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Jan. 2nd, 2008

05:22 pm - Happy Mama

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Here's a happy mama with her eldest son on Christmas day.
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From:ext_56511
Date:January 5th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)

Eat your spinach! :-)

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Hi Darlene! You look beautiful in that photo!

Here's the spinach recipe--I found it at the link below:

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/347903

It is not very healthy but it sure was yummy! You can make it the day before the feast, refrigerate, then the next day pull it out of the fridge early enough to let it come to room temperature, then do the last step of topping it with cheese and baking.

Spinach Gratin - Ina Garten

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
4 cups chopped yellow onions (2 large)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups milk
3 pounds frozen chopped spinach, defrosted (5 (10-ounce) packages)
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated Guyuere Cheese

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 15 minutes. Add the flour and nutmeg and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Add the cream and milk and cook until thickened. Squeeze as much liquid as possible from the spinach and add the spinach to the sauce. Add 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese and mix well. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Transfer the spinach to a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan and the Gruyere on top. Bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve hot.

Enjoy! Chris's eyes truly were rolling back in his head.

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