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caramelized onion dip.

From L:

Football season is upon us. Since we’re not quite ready to tailgate, I spent last Saturday evening watching football at home and eating the whole bowl having a ladylike taste of this Caramelized French Onion Dip by Atlanta blogger Waiting on Martha. Paired with store-bought kettle-cooked chips, it’s just the sort of easy-yet-impressive-enough-for company (or the group tailgate) snack I adore.

Note: Because I really, really love onions, I did some tweaking to the original recipe. If you (or your SO) are not of similar mind, you may want to use one fewer onion.

What You Need:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Vidalia or other sweet yellow onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cup sour cream (use low-fat if you like)
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tbsp Williams Sonoma Garlic & Herb French Fry Seasoning (I couldn’t find this, so I used Cajun Seasoning…I think you could use any savory seasoning mix)
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • kettle cooked potato chips (I prefer Lay’s Reduced Fat Kettle Cooked chips)

What You Do:

  • In a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat the butter and olive oil until melted. Saute the onions and garlic until soft and brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Once cool, chop up mixture and set aside.
  • In the meantime, mix the sour cream, chives and all seasonings.
  • Add caramelized onions and mix thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Garnish with chives and serve with kettle cooked chips.
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i may or may not have eaten the entire bag of kettle-cooked chips.
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friday five.

Happy Friday, glitter girls!

We’ve had a crazy-busy week. Down in Statesboro, L finally launched the new website for her stores Social and Dish. Up in Atlanta, one of J’s restaurants was the filming location for the upcoming Anna Nicole Smith biopic on Lifetime. As our friend Mags says, “It’s an inspiring story.”

On that note, let’s get the weekend started! Here’s your Friday Five.

1. Nails. J and I are going goth this weekend. Halloween is almost here, we’re feeling spooky, and sometimes a nude nail just doesn’t cut it. Try Chanel Black Satin or Essie Blacks.

Black Nails
simple and sophisticated.

2. Saturday Skinnies. Dark-wash skinnies are fine for Fridays, but Saturday night calls for something more special. These reptile print skinnies from L’s new website are super comfy, with just the right amount of stretch. Pair them with a black or jewel-tone slouchy sweater and nude heels. Sssssssssexy.

Sabrina Snakeprint Skinny
sabrina skinny, $42, at shop social dish.

3. Sophisticated Comfort Food. Gah, how good does this pumpkin mac and cheese look?! L whipped up this recipe last night and wished she was able to send J a smell-o-gram. That. Good.

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
courtesy of better homes & gardens.

4. Georgia-Florida Game. Those you in the south are familiar with the annual University of Georgia v. University of Florida match-up, also known as “The World’s Largest Cocktail Party.” Neither of us is going to Jacksonville, but we’re definitely going to watch these two top teams duke it out on TV. No matter what game you’re watching on Saturday, be sure to make your tailgate nice and pretty with our tailgate tips.

UGA Girls
How adorbs is our friend Joelle (left) showing her UGA school spirit!?

5. Brunch. Now that it’s getting cooler (finally), we can actually handle eating outside. What sounds better than a lazy Sunday brunch al fresco? Check out Daily Candy‘s handy list of the best brunch spots in Atlanta. Live in a different zip-code? Try blogger Katherine Martinelli’s fantastic recipe for Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict and cook up your own feast at home.

Biscuits Bendedict
park’s edge (inman park) has $11 bottomless mimosas on saturdays and sundays. uh, sold.

What are y’all up to this weekend?

xo,

L + J

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