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One of the things I love best about my home is the backyard. It’s big enough for the kids to be able to play in (without being too big to manage), and it’s perfect for summertime pool parties.

Of course, my pool parties never feel complete without some sort of snack like chips and dip, or fruit and veggies, and I’m always looking for new appetizer dip recipes (to eat with vegetables and chips) AS WELL AS tips for making outdoor entertaining simpler and more successful.

Lucky for me, Frito-Lay has a recipe site with simple recipes using Frito-Lay products categorized by courses, dishes, occasions and brands. So, it’s super easy to navigate and a great resource for me.  In fact, my Summertime Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe would fit in nicely, don’t you think?

Even luckier for you, Frito-Lay is offering one of you a chip bundle and a $50 American Express Gift Card!

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    DJ says

    Make sure you have more than enough beverages on ice for everyone. There’s nothing worse than running out of something when you’re trying to entertain.

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    amanda h says

    My favorite entertaining idea is to serve vodka soaked slush or fruit! (only for adults of course!) 🙂

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    Ashley says

    My favorite dip is a packet of fiesta mix (found in the spice aisle) mixed with a pint of sour cream! So delicious with fritos!


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    Stephanie V. says

    My tip is to have two main dishes (one meat, one veggie) and lots of dips and veggies and chips

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    Emma Peel says

    entertainment tip – When gathering for a family picnic at your home or a cook-out have plenty of wipes available on the tables so people can sanitize their hands or clean up little messes of any kind. Have all foods prepared ahead of time and properly refrigerated, dont let salads that contain mayonaise , eggs or dairy products sit out for a long period of time. Have things for the kids to do as they get bored easily such as a box filled with coloring books/crayons, playdoh, blocks and the likes and having some background music from a boom box or radio playing sets the mood for a festive day.

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    Sarah L says

    My tip is to make a BIG container of iced tea and a BIG container of water because everyone gets thirsty.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    My favorite dip recipe is one can fat-free refried beans, 1 container light sour cream, and one jar of hot salsa. Mix all together.

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    Amanda says

    My best summer entertaining tip is always have different kinds of foods. Not everyone is a meat eater- so have some vegetarian foods available.


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    Mary Elderton says

    One of my favorites dips is so simple–Raspberry Chipotle dressing/sauce mixed with room temperature cream cheese.

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    Tari L. says

    Informal summer get togethers are best. Keep things simple. We like making s’mores on the fire pit while telling ghost stories.

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    Adrienne Gordon says

    We always buy snacks/drinks for my kids’ friends so we are prepared when they all show up.

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    DeeAnn S says

    For summer entertaining, always keep fresh fruit, veggies and dips on hand for quick snacks in case company drops by.

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    Margaret Smith says

    My favorite dip is a pyrex pie plate layer with the following: start at bottom and spread out 1-8-oz pkg of cream cheese, top with 1 can refried beans, top with 1 jar salsa and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Right before serving, microwave until cheese ontop melts.

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    Heather S says

    spinach dip is easy… 2 packages of frozen spinach (thaw), 1 tub of sour cream and 1 packet of onion soup mix. Make sure you drain the spinach, put in a bowl, add sour cream and soup mix and stir. Serve with triscuits or whatever you prefer.

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    Lim says

    If you have a freezer (that isn’t attached to your fridge) start making ice the week before. You may end up with enough that you don’t have to buy any (depending on the size of the gathering and the room you have to store ice).

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    B.Stricklen says

    H2O, the best answer whether it is hanging out at the pool with my hubby and 3 yr or throwing water ballons.
    Enjoy your site

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    Victoria Russell says

    my summer entertaining tip is to keep the food and drinks always coming! its easier to keep everyone happy that way!

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    Lori Hart says

    A great refreshing summer dip for veggies: Lime Cilantro dip.20 oz Sour cream, 3 cups aprox cilantro leaves, juice of one lime, green onion to taste (I use only three spears, but you can add more). Throw it all in a blender and hit the button. Easy peasy

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    Crystal F says

    My best tip is leave it easy. It’s hot out so don’t serve anything that can ruin. Serves things like chips, hot dogs or pizza. It’s summer food and easy to clean up. Thank you!!

