Ok, this post is for Friend K, who asked for this recipe last night. I must give credit where credit is due, however (I didn’t create this recipe myself). I got it several years ago from here and have made it for many parties since, always with great reception from noshers (do you know that I almost spelled that with a “g” in front – like gnome!? Ha Ha). Anyway…

Spinach Artichoke Dip
8oz. pkg cream cheese
1/4 c. mayo
1/4 c. parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 c. romano cheese, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1 TBS. dried basil
1/4 tsp. salt
14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
1/2 c. spinach, chopped (if frozen, thaw and drain well)
1/4 c. mozzerella cheese, grated
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Bring cream cheese to room temp. and cream together with mayo, parmesan, romano, garlic, basil & salt. Add artichokes and spinach – mix until blended. Pour into baking dish sprayed with oil and top with mozzarella. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min., or until browned. Serve with slices of french bread.

Also, some may want the punch recipe from last night (I didn’t get any compliments on it, mind you, but it was nearly gone so I take it it was ok). I have no idea where I got this recipe – I was doing punch recipe searches 2 years ago for Huz’s graduation party.

Mock Champagne Punch
2 46 oz. cans pineapple juice
juice of 8 lemons and 3 limes
2 c. sugar
4 qt. gingerale (dry)
2 qt. sparkling soda
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Pour together over ice and garnish with sliced lemons or limes. (Notice: this amount would make a crapload of punch – I quartered it for this crowd and it was just enough.)

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