Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Snow Sunday

MOOD STATUS: "Happy". Running 2.5 miles--comfortably--right now.

I'll keep this short since my kiddo is still home with a two hour delayed school opening.

We had a BLIZZARD Friday to Saturday night and had an end result of over 2 feet of snow. We lost power for a few hours on Saturday. But we were really fortunate to get it back before dinner time on Saturday. There are a lot of houses in our town that are still without.

PS. I love electricity!!!!

Thank you, Thomas Edison!


We went to a Super Bowl party on Sunday. I honestly watched only five minutes of the game, because I gabbed and ate the entire time. For me, it's all about the Super Bowl FOOD.
I brought a hot spinach and artichoke dip, courtesy of Alton Brown.

Thank you, Alton Brown!

(But I tweaked it just a bit)

Hot Spinach & Artichoke dip

1 cup thawed, chopped frozen spinach
1 can artichoke hearts
6 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 or 2 garlic gloves, minced

Boil spinach until tender and drain. Discard liquid. Heat cream cheese in microwave for 1 minute or until hot and soft. Stir in rest of ingredients. Place in pie plate and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Serve with tortilla chips.


And lastly, the winner of the YA book, Katy's New World is.... Jordana Ryan!!!

Congrats!! Send me the address you'd like me to mail it to and I'll get it out to you ASAP!

That's it for me.


Did you have Super Bowl plans?


Maria Zannini said...

I love spinach and artichoke dip and I am copying your recipe for my next party. Thanks!

Super Bowl is definitely about the food! I don't watch the game but I wait for the commercials to come on the internet so I can watch them one by one.

Other than the guy in the dog's shock collar, I didn't think any of them were particularly good this year.

Chicki said...

I loved the Punksatawney Polamalu ad and the Dodge Charge ad with the guy promising his wife that he'll do all the things she wants!

We didn't go anywhere and only watched up until halftime. I was working on crits listening to my MP3 until the commercials came on.

Jessica said...

My husband would LOVE that dip! I can't believe you had a blizzard. Talk about crazy weather.

Ms Snarky Pants said...

That recipe sounds delicious! So glad you didn't lose electricity for too long!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Hey, I make that recipe too! :D

I bake some bread in my breadmaker and tear it up to serve with.

Fun. Fun. Let it snow, right?
~ Wendy

Jennifer Shirk said...

Jessica: Yeah, totally crazy weather. Global warming? LOL

MS.SP: 4 hours was long enough! LOL

wendy: Let it snow--as long as I have electricity!! :)

Linda Kage said...

Thank you for the dip recipe. I love spinach/artichoke dip! We had brisket at the super bowl party I attended (smoked for ten hours the day before--yum).

You must've gotten all the snow we were supposed to some. Sorry about that.

Tamika: said...

Thanks for the recipe- I love spinach dip!

My Superbowl was a lot like yours, eating and gabbing. Much better than the game, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow I won! :) Thank you so much, I will email you my address!

You gotta snow, and yes power! Thanks to Edison's unfailing to drive to not give up and seeing things as not failure but just ways things couldn't happen :)

That spinach artichoke dip sounds so good! :) Any chance it's diet friendly hehe :)

Diane Craver said...

Thanks for the dip recipe - sounds good.

And congrats, Jordana, on winning! Nice way to start a Monday!

I'm so tired of winter. We are getting more snow tonight thru Wednesday here in Cincinnati!

Joanne said...

We had spinach and artichoke dip too, courtesy of Chili's! Wow, you got lots of snow ... it must be headed our way. They're predicting 6-12 inches Wednesday. But we've had very little this winter, so it'll be nice!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Oh my! 2 feet of snow?! We got 8 inches here, and I thought that was bad. :-) We're supposed to get another 8 inches tomorrow, just in time for my husband to have foot surgery first thing Wed. morning. Hopefully we make it to the hospital! Our family has a history of blizzards and surgeries...long story, but it'll be really weird if it happens again.

Diane said...

Yummy sounding recipe! Thankfully the snow missed us for once. Our part of NY is usually the one on the weather channel often. :O)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Diane, yes it was a nice way to start Monday :)

Laura Pauling said...

We could use a bit more snow up here in the North. Our sledding gets the sun and is looking a bit bare. 2feet - wow!

T. Anne said...

I'm headed to the grocery store and I might just buy a frozen artichoke dip since you put me in the mood and I'm short on time. And you're running 2.5 miles a day? I'm impressed. My running is a bit stagnated right now but I'm still force-feeding my feet concrete at least four times a week. I've also started something called the Brazillian butt lift. Yes, you can stop laughing now. It is the sole reason I can barely sit down or stand up for that matter. Ouch.

Tiffany Neal said...

Can't wait to have another disasterous kitchen experiment while I try to make your dip...
I found your blog through a series of blog-hopping slash blog stalking. I'm a blogging newbie and a YA writer and mommy too, so I thought I'd say hello...

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thanks for the awesome recipe! I love spinach artichoke dip. :-)

Cindy said...

That's a lot of snow! It's still snowing here and has been since yesterday morning but it's nowhere near a blizzard--and we're used to this in Colorado!

The recipe sounds yummy!

Glynis said...

I will try the recipe with some homemade village bread. Thanks for sharing.

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a lot of snow. Nothing much scarier than no power in the middle of a blizzard. Glad everyone is okay and your power is back!

Thanks for the recipe! Sounds delicious :)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Mmmm... that sounds yummy! And, you never realize how dependent you are on electricity until it goes out! It sucks! I'm glad you got it back so quickly. : )

PS - I left a little something for you on my blog today.

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Stephanie Faris said...

Nothing makes us appreciate electricity like being without it.

Katie Ganshert said...

I LOVE spinach and artichoke dip. Has to be one of my ALL time favs. And 2 feet of snow?!?! Holy buckets!

Terri Tiffany said...

Wow on all that snow!! Too much for me, glad I live here:)
I watched a little of the game but then went to bed.
Have a great week!

Catherine Denton said...

That dip sounds delicious! Btw, you have something at my blog.
Winged Writer

Karen Lange said...

Yes, for me it's pretty much about the Super Bowl food too. :)


R.M.Gilbert said...

I planned on forgetting the Superbowl and it totally worked. lol. Thanks for the recipe though.

Dawn Simon said... spinach and artichoke dip. I'll have to print out that recipe.

It's great that you are running 2.5 miles comfortably right now. I'm still doing my 2 miles! I'm pathetic, but happy. Hee!