This dish is fun because you can serve it in a bread bowl. Everybody loves a bread bowl! It's also really simple. I just happened to have fresh spinach in season. When you have it in season, blanch 1lb batches and freeze for the winter. Frozen spinach is perfect for this recipe.
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb fresh chopped spinach
- 2 packages cream cheese
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 3 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
- 1 t thyme
- Water chestnuts, chopped (optional)
- Pimentos (optional)
- Salt and ground pepper to taste
In a microwave safe, covered and vented bowl, microwave the chopped spinach for 5 - 10 minutes until completely wilted. If using frozen spinach, defrost. Drain and press out all the water.
In a pot over medium heat add the cream cheese stirring occassionally to keep from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately or refrigerate and warm in the microwave prior to serving. Serve with or on nice, crusty bread.