I have been getting into the spirit of the holidays more so this year than usual. There have been alot of changes this year, with Gump's filing bankruptcy--and me taking a new job at Bloomingdale's as a result. Change is always challenging, but I have been very blessed with having lots of friend get togethers, birthday dinners, lunches and my great book club gang to name a few to make me feel more settled and vowed to myself that I would make every effort to enjoy the time. I had a lovely, simple Thanksgiving, visiting friends and family all day by phone and text. I cooked a cute little 9 lb bird that made great lunches for the next 5 days. I also made an old favorite recipe of mine that I had published in a Neiman Marcus cookbook many years ago, spinach souffle casserole. This is a decadent recipe of cheesy goodness that tastes as good cold as it does right out of the oven. I topped off the day by starting the all red holiday decorations with a new little tree that I got this year for the entrance way--it sits just right on the chest and has a nice reflection in the mirror. One more tree to go!
spinach souffle casserole recipe:
4 10oz frozen boxes/bags of chopped spinach
1 1/2 cups
grated medium cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups
grated Monterey jack cheese
(3 cups total)
2 green onions thinly sliced
spinach and place in a colander and drain well---press down with paper towels,
till very dry. Spray a 9x12 glass
casserole dish with non-stick spray and set aside. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
egg yolks till frothy. Beat egg whites
till light peaks form.
In a large
mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except the egg whites. Fold the egg whites lightly into the
mixture---turn into the baking dish and bake approx. 35 minutes till lightly
puffed and golden. Rest before
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