Even though I’ve had a sweet little grandbaby to snuggle with over the last 10 days, I have managed to prepare dinner for some friends who were visiting. I even tried a few new recipes so that I could share them here on the blog.
Several years ago we had a favorite restaurant here in town which served a wonderful creamed spinach dish. The hubby just loved it and ordered it every time we went. The restaurant closed a few years back, and Tim hadn’t had it since. I came across this recipe a few weeks ago over on Face Book and thought that Tim would really like it. Unfortunately, I have no clue as to who shared it, so I can not give credit for it. I apologize in advance if you recognize it as yours! Please let me know if it is!
3 pkg frozen spinach, defrosted and drained (do not used canned spinach!)
4 tbsp. butter
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
6 tbsp. flour
2 c. milk, heated
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
Squeeze out excess water from the spinach leaves and set aside. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft. Add the flour, stirring well to make a paste. Slowly whisk in the hot milk and cook until thickened. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, spinach, salt and pepper. Continue stirring on low heat until the spinach is hot throughout.
This can be served immediately or refrigerated for about 24 hours. To reheat, place uncovered in 325* oven for about 30 minutes or until heated through.