I love having friends over, but with everyone's crazy schedules, it's sometimes hard to make plans where everyone is free. A few months ago, I began planning spur of the moment next day dinners or just afternoon cocktails and appetizers. I text a few friends to see if they are available for a next day get together, and the majority of times, it has worked out rather well.
A favorite among my friends has been a warm crab dip. I found the recipe in a magazine I was thumbing through a couple of months ago at the hairdresser. Jack told me I could take the recipe as long as I made him a copy. (I did).
As usual, I have adapted the recipe slightly to be a little more calorie friendly. I substituted light cream for the heavy cream, and used light cream cheese. I prepare the baguettes several hours ahead of time which make preparation of the dip itself fairly quick and easy to whip together.