Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I love these Pinterest challenges. Mainly because we all have about 500 pins and we do maybe 10% of them, if that. So it's always fun to have a challenge to try it.

This is one of my favorites that I pinned a few months ago. I can't even remember the first time I had SPinach artichoke dip, but the first bite I was in love. Which is surprising because I don't like spinach or artichokes. None the less, I always wondered if there was a way to make it at home and less cost effective. Not to mention, a little more healthy. Cue this pin!

                                                                            Source: via Krista on Pinterest

Mix 1 cup grated smoked mozzarella, 1/2 cup grated parmesan, 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 box thawed frozen spinach, 1 jar artichoke hearts, and salt and pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high, 2 hours.

I opted for the healthier version of the above...Lite Cream Cheese and Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese. I also used regular bagged shredded mozzarella cheese. The smoked was just a pricier option for a test. 

Put it all in the slow cooker and an hour an half later done! I will say though the sides started to burn a little so maybe checking a little each time and stirring would have prevented that option. 

Taste Test: Not too bad!  but not as good as TGI Friday's....hmmm will be tweaking the recipe a bit the next time. But definitely a good try for guests coming over and you need a quick, hot dip. 

ok, now on to a different topic. And if you know me, then you know it is very appropriate...

Today marks 2 months until Christmas!!

That's right people. Two months to buy all those gifts. Two months until Santa comes with brand new toys to play. Two months to start to do all those Christmas pinterest are a few Christmas themed favorites I want to attempt!

A Blend to make the house smell nice!

                                                                      Source: via Krista on Pinterest

Peppermint Martini!

2 months until Christmas also means...ABC Family Christmas is just around the corner! And let's be serious...we all wait for that.My DVR is all ready to be bombarded with every ABC Family movie and show and everythingggg!!!! Can you tell I am oh so excited for Christmas?!

But oh yes, note to everyone....we hope you understand but we will not be able to afford gifts this year, wedding and all so please accept all the handmade stuff you will get. thanks.

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