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    Jennifer B says

    My tip is to keep freezer stocked with Popsicles when it’s so hot it’s great for kids keeps them busy too.

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    Jessie C. says

    Best summer entertainment tip- potluck party is a great way saving on cooking and enjoy different dishes.

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    Stephanie Phelps says

    Our best tip is to always keep a cool beverage suck as lemonade on hand and a bag of Frito lay chips

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    Melinda (Mendy) Dinsmore says

    my tip would be to have adult beverages with fun umbrellas and children drinks with the umbrellas also, but of course no acoholic bev for them.

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    Our favorite dip is

    1 Can of Hormel Chili{no beans}
    1 Package Cream Cheese

    Mix cream cheese with chili~put in the microwave until hot.
    So good 🙂


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    debbie says

    When someone asks you if they can bring something, let them. Don’t be afraid to be specific, as in, sure, we can use some pop, or a watermelon, or whatever. I was a pretty type A person, and had to always do everything. When I let go, and let others help, I began to relax and have more fun.

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    Janice Cooper says

    My favorite chip dip- 1 (16 ounce) container of Sour Cream
    1 envelope of Parmesan Italian or Italian Dressing Mix
    Mix ingredients until well blended; cover.
    Refrigerate several hours to blend flavors.

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    my friend used to make this thing…
    take a pyrex dish…
    bottom, cream cheese… then beanless chili (can) then shredded cheese… then pepperoni/tomatoes/green onions, whatever you wanted on top…
    put in oven, then get fritos to dip it in!
    so yummy!!!!

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    Christopher Crenshaw says

    I don’t know if it is an original idea but its pretty cool. I did it once this summer and loved it. Buy a bunch of glow sticks and go to a lake, creek, etc at night. Make sure you have a few plastic bags. Take the glow sticks and break them into the bags by color, then get a bunch of rocks that will skip across the water and put them into the bags. Give the bags a good shake and have fun skipping glowing rocks across the water.

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    Stacy says

    One of my favorite easy dip recipes is Pizza Dip:
    Spread 8 oz cream cheese in bottom of glass pie pan. Top with some pizza sauce, cheese and any pizza toppings of your choice. Pop in the microwave until cheese is melted. I like to serve with Frito Scoops.

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    Jennifer Marie says

    My best summer entertainment tip is to have lots of chalk and bubbles available for the kids! 🙂

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    Christy says

    My favorite dip is a mixture of sour cream, taco seasoning, bean with bacon soup (concentration straight from the can) and shredded cheddar cheese. So good with Doritos!

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    My best summer entertainment tip is to have a party under a pavilion or tent to keep guests cool. It is also a good idea to have plenty of refreshments

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    Elaine Lund says

    We always have extra burgers and hotdogs on hand during the summer months because you never know when you are going to have company last minute

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    Sarah Hirsch says

    my best summer entertainment tip is to keep things light and casual and laid-back for the summertime!

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    I love making a layered dip using FRITOS® All Natural Bean Dip–so delicious! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Crystal says

    I have a list of basic supplies that i use for every get together. We always need things like ice,paper towels and mosquito repellant.

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    sherri crawford says

    my favorite dip recipe is simple guacamole- smash an avacado sprinkle with fine sea salt add a couple spoonfuls of salsa stir and enjoy

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    Betsy Hoff says

    Here is my fave recipe for Red Pepper Dip!

    1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and diced
    3/4 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1 tablespoon minced onion
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons prepared Dijon-style mustard


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    In a small baking dish, mix the roasted red peppers, Monterey Jack cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, onion, garlic and Dijon-style mustard.
    Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned. Serve warm.

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    Heather says

    I like to make onion, bacon & garlic flavored dips using seasonings & sour cream! Quick & so yummy with any chips!

