Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Weekend

I suppose everyone is gearing up for big game this weekend ... oddly enough, I'm not. There's a lot going on Chez Diva and we really don't have a horse in this race ... so no big Super Bowl plans to report on my end.

If you are gearing up to watch and host, I offer a few quick and easy recipes from the archives that might suit your snacking needs:

Herbed White Bean Spread - somewhat akin to hummus and really good when paired with raw veggies, pita chips or any kind of cracker.

Zesty Old Bay Dip - serve with chips for an unexpected and thoroughly delicious alternative to onion dip.

Creamy Spinach and Feta Dip - (pictured above) my personal favorite! This dip is so good - and versatile too. Its perfect paired with raw veggies and any kind of chip ... and I've even used the leftovers for a quick and easy pasta sauce. Bonus, its healthy too ... but don't tell your guests, they won't even notice!

This afternoon, I'm off to attend the grand re-opening of our local Ronald McDonald House's kitchen. Former Top Chef contestants Dave Martin and Andrea Beaman will be on hand to help inaugurate the new, state-of-the-art kitchen and they'll be doing a little mini-challenge with the kids. Should be fun!

Needless to say I'll post a full report next week. And, who knows, I might actually cook something and post about it then too. Stranger things have happened ... stay tuned!

So what are you up to this weekend? Are you hosting for the big game or stuffing yourself with someone else's chow? Curious Diva wants to know.

Enjoy the weekend!

11 comments:

Mo Diva said...

you are a bonafide diva! all those dips sound phenom.

my itty bitty tv wasnt gonna cut it this weekend so we are taking our cheesy sausage dip and taking it to my friends house

Laura said...

Ohhh I love spinach dip too. Very tasty stuff Diva. I'm don't care about the superbowl either.

5 Star Foodie said...

Awesome dips! We'll be snowed in completely here. I sure hope we're still going to get the signal to watch superbowl!

Michele said...

We are getting snowed in as I type. :)We could care less about the super bowl this year. I have plans to make corned beef and potato soup. Most definitely a weekend of comfort foods. good books, movies and long naps. I must try your Old Bay dip. It sounds amazing! Enjoy your weekend...hopefully you aren't getting any of this snow. :)

Dana McCauley said...

I'd call you a dippy girl but that just doesn't seem kind. : )

Suzee said...

ooooh - nice ideas! I'm always making new dips for crudite - thanks for some new ones to try :)

Wilma said...

We are going to Mama and Papa Diva's for the treats.. I mean game. I heard Uncle Jimmy will be there. Even if the teams don't score, I know some pugs who will!

Skip to Malou@IMPROMPTU said...

I love the creamy spinach dip...
We are invited to a Superbowl party and my hubby will make his usual chicken wings with his special buttered honey mustard glaze...

Daily Spud said...

No such thing as super bowl fever over on this side of the Atlantic. That doesn't mean that I can't have some of your dips though, right? :)

The Duo Dishes said...

These are a nice way to switch up Superbowl food. Most people can't stop dipping into dips. They're addictive.

Jill said...

The feta dip! Looks fabulous!