It's that time of year!
If you're anything like me, you're running around desperate to finish wrapping gifts, buying a few forgotten gifts, finishing up the baking (or starting) and smacking your head for yet again forgetting to buy and mail Christmas cards for your family members.
Or - if you're like a certain sister-in-law of mine who's name I shall not mention...you finished everything on Dec. 1st.
Which means you don't need to read the rest of this post.
But you probably will anyhow, just cause everything else is done and you're bored.
Anyhow, for the rest of you who are like me (running around in circles and possibly collapsing into a dramatic heap of tears), here's a handy dandy AND super yummy recipe that'll give you a bit of much needed time while dinner is baking and satisfy your taste buds. It's even a teeny bit healthy cause it has...shhh...spinach in it.
(There's enough cheese in it to make sure it doesn't taste healthy, don't worry)
I'm not a huge spinach lover, really, but this dish is one of my favorites.
It's so yummy, savoury and cheesy.
Total comfort food on a cold, snowy day.
First you'll need a pie crust. Buy one if you want.
I usually make up a batch of pastry using the recipe on the back of the Tenderflake box (works great every time!), then I portion it into six balls and freeze it. That way, when I know I'm going to be short on time, I pull out a ball, thaw it during the day and it's ready to roll by dinner time.
Now make up the filling:
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 package cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
300 gr. pkg. frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
8 oz. grated cheese, Jack, Cheddar or Mozzarella
Handful of crumbled feta cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Roll out pie crust and place in pie dish.
Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Add spinach, eggs and seasonings. Mix well.
Add grated cheese and pour into pie crust.
Sprinkle feta cheese (as much or as little as you want) over top.
Bake for 45 minutes or until set in the middle.
Cut into slices, serve up with a salad.
This is truly one of our family favorites...the three different cheeses may have something to do with that...but even our little kiddies LOVE it. So it can't be all that bad then, can it?
Mmm hmmm good!
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