Sunday, November 11, 2007

Movie Night

Our friends Z and J hosted movie night last night.

We usually start off with snacks--my brother and his wife brought li'l smokies-in-blankets, black bean dip and tortilla chips. Our hosts provided yummy homemade cookies. And I brought Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip kept warm in a fondue pot with multigrain bagel chip for dipping.

We watched two really fun movies: Casino Royale and Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx. I especially like funny kung-fu movies, and Rumble in the Bronx sure delivered lots of action and more than a few laughs!

Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip

1 15-ounce can artichokes, drained and chopped
1 6-ounce can white crabmeat, drained and picked over (of course you can use fresh crabmeat if desired; I like to buy the canned lump crabmeat)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Combine all ingredients and stir well. Pour in an oven-save dish and bake, uncovered, at 350*F for 45 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Serve hot.

I happen to have a fondue pot with an oven-safe crock, so when I arrived at our friend's house, it was easy to just pop it into the holder and light the candle to keep it hot and bubbling. Yum!

A fun night was had by all!

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