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Mock Crab Dip & Staying Focused on One Thing At a Time

Mock Crab Dip is ideal for when you have a snack attack on the way.  Easy to make, perfect for sharing, vegetarian, and healthy, I can think of few better tailgate foods that are more perfect for the season!

Scroll to the bottom to get to the recipe immediately, or keep reading for a quick catch up.

Staying Focused on One Thing at a Time

It must be the time of year, but my mind is wandering all over the place lately. (< In the amount of time it took me to write that sentence, I ate an apple with turmeric and washed dishes.  What about that focus, eh?)

For Coloradoans, we’re in what’s called the “shoulder season.”  We’re between peak hiking/biking season and the start ski season.  So we’re all caught in this weird in-between where we just keep looking forward to ski season, kind of like a child that looks forward to summer break.  At least that’s my excuse anyways.

So often, we try to be EVERYTHING all at once.  We provide every service, cross all our t’s and dot all our i’s, while also trying to raise two children and train a 2 month old puppy (not me, but you get the gist.)  But when our focus is everywhere, we can’t get anything done.

Instead, I’m going to encourage us to spend the rest of the week prioritizing disciplined focus.  Let’s try to stay focused on ONE project, related to ONE goal, at ONE time.  Because the truth is, even though we are incredibly talented at multi-tasking, allowing our energies to pull in a variety of directions drains us.  Instead, if we throw ALL of our energy behind one task, we give it all of our power and complete it to the best of our abilities.

YOU are a person that completes what they start.  And YOU have the power to create that momentum and bring your work to the next level.  Let’s do this!

Mock Crab Dip

This past Sunday night, Ray and I were honestly feeling just a wee bit tired following our excursion to the Whiskey Throwdown + Donut Showdown.  But luckily, the Cubs game was on and we had plenty of shows to catch up on that we’ve been skipping the past few weeks.  (If you’re not watching “This is Us” yet… ugh.  It’s so.good.)

We were in almost a tail-gate type mood, wanting a tasty snack.  But, with me being in a wedding in two weeks, a chips/dip and pizza night was not meant to be in the cards.

Enter the Mock Crab Dip.

This tasty dip is thick enough to be spread lightly on a cracker solo, but thin enough that I can also imagine it being an amazing sandwich spread.  It’s primarily healthy, but doesn’t feel like you’re eating “health food.”

This is definitely the treat that I’ll be bringing to all future tailgates this season!

Mock Crab Dip

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 adults (as a dip)

Ingredients

  • 1 white onion (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • Salt, pepper, & crushed red pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Sauté the onion on medium in the milk in a saucepan until tender.  Stir in the cheese and tomatoes and cook, stirring consistently, until the cheese is melted.
  2. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the beaten egg.
  3. Return to heat and cook until the mixture begins to thicken, stirring consistently.
  4. Remove to a glass bowl and chill in the refrigerator until cold.  Enjoy spread over crackers.  Store in an air tight container up to two days.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Yum! This looks great! Ill have to try it out with non dairy milk! I make a to-do list when im feeling scattered. Also, keeping my phone on do not disturb when im trying to work on something is key!

    October 19, 2016 at 5:54 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Such a great idea! I’ve been needing to keep my phone in the other room to stay focused. (…I say while watching a facebook live feed of The Art Institute of Chicago put Cubs caps on the lions for the first time ever, ha! But hey, it’s been 108 years for my hometown team, so we better enjoy it, right? 🙂 )

      October 24, 2016 at 8:38 am

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