Camping does not have to be all hot dogs and hamburgers. One should include a few family favorites when one head out into the great outdoors. This Campfire Spinach Dip is sure to become one of yours!
It’s a nice break from the traditional camping fare. Served with a sliced baguette it makes the perfect breakfast or light lunch. Creating a tin foil packet to encase the dip in makes cooking and clean up a breeze!
A flashback from the seventies found on “European Favourites” published by Collins in 1973
This may very well be a Nordic kind of dip from the early seventies. Paprika was high fashion among the cooking savoir faire back then and you risked getting celery in dishes where they far from belonged. Probably because some local health guru had sworn to its many benefits.
I can even remember a tv ad proclaiming celery’s magnificence as snacks. With this dip you could actually end up dipping pieces of celery in a dip containing celery. I’ve said it before, those were hard times back then.
To make it even worse, the horrid disco music was lurking in the near future. A few years later you could actually risk sitting somewhere overdosing on celery listening to that horrible music. – Ted
A seventies snack recipe found in “Matglede Som Aldri Før” (Joy of Food Like Never Before) published by Skandinavisk Press in 1977
Sometimes in the early seventies the dip craze reached my humble neck of the woods. There was nothing the dips could not contain and likewise there was not a thing we couldn’t dip in them. Luckily it stabilized up through the decade till both dips and the stuff we dipped in them seamed more reasonable – Ted 😉
Several dip recipes found in “Sommermat” (Summer Food)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
The picnic season is right around the corner although we had a short spell of snow only about two weeks ago here in Oslo (quite uncommon for late April I must say).
Ready made dips in suitable containers and any kind of vegetables, fruit, shellfish, cold meat what ever cut into diping friendly pieces and a great variety of salt snacks like biscuits or chips are ideal for a picnic along with coffee, tea or cold drinks – Ted
This dish is perfect as comfort food, a welcome-chew or as part of tapas table. Mutton from thigh fits perfectly, since this meat is primarily tender and therefore do not need long heat treatment. These are really tasty goodies!