Monday, January 10, 2011

A Two For One Delight - Hot Spinach Dip + Eggs = Great Brunch

Friends were over last night for dinner and before we actually sat down for the meal, we nibbled on a new dip - born of not reading the recipe through before I wrote "spinach" on my grocery list. The recipe called for 2 pounds (make that 1 kilogram for my metric friends) and my Honey bought... as I requested 1 bag of spinach and "oh, please get some Swiss chard for another recipe I plan on making". Well, the bag of spinach weighed 4oz and even with the Swiss chard added to the mix, the greens came to less than a pound. Still... the weather was blustery, and I didn't have the heart to send him out again... or to go myself, for that matter. So... a creamier but still very delicious dip was created. In no small part to the kick that the Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce gave it.

As you can see from the photo, we dug in before I had a chance to take one of the bubbling, straight-from-the-oven dish.

There was still a bit left this morning and, along with some very excellent smoked turkey from Sweet Williams Country Sausage at the farmers market, it made an awesome breakfast this morning.

I can't think of anything better than eggs to change up yesterday's delight into an entirely different dish. Pasta is the second best option for me. What's your choice?

Segue .... don't forget to share your pasta dish - leftover inspired or not for this week's Presto Pasta Night. Claire of Chez Cayenne is hosting. Send your entries to cdmcculloch7 (at)gmail (dot)com and cc me - ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com


La Cuisine d'Helene said...

What a great dip to share with friends.

Claudia said...

Very creative, two dishes for the price of one, and both sound superb.