So, Die Hard Day happened. Yup. Ended pretty much the same way as last year. With dudes in wife beaters wrestling each other on the floor while I cautiously back out the door. I had the added bonus of having not one, not two, but three beers spilled over me. And they weren't even my beers!
I didn't make it a full day but 9 solid hours of drinking should count for something. Props to the host who opened up his brand new home to a platoon of sloppy, sloppy individuals. He also procured 3 kegs of u-brew for the day. The Bock had a tad too much mercury in it but the other two held up well. Yes, even the Crystal knockoff was more than welcome once the drinking got more focused.
I do have to say that the spirit of the day seems to have gone amiss. The movies were rarely the focus of the day. And I pulled the cord just as the fourth movie was starting. So I STILL haven't seen that stupid movie. I'll have to watch it in on my own at some point because apparently there's a fifth one in the works.
One remarkable discovery was made on this day that must be shared. There was this phenomenal shredded chicken and cheese dip there. Before passing out at 2 in the afternoon, Brother Judd managed to share the recipe. For everyone's benefit, it's included below:
BROTHER JUDD'S TOTAL FLAME-OUT CHICKEN CHEESE DIP
2 packages of cream cheese, cubed
4 cups of shredded 4 year old sharp Cheddar
2 cups Frank's Red Hot Original Sauce
2 cups buttermilk ranch dressing
6 chicken breasts boiled and shredded
Layer the cream cheese on the bottom of a casserole dish. Cover with the shredded cheese, Frank's sauce, and ranch dressing. Place in a 350 degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes.
Remove mixture and stir.
Put mixture in oven for another 7 to 10 minutes.
Remove mixture and stir in shredded chicken.
Put back in oven for another 20-30 minutes.
Serve warm with tortilla chips.