summertime picnic favorites

Summertime Picnic Favorites

summertime picnic favoritesSummertime Picnic Favorites

“Spinach & Artichoke Dip”

2 Cups frozen spinach (thawed & dried)

1 Cup canned artichoke (drained & chopped)

1/2 cup fat-free sour cream

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 (8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese, softened

1 Cup Grated mozzarella cheese

1 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbs Ranch Seasoning/Powder

1 loaf sourdough bread (or preferred bread loaf)

Directions: preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and blend well. Cut out the center of sourdough bread and stuff mixture into bread loaf. Add mozzarella & Parmesan cheese to top layer, place on a baking pan, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until mixture has reduced. Remove from oven, let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with crispy pita chips or tortilla chips!


Watermelon Summer Salad

summertime picnic favorites2 Cups Chopped Watermelon
1 Cup Chopped Cucumbers
1/2 Cup Feta Cheese Crumbled
1/4 Mint Leaves (Minced)
3tbs Balsamic Dressing
Directions: In a large mixing bowl add watermelon, chopped cucumber, and mint leaves. Drizzle with Balsamic dressing, and garnish with mint leaves. Chill for approximately 2 hours before serving. If desired serve with candied pecans….YUUUUMMM!!!