Spinach Dip FTW!

I’m so excited about my Spinach Dip sans Knorr Soup Mix. I don’t have any photos, for you, because I’m having lighting issues and no one wanted to wait to dig in while I figured it out. The blogger, in me, keeps trying, but I’m hoping Santa hears my pleas for lighting assistance.

I started with this:

Then I had to figure out how to accommodate never buying garlic salt or onion salt.

Then, because I have google, and I don’t have to think, anymore, I found this:

So, 1/4 cup = 4 Tablespoons of Garlic/Onion Salt = 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of Garlic/Onion Powder + 3 Tablespoons Salt. I used Sea Salt. Adding the additional Garlic/Onion Powder, makes it 5 Tbs, each.

My open package of saltines had 17 crackers in it and I wasn’t going to save two of them..

I also do not have any dill, whatsoever. So I used my favorite, Basil.

So, my recipe tweaked like this:

RANCH DRESSING MIX
17 Saltines, finely crushed. (adding shortening and gluten… ugh!)
2 cups (470 ml) parsley flakes
1/2 cup (120 ml) Onion Flakes
2 Tbs (30 ml) Dried Basil
6 Tbs (3/8 cup)(90 ml) Sea Salt
5 Tbs (75 ml) Garlic Powder
5 Tbs (75 ml) Onion Powder

This almost filled a one quart (.95 ltr) canning jar.

((In the future, I think I’ll reduce the salt. When I made more of the dip, today, I shook the jar well and then only used a flat measuring Tablespoon (2 of them) and it wasn’t so salty.))

SPINACH DIP
1 – 24 ounce Daisy Sour Cream
1 cup Hellman’s Mayo (I didn’t measure it.. just guestimated..)
1 pound of frozen, thawed, and well drained/squeezed Spinach
2 Tbs of Ranch Dressing Mix

Yesterday, I added 4 scallions, chopped, greens and whites..

In the future, I’ll add an 8 ounce can of water chestnuts, chopped (I simply forgot.)

I think a large shallot, minced, would be good, too.

*****

I serve my spinach dip in a bread bowl. I usually buy some overly priced round loaf of something, at Publix. I love Publix bread. I’ve used multi-grain, mountain bread, and sunflower seed.

This year, I chose a French Bread Loaf. It was $1.50 and we like it. I used a large platter and made a “bread bowl” that looked like a long boat. I put the broken bread, from the top and insides on one side of the “boat,” and put crackers and pretzels on the other side.

I think this would work for more than one dip, too. Just leave a bread wall between the two if you don’t want them to mix.

I think my family likes the bread bowls best, when the dip is gone. *giggle*

*****

We like this Seasoning Mix, so much, that I’m going to try the dressing recipe, with added cracked black pepper.

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Spinach Dip FTW!

I’m so excited about my Spinach Dip sans Knorr Soup Mix. I don’t have any photos, for you, because I’m having lighting issues and no one wanted to wait to dig in while I figured it out. The blogger, in me, keeps trying, but I’m hoping Santa hears my pleas for lighting assistance.

I started with this:

Then I had to figure out how to accommodate never buying garlic salt or onion salt.

Then, because I have google, and I don’t have to think, anymore, I found this:

So, 1/4 cup = 4 Tablespoons of Garlic/Onion Salt = 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of Garlic/Onion Powder + 3 Tablespoons Salt. I used Sea Salt. Adding the additional Garlic/Onion Powder, makes it 5 Tbs, each.

My open package of saltines had 17 crackers in it and I wasn’t going to save two of them..

I also do not have any dill, whatsoever. So I used my favorite, Basil.

So, my recipe tweaked like this:

RANCH DRESSING MIX
17 Saltines, finely crushed. (adding shortening and gluten… ugh!)
2 cups (470 ml) parsley flakes
1/2 cup (120 ml) Onion Flakes
2 Tbs (30 ml) Dried Basil
6 Tbs (3/8 cup)(90 ml) Sea Salt
5 Tbs (75 ml) Garlic Powder
5 Tbs (75 ml) Onion Powder

This almost filled a one quart (.95 ltr) canning jar.

((In the future, I think I’ll reduce the salt. When I made more of the dip, today, I shook the jar well and then only used a flat measuring Tablespoon (2 of them) and it wasn’t so salty.))

SPINACH DIP
1 – 24 ounce Daisy Sour Cream
1 cup Hellman’s Mayo (I didn’t measure it.. just guestimated..)
1 pound of frozen, thawed, and well drained/squeezed Spinach
2 Tbs of Ranch Dressing Mix

Yesterday, I added 4 scallions, chopped, greens and whites..

In the future, I’ll add an 8 ounce can of water chestnuts, chopped (I simply forgot.)

I think a large shallot, minced, would be good, too.

*****

I serve my spinach dip in a bread bowl. I usually buy some overly priced round loaf of something, at Publix. I love Publix bread. I’ve used multi-grain, mountain bread, and sunflower seed.

This year, I chose a French Bread Loaf. It was $1.50 and we like it. I used a large platter and made a “bread bowl” that looked like a long boat. I put the broken bread, from the top and insides on one side of the “boat,” and put crackers and pretzels on the other side.

I think this would work for more than one dip, too. Just leave a bread wall between the two if you don’t want them to mix.

I think my family likes the bread bowls best, when the dip is gone. *giggle*

*****

We like this Seasoning Mix, so much, that I’m going to try the dressing recipe, with added cracked black pepper.

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