Thursday, July 15, 2010

Recipe 2 : Worlds Best Spinach Dip (appetizer)

RECIPE:  Appetizer/party food.  SPINACH DIP.

BACKGROUND/SOURCE: When I was 10 years old, we lived in Livermore, CA.  We were fortunate to have family (somewhat) nearby in Santa Rosa. My mothers aunt lived there with her two kids and boyfriend. Aunt Joy is a FANTASTIC cook, she and I share a collecting passion.
One holiday, most likely Christmas, we were up in Santa Rosa visiting. Towards the end of the day we were sitting around her kitchen table playing Spades and she pulled out this Spinach Dip.
No one in my family had ever tried anything like it before and it became an instant family favorite. This spinach bowl was polished off in record time.
We now make it for every function, every holiday gathering, every party.  It is simple, delicious and a guaranteed "no leftover" kind of appetizer.  No one can resist the spinach dip.

The OFFICIAL source of this recipe is Knorr.


1 package (10oz) frozen spinach, thawed and drained well.
1 cup Mayonnaise (yes mayo, NOT salad dressing/miracle whip)
1 1/2 -2 cups sour cream (I use about 1 1/2 cup)
1 bunch green onions (about 5), chopped
1 packet Knorr Dry Vegetable soup mix
1 small can water chestnuts, chopped small

Combine all the ingredients, mix well (but gently). refrigerate.
Take a round loaf of bread, such as Sourdough. Hollow out the center, saving the bread.
Cut this bread into chunks and toast lightly.

When ready to serve, place dip in the hollowed out bread bowl and serve with the toasted chunks.

I also buy an extra loaf of italian or french bread to chop up as well.  Also goes well with crackers, and other types of breads.

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