|Jodies Kitchen Fresh Spinach & Artichoke Dip|
This delicious recipe was a new one from my Mom.
She always manages to make something delicious for us when all the family is going to be together at the lake cabin.This time was no different.
When Mom said I have a new Spinach & Artichoke dip for us,I thought to myself, well I have tried almost everyone out there and eaten many at restaurants as well, so I don't know how new this is going to be.My surprise with this one was we were eating it cold.I have had both versions and normally it's the hot ones I like the best...NOT this time.
I have also had some that are just nothing but glob's of cheese (I'm a cheeses lover don't get me wrong) sometimes however that's all you taste.
I was in the bowl sampling, then sampling some more, then here comes Dad hes sampling, then sampling some more,until I looked at him and said you want a plate?
Dad and I both are dip lovers so we were thrilled over this new recipe.Now we ate as long as we could until Mom scolded us both and said put that up so when the others get here they can have some..We did share and everyone got their fill of some of the best dip period I have eaten.
This one is a keeper Mom thanks !
Jodies Kitchen Fresh Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Yields about 6 cups
2 tbs. Olive oil
2 tsp. minced garlic
2-6oz packages of fresh baby spinach
2-8oz packages cream cheese softened
2-16oz containers of sour cream
1-1oz package ranch dip mix
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
14oz can artichoke hearts drained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onion (bottom and tops)
In a large dutch oven heat oil over medium heat and add garlic,cook 1 to 2 minutes stirring constantly until lightly browned (not burnt) add your spinach and cook 3 to 4 minutes stirring constantly until wilted down.Cool completely, drain spinach and chop (you may do this in a processor) In a large bowl combine cream cheese,sour cream,ranch mix and pepper.Add the spinach,artichokes and green onion,mixing well. Cover and chill 2 hrs before serving.