Freeform Katia

April 2, 2008

spinat (spinach)

Filed under: bento — Tags: , , — freeformkatia @ 7:27 am

First, THANK YOU for all the comments yesterday. It makes me feel better knowing that I’m not talking to an empty world.


I had a few requests for the scalloped spinach recipe that I had in my bento lunch from yesterday. Elyn did we ever feed you this?!? (Ya’ll should know that Elyn and I spent alot of time at each others houses during high school).

Scalloped Spinach (serves 4)

10 oz. spinach (I use the frozen chopped spinach, you can also use fresh)
2 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. grated cheese (Velveeta is good; you can use cheddar — should be something sharp with flavour)
1/4 c. diced onions
salt & pepper to taste
bread crumbs

Defrost spinach (if using fresh: chop, steam, drain, cool) and stir in onions. Beat eggs together with milk. Mix spinach/onions, cheese, and milk/eggs together. Add salt & pepper to taste (I don’t use salt b/c the cheese and butter usually add enough). Put into a casserole dish (I use a small square one — 9×9?). Sprinkle with bread crumbs and dot with butter.

Stick it in the oven @ 350F for 20-30min. (if it is in the oven longer then you get some really yummy crunchy cheese edges).

I usually serve this with some boiled potatoes and, if you lean this way, some meat.



  1. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll have to try it out. I can see why you would call that comfort food.

    Comment by Laura — April 2, 2008 @ 7:58 am

  2. Excellent! Will try this tonight. By the by – the bento box series is quite inspirational. Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom and am cooking full time for the first time in 12 years, I find I am short on ideas for straight forward ‘pantry’ type meals like this one.

    Thanks Kat! Elyn

    Comment by elyn — April 2, 2008 @ 8:09 am

  3. I forgot to mention, the breadcrumbs w/ butter is optional … but dammit, it tastes really good.

    Comment by freeformkatia — April 2, 2008 @ 8:11 am

  4. Oh, and no I don’t recall ever having this particular dish.

    Foods I associate particularly with your family: open face sandwiches on thin solid bread, german christmas cookies, nutella… I seem to think most main course meals were somewhat similar to ours at home (main dish + potatoes + salad!)

    Comment by elyn — April 2, 2008 @ 8:19 am

  5. Okay, one more comment for your blog.
    You’re right, sometimes I do visit, plan to leave a comment later, and then don’t do it. So this time, no waiting for later!
    This recipe looks promising for Mark, and it doesn’t seem to hard, which looks good for me. :-)

    Comment by Monica — April 2, 2008 @ 8:32 am

  6. I never comment. That’s just me, but I love hearing about your days and my nieces. I attempted to blog once, and didn’t go back, too much commitment. Anyway, thank you for the window into your lives, its so nice to see how the girls change.

    Comment by Mary King-Maxey — April 2, 2008 @ 11:51 am

  7. This is very similar to a recipe my mother-in-law gave me that has become a real family favorite. She also puts a can of Capmbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup in hers. Bon appetit!

    Comment by Sue Gavin-Leone — April 2, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

  8. Thanks for the recipe. I was hoping you would post it. I love spinach – me and Popeye.

    Comment by Marg Christenson — April 2, 2008 @ 12:49 pm

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