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    Cathy W says

    Sausage-Chili Dip

    Nonstick cooking spray
    8 ounces bulk mild or hot Italian sausage
    2 15-ounce cans chili without beans, undrained
    8 ounces American cheese, cubed
    1 cup bottled salsa

    Coat the inside of a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. In a large skillet cook sausage over medium-high heat until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir in undrained chili, cheese, and salsa. Transfer sausage mixture to the prepared cooker.
    Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours
    Stir well. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on low-heat setting for up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
    If desired, sprinkle dip with green onion. Serve with chips and/or sweet pepper strips.

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    Kendra says

    My summer entertaining tip is to serve Crystal Light Mocktails to friends who do not drink alcoholic beverages. My hubby has an awesome recipe for a dip and we love to eat it with Frito’s.

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    Suzanne K says

    I’ve got a great dip mix called Cajun Kickin’ from a small place in the Ozarks – mixed with sour cream and a bit of mayo – killer!!!

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    mickeyfan says

    Fix things that don’t require a lot of last minute effort on your part. In other words, enjoy your party!

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    Mari says

    I suggest serving watermelon or fresh fruit in season for a lower calorie treat. It is bikini season!

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    My best tip is just to relax. Things will go wrong. It won’t look exactly like you want it to look. But relax. The worst thing you can do is to overreact. Just have fun with your company.

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    Geoff K says

    My best summer entertaining tip is to make a special surprise for both the kids (like Smores or Banana Boats for the barbecue) and adults (like Sangria) for an extra festive party. Thanks!

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    Terri P. says

    My favorite dip is Tzatziki. It’s made with Greek yogurt, peeled, seeded and diced cucumbers, dill and a little lemon juice. It’s delicious! It can be eaten with pita bread, veggies or whatever else you’d like to dip in it.

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    My favorite dip is soo easy. Put one block reduced fat cream cheese in bowl cover with tiny shrimp and cocktail sauce. Serve with crackers.
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    momznite says

    My tip is to prepare most of the food in advance so you can spend more time with your guests.

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    Tracy P says

    My favorite dip is buffalo chicken. Shredded chicken, blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing and cheddar cheese mixed together and baked in the oven..yum!

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    Janelle says

    My favorite summertime treat is Watermelon. I like just plain watermelon or watermelon chunks in kool-aid/sprite.

    Favorite dip is Dill dip, sour cream, mayo, dill weed, seasoned salt…..YUM

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    Tip: Make sure you have enough beverages..everyone always makes sure there is enough food but in the summer, cold drinks are super important.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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    Ashley says

    I love Paula Deens hot crab dip recipe 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, free of shells
    1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
    3/4 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan
    1/4 cup green onions, minced, optional
    5 to 6 roasted garlic cloves or 2 cloves minced
    3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
    1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
    Salt and pepper

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    Leah says

    My favorite dip recipe is:
    1 Can Crushed Pinneapple
    1 Red Onion
    1 Bunch Cilantro
    1 Jalapeno
    Finely chop the red onion and cilantro, add to the crushed pineapple. Roast the jalapeno in a frying pan, when browned and jumping finely chop and add to mixture. Serve with any type of corn chip!!! I bring these to every party and everyone loves it. I also make one without thejalapenos for those that prefer non spicy. Both are delicious.

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    Barbara M says

    Best tip – set the food up buffet style.
    Much easier!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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    Carol Bryant says

    Brown pork sausage with onion, mix with Rotel diced tomatoes and Velveeta cheese for a delicious queso.

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    McKim says

    My best summer entertainment tip is to keep it simple. If you have to spend the whole time working it isn’t any fun.

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    Gayle C says

    My favorite dip is hardly a recipe, just sour cream, Hidden Valley Ranch mix and fresh ground black pepper.


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    My best summer entertainment tip is to let everyone pitch in..or have a progressive party where the party moves from house to house.

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    My best summer entertainment tip would be to always wear bug repellant! Or have citronella candles burning everywhere. You can’t enjoy yourself if you’re constantly swatting bugs off you!
    aeris321 at gmail dot com

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    Jill Myrick says

    Always plan entertainment for not just the adults but also the children.
    And above all make sure that their is always an adult to supervise, especially water activities.


