Yesterday was a long..long day of football and I loved every minute of it. Then again, I’m scrambling around like a chicken today to make up for doing NOTHING yesterday.
I had my long run (13 miles..marathon training right on schedule), then decided to make some appetizers to get the first game going. Auburn and Clemson. Not only did I feel adventurous enough to make an artichoke spinach dip, I also make my own chips. But I didn’t love them like Stephen did. I still reach for the Town House Flatbreads. Those are REALLY good.
Alton Brown’s Spinach Artichoke dip. I did change this a tiny bit. Are you surprised?
- 1 cup thawed, chopped frozen spinach, squeezed dry
- 11/2 cups chopped canned artichoke hearts, drained
- 6 ounces light cream cheese
- 1/4 cup light sour cream
- 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Heat cream cheese in microwave for 30 seconds or until hot and soft. Stir in rest of ingredients. Bake in 350* preheated oven until gold and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
Closer version..smells like football snacking goodness.
Those pita chips are a treasure from the trash of stale pita bread. I cut them, oiled them down, and sprinkled pepper on them. I have to say, I loved the crunch, but I didn’t like too much pepper. Stephen inhaled them and hoarded them in his boots and Frankie’s bed in case I decided to change my mind about sneezing-inducing pepper.
The game was bittersweet. Yes, I like to see Auburn lose, but only to SEC teams. Clemson is ACC. I’m an Alabama fan down to my toenails, but I always hold allegiance to SEC teams. . . . except Tennessee. I don’t care who beats them or what league they are residing. Anybody confused yet?
Have some chips and dip while you try to figure it out