Tonight, I am going to a Cranium/Appetizer party, where my brain will be tested and my body weight in food will be ingested (note: clever rhyme). Never having played Cranium before nor having made an appetizer, I was 0/2 for the night’s adventures. Starting out, I was originally going to make these pinwheel-like tortilla appetizer things, using a recipe given to me by Gord (even if I didn’t use his recipe, I still needed to shamelessly plug his blog here). Still not trusting the broiler on our psychotic, overheating oven, I decided against making the tortilla treats, and instead settled on a happy alternative.
Making a rapid, panicked phone call to my mom earlier this morning, she decided that the best thing for me to make would be an artichoke dip: simple, yet (hopefully) delicious. It actually took no time at all to make and, even though I sliced my finger while cutting the pita pieces, I think the result was pretty fantastic! Now to get the artichoke dip to the party…OC Transpo, please be my friend this evening. PS: artichoke hearts actually smell delicious, turns out my fear of artichokes prior to today was completely unmerited).