Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eat your Vegetables!

Today I tried two new sides and the family gave both their stamp of approval.  If you're tired of the same old  same old veggie routine read on...

Creamed Spinach
2 pkgs. frozen chopped spinach
1/2 cup water
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 tsp. chicken bouillon granule
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
salt & black pepper to taste

In a deep skillet, place frozen spinach and water over medium heat.  Heat until spinach is thawed and heated through.  Drain, squeezing out excess water, and add back to the skillet.  Add remaining ingredients and place back over medium-low heat.  Stir until cream cheese is melted and all ingredients are fully incorporated.

Cauliflower Cheddar Mash
2 heads cauliflower florets, chopped
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
salt and black pepper to taste
sprinkle of grated nutmeg to taste

Boil cauliflower in stock pot of salted water until florets are fork tender.  Drain well and return to pot.  Mash with a potato masher and add remaining ingredients.  Taste and adjust seasoning before serving.

I really liked both.  Typically we saute spinach or have it in salad and we always roast cauliflower.  All are good; it's just nice to add a few more ideas to the mix.  I hope you enjoy.


Anonymous said...

they both sound yummy , i wonder if we can freeze the cauliflower mash,

A Kitchen Witch said...

Thanks, Laurie! The spinach definitely seemed freezable, not sure about the mash though.

MM said...

Yum! I get tired of the same old sides--thanks! Plus, I really love spinach.

GardenofDaisies said...

Everyone I have ever talked to says they love the mashed cauliflower. I need to try that!