2 – 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 package ranch dressing
1/2 cup beer
Combine ingredients well and bake at 350F until hot & bubbly. Serve with crackers or chips for dipping. Share with tweeps.
I went to a tweet-up the other day. Have you ever been to one? If not, I do
recommend attending or hosting one. This tweet-up was hosted by my long time
friend, Cindy. I’ve known for about 17 years. She is my fun-loving,
serious when-you-need-to-get-real friend, and I love her. So, when Cindy said,
“Hey, Deanna, you should come to this tweet-up at my place.” I asked, “How
high?” I knew it would be fun. And it was. Cindy said Chris down in Oregon really wanted to meet all of his Seattle
tweeps (friends from Twitter) IRL (in real life) so they planned the tweet-up (a
get-together for friends from Twitter so they can meet in real life). Without a second
thought, I packed up my saucy balsamic burgers and headed to Renton.
It was so inspiring to hear everyone’s life stories and more about each of their sweet
families. We all had a lot in common yet enough differences to make for enlightening
conversation. Little did Cindy and her husband Greg know that they would end up hosting
conversations about Oreo Castles and someone’s idea of having his ashes placed in an
hour-glass egg timer after he passes. BTW (by the way), KC, a very happy birthday to
you today! Appropriate timing? I think yes.
KC was very well-rounded, likable and intelligent. He
was partially home-schooled. My partially home-schooled son thanks you for being so
cool. There is now hope for him. Did I mention, KC also takes teasing very well?
I can’t wait to see what photos you will take with that awesome camera of yours. Totally
Keri was the sweetest thing. I love her already and she has one of the best blog
names I’ve ever seen. She’s a positive, upbeat person – the kind of lady I would
like to do coffee with everyday.
One of the signs of a successful tweet-up for me is when everyone agrees that
they’d like to meet again soon and they want to bring their friends next time. That
occurred. Then again, this might have been due to Cindy’s yummy cheese dip (recipe
below) and sweet hospitality. That is, if you don’t count the part when she shut me inside
her pantry when I was putting her handiwrap away for her. Honest, her husband
Greg witnessed it. Greg was on his way out the door to officiate a funeral. Personal
side note: When one is saying goodbye to someone who is leaving to officiate a funeral
service, one should not say, “Have fun!” Must create an appropriate goodbye for such
Thank you again, Chris, for driving all the way from Portlandia to visit with us. I still
think Portland folks are weird but, you know, in a good way. I’ll be tweeting you for the
can’t miss places to go in your area when I visit Voo Doo Doughnuts soon.
The best part of the day was the tweeps.
And creating this:
Which, according to David will someday be this: