Sunday, June 17, 2012

Spinach Dip

Grandma Barb's Favorite Spinach Dip

Many people in this world knew my Grandma, Barb Ford, for her chicken and dumplings (a recipe to come later), but there are numerous "staples" that our family could always count on during every her family gathering. Some were unique, others were not as much - but in either case, they became favorites.

One such recipe was her appetizer - Spinach Dip. Something many have probably had or tried, but it was new to us when I was in grade school - and I was not so sure of it. It looks a little suspicious, and plus, it has spinach in it. How many 10 year olds love spinach?? Well, I eventually gave in and tried it...and of course, loved it. Grandma knew we would! Soon my mother was taking it to our family gatherings on the Heape side, taking it to pot-lucks and other parties with the Holtgrewes and Krupps. And now, I too make it for social gatherings and family functions. It is always good, and so simple! Looks great in a cute bowl, even if it has spinach in it ;)

Again, not completely uncommon as I think it can easily be found on the back of vegetable mixes, but an oldie and a goodie as Grandma Barb would say! Another great recipe that you can easily alter by adding additional veggies or flavors to make your own.

Spinach Dip 

10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
16 oz sour cream
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 package vegetable recipe mix (we use  Knorr® or Lipton®)
8 oz. water chestnuts, drained and chopped

The easiest recipe....just combine all the ingredients, and chill for two hours. Serve with crackers, veggies, etc.

Not the prettiest dip, but so good!


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