Cotija Cheese and Corn Dip that reminds me of Cotija Cheese and Corn on the cob but perfect for dipping with chips or just eat it straight from the spoon!
I know a lot of y’all follow me on Facebook and I’ve told a bit over there about how I’m dealing with a Kidney Stone and I’ve mentioned it on here once but that’s about it. I didn’t think a kidney stone would be so much trouble. After an ER visit a few weeks ago they told me I had one and I thought that it would hurt but that it would be over in like a week. I went to Florida, traveled through the pain and when I got home the kidney stone was still there.
A week later I went to the doctor for another x-ray and while the stone had moved, it didn’t move far enough. That’s when we decided to schedule a procedure for this week to hopefully deal with it. Well, that’s great and all except last week my body decided that it wanted to murder me. Well, without going into detail because the blog is not the place for that, let’s just say that some personal health issues sprang upon me like a swarm of evil and on top of that I caught a 24 hour bug from Thomas last weekend. Let me tell you, all those things suck on their own….all of those things together make you want to go mad.
I’ve pretty much been living on pain pills for the past week, which I hate. I try to go as long as I can without them but the pain is just awful. I have procedure at the hospital tomorrow morning and saying that I’m terrified is an understatement. It’s suppose to be a pretty easy procedure but they have to put me to sleep and I freak out anytime I have to be put to sleep. So let’s hope that this fixes some of my issues, I’m so ready to be back to feeling normal. I’m pretty sure that I missed out on the entire month of May, it’s all been a blur. So cross your fingers and pray for me! <3
Let’s get onto the food though, I need something to take my mind off of tomorrow!
I’ve been missing my niece, Savannah a lot lately. I got to see her a few weekend ago at her dads but that was almost a month ago. I use to get to see her so much and now, well now it’s just not the case. It breaks me heart, which I know is probably the goal for some people but still, it sucks.
What does that have to do with Cotija Cheese and Corn Dip? Well, when I think of Cotija Cheese and Corn, Savannah is the first person to pop into my head. Her mother introduced me to Cotija Cheese and Corn Dip year and year ago after her friend told her about it. Cotija Cheese and Corn has been a favorite around here ever since then. When Savannah use to stay with us on the weekends during the summer, we would get fresh corn, sit on the patio together and peel the husks off before tossing them on the grill (or into the oven). Then we’d sit together and spread mayo onto our ears of corn and sprinkle them with a ridiculously amount of Cotija Cheese as Thomas wrinkled his nose at us. haha
Savannah loves Cotija Cheese and Corn on the cob and I just know that she would love this Cotija Cheese and Corn Dip! I bet she would be sitting right along beside of me as we dug in with tortilla chips and chatted about what we should make in the kitchen. Ohh how I hope we have those days again in the future! <3
Speaking of digging in, when I went to take the photos of this dip, I have to “dig in” for a few shots. Well, 5 minutes later, I just happened to notice that I was still digging in for more haha. I’m glad I got in a few good shots before I decided to go for the scoop shot because after that it was over, I had to stop myself from eating it all. haha *figuratively y’all, not really…that would have been a lot of corn and dip*
So let’s talk though about what’s in here. We’ve got Cotija Cheese and Corn (obviously) but we’ve also got some cream cheese, some creamy swiss cheese and some mayo.
Now I’m going to let you use your judgement when it comes to the mayo, as you might want to use sour cream instead. I know that when you make something with mayo that you’re not suppose to let it sit out, however, I wanted to make this dip with the mayo because that’s how we eat our cheesy corn and I don’t plan on sitting this out for hours and hours. I’m going to let you be the judge for that. If you’re uneasy with the mayo, just use sour cream instead BUT I’m here to tell you that I think the mayo version is much better. 🙂
Now the creamy swiss cheese I used for this recipe is the same one that I use for a lot of my hot dips that I make. It’s this Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss cheese and I love it.
It comes in a wheel of about 8 triangles. I use it for dips, eat them with crackers and just plain ol eat them alone. haha However, I mainly add them to the dips I make. I love the creamy cheese mixed in!
This is the Cotija Cheese that I use.
I can normally find this at Wal-Mart and ALDI but I think that I’ve seen it at Food Lion before too…but I’m not 100% sure on that.
So that’s it. That’s what’s been going on around here.
Cotija Cheese and Corn
And missing my niece.
How’s life over on your side?
Cotija Cheese and Corn Dip
Linking this up to Christy Jordan’s Meal Plan Monday #15