One 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
3 slices hardwood-smoked thick cut bacon
4 heaping tablespoons minced water chestnuts
6 tablespoons mayonnaise (NOT "salad dressing")
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 to 3/4 dried oregano (try a little dill just to change it up sometimes)
freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
In a skillet, cook bacon slices until crispy and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. While bacon is cooking, squeeze out as much water as you can from the thawed chopped spinach. Mince the water chestnuts and combine with the spinach. When bacon is cool enough to handle, crumble into small pieces and add to spinach-water chestnut mixture.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and black pepper. Stir into spinach mixture, mixing thoroughly, and add feta cheese, breaking up any larger clumps of feta cheese. Season to taste with salt (I find that little or no salt is needed with the bacon and feta cheese).
Makes about 2 cups of spinach dip.