

This one started with Big Britches crying on the front lawn.

Because this happened.


And many hours and many tears later …IMG_3298

That was his dinner.

Mine was … Onion Dip.

Onion Dip
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  • 1-2 Tbsp bacon grease or butter
  • 1 small red onion
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 4 oz Greek yogurt (You can use all sour cream or all yogurt if you like, I just thought the combo would be nice.)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (omit if making a day in advance)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Chop onion.
  2. Heat bacon grease in medium skillet over low heat.
  3. Cook the onions low and slow and stir often. This is how you caramelize. Low and slow, baby. Takes time to bring out that sweet deliciousness that's hiding inside the very unassuming layers of onion-y goodness. It should take about 20 minutes to get a good brown on them.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Dump sour cream and yogurt into a medium-sized bowl.
  6. Add the caramelized onions.
  7. Add garlic powder.
  8. Give it a stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. This is best if you let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to give the flavors some time to blend together. It is still tasty if you eat it right away, but in more of a onion+yogurt+sour cream kind of way. You know, rather than an onion dip kind of way.
I did try this with all sour cream and I don't think the flavor was quite as nice. It worked fine but wasn't quite as tasty.

Sundays with no obligations are highly overrated anyway.

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