The summer of 2007, I spent alot of time compiling family recipes for my Mom’s side of the family – my grandfather. My grandfather is one of 7 children – 4 ladies & 3 men. All of the ladies knew how to cook!! And when there’s seven children there’s bound to be alot of grandchildren & alot of cousins. Basically at family get togethers there’s always too many cooks in the kitchen – but it’s alot of fun! And more than likely I end up meeting some long lost relative that I’ve never met before!
My grandfather & his brothers & sisters are of course getting a little age to them, so before the recipes were all gone we decided to preserve them in a family cookbook. It was alot of work, but it turned out really well. We ended up with over 130 pages of recipes!
Here’s my “Aunt Marguerite’s Spinach Dip” (this is one of my grandfather’s sisters):
Here’s what you need:
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
1 pkg Knorr’s dry vegetable soup mix
2 c. sour cream
1 c. mayo
1/4 c. onion
Here’s what you do:
Mix all the ingredients together. If possible prepare 24 hours before use.
Here’s the funny part to me – on her recipe card she wrote “to be fancy when serving, place dip in a round carved out loaf of pumpernickel bread. Serve as a dip with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms, or squash” … we sure know how to do “fancy” don’t we!!