Anyway, the party went really well. I think the bride-to-be had a really great time, and I know she appreciated all the hard work I put in to make sure that happened! Turns out, I made way too much food, but that's okay -- she didn't mind the leftovers! Here's the spread:
One of my co-workers made a fantastic spinach artichoke dip for the baby shower they had for me at work, so I asked her to share the recipe with me so I could make it for the party. I have no idea if this is her recipe or if she got it from somewhere, but wherever it came from, one thing is for sure: It's wonderful. I love spinach artichoke dip, anyway, but this one is especially good. My changes to her recipe are in purple.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
1/2 teaspoon garlic
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 mozzarella cheese
1 14-ounce can artichoke harts, drained and finely sliced
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix all ingredients until well mixed.
2. Spoon into a 9-inch pie plate or quiche dish. Top with additional mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
3. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.