January 31, 2009

All Things in Moderation!

Tomorrow is the Super Bowl and ya'll know what that means - delicious food and drinks!  (Have I ever mentioned that spell check counts "ya'll" as a misspelled word and it makes me mad?  I guess I work with the redneck dictionary...)  Anyway, Weight Watchers will have to sit back and shut up tomorrow because I am making my favorite dip ever - Spinach and Artichoke Dip!  I'll be making some other things too, but this one is my fave.  I almost wish I could make it today so I could steal a few bites!  This is NOT my recipe so I can't take the credit but I have made several versions and this recipe far outdoes the others!  Check it out...


Ingredients:

*4 cloves garlic (pre-roasted)
*1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
*1 can artichoke hearts, drained
*1 container Alfredo-style pasta sauce (weird but oh so good)
*1 cup mozzarella cheese
*1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
*1/2 a package of cream cheese

All you have to do is mix all of this wonderfullness together and then bake it for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven!  Finished product = dip heaven!




I better not eat too much though because I still have to fit into this dress for a wedding soon.  Actually, it is not until March but you can never be too prepared.  I love this dress because it is simple and I can really fab it up with some accessories and great shoes - I can't wait to wear it!  I know what you may be thinking, it is winter and it will be too cold for this.  Well, in Texas winter doesn't exist so I am positive that March will be bringing spring weather.  If it is a little chilly for some odd reason, I will throw on a cute sweater...plus the wedding is inside anyway!
Thank you J. Crew for taking over my life with your new spring line!




OK, before I go I have to tell you about two new beauty finds that I am in love with already!  They are both from Smashbox - the first one is a little strange, but very cool!  It is called O-Glow and it is what they call an "intuitive blush."  It is basically a clear cream and when you spread it on your cheeks it turns a color that compliments your skin tone.  I don't know how it works but it does!  This is NOT for a lot of color, but more for a dewey type look...very natural.  They have intuitive lip glosses as well but I haven't tried those yet.




The second find is the Muse line of lip glosses...I particularly like the Creamy Berry because it has those subtle undertones that really bring out the whiteness of your pearly whites!  Love it!



I think I'm done for today.  That was one hell of a rambling post but my mind is working high speed today since I FINALLY got good sleep on my Tempur-pedic.  Anybody else have one?  I will have to tell you about that later...


XOXO  Have a wonderful evening and have fun watching the Super Bowl!!

15 comments:

Liana said...

cute dress! oh man i had heard so much about the Smashbox stuff so i was so excited to try it...it seriously was like hot pink on me!! it was horrid--and worst of all i didnt notice it for like a half hour, so i just walked around with it haha!

Ashley said...

Oh no!! I hope I don't steer anyone wrong!! ;)

Kelly Marie said...

Smashbox is great I love their Jet-Set eye-liner. It actually does stay on (for me). That dress is adorable. Take pictures!!

P.S. That dip sounds amazing!

Lulu said...

Love that dress! And their use of the word "intuitive" made me laugh out loud! Love your blog, hope you're having a great weekend!
xoxo,
Lulu

The Hall Family said...

i think i will go buy that adorable pink dress!!!!!! that can be my easter dress! i love this post. i love clothes and make up. you rock!

Lulu said...

(p.s. I just tagged you on my blog, go check it out! xoxo)

Socially Conscious Darling said...

i love spinach artichoke dip. i'll have to try your recipe. i might post my own recipe someday soon.

Erica said...

I love YOUR blog:) I can't wait to try this Smashbox stuff, especially the lipgloss. I can never seem to find the right color!! Thanks for reading!

Kweku and Laura said...

I want your dip!-La.

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Em said...

Mmmmm that dip sounds UH MAZE ING!!! I am going to have to try both of your new finds for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Nantucket Karen said...

I'm literally "licking my chops" just looking at that fabulous recipe!!!! Yummmmmm

pocket full of pink said...

YUMMO!! Thank you for the recipe!! I am sooo going to make this!!

Life at the White House said...

So glad I slowed down and read that entire post. I orginally thought you were wearing that dress to a Super Bowl party.....very funny.

Very cute dress by the way, love the color!

Wearing Mascara said...

Heyhey!

I LOVE the O-Gloss from Smashbox. I actually did a giveaway with it! It's my favorite lip gloss EVER (and I usually don't wear lip gloss!).

Great blog! xoxo

Jessica said...

your blog is so cute! I spell ya'll wrong all the time too. anyone that cares can get over it! i'm stealing your recipe, that is my favorite too. I don't know if you have a Cheddars in your area but theirs is awesome! So is T.G.I Friday's!