When I made the decision to start a blog, I had all of these grand food thoughts in my head. I was going to talk about rich sauces, new ingredients and creative new recipes. I never thought my first post would be about my Superbowl leftovers.
As I always tend to do, I made way too many snacks last night for me and my husband. I did the usual menu of barbeque little smokies, spinach/artichoke dip, dates wrapped in bacon, deviled eggs, crab dip, buffalo chicken and chips and dip. It was great assortment to keep us energized during the big game. Okay, we honestly didn’t favor either of the teams but it was great excuse to make some snacks. I think we got more excited when we watched parts of the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.
After the game was over, I looked at the leftovers and just started to think of creative ways to add these ingredients to make some decent meals this week and limit my waste. It is going to be hard to make anything of a “foodie” quality but it will be comfort food at its best.
To me, the spinach/artichoke dip is the easiest leftover to incorporate in a meal. I make a cheesier rendition of spinach/artichoke dip just for this purpose. I have found the mayo laced versions don’t hold up as well when you try to give them a new life especially in a pasta.
I have to mention that I love pasta. It will be a common theme in this blog. My love of noodles allowed me to first experiment with food during the picky years. It was easy to try new foods when you could mask the unknown flavors with a familiar texture of my macaroni friends. I reconfirms the saying that you never forget your first love. But I digress…
I’ll let you know tomorrow what is done with the dip. My goal is to make a SUPER BOWL of pasta (I love puns).
You were made to blog. i’ve bookmarked yours!
LOVE your new blog!!! Totally right up your alley!
Congrats! Good for you. Keep going girl. Post your fab recipes and pcs too. Love you, dama
Did you mean to say ‘crap dip’ instead of ‘crab dip’? lol
You have the perfect combination of talents for this undertaking. You’re a fabulous, adventurous cook; a very good writer and photographer; and you have the passion, commitment, and discipline to do it right. Can’t wait to follow your blog. Love the name!
I thought you were being funny because I figure you wouldn’t like crab dip. I almost died laughing when I saw you were right. Thanks for having my back!
Yay, this will be so fun! I love the layout, Barb…I am layout shopping, currently.
Donna has a dip that she calls crack dip because it is so addictive…that is what I thought you meant!
What a great site, food and humor. What a mix! Loved the spinach dip recipe. Too bad I’ll never make it, but I’ll enjoy it vicariously through other comments. Fondly, Cuj
Congrats!!! This is awesome and a great way for me to get your “Oh SO YUMMIE RECIPES.” I know it will be great like everything you do. You inspire me!!! Love Jodi
Awesome blog Barb! I am looking forward to reading more.
My mouth is watering and it is only breakfast time!!! Your list of talents goes on and on. The presentation looks amazing. Keep it coming. Love Jodi
Jodi, I am just trying to keep up with you!! Love, Barb
So, just to be clear… when you say “I’ll let you know tomorrow what is done with the dip”, you are talking about the leftovers, right?
Yes Ricky, I AM talking about the leftover Spinach Artichoke dip! : ) And remember the best thing about this blog is comments from you. (Is that how your new song goes?) : )
Oh, you’re SPICY – just the way I like my men… err… I mean menu!
Yes, I am MUY PICANTE!!! You can be my official Latin Gay Husband! I don’t have one of those yet! : )