Saturday, May 28, 2011

Creamy Artichoke Dip

Creamy Artichoke Dip

We had some friends over for dinner tonight and I made a DELICIOUS cheesy artichoke dip :). I thought I'd pass on the recipe since it was just that good! (Although once you see the ingredients you will see why it was so good, hehe). I think this will be added to the "potluck" or "party" repertoire of delicious things to bring! And not only is it delicious, its super easy and you do it in a crockpot!

2 cans artichoke hearts (packed in water), coarsly chopped
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup shredded cheddar

2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1 Tablespoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Tortilla Chips & Veggies (like carrots, green peppers, celery) to dip!

Combine all ingredients (but the chips and veggies) in a crockpot. Cover and heat on low for about an hour (I had to turn mine to high for a bit because low was taking too long). Serve with tortilla chips and veggies. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Back to Blogging!

So I will be the first to admit that I'm a TERRIBLE blogger. I have been coming and going and coming and going and this time I'm coming and STAYING! We got moved into our new house which I LOVE! And its been super fun being a homeowner too! New baby is almost 4 months old and still not sleeping a wink but its totally worth it and the big sister is the best big sister EVER! I am so very proud of my kiddos :).

So, my pledge to you is to post our DELICIOUS vegetarian meal plan each week and the links for the recipes. Plus any other tidbits of useful information I might come across :). I also try at least one new recipe each week. Sometimes its great sometimes its an epic failure but its fun to give it a shot :).

So... here's the meal plan, we've mostly made all of it, but I'm going to share since I have a minute at the computer :).

*Bean soup, homemade sweet cornbread muffins (we made 6 regular and 6 with blueberries for the next morning, yum!)
*Polenta Casserole
*Morningstar Chick'n nuggets, homemade french fries, corn on the cob (its corn on the cob season here in Florida)!
*Pasta Salad, fruit
*Chilaquiles Casserole, rice
*Zucchini Grinders (I used a small can of diced tomatoes and some spices instead of marinara sauce), salad
*Bean and Cheese Enchiladas served with sour cream and salsa, corn on the cob
*SW Quinoa casserole in tortillas with cheese, salsa, sour cream... I leave the cheese off the recipe and just put it in the tacos, broccoli (I loove broccoli)

I also just took out a vegan cookies cookbook from the library the other day called "Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar" by: Isa Chandra moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero (they also wrote Veganomicon which is a GREAT cookbook!). The Chocolate Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies are AMAZING! I've made them twice and can't wait to make them again (not such a good thing because that means we ate two batches of them, hehe!)