The world has certainly be pouring out its love and affection for Nelson Mandela. An incredible man. He certainly lived to a ripe old age and will be much missed.
Today, of course, is bowling again, the league this time. I hope I continue to bowl well although I don’t seem to do so on Thursdays. We are somewhat disappointed that we won’t be bowling at all Christmas Week, but the festivities coming right in the middle of the week put the kibosh on that.
I have to report that the Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon which I made on Saturday was delicious. I only used 2 lbs of beef and there is plenty for the two of us for 3 meals. I prepped a few things on Friday night and wished I had done more as with my back, I was dying by the time I had everything in the slow cooker. I did the pearl onions on Friday and the recommended way of peeling them worked beautifully. I now have to find another recipe for them as I have 10 oz. over. When I lived in England, we could buy pearl onions frozen in a cream sauce which were wonderful for leftover turkey. You mixed in cheese and sherry with the turkey and onions. I might see if I can find a suitable recipe which I can use later on. Well that wasn’t difficult I found one straight away. I will share it later on.
I have a great spinach and artichoke dip recipe, but I thought this one from Kraft Foods was even better.
Warm Spinach and Artichoke Cups
What You Need24 won ton wrappers
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, finely chopped
1 up KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1/3 cup KRAFT Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped red peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
Make ItHEAT oven to 350°F.
PLACE 1 won ton wrapper in each of 24 mini muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray, with edges of wrapper extending over top of cup. Bake 5 min. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients.
SPOON artichoke mixture into won ton cups.
BAKE 12 to 14 min. or until filling is heated through and edges of cups are golden brown.
Kraft Kitchens TipsWhere to Find Won Ton Wrappers
Look for won ton wrappers in the produce section of the supermarket.