Can you see my junior in the kitchen? He just loves to help and although it takes a lot longer and he wants to use his digger spoon to help, we are making memories together and for that I am so very thankful.
I’ve noticed artichokes fly out of the grocery stores sometimes, everyone had the same idea and poof. This is your warning stock up on these babies! They are simple and contain a little bit of pizazz. A four ingredient dip that is quick, easy and makes for a homemade dip without any fuss.
Artichokes remind me of a couple that became some of my first friends when I moved to the States from England. Side note, I am South African but spent a beautiful year with the Queen right before I moved to America. Eating artichokes with my new-found friends was a bonding experience. They also remind me of being new. Food and songs have the ability to do that.
I remember browsing the grocery store when I first arrived in America and seeing SO many options. It was extremely overwhelming, not knowing which was MY brand for all things found in the grocery store. I had a friend that had moved to the States at a similar time and she agreed to having the same overwhelm. Her solution, seeing which product had the least on the shelf indicating it was likely to be the most popular and therefore sold out.
At around the same time I felt a wave of panic hit me, I was responsible for feeding someone until death do us part and I had no idea what’s at the grocery store! Mr FIC was so gracious, he said if I need to eat peanut butter sandwiches until you figure out the grocery store then I am okay with that.
Well, the self pressure was off. He released me from myself and let’s just say that he’s been getting more than just peanut butter sandwiches ever since.
- 1 cup artichoke hearts from a can
- ½ cup organic cream cheese
- ¼ finely chopped jalapeno (seeds taken out)
- Parsley for garnish (optional)
- Place all ingredients into a food processor
- Pulse for 1 minute to combine. Check texture to make sure it is smooth.
- Scrape into a serving bowl
- Garnish with parsley
I used my mini food processor (affiliate link) to make this and it’s so great to have a small one to whip out and kick some dippy butt with.