January 13, 2012

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

When I typed "artichoke" for the title of this post, I spelled it "arctichoke".  Been spending too much time studying the Arctic and writing "Arctic" on the board, I suppose.

Did you know "Arctic" has two "c's"?  You should.  Most nine year-olds don't.

Speaking of spelling...I saw a Pin that said there is something wrong with you if you still think "definitely" is spelled "definately".

I guess there's something wrong with a lot of people.

"I digress" goes without saying.

(One of these days, I promise I'll start keeping my issues with the spelling habits of others to myself.  Are there any misspelled words out there that REALLY bug you?)
This dip can be made one of two ways.

You can do it up in the Crockpot and keep it warm for a party or a Friday night at home.  Or you can bake it in the oven and...still serve it warm for a party?  I guess it depends if you want the top crispy and broily-like*.  Then you should definItely go the oven route.

Spinach Artichoke Dip adapted from A Year of Slow-Cooking

for an 8x8 dish or a 1.5 quart Crockpot

One 8 oz. block cream cheese (I used light.)
1 cup sour cream (I used light.)
Half a 14 oz. can of artichoke hearts, finely chopped
2 cups fresh baby spinach, finely chopped
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
1 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
1 cup shredded parmesan, divided

If making in the Crockpot:
Throw everything into the Crockpot.  No need to mix.  Cook on low for 2 hours or high for up to 90 minutes.  Stir every 45 minutes or so.  Very easy.

If baking in the oven:
In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, artichokes, spinach, garlic/onion powder, and half a cup of each cheese.
Spread into an 8x8 pan.  Top with the rest of the shredded cheese.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Remove the foil and broil until the top is nice and bubbly. 

*Making up your own words is cute.  Misspelling those that already exist is not :)

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  1. Yum! And the hubs and I have appetizers for dinner every Friday night, party or not :)

    A little spelling ancedote: I used to teach HS English and once had a student raise her hand and if if she could take out her phone to 't9' a word because she didn't know how to spell it. Um no, no you may not.

  2. "CongraDulations" drives me nuts.

    I also hate when people say "addicting" when they mean addictive. It makes me angy. Although that's mroe of an ingnorance issue than a spelling issue.

    I always have to double-check my spelling when I use the word frustrate. I want to spell it frustErate.

  3. Always great for superbowl parties coming up! Thanks so much for sharing on FridayFood over at Momtrends.

  4. However you spell it it looks yummy! Looks like I need to have a party!

  5. Oooh I just love artichoke dip! Yum. I'd eat it just about every day if I could.

    Things that annoy me: "Awe" instead of "aww", definately definitely annoys me, and "walla" instead of "voila". *shudder*


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