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    Birdie S. says

    Best summer ent tip is have an outdoor movie nite each week , use a white sheet & a DVD projector invite friends & neighbors its so much fun we’ve done it for years

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    Aisling says

    One of the nicest things to have at a summer gathering is fresh fruit. Melon bowls, strawberries, grapes, sliced watermelon, peaches, pears, whatever . . .

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    Dana West says

    We love shrimp dip! I usually make it the traditional way, but recently we tried a new recipe and it was great as well. It has cocktail sauce added to it. Hmmm…Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Alicia Webster says

    Alicia’s Famous Crab Dip (with apologies to my stepmom who I stole it from)
    1 cup mayo (Hellman’s or Best Foods)
    1 container sour cream (Daisy or Knudsen)
    1 pkg Knorr Vegetable Dip or Spring Vegetable Dip
    2 cans crab, thoroughly drained
    mix all ingredients together and put in the refrigerator overnight to set up.
    when ready to serve, stir again, and serve with plain tortilla chips.
    Alicia Webster

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    hj says

    My entertainment tip: do everything or as much as you can ahead of time so you are able to actually enjoy yourself!@

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    Carol F says

    One of my favorite dips is Beer Cheese in a Bread Bowl
    1 round loaf (1 pound) pumpernickel bread
    2 jars (5 ounces each) sharp American cheese spread
    1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
    1/2 cup real bacon bits
    Cut top fourth off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Cube removed bread; set aside.
    In a microwave-safe bowl, combine cheese spread and cream cheese. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in beer. Microwave, uncovered, 20 seconds longer. Stir in bacon.
    Fill bread shell with cheese dip. Serve with reserved bread cubes. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.

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    Sylvie W says

    Pot luck but with specific assignments because you don’t want everyone bring the same types of products.

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    Heather says

    Having water activities and popsicles/ ice cream seem to be a great combo each time, especially for the kids.

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    Jacob says

    My best summer entertainment tip is to have lots of ice on hand. In this hot weather the ice in the freezer won’t last long so it’s a good idea to get bags of ice to make sure everybody stays cool!

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    I like having salad bar parties in the summer, get friends together and have them all bring varied salad toppings, so fun!

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    ovalangel says

    My favorite dip is to mix cream cheese, bit of sour cream and taco mix. I add a bit of shredded cheddar cheese on top. So yummy!

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    joanne major says

    we have cook outs. make sure you have lots of food. drinks, ice, and sunblock for everyone. i got skin cancer and not in sun much.

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    Michelle S says

    I am a bean dip fanatic! And it’s made from frito-lays also. I never get toots in the night from their bean dip.

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    Karen M says

    My best summer entertaining tip is always have plenty of ice and plenty of ice cold drinks. That is so true here in the Arizona desert. Thanks.

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    MelissaO says

    My favorite dip is fresh guacamole: mashed avocadoes, chopped onion, tomato, and cilantro, salt, pepper, and lime.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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    Jaque R. says

    My favorite dip recipe, if you can call it that because I just through it together to taste: one 8oz container of sour cream, horseradish to taste, crumbled bacon, finely diced chives…mix it all together…it is yummy! 🙂 Thank you.

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    kittycardero says

    My best summer entertainment tip is to have plenty of activities on hand for the kids so the adults can relax.

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    ferriz says

    This will sound weird, but mayo, garlic powder (or roasted chopped garlic!), and soy sauce. Yes soy sauce. GREAT on potato chips, artichokes, or raw veggies!


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    Katharina says

    My best summer entertainment tip is to have plenty of activities for *all* age groups so that everyone has a good time. It’s also important to find out of any of your guests have food restrictions before planning the menu.
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

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    sarah says

    For summer entertaining, especially with family events, ask everyone to bring a dish to pass. It will cut down on your work.

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    Katie S. says

    My best entertaining tip, summer or otherwise, is to NEVER RUN OUT OF FOOD OR BEVERAGES! Too often I go to a party or BBQ and they just run out. Thats not cool at all!