Thursday, October 10, 2013
HOW THE MODERN POPEYE TAKES HIS SPINACH
Force your kids to put down those dang phones and focus on making a fun meal together. Here are your ingredients (don't substitute for fat free or low cal as that totally changes the taste..roll with this one now and substitute later). This is for a cooker of 1 quart to 7 quarts in size.
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
18 ounces frozen artichoke hearts, thawed, patted dry and chopped
10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
SO, here goes. First mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, water, garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper together in a large bowl. Fold in artichokes and spinach until well combined. Transfer to slow cooker, cover and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 hours on high. Stir to combine and serve. Depending on the occasion, I like to serve in individual ramekins for each guest or, especially during the holidays, carve out small pumpkins or gourds and fill with dip.