Woo Hoo this week has gone quickly! And it's been a really good one. I've been able to get out so much more the last few weeks and it's amazing what that can do for your mood.
I'm painting a football themed room this afternoon. I love painting little girlie rooms, but it's always fun to do some major boyish stuff too.
Gee, guys. My gender vote count is 50/50. Duh. I could have figured that one out. :)
Rumor has it that we're going out to eat at Latin King this evening with some family. I hope the plan sticks! I've been wanting Italian food and I've only been to Latin King once and it was years ago. I don't really have any cravings, but if I see a certain food or read about it, I must have it or I will not survive. Yesterday it was Spinach and Artichoke dip. Now it's puppy chow. So here's a great recipe I got from my friend Jenn. I've used it a ton. It's so good!! (and easy)
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
1 cup artichoke hears chopped (1 can)
½ cup frozen spinach thawed
8 oz cream cheese
½ c grated Parmesan cheese
½ t crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
¼ t salt
1/8 t garlic powder
Boil spinach and artichoke hearts with 1 cup water in small saucepan over medium heat until tender. Drain excess water. You may need to squeeze it out so the dip isn’t runny. Heat cream cheese in a small bowl for 1 min until soft. Add spinach and artichokes and stir well. Add remaining ingredients and combine. Serve warm with crackers, chips or bread.
RJ's cousins are putting together a Charlton Family Cookbook for Christmas. His family is full of good cooks/bakers, so this is going to be amazing. I can't wait!