Nothing makes me more nervous then when someone asks me to bring something to a pitch-in. Well, that may seem dramatic to you but ever since I started writing for our local paper in February there is an allusion that I am TopChef material. They couldn’t be more wrong.
The more I over think a dish the more likely I am to mess it up. My best food is spawned from an
off-the-cuff, throw it together kind of night. Some of my best eats are things that I didn’t measure, didn’t photograph and we all eat while standing over the still steaming dish.
Not to say I can’t whip out a real zinger from time to time but I put pressure on myself to please. Chances are whoever asked me to make said item likes the way I cook, like I said: off-the-cuff.
So over Labor Day when I was asked to bring a dip, something different, I swallowed my self imposed stress and made what sounded good: Fresh Spinach and Feta Dip with Soft Pita Dippers!!
|VERY simple and quick! Only 3 ingredients!|
Fresh Spinach and Feta Dip with Soft Pita Dippers
8 oz of washed baby spinach (I used bagged spinach)
2 5oz containers of crumbled feta
2 garlic cloves (mine were from a woman I know that grows it, much less pungent and so, SO good!)
In a food processor pulse the garlic a few times to mince. Add the spinach and pulse a few more times. Add the feta and pulse again. You can make the consistency to your liking. I knew I would have leftovers so I pureed mine a little more than usual. This is GREAT spread on a sandwich. As a matter of fact we all took this on a pita with freshly sliced turkey breast this week for lunch.
The fresh taste of the spinach and the salty tang of the feta were a real crowd pleaser! Now, why was I so worried ? ????
|Yes, I know. My family told me this is not a ‘Pretty Picture’ but it is what it is, right?|