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Everyone that knows me, knows I love a good party- and I will find just about any reason to have one.
Everyone that knows Dave, knows he loves watching sports, and will watch anything that’s on- even if he doesn’t particularly care about it.
Together, we are a sports party match made in heaven.
Now that basketball tournament season is here, I can guarantee that I will be subjected to countless hours of games between colleges that I haven’t heard of. If its going to be on, I might as well come up with a couple easy entertaining dishes and have some friends over.
Now, most of my friends are wine drinkers (as am I). Its not uncommon for us to go through a couple bottles when we get together for an evening, so I was excited to learn about Black Box wines. Not only does it have a reputation for upstanding quality, having been awarded 50 Gold Medals for quality and 29 Enthusiastic Best Buy awards, likely due to the cost-effectiveness of it-it is over 40% less expensive than 4 bottles of wine due to the eco-friendliness of the packaging.
I’m the first to admit, I would probably have raised an eyebrow if someone served me wine out of a box. I had more than my fair share of boxed-wine experiences while in college, and many of them didn’t end up favorably for me. This wine is NOT that. You can really taste the quality in it. Not only is it a great drinking wine, I use wine in TONS of recipes- this would also be great for that. It stays fresh for six weeks- but I can guarantee you that it wouldn’t last that long around here! I can’t wait for summer to use this in sangria.
I actually sent these pictures over to a good friend of mine to see what she thought. She saw the box and said, “Hey! Thats the wine that we drink on the boat! It’s soooo much easier to bring along and not have to mess with bottles.”
I made this lobster dip to serve alongside the wine. With just a few ingredients and a crockpot doing all the legwork, its the perfect snack for easy entertaining. Your guests will love that it is generously studded with lobster!
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- 1 8 oz block cream cheese
- 1 can cream of shrimp soup
- 4 T butter
- 1/4 cup sherry
- 2 T cream
- 1/2 lb cooked lobster meat- 1/2 chopped 1/2 shredded
- Hawaiian bread and pita chips for serving.
- In a small slow cooker, combine the cream cheese, soup, butter, sherry, cream and lobster meat.
- Cook on LOW until ingredients have melted together and no lumps (except lobster) remain.
- Serve with Hawaiian bread and pita chips.