Sunday, November 17, 2013
Welcome Guest Elizabeth Craig/Riley Adams
Easy Spinach Bake
From Elizabeth S. Craig, aka Riley Adams
Hi everyone! I’m so glad to be back at Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen.
This is my favorite blog to visit…especially around the holidays! I lurked over here on Halloween week and am now excited that Thanksgiving and Christmas treats are on the way.
If you’re like my family, we usually have one person as the hostess for the holiday, and then the rest of us bring sides or desserts or appetizers to complement the meal.
I’ll admit that I’m usually the broccoli, or green bean, or sweet potato casserole volunteer. In fact, we don’t traditionally eat spinach at our holiday gatherings.
But this is about to change, because I’ve got a new favorite recipe for spinach. There are a few things I really like about the recipe, but the biggest is that it’s so incredibly easy. Y’all know how much I like simple recipes, but this one really takes the cake.
That’s because it uses frozen spinach. That’s right—none of that defrosting the spinach and getting your hands all green as you try to squeeze the excess liquid out (that was never a fun task to put me in the holiday spirit!)
Also—I really want to eat more green leafy vegetables and have my kids to eat more of them, too. This is an easy way to encourage them to eat spinach. To lighten this up, I’ve used light sour cream and substituted a smooth/buttery olive oil for some/all of the margarine.
I liked this recipe so much that it’s included in my next Southern Quilting mystery! Quilt Trip (written as Elizabeth Craig) launches December 3rd.
1 6- oz. package corn muffin mix
2 eggs, beaten
8 oz. sour cream
2 10--oz. packages of frozen chopped spinach
½ cup melted margarine
½ cup grated cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a 9- by-13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Combine all the ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Now, this isn’t a gorgeous casserole, I’m afraid, but if you put it in a pretty container on your sideboard, I’m sure it’ll be dressed up nicely.
Hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving this year!
Find Elizabeth’s contact information on her website.
Preorder Quilt Trip here.