Go Panthers!! Today will be a fun day, and I hope the Panthers do well. One thing I learned a few years ago, I don’t want any company for the game, and I don’t want to go anywhere. I want to watch both the game and the commercials, without having to entertain or have conversation other than to comment about or yell at the TV, LOL!!
I’ll be cooking this afternoon getting ready for the big game. My plan is to make sausage balls, a cheese tray, my Baked Spinach (recipe below) to have as a hot dip, guacamole, and a new recipe I have in my mind for Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings. I’ll let you know if the wings come out good. Yes, there is only the two of us, but the leftovers will be lunch for work. During all the pre-game hype, I plan to work on two slow stitching projects. Both I’ll give you a peek at here. First, the next installment of the scrappy project involves doing the handwork on the binding for several pieces I cut from the main quilted piece.
The other is making progress on a new quilted art piece, sewing down some doilies by hand.
Both projects will be shared in more detail in future posts when I get a bit further along.
Just in case you’d like some hot spinach dip too, here is the recipe again for Baked Spinach with Roasted Garlic. Start by gathering some ingredients. If you don’t happen to have roasted garlic in your frig, just chop some fresh garlic and add it to the onions to saute a bit.
Saute some onion in olive oil and a small pat of butter. Add mushrooms and lightly saute until onions are translucent and mushrooms are softened.
Remove the pan from the heat, and add the cream cheese.
Stir until it melts using only the residual heat left in the pan.
Squeeze all the water out of the thawed spinach.
Add to the pan and combine.
Add mayonnaise, lemon-pepper, and roasted garlic, stir to combine.
Pour into a baking dish sprayed with no-stick spray.
Top with shredded Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Yum! A wonderful side dish with chicken or seafood, or a great main course vegetarian meal. Today we will eat it as a hot dip on tortilla chips.
Spinach with Roasted Garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 medium-large mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp olive oil
small pat of butter
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon-pepper
1 tsp roasted garlic
1 10-oz pkg chopped spinach
3-4 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
2-3 oz shredded Parmesan cheese
Saute onion and mushrooms in olive oil with a small pat of butter until onions are translucent and mushrooms are softened. Remove pan from heat, add cream cheese and stir until melted. Add next three ingredients stirring until well blended, then stir in spinach and onion/mushroom mixture. Pour into baking dish, top with mozzarella. Bake at 350˚ for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
Go Panthers!! Will you be watching the Super Bowl, going to a party, or bypassing the hype altogether?