Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dill Seasoning. 10,000 Steps

Easy Ship Island Shrimp Dip
"A creamy and delicious dip that is very easy to make and is always a hit! It is even better the second day, if it lasts that long!   Serve with potato chips, crackers or fresh vegetables for dipping."
Ingredients for 12 servings:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese      (or low/no fat* )
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream        (or low/no fat*)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can shrimp, rinsed and drained
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream and blend with an electric mixer on medium speed until blended.
  2. Add lemon juice and dressing mix; mix well. Add in shrimp and mix.
  3. Chill dip overnight and serve.
The only thing I did different was to add a couple of shakes of  "It's a Dilly" seasoning, which is lemon and dill. “

Nutritional Information:
Amount Per Serving  Calories: 122 | Total Fat: 10.7g*  (*would be less) | Cholesterol: 47mg* (*would be less)
McCormick discontinued their “It’s a Dilly”, so here is how to make your own":
Dilly Seasoning Mix
“Dill is the dominant flavor in this delicious and versatile seasoning mix. It can be used as a salad dressing, a vegetable dip, in pasta salads, or sprinkled on chicken or seafood.
1/2 cup dried dill weed (not seeds)
1/2 cup dried minced onion (not powder)
1/3 cup dried parsley
1/4 cup dried basil
1/4 cup dried tarragon
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried lemon peel
Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and blend until
they are evenly distributed. Store in an airtight container.”
I can’t imagine avocados, eggs or potato salad without Dill Seasoning.
10,000 Steps a Day?  That is the suggested number of steps to take each day.
How can I do that?   Here is how:

The swelling on my hand and wrist has receded to just a slightly swollen hand.   I still can’t use it very well, but the antibiotics have it on the mend.

I usually use Live Writer which really helped today.  The cable for the TV and internet is out, so I am going to have to plug in a phone line, or wait until the cable comes back on.
Sometimes, if I have a lot of pictures to post, I prefer the way New Blogger positions them, so I do that later.  I can get them all loaded in blogger’s picture tray and then put them where I want them, with an edit.

Jay and I worked on the fence this morning.  When the subdivision took down their fence, and left mine alone, they left a gap between mine and the fence next door.   Anyone walking down to the store, (they mostly go there to get beer!), could take a short cut across my yard.  I didn't want that, so we reset one more post. 
It is lovely T-shirt weather, so it is great to be working outdoors.

Jay primed the boards and the post, with a painting pad, the quickest way, and they will be ready to paint later today.


Jackson Placer said...

The original It's A Dilly is back through Engage Organics at

They used to be parsley patch before McCormick purchased them, so it's the original! I was so happy to find it again!

Jackson Placer said...

It's a dilly is back from Engage Organics at

They used to be Parsley Patch before McCormick bought them. So happy to find this again.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thanks for that info Jackson Placer.
I'll order some from them.

I just love it on eggs and avocados.