Yesterday wasn’t a great day.
For the Packers, at least. For me it was great! I slept in (until 7 – hoohah!), helped Seth work on the house, and took a very long bubble bath.
Before the bath and the painting and the drinking rosé cider while painting, I went to the grocery store. I love this store – it’s on the edge of town, family owned, and truly, one of the best shopping experiences I’ve ever had. I love it so much that even when it’s game day Sunday and the entrance is a sea of green and gold, there are no available carts, and the bakery runs out of wheat bread to make subs with, I still go. I brave the crowds and stand in line and buy my favorite kettle chips (which were on sale, score).
To put it succinctly, I am as big a fan of this grocery store as some people are of the Packers.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a Packer fan. Mostly by default. I keep up on their record, listen to snippets of games on the radio, and have plenty of shirts emblazoned with that big “G.” But, I’m not diehard. I was born and raised to support the Packers, and I do so with pride. Albeit, not as much pride as the man in front of me in line who was wearing a Packer’s hat, sweats, shirt, and quilted leather jacket that had every championship win embroidered on the back. But, I like them enough.
I just don’t like football enough. Watching games on TV is hard (and mostly boring) for me. I’d rather spend the day cleaning the house, painting the walls, or baking something (anything). The one thing I can definitely get behind, however, is football food. The snacks and the drinks and the treats. All good, all delicious, all super necessary if I’m going to even attempt to view an entire NFL game.
This spinach dip will get me to enjoy virtually any activity – baby shower, Tupperware party, or Monday Night Football. Plus, swapping out the sour cream for Greek yogurt means I can eat even more of it. Because, when football four minutes is more like real-life 47 minutes, every second, and every bite, counts.
Game Day Dip
1 cup mayo (y’all know I prefer Duke’s)
2 cups whole milk Greek yogurt
1 package veggie soup mix
1 8 oz. can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained*
In a large serving bowl mix together all ingredients until thoroughly incorporated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving with cut veggies and pita chips for dipping.
*I like to drain my spinach by simply ringing it out in my hands over the sink.
*recipe adapted from Knorr