Today was one of those days. You ladies know what I mean, one of those hormonal-glass-case-of-emotion days. I had a care plan and paper to write today, and all I wanted to do was nothing but eat, sleep and watch TV. It's almost like clock-work for me at the end of each semester for the past 6 years. Everything is coming to an end which should be exciting, but then all the big projects and exams start piling up and my stress level becomes out of control. I just become an emotional ball of mush and I want to eat everything that is bad for me, like this amazingly sinfully bad, but good, cheese dip.
I honestly don't know why I do it to myself now that I'm in nursing school. It was understandable back in the day at the UM. With my first degree I had a full-ride scholarship to keep by maintaining a 3.40 GPA. Talk about stress when you are taking ridiculously hard Microbiology and Human Biology classes! Now with nursing school, I don't have my scholarship stress anymore and I'm still in that cycle of stress because I have a 4.0 GPA and don't want to lose it. I just need to keep tell myself that B's are okay and relax a little bit.
Also, I tend to get frustrated that I am 24 and still in college. I'm so over it. I'm ready to not have 80-100 hour work weeks and have a real job with relaxing days off! I can't wait to be a nurse and start my life. I feel like I'm in college purgatory and won't be able to start my adult life until about a year from now.
This is where the dip comes in....
It helps me get out of my hormonal-end-of-semester funk.
Sorry for the moment. I just needed to get some things off my chest about school and life. Writing it down is good therapy....so is this dip! LOL! I just need to remind myself that nursing school will be over in about a year. Then I will be a nurse and I will also be married to my love at that time!
This week when I was searching around some of my favorite blogs, I found that Country Cleaver and Simply Scratch posted recipes for awesome dips, which inspired me to whip up my Death-By-Cheese dip from about 2 years ago because it just sounded good and it sounded comforting.
-16 oz Jalapeno/Pepperjack Velveeta-cubed
-1-1/2 cup Sour Cream
-1 cup Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
-1/2 Onion-finely minced
-8 oz Lager/Light Beer
Place the cubed Velveeta into a large saucepan. Melt the cheese over medium-heat while stirring. Once completely melted add in the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan, stir until combined and heat the dip until it reaches a slight boil. Simmer for about 5-10 minutes until completely heated through.
Serve with tortilla chips, soft pretzels, quesadilla, breakfast burrito...anything that tastes good with cheese basically!