Our car limped into the car repair shop as they were closing up on Friday afternoon. And, so it sits there for the weekend, grounding us. Not that it flies or anything, but grounding us in the sense of sticking close to home, and taking care of things on foot.
Now as luck would have it, we actually have all the necessities within walking distance of our new home including 2 pharmacies, 2 grocery stores, our bank, a liquor store (yes, all the necessities!) a playground, and a butcher. So though it may be more convenient to drive here and there on a whim... it is actually nice to plan and walk, and go out and about on foot as a family.
Our 9 year old was less than pleased with the plan for the weekend and it took some getting used to. Yesterday when I suggested a snack she said "but what I really want is the cheesy hot artichoke dip and we don't have the stuff for it." But, again as luck would have it I was able to pull out of fridge and pantry all that we needed. Well, we improvised a bit and used shredded cheddar instead of Monterey jack - but it was just as awesome. As she was grated the Parmesan she said she was so very happy at that moment.
That is the best comment ever.
All you have to do is combine all ingredients above in a dish that can go in the oven leaving some of the grated Parm to sprinkle on top right before it goes in the oven.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Let set for 5 minutes before eating.
We used tortillas to dip.
Our hot creamy cheesy artichoke dip made out day!
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