Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Both of my folks are gone now and I do miss them terribly, but Thanksgiving is the one holiday that most represents the legacy of love and family that they left to all of us. As of last count this morning, we're expecting a record breaking 37 family members at our Thanksgiving "table" this year and although I'm admittedly a tiny bit stressed as I write this, I know in my heart that seeing everyone here together on Thursday will erase any anxiety that I'm having right now! (this is just my side of the family!)

... And the very best part of this years celebration?? Well, only a couple of people know about this, but our daughter and her little family arrived today and this will be the first time that she's been home for Thanksgiving in five years! I can't even tell you how over the moon the Hubbers and I are about it!!  So...

I probably won't be around the blogosphere for a few days, but I wanted to leave you with a quick little recipe for a side dish that's been a staple on our holiday tables for many years now. It's one of those recipes that someone threw together for a family dinner back when I was first married and as simple as it is, even the little ones can't stop eating it. That's especially surprising because of the main ingredient... Spinach!  I've served it at many a dinner party and family gathering over the years and it's always been a hit with adults and little tykes alike. It's a pretty well known recipe and there are only a few ingredients, but if you haven't ever had it before, I hope you'll give it a try sometime.

A Happy, Joyous and Blessed Thanksgiving to all!

Cheese and Spinach Casserole
We call this "Steakhouse Spinach" at our house
  • 2 10-12oz Boxes frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 16oz Container Sour Cream
  • 1 Pkt Dry Onion Soup Mix
  • 3 Cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded and divided
  • Salt and Pepper
Mix all ingredients (except 1 cup of the cheese) together in a large mixing bowl. Pour mixture into a lightly greased baking dish and sprinkle the remaining 1 Cup of cheese evenly over the top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly.  Serve and enjoy!

(This also makes an amazing hot dip with crusty bread or crackers!)

1 comment:

  1. That looks like perfect comfort food, and it's such an easy dish! And, of course, because there's spinch it's health food!!! Have a lovely holiday ... :)


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