With all the parties going on this time of year, here's another appetizer recipe to consider. Going to a party where someone is sure to have one of those hell-veeta cheese product dips? Take this Sloppy Joe Dip along as a delicious and less scary alternative. Scroll down for recipe.
Not only is this the time of year for party food, but plenty of people are reflecting on 2008 and making various "Best of" lists. We like to spend New Year's Eve with friends sharing our favorite songs of the year. Below is my list, with commentary, in no particular order.
1. Sour Cherry by The Kills - Best running song I found this year.
2. I See You Baby (Fatboy Slim Remix) by Groove Armada - Yes I'm a feminist. Yes this video is objectifying. I can only say this song is my guilty pleasure this year.
3. Worrisome Heart by Melody Gardot- cool and hot all at once.
4. Top Yourself by The Raconteurs - If I could listen to only one cd from this year, this would be the one, over and over.
5. She's Gone by Langhorne Slim - NPR says folk singer with a punk rock sensibility. I have fond memories of this rockin' concert accompanied by the Dyno Family.
6. Overdue by Bitter:Sweet - this entire cd will get you through happy hour quite happily.
7. Honey Bee by Lucinda Williams - I've been waiting for this song since seeing her on Austin City Limits. Lucinda just keeps on rockin'.
8. Creepy Crawl by Be Your Own Pet- another favorite running song.
9. Something is Not Right with Me by Cold War Kids - reminds me of Talking Heads. Caught this song at the end of True Blood I think. HBO has good soundtracks, if not shows.
10. Let It Rock by Chatham County Line - we've seen these guys at Pickathon and Wood House Concerts. They bring down the house. Why aren't they famous yet?
Hope you all bring in the New Year with some good tunes and vegan food. See you in 2009!
Sloppy Joe Dip
Adapted from Food and Wine
1 1/2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 pound vegan burger crumbles
1 small red onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 roasted, peeled and diced poblano pepper
1 can diced tomatoes with juice
1/4 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon wet yellow mustard
1 Tablespoon chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
Tofutti vegan sour cream
Heat oil over medium heat in large skillet. Saute crumbles until they begin to brown. Add onion, garlic, and poblano and saute until they soften. Add remaining ingredients except sour cream and cover with a lid. Cook over low heat about 15 minutes. Serve with chips or fritos and a dollop of vegan sour cream.