BVC Eats: Kay Martin Grandolfo’s Tex-Mex five-layer dip

Once, Rich and I walked sixty blocks to her house for dinner, and she fed us this dip when we walked in. We cleaned the dish. Then she gave us prime rib, baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, carrots, asparagus, rolls, jello, and The Pound Cake That Killed Elvis. I regret to say that I did not obtain that recipe from her. I was too busy groaning.

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BVC Eats: Hunter Nesbitt Spence’s smoky egg dip

That same Glorious Fourth we sat in his back yard while he grilled an appetizer of jumbo shrimp, marinated in garlic and melted butter, to be dipped while still piping hot into fresh homemade guacamole. Then, when we had all stuffed ourselves on shrimp and guacamole, we went in the house to a full Fourth of July chicken divan dinner, complete with homemade baking powder biscuits, gravy, two kinds of potatoes, candied yams, three veg, two cakes, all the likker you could drink of course because this was Hunter’s house, and the aforementioned patriotic, rocket-shaped congealed salad.

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