Bowls & Beans: How to Make Teachers Happy!

When I signed up to help out with a Mexican meal for our kids’ teachers at school, I knew exactly what I’d be bringing: My Texas Caviar Dip (recipe in my book). One of the moms at the school organized this meal and we got to sign up for what we wanted to bring.

I really appreciate the moms who take on the role of organizing!

I quadrupled the recipe, made it up the night before (better flavor), added in a few avocados – and it was ready to go.

I try to stock up on big bowls when I can find them, at discount stores or even yard sales.

These two bowls were reasonably priced – $2.98.

The larger, the better, and perfect for chips.

As I always say, hospitality can take place many different ways.

At the end of the day, the bowls were completely empty when the kids brought them home – which is a good sign, right? :)

When there’s a food need at school or church, are you the organizer or do you just sign up?

14 comments on “Bowls & Beans: How to Make Teachers Happy!”

  1. Wow, what a colorful dish! I’m sure this is going to be a huge hit! I’ve seen this in the book, but have yet to make. Thanks for sharing, This will serve me well this Summer when I’m the hostess on overtime! I find most of my serving dishes at Dollar Tree. No worries about getting them back.

  2. I’m generally the contributor and have been since I was younger. Like when I was the vice president of my junior class student council instead of president. It was all very calculated because I like hiding behind someone else’s leadership. But I have an opportunity to be “the organizer” for an event at church and though it scares me, I think it’s what I’m supposed to do!

  3. I love this dip of yours! And to add avocado makes it extra special, yum girl! I am not one to organize if I don’t have to. I love to sign up though! :)

  4. Sometimes I am the organizer. It just depends on my mood at the time. :) I always contribute though. Last time I took chocolate chip cookies in for Teacher Appreciation.

  5. I chaired the Hospitality Committee for two years and now I just bring. When I started working full time again, being the organizer was just too much, but I’m always happy to bring treats!

  6. I’ve been on both ends of the….uh, what’s it called….well anyway. I’ve been both the organizer and the one who has always signed up…I’ve also been a receiver too!! I’ve learned much through both organizing and receiving….but I love helping to be a blessing to someone else.

  7. I was just going to do a post with this recipe! But my pictures didn’t turn out so good, so I am postponing my post. We love this Salsa. It’s also great piled on a Monterey Jack Hamburger or on top of lettuce with chopped grilled chicken breast. YUM!

  8. I’ve never added avocado to our version of this but it sure makes perfect sense. Yum!

  9. I am usually the organizer, unless there is a dessert option. I love making desserts. Sometimes, I am crazy and attempt to do it all. I love your 10 Commandments of Hospitality! It keeps it so simple. That is an area where I can easily lose focus and strive for perfect and not enjoy the process, the people, and the purpose. Hope to meet you at Relevant.

  10. I can be either! It depends on the event. Starting to plan our ESL International Fellowship tonight!

  11. I am the Hospitality Committee Chair at my kids’ elementary school so, yes, I am the organizer :)
    We give the teacher’s snacks once a month for their staff meeting and this recipe looks like it will be a hit at the school. I’ll have to give this one a try.
    Right now we are planning a teacher’s luncheon to wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week in May. I enjoy loving on these teachers…what a big job they have!
    Jennifer

  12. I just heard that a number of our favorite teachers at school won’t be getting their contracts renewed because enrollment has dipped. I wish I could make them a huge thank you meal for everything they’ve done for us over the years…

  13. I am the organizer. (sigh) We had a Teacher Appreciation WEEK last month, and I was so busy organizing, on the day of the big pot luck lunch for all the teachers, I didn’t even bring anything or it! Oh well…figured my skills were being used in another way. :)

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