Dip good for a game and a snow day

For those of you who have and use twitter, you must have noticed the hilarious terms that have been going around to describe the crazy weather that we’ve been having. Snowmaggedon, snowpocalypse, snowzilla, snowtorious, snOMG are just some among the many hilarious hashtags that there are out there to describe the crazy snowfall that we’ve been having for the last 24 hours. With the Super Bowl so soon and with most of us trapped in the house because of the snow days, what can be better than dip? Recipe from Paula Deen.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoon flour, 2 cups half-and-half (or cream or milk), 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup sherry, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 egg yolks lightly beaten, 1 can artichoke hearts drained and chopped, 1 lb clean,peeled and deveined shrimp, 1/4 lb mushrooms chopped, 3/4 cups grated Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, dash of salt, red pepper and paprika.

Preheat oven to 350. Begin by melting the butter in an ovenproof pot on medium heat.

Add the flour and blend together. Add half-and-half (I used milk) and whisk until the mixture thickens and becomes smooth.

Add Parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, sherry, salt and pepper. Mix together.

To a bowl with yolk add a few tablespoons of the cheese sauce to temper the yolks so as not to cook them.

Leave aside for 2 minutes and then add back to the pot with sauce.Add the mushrooms to the pot.

Top with shrimp and artichokes

Sprinkle with grated cheese and paprika

Send the pot to the oven. I covered my pot with some foil to prevent the cheese from burning but it’s up to you. Bake for 30 to 30 minutes.Serve with tortilla or pita chips.

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