Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fav food of the week shoutout. . . .

Ok this week I thought I would mention a lovely appetizer that I do on a regular basis that can usually change the most timid of individuals into ravenous beasts. I'm talking about my Spinach Dip. This has got to be the simplest of recipes but people just rave about it and think that you went to such lengths to make it. Here's the ingredients: 1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach, 1 pkg. Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix, 1 sm. jar of mayo (DO NOT use low fat!), 1 lg. sour cream. Now here comes the easy part that will make you look like the next Martha Stewart. Thaw and drain the spinach and then add ALL ingredients into a bowl and mix well, Yummy! Now, here's where you could stop and just put the dip into a bowl or serving dish and be like those "other" hostesses but we're pushing for Martha Stewart level right? Take a loaf of mountain bread (round loaf) and cut out the top and pull out the bread inside turning it into a bowl. Pour the dip into your homemade creation and cube up the bread that you pulled out. Place your lovely bread bowl filled with that yummy dip onto a serving platter and place the cubed bread around it for a lovely presentation. I usually buy a loaf or two of french bread as well and cube it up because you will NEVER have enough bread. Believe me this dip is always a crowd pleaser, just as my sister-in-law Joyce.

4 comments:

Audrey said...

I love simple, easy to prepare recipes like this. Ok, I have to ask, why not use low fat mayo?

Danell said...

Hey Audrey,

It's just my personal preference. I have tried low-fat mayo in other recipes and there has definitely been a change not only in the consistency but also the taste. Plus, I figure if I going to eat all of these "healthy" things, why worry about the fat?

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

I LOVE spinach dip! Actually, Costco carries a pretty good one, but nothing beats homemade.

And now I'm hungry...!

Joyfull said...

Danell is so right, this dip is absolutely wonderful. It is a staple (per my request) for all brithday celebrations.