....but, rather, more like this girl.....
It's true. I love taking a dish to pass that ends up being the "hit" dish of the night. You know the dish that you overhear everyone saying, "who made that?" And then I just sit there pretending like I didn't hear them until someone points at me. At which point, I casually shrug and claim it is "so easy to make" and "anyone can make it." But secretly we all know. It's a Heids McGhee special.
Usually my guacamole reigns, but this week I think I have found a new contender.
I got this spinach and artichoke dip recipe from the Pioneer Woman. She is a blogger, author, photographer, tv show hoster that I have been idolizing for years. And I am nearly positive she has never been arrested for fighting. Especially on November 29th, like our friend Lindsey was. The Pioneer Woman is still busy cleaning up her Thanksgving dinner.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Strain your spinach, save your juice to cook your artichokes.
Cook your artichokes until they are browned.
Make your paste (fancy people call it a roux, Pioneer Woman ain't fancy and Heids McGhee ain't either!) On a side note, even though I am not fancy, the words "ain't" really bothers me and I spent 5 minutes debating whether to use it or not.
Did I mention this is not a low-fat dish?
Dump those delicious cheeeses into your roux and stir until melted.
Stir in your spinach and artichoke. Pour into a dish and bake until bubbly and brown.
I served my spinach and artichoke dip with veggies. Voila! Suddenly, it's a healthy AND delish dish! Perfect for all those holiday parties and you can relish in being the lady (or gentleman) that everyone is talking about!