Sunday, August 15, 2010

savory sundays

I don't know about you, but I love a great appetizer. Sometimes I prefer to make my dinner out of a couple that really spark my tastebuds, which makes the Man a little crazy. He doesn't feel like that's a "real" meal. Like Clara in the old commercials, he wants to say, "where's the beef?" I usually tell him that it's in the leftovers in the fridge - and we both get fed.

This recipe is one that was introduced into my life about 30 years ago. It's very simple, which I love. It's also kinda ugly looking, but tastes fantastic. Enjoy!

Brocolli Dip
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup minced onion
butter for sauteing
2 cans Campbell's cream of mushroom soup (don't substitute another brand!)
2 packages frozen, chopped brocolli - do not thaw
1 8 oz cup Kaukauna brand spreadable sharp cheese
1 8 oz cup Kaukauna brand spreadable garlic cheese
dash or two of tobasco sauce
dash or two of worchestershire
salt & pepper to taste

Saute mushrooms in butter, set aside. Saute onions in butter. Add soup, still frozen brocolli and cheese foods. Season with tobasco and worchestershire to taste. Cook 20 minutes - stirring occasionally. Add saute'd mushrooms. Serve warm with chips, bread chunks or crackers.

1.  If you can't find the garlic cheese, substitute a 2nd sharp cheese and add a little garlic salt in place of the regular salt.
2.  This is really lovely in a bread bowl.

For more recipes and great cooking stuff, check out the Weekend Cooking posts at Beth Fish Reads

...may there be mercy in the breaking of bread at your table...

1 comment:

Beth F said...

I love what we call "snack meals," which is basically have appetizers for dinner. I'll have look into this and see if I can adjust it to fit our needs. My husband in lactose intolerant, but he can eat cheddar cheese with no problem. Perhaps a white sauce made with rice milk will work. Hummm I'll have to play.