A Title, It Eludes Me

Thanks so much for your sweet comments about the book. I am going to try to soak up as much of your encouragement as I can, mainly because several people have told me that the next few months of writing will be, um, challenging. I know that there’s a whole lot of work in front of me; even though the manuscript is due July 1st, the book won’t come out until the summer of 2013 (probably). I have had a couple of small, delicate come-aparts when I’ve tried to figure out how I’m going to juggle taking care of my people and working and blogging and carving out wee bits of time to catch up with the DVR and, you know, writing a book. But I think that D and I have figured out a pretty good plan for February and March, so we’ll see how it goes.

(Can you tell that I’m trying to stay calm about everything even though I’m silently screaming SWEET FANCY MOSES in my head?)

(Good. I’m glad you picked up on that.)

(Moving on.)

One day last week my friend Cindy posted a dip recipe on Facebook, and as soon as I saw the ingredients, I thought, Oh, yes ma’am. I will try that, and I will try it soon. Since some friends and I were planning to enjoy an array of appetizers this past Friday night, I thought the dip would be a perfect addition. And I’ll tell you what: it did not disappoint.

After I tried it, I immediately thought of all you dip-loving girls. It’s great with vegetables, crackers, or chips. Ready?

1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 can fire roasted tomatoes (I use Muir Glen), diced and drained
1 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces

Stir everything together. Cover and chill for 2 hours, then serve.

I know it’s not exactly a fancy recipe. But trust me when I tell you that IT IS DELICIOUS.

All righty – I know this is a mighty short update, but I’m going to watch the last 2 minutes of the State / LSU basketball game and try to maintain my composure. We were up by 17 at one point. Now the game is tied. Clearly the Bulldogs are trying to kill me.

I still love ’em, though.

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all.

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  1. You can do this. My advice? Slather (sounds kind of cream-cheesy, eh?) your writing time in prayer, and watch God do miracles. Love you!

  2. Sophie, do you drain the can of tomatoes, and do you get the kind that are already diced? Your beach dip is still my favorite, so much so I can hardly make it since I have no self control when it’s around.

  3. Well, ummm, bacon? Of course I have to try this!

  4. Lurker here…rarely comment but the fact that you are writing a book compels me to speak. Your book will be FABULOUS.

    This dip recipe…yes. Sounds delish.

  5. Ah, the Bulldog game didn’t QUITE turn out the way we wanted. They test us. Stans is a great recruiter but not so much in the coaching area. The trying times of a Bulldog lover. Glad we can share in the drama.

    Congrats on the book. I can’t wait to hear more and read it. Sounds like a great present for my sis in law too!

  6. Congrats on your book! I am sure you will work out all the scheduling and the writing! Can’t wait to read it. You are a wonderful storyteller and your family stories are so much fun!

  7. So as you are aware I am a VERY infrequent poster….I didn’t want to get all lost in yesterdays comment-a-thon….but Sophie?!!!!! WOOOHOOO you can do this girl!! So excited and happy and a million other things!!! You will never really understand the pure joy you spread to us, the small little world of the INTERNET!! Hello!!! Joy ABOUNDS through you sweet girl!! This yankee (now hanging out in Texas) is SO excited for you my sweet southern friend!!! MUCH love! Kelly

  8. Speaking of dips, I’m about to mix chicken, packet of ranch dressing mix & cream cheese in a ball, cover it in chopped pecans & refridge until real cold…then smear on Ritz :) You’ve gotten me in the dipping mood.
    I can’t wait to read your book :)