It’s the MOST Wonderful Time of the Year …. and that means … BOAT PARADE PARTY … which also means … yummy food that’s only made at this time of the year …. woohoo!!
My favorite, that is MY recipe that Hubby loves and tells everyone about the Spinach Dip. Um hmmm. I’ve been known to lay in bed the following morning with a small bowl heated up for breakfast (the things we do for hangovers).
It’s fairly easy, but not a dump and go recipe for once … but so worth the extra dishes and work for the end result.
1 jar marinated artichokes, drained
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/3 cup Romano cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella
1/3 cup half and half (or milk, cream)
1/2 cup sour cream
Blend artichokes, Romano and Parmesan cheese in food processor til minced (but not quite pasty).
Squeeze spinach with hands to get the as much liquid as possible out. Add spinach to large bowl and break up as it will be compact. Add half and half, sour cream and mozzarella to large bowl and mix well.
Spoon artichoke mixture into this bowl and stir to combine well. Should have medium thick texture.
Spray shallow oven proof baking dish and pour mix into baking dish. Smooth out the top. I usually use a ceramic pie pan.
Bake at 350 degrees 20 to 25 minutes til bubbly and brown around edges.
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips (you can heat them in the oven for a few minutes to make them warm just like the restaurants if desired).
Occasionally, I will add diced red onions and bacon bits on top … just to change things a little!
PROMISE to upload pictures as soon as I make it this time around … I’m trying. NOTE: I’ve not made this yet as we had to cancel the party due to my Mom. But I plan on making it for the Christmas New Years Eve weekend and will post pictures THEN.