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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hatch Chile and Artichoke Dip

Being a Deployment Engineer ( just fancy way of saying Build/Install Automation Dude), I'm a real stickler on repeatability and process/procedure. After all, one day I might be working somewhere else and the show must go on. Those who have worked with me know I love to cook and my coworkers love to eat. So frequently I'll even check my recipes into source control just to make sure that everything will go on if/when I get hit by the next bus. With that said, here is a wonderful recipe from Central Market. I don't see a copyright on it and I'm tired of losing it around the house.

Hatch Chile and Artichoke Dip ( transform applied to original recipe )

2 T. Butter
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 Can Artichoke Hearts, Drained and Chopped
1 pkg Frozen CHOPPED Spinach, thawed and drained
2 Hatch Chilies roasted, skinned and cleaned then pureed
8 oz Lite Sour Cream
8 oz Lite Cream Cheese

8 oz Hatch Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese

Saute garlic for several minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add next 5 items and mix well. Stir in cheese until well melted.

Now just rip open a bag of your favorite tortilla chips and announce that the build is ready. This dish is best served right away.


  1. Now I have to try that recipe this weekend..

    Speaking of "show must go on" topic, I never really put much thoughts into it until now: why is it that most managers dealing with SCM always refers to being "hit by a bus?" Especially when they encourage cross-training and developing well defined automation systems. I know of 2 previous managers who used that reference..

    Is that how most Engineers working in our field will end up? Death by bus.. man thats going to leave a mark.

  2. I've known a few also and I guess it's all driven by fear and denial. I suspect most managers know when the build is broken or not: they will hear about it from more people then Peter had to hear about TPS Reports in Office Space.

    But most managers probably don't really understand how it all really works so they are afraid of losing any resources. They also don't want to discuss things like promotions, training, compensation, coworker relationships, stree levels so they just passively deny that you would ever be unhappy and leave. So therefore the only thing that could possibly happen would be for you to unexpectedly get hit by a bus.