all sorts of recipes, from me to you

all sorts of recipes, from me to you…

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mom’s Spinach Bars




When I was a kid, I ate just about everything, that is, except potato soup when Mom cooked it and spinach in any form.  Maybe it is an acquired taste; but anyway, I love it now.  I think its great fresh in a salad; especially wilted salad, baked in a casserole or straight out of the can and heated up.  Fortunately, Bill likes spinach also.  But, of course, not everyone does.  This recipe of Mom’s might make a spinach lover out of those in your family that refuse it. 

Spinach has great color and looks so appealing when it is cooked.  This is a tried and true recipe, quick and easy to prepare.  Just blend the ingredients together, toss it in the oven and then prepare the rest of your meal while it is baking.  Easy enough! 

I have never added any kind of cheese to this recipe but, it would be a great addition.  I like it with a few more mushrooms.  Should you try it, just be sure to squeeze the water out of the spinach well with paper towels.  This is easy, easy and delicious!  I hope you give it a try and it turns you into a spinach lover too!

Ready to go in the oven... 
 

  
Mom’s Spinach Bars                                        

Ingredients and method:                                                                                    

Melt ½ stick butter in a 9”x13” baking dish.

In a bowl, mix:
3 large eggs
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and water squeezed out.
1 small chopped onion
6 mushrooms chopped

Pour mixture over butter and spread out.
Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Let cool a bit before cutting into squares.
Serve warm.

I’m sure Popeye would love this as much as he loves Olive Oyl!





I'm Popeye the sailor man.
I'm Popeye the sailor man.
I yam what I yam
And that's all what I yam.
I'm Popeye the sailor man.
I'm Popeye the sailor man!
I'm Popeye the sailor man!
I'm strong to the finich,
'Cause I eats me spinach.
I'm Popeye the sailor man.
I'm one tough gazooka
Which hates all palookas
What ain't on the up and square.
I biffs and I boffs them
And always outroughs 'em
But none of 'em gets nowhere.
If anyone's dasses to risk me fisks
It's "Bop!" and it's "Wham", understand?
So keep good behav'or,
That's your one lifesaver
With Popeye the sailor man.
I'm Popeye the sailor man!
Popeye the sailor man!
I'm strong to the finich,
'Cause I eats my spinach.
I'm Popeye the sailor man!



Hope that brought back some great childhood memories!
Have a wonderful day!




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2 comments:

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Pam, just emailed this recipe to my daughter in Chapel Hill. She's a spinach freak like I am, and your recipe appeals to us both!
Thanks. Love your site! Thanks for stopping by mine, so glad that you did, 'cause I'm really enjoying visiting yours!

Pam said...

Wow! Thank you for all the kind words!

I'm glad you like the recipe! I have used a whole 10 ounce can of mushrooms, drained well, in it. Like I said, it would be great with any kind of cheese add also.

I'm so glad to meet spinach freaks like myself. It just proves "great minds think alike!"

I really love that pup of yours and have always wanted a Corgi. They have character plus!

Thanks again and I will be returning to your great blog also!