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Laborless Labor Day Food

Well friends, another holiday weekend is upon us and Labor Day is one of our favorites! Why, you ask? First and foremost, it is a celebration of the fact that YOU have worked your tush off, and YOU deserve a holiday honoring that all that hard work! Secondly, we get a break from the daily grind and have the perfect excuse to celebrate…so let’s have a party and eat, drink and be merry! Whether you’re heading to the beach, lake, pool, backyard BBQ, picnic, or just the couch in your mom’s basement, Gordo’s has the perfect recipes to spice up your Labor Day eating frenzy.

First, let me ask you this. Do you enjoy being the most popular person in the room? If the answer is yes, then you probably want to bring some queso with you wherever you go. Luckily, you have landed in the right place and we can help you with that. Check out this highly addictive, insanely delicious Gordo’s cheese dip recipe, spiced to perfection with buffalo chicken goodness that will have all your friends begging for the recipe. And you know what the best part is (besides the obvious deliciousness)? This Labor Day cheese dip recipe requires very little labor! Because let’s be honest, this weekend is about working LESS and eating more. Probably drinking more too, but that’s for a different type of blog. Now, feast your eyes on the recipe below, and try not to drool on your screen.

 

Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 16 oz. tub HOT Gordo’s Cheese Dip
  • 1/2 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup bottled buffalo sauce depending on how spicy you like it

HOW TO PREPARE:

Melt cream cheese and Gordo’s Cheese Dip in bowl in microwave for 2 minutes until melted.  Stir in chicken, dressing and hot sauce.  Pour mix into a greased 8 x 8 oven safe baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.  Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, kettle cooked potato chips, crackers or bread.

Are you ready for another grand slam party dish? This delectable deviled egg recipe will stand out from your run of the mill southern style deviled eggs (although we love those too!). But this one is something special. We put a unique spin on this potluck favorite with the addition of avocado, bacon, and of course cheese dip! Do I have your attention now? Ok good, because this is a recipe you’re going to want to hold on to and use time and time again. Plus, the presentation is a real beauty, so even if you’re a terrible cook you’ll look like an old pro once you throw these little delights on a platter. Whether you’re from the north, south, east, west or anywhere else…this dish will make your Labor Day guests light up like a tree on Christmas. BEHOLD, the undeniable tastiness of the Avocado Deviled Egg!

AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 eggs, hardboiled
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup Gordo’s Cheese Dip
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper to taste

HOW TO PREPARE:
Hard boil your eggs. Remove shells, cut each egg in half lengthwise, and scoop out yolks. Reserve yolks in a bowl to the side. Peel and pit your avocado and add it to your bowl of yolks. Use a handheld blender or a food processor to puree together until smooth and creamy if desired. Add cold Gordo’s Cheese Dip, bacon bits, lemon, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix. Scoop into the middle of each egg white. Sprinkle with a bit of cayenne pepper and seasoned salt and enjoy! Keep them covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Finally…this brings us to DESSERT! If you’re anything like me, you will go into an immediate panic when someone asks you to make a dessert for the party. Yes, desserts are delicious, yes, I want them at the party, and yes, I will eat them. Am I skilled at making desserts? Let’s just say that baking in my house consists of slicing pre-made cookie dough, throwing it on a baking sheet and hoping I don’t forget to set the timer. But once again, Gordo’s has your back for the Labor Day festivities.

I love this recipe for 3 main reasons, and I feel confident you will agree:

1) Pound cake is just simply DELICIOUS.

2) This mouth-watering cake is so easy to make, even I can do it without messing it up.

3) It has CHEESE DIP in it, and I think we all know by now…ALL ROADS LEAD BACK TO QUESO.

Hold on, that should be a song – someone please write a song entitled “all roads lead back to queso” and send it to us ASAP…the combination of music and cheese could propel you into instant stardom.

But for now, let’s get back to our practically world-famous pound cake recipe. Not only can the most remedial of bakers master this one like a true culinary artist, people will be thoroughly impressed with your dedication to making others happy through cake. Watch as people eat it, I can guarantee you will see the look of bliss come over their face…probably some crumbs too. And you can proudly say, “you’re welcome, friend.”

POUND CAKE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 container Gordo’s Original Cheese Dip
  • 3 sticks butter or margarine – softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

HOW TO PREPARE: 
Melt cheese dip and add to softened butter.  Cream together with sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time until thoroughly mixed.  Slowly add flour and mix until all is incorporated.  Pour into a greased Bundt or tube pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.  Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out on serving plate.

Ok foodies, let’s review – I’ve just delivered some seriously valuable Labor Day weekend food options to make yours the most coveted dish at the party, so let’s go ahead and wrap it all up like a nice little burrito (see what I did there?) You’ve got a mind blowing buffalo chicken cheese dip that will have even the most refined guests licking the bowl clean, an avocado deviled egg platter that brings top chef quality taste and presentation to any gathering, and a pound cake dessert that will send people soaring to their happy place. Follow one of these recipes, you’ll make your pals exceedingly happy – bring all 3 to the party, and you’ve just won Labor Day. Now THAT is a solid way to close out the summer!