The other thing I messed up was that I heated up half of the Spinach dip in a Ceramic Dish in the Oven and then transferred it to the fondue pot and then placed the dish in the sink when it cooled. Then a while later the sink was piled full of dishes and someone wanted more spinach dip so I had to grab another ceramic dish to heat up some more of the dip. Add another dish to pile up in the sink. My tip, if you use a container to heat something up and you know you have more left... either keep the dish to the side or wash it right away and ready for another round. I wasn't that organized so I had more dishes to wash than I needed to.
But the Spinach Artichoke Dip was a real hit. Here's how I made it:
1 Bag of Cookin Greens Frozen Spinach
2 tbsps sour cream
2 tbsp mayonaise
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
pinch of chili flakes
1 ball of Buffalo mozzarella cut up in chunks
*optional, parsley and nutmeg
Cook the spinach greens in a pot of boiling water and strain the spinach, making sure that you drain most of the water.
Place the spinach in a large bowl and add the half a jar of Artichoke hearts, approx. 1/2 a cup or so. Make sure the artichokes are drained as well. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, cheeses and spices.
Mix all ingredients and place into a ceramic or heat proof dish and place in the oven at 350 degrees and heat until slightly browned on top. Approximately 20-30 minutes depending on how hot your oven is. You can also microwave it but you won't get the browning on top.
Transfer to a fondue pot and serve with Crackers, Bread, Dipping vegetables or whatever you like.
What makes it really easy to make is that the Cookin greens area already washed and chopped and just need to be slightly cooked so it saves a lot of time compared to making it with fresh spinach. You could probably also just defrost the cooking greens and drain and just mix it with the ingredients and just cook it in the oven a bit longer if you don't want to take the extra step of boiling it first.
You can adjust the flavourings and spice it up how you like it. Experiment with the cheeses even.
It's a great dish for a Party so try it at you next party event.