Thursday, September 24, 2009

When the husbands away...

...the wife eats left over appetizers for dinner. It's sad but true. For some reason, when my husband is out of town I just don't feel like cooking. I don't know what's happened to me. I was single until I was 32 and used to love to cook, even if it was just for me. But now...maybe it's the idea of having one night of no dishes, or it could be that I love playing with my little munchkin so much I can't tear myself it's definitely the dishes.

Last night I hosted a baby shower for my friend Lacy. I made these fun little appetizers. They tasted good at the shower and they still tasted good reheated tonight for dinner.

Don't worry, I made a healthy dinner for little "R". She had chicken, potatoes and broccoli. She had two helpings of broccoli. That's my little veggie lover.

(Mindi Original)

1 lg. pkg. thawed & well drained, chopped frozen spinach
2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 pkg. cream cheese
1 C. sour cream
1 C. mayonnaise
1 C. grated Parmesan
1 C. mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese (or blended)
2 t. red pepper flakes
4 T. hot pepper sauce
2 t. salt
2 t. garlic powder
tortilla chips (for dip) or 50 wonton wrappers (for cups)

1. Slightly melt cream cheese in microwave.
2. Mix in all ingredients, adding the spinach and artichokes last.
3. Pour into 9x13 baking dish.
4. Heat at 350, until hot and bubbly. (approx. 15 - 30 min)
5. Serve with tortilla chips or torn crusty bread.

1. Divide the above ingredients in half and mix as directed.
2. Spray the mini muffin tin's with cooking spray and then place wonton wrappers in the mini muffin tin's.
3. Fill each wonton cup with one tablespoon of mixture.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes, or until crispy and heated through.
5. Allow to cool in pan for a minute.
6. Remove and serve warm.
7. Makes 50 appetizers.


Kathy said...

I'm with you...usually when my husband is gone for dinner, I eat cereal. :)

{lindy baker cakes} said...

I love spinach artichoke dip. I have a recipe I love to use too. I've never thought of using wonton wrappers! That's such a good idea! Thanks Mindi!

ificould said...

This looks SOOOO good! I've never tried making S & A dip before, and now I'm excited to try! I posted a link:

As always, thanks for the great recipes!!

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