My first taste of Beau Monde Dill Dip occurred during an early autumn weekend in the mid-1970s.
It was during the Annual Old Timers Day Party at the Seven Hills Skydivers Drop Zone (Mathaire Field) in York Center, Wisconsin.
The airfield was named for Alton Mather, whose farm was located on the west side of Highway 73, across from the airfield and the Seven Hills' facilities on the east side of the highway.
Alton was an excellent pilot and would carry skydivers to altitude in Seven Hills' 1956 Cessna 182, "Super 5" (N5555B), for many years.
Bernetta, Alton's wife, brought this wonderful concoction to the party, which was centered on a spanferkel. Later during the next week, I called her for the recipe and have been recreating her wonderful dip for family and friends for decades.
Guest Foodie December 30, 2009 REVIEW:
I've been making this dip for years and get asked for the recipe everytime I take it to a family dinner or potluck. The most recent comment came from my world-traveller niece claiming it was "stellar!" It's quick, easy and so scrumptous we could eat it with a spoon but
Christine December 22, 2007 REVIEW:
This recipe is a great quick party dip. Serve it with a variety of fresh veggies(carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli etc..) Enjoy!