Friday, July 18, 2008
Nourishing Frugal Food Carnival
This week the carnival includes nourishing and frugal sides, salads and desserts. Here are my contributions:
½ cup butter (I usually use less than 1/2 cup)
8 oz 1/3 less cream cheese
2 10-oz pkgs frozen chopped spinach (you do not want to thaw this)
1 pkg Lipton onion soup mix (often I use half a package so that it's not so salty)
Melt butter in a large frying pan. Add spinach. Break up and stir. Add cream cheese and onion soup mix. Stir well. Place in a casserole and bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes.
Makes 6 servings. 6.8 carbs per serving.
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour (freshly ground if you do that)
1 cup sugar (I use sucanat with honey)
1 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
dash of salt
2 1/2 cups peaches (if fresh or frozen, mix peaches with ½ cup of sugar and refrigerate overnight)
Melt butter in baking dish. In separate bowl, mix sugar, flour, milk, baking
powder & salt. Pour batter over melted butter. Pour peaches on top, DO NOT
MIX. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. or until golden brown.
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** Instead of using packaged soup mix, you could play around with your own spices/ingredients...maybe some finely chopped onion, salt, pepper, garlic ***
*** Michelle asked about the seasoning packet. It's probably about 1/2 cup, but it's only for seasoning, not for thickening. I think the cream cheese helps thicken it more than anything, and then baking it. Since I've always used the packet, I'm not sure how much in the way of the other ingredients to use...it would probably be a "taste and see" thing. Hope that helps!
For Stephanie - I don't like cooked spinach either, but I love this dish. My kids and husband like cooked spinach and like this dish, too. :o)
Sarah - the Zucchini Parmesan down below was very good! It's a great way to use some of the bigger zucchini. My favorite way this summer to cook the zucchini was to grill it. I cut up large bites of zucchini, yellow squash, mushroom and onion. Lightly coat with olive oil and put in grill basket. Grill at a high temp stirring frequently for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Yum!***