Monday, January 9, 2012

BCS National Championship Prep

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I am busy getting things ready to enjoy THE BIG GAME tonight.  *ROLL TIDE*  :D

We canceled our trip to New Orleans because I am still not feeling up to it, plus our oldest daughter has pneumonia.  I am so sad, but I will enjoy watching the game here at home.

We took down our Christmas decor, and I decorated the family room in crimson and white.



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I am also making everyone's favorite dip for the game adapted from the Neiman Marcus Pure & Simple cookbook.  This dip is meant to be served hot.

Kevin's Artichoke Dip


Ingredients:
2 cans (14 ounces each) non-marinated artichoke hearts, drained well
1 cup Hellmann's olive oil reduced fat mayonnaise
1 cup freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons Spice World chopped garlic
2 tablespoons sherry
Dash of cayenne
Dash of paprika

Directions:
Mix and mash the drained artichoke hearts, the mayonnaise, and the parmesan cheese with a fork. The mixture should be thoroughly mixed, but with a few lumps.  Do not puree.  Add garlic and sherry. Mix thoroughly.  Put mixture in a small souffle or casserole dish, and top with a dash of cayenne and/or paprika.  Bake uncovered 15 minutes at 300 degrees.  I bet it will be gone before it cools down!

Serves 6 - 8

I suggest serving it with toasted French bread rounds, or Carr's cracked pepper water crackers.

I will be serving the dip in this crimson baker, with the crackers in this white bowl  :D


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Until next time...

Roll Tide Roll!
Ricki Jill



9 comments:

  1. So sorry you can't cheer in person! My brother just happens to be there for a bachelor party (from NYC) for a long weekend. He said it is crazy and that if you said "roll tide" last night, a person would just start a conversation with you. How fun. I am glad you are all healing and can still watch together...with artichoke dip!

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  2. Hope you and your daughter are feeling better soon Ricki-Jill!

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  3. Look at you, you're all set! Have fun!

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  4. Hi, Ricki

    How your teams win's and pray you feel better soon.

    Vanessa

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear you and your daughter are both sick. Wishing you both a speedy recovery. I hope your daughter doesn't miss too much schoolwork - it is so easy to get behind.

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  6. Oh you and your poor daughter! But the dip looks great. Get well.

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  7. Feel better soon! What a game. Roll Tide!

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  8. Hope you and your daughter get to feeling better!!! Thanks for the dip recipe, sounds yummy!:)

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