I am always baffled when someone invites us over and request that we bring some sort of food dish. I have lots of ideas and about a million pins on pinterest connected to food, but I don't know which one to choose. Well this past weekend was no different. We were invited to watch the Alabama/LSU game and to bring a dessert or appetizer. Well I brought both. I went with my old faithful spinach dip and a yummy dessert I had made twice before, each time with completely different outcomes. Anyway, both were wonderful and I will give recipes for both, but if you are ever wanting to wow your friends or family or make someone fall in love with you, go with the dessert.
1 pkg frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
2 cans petite diced tomatoes, drained ( I like the zesty jalepeno)
1 can sweet white corn, drained
1 block cream cheese
Shredded cheese (your choice)
Mix all together except enough shredded cheese to cover and the sliced jalepenos. I put in a pie dish for easy dipping. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and decorate with the sliced jalepenos. Bake on 350 until nice and bubbly. Serve with your favorite chips.
The tomatoes and corn really add a twist to the basic Spinach dip recipes.
(I just call the following sin, because I don not know the name)
favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (I used a store bought mix)
1 pkg double stuff oreos ( might make with the pepermint ones at Christmas)
favorite fudgy brownie recipe ( I again used store bought)
Line a 9x12 dish with parchment paper or spray really well
Make the chocolate chip cookie dough and layer in the bottom of the dish
Cover with oreos
Make the browies and pour over the top
Bake in oven on 350 for about 40-45 minutes, cool completely, remove from dish and slice.
*you can serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
This dessert of course is a favorite of those who love chocolate. Who would have thought of layering all of that madness and serving it as one dish.
On to crafts. This past Saturday morning the weather seemed a little gloomy so I drank more coffee stayed in my pjs and painted away. I can't wait to post the cute little elf that I painted, but for some reason can't get the pics to upload right now. I also painted a really cute canvas for Abi's room and a distressed looking canvas for my kitchen. Later in the day I got a call from a friend of mine who owns a little Candy store downtown that she sold my Candy Cane wreath I had made. Woohoo, my first craft sale. So exciting except that I really liked it myself. Oh well guess I have to make another one. Shortly after ODing on caffeine we were off to the stables for Abi's horse riding lesson. We officially start lessons on Wednesday this week and I really need to sell some cute crafts so I can pay for them, haha. If you see something you like or have an idea of your own, let me know and I will get you a price. I also created an etsy store over the weekend in hopes that I could promote and sale that way. I will post a link to the site on my blog.
Until next time