Last night my daughter phoned stressed about preparing an appetizer dish for a wedding shower today. Her work day had been overwhelming (an understatement), so “Blimpy Girl Mama” volunteered to prepare her appetizer.
Clueless what to make, I shuffled cans in the pantry and checked the contents in the fridge. What ingredients could I throw together without having to shop? The end result was this Artichoke Spinach Dip. A little of this, a little of that. The dip turned out pretty tasty even though I improvised on a couple of missing ingredients.
If you follow my blog, you know I am anal about food presentation. This dish was no different. If you’re going to showcase a dish, then do it with gusto and flair. Make it stand out from the those “Tupperware container” dishes. You might not be Martha, but you can earn a close second with good presentation.
An in-house scavenger hunt turned up a jumbo size photo clothsespin to display my appetizer name tag. A copy of the recipe (self-serving, of course) and appetizer tag are FREE to print:
FREE printable papers I used around the dip are found here: SpringTimeBackgroundPapers.
A shout out to DigitalCardFun.com for their awesome background paper designs. :))
If making this appetizer ahead of time, you’ll need to warm before serving. Heat in microwave (30 second bursts). Stir mixture until heated through. Serve with crackers or scoop-able chips.