Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas

It has been a long time since I've truly enjoyed Christmas, for reasons I won't go into at this time.  I always breathe a sigh of relief the day AFTER, because life returns to normal. But this year has reminded me why I used to love it.  Last night I had a small get together with friends (which felt like a huge get together due to the size of my humble home). We spent the evening snacking on treats that I spent the day whipping up, playing games, and laughing until we cried.  The sparkling christmas lights added to the intimate ambience, and we spent the evening thankful for each others company. It's funny, but when you bring together a bunch a people who dread christmas as much as you do and just have some fun, somehow a bit of the holiday spirit creeps back in. At least it did for me.  So much so that I forgot to take pictures. I was too busy having a wonderful time with my dearest friends, and the kids.

The kids went to their father's house last night, so the house is quiet this morning. A bit more cooking and off to Mom's to spend the day.  But before I do, I thought I'd share my favorite recipe for friendly get together's (It's on the back of the Knorr's Vegetable Soup Mix package):

Knorr's Spinach Dip

1 package Knorr's Vegetable Soup Mix
10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup mayo
16 oz. container sour cream
1 small can water chestnuts, diced
3 scallions

Mix all ingredients and chill to let flavors meld.  I like to bake a sourdough boule until crispy, cut off the top and hollow it out, reserving the cubes of bread for dipping, and fill the hollow boule with the dip.  Of course its also a great dip for crackers and veggies.  And it's as simple as that.

Wishing everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!


  1. That sounds wonderful! I adore spinach dip and water chestnuts!!! I am having a hard time, though, finding soup mixes that don't have MSG in them. Do you know if that one does or not?

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will definitely have to try it sometime soon!


  2. I checked the package and surprisingly, MSG was the 2nd ingredient. Yikes. Sure is tasty though. Good thing I only eat it about once a year lol

  3. Thanks for checking ... ugh! That would send me into an instant migraine! It sounds so good, though, so I will have to look for some more natural veggie soup mix to try it with.