Monday, October 30, 2006

The Aunt's Corner - Maxine

As I have mentioned before, I have several aunts, (my mom's sisters) that I have been very close to all of my life. Over the next little while I am going to feature each one of them and post one of their recipes. This is my Aunt Maxine. She is the youngest and is only 9 years older than I am. I actually just call her "Maxine", without the aunt title. She lives here in Birmingham and has a husband, Mike, a daughter Tanya, a son, Chad, a daughter-in-law, Victoria, and a grandson, Reid.
I wanted to be just like her when I was a little girl. When she was a teenager, I used to spend the night with her a lot at my grandmother's house, which I thought was amazing. I don't know how amazing she thought it was, though. I used to try to tease my hair like she did. Her hair always looked great and all I ended up with was tangles. I wanted to know all the songs on her records and sing along with them (and sometimes cry while I sang the sad songs) like she did, and put Noxzema on my face every night. Maybe her Noxzema regimen is why she is still so cute. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever known.
Today I am posting her bacon dip recipe. It is a crowd pleaser. I hope you enjoy it

Maxine's Bacon Dip

2 cups mayo
2 cups grated swiss cheese
2-8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup chopped green onion
1-3oz pkg Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits

Combine all ingredients except bacon. Spread into 13x9 pyrex dish. Top with bacon. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve with fritos.


Maxine said...

I love your blog (& the comments,
especially "Gouda Girl"), and I'm
so excited that you featured me on it! I did not realize how much of an impact I made on you as a child.
I hope I was always a good Christian example. Your Mother & Daddy did a wonderful job raising you & Vance, and I'm very impressed with your creativity & your devotion as a wife, mother, grandaughter, niece, etc.
I hope everyone enjoys the bacon dip!
I love you very much,
"Aunt" Maxine
P.S. I enjoyed the background music!

Vickie said...

You have always been an amazing example to me. I'm glad you like my blog and my background music. If I could find "The End of the World", we could sing and cry along with it. Thanks for your sweet words. I love you!

Betty said...

Love your blog! Your creative ability is amazing. How do you have the time to do all that you do?
Maxine's dip sounds good, but I wonder if you could substitue sour cream for some of the mayo? Does it have a strong mayo taste?
Love you very much,
Aunt Betty

Vickie said...

I'm glad you like it! The advantage to 12 hour shifts is that you have more off days. I guess that's how I have time for it. I think that working on my blog is fun so it's pretty easy to find time for it. Plus,alot of what I have posted are things I would be doing anyway, such as gifts, recipes, etc.
Maxine's dip doesn't have a strong mayo taste to me but I bet sour cream would be great in it. I'm looking forward to featuring you!

Amby said...

It's amazing how you knew I needed this recipe! I will be making it tomorrow night. It is so delicious. You can't stop eating it once you start!

Victoria said...

This dip is so easy to make. Ladies always want to know how to make it whenever I serve this dip.
It's a HIT!

Vickie said...

Hi Victoria!
I agree that it's a hit. I could eat the whole thing by myself.