Monday, January 11, 2010

Spinach Fluff

According to the source recipe, this was supposed to be a Spinach Souffle.  This Vegetarian Slow Cooker knows enough about food to know that mayonnaise does not a souffle make.  So what?  Perhaps it would be more of a white trash souffle. Who cares, so long as it tastes good? This was easy to assemble, taking about 5 minutes.  It was the perfect size for a 2 1/2 - 3 quart crock.  When it was finished, it bore absolutely no resemblance to a souffle, white trash or otherwise.  It didn't taste like one either.  Does that mean it was bad? And what do we call it?

Winner, Loser or Meh

This was very fluffy and light, even though it is loaded with fat and not even remotely light.  Uncle Meat & Potatoes and Auntie EQ really really like it, I was thinking more of a meh.  It has many of the same ingredients that are in spinach dips, but it tastes much lighter even though it isn't "light" in the calorie department. Uncle Meat & Potatoes opened up a tube of Ritz crackers (that I was saving for another recipe ) and  loved it even more with the crackers.  I wished I had either used sharp cheddar or garlic or salt or all three for a bit more of a flavor punch. Bottom line everyone really really loved this, except me.  I can still taste the mayonnaise as I type this.


I used a 2 1/2 - 3 quart crock for this

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz Neufatchel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 30 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed of all water
  • 1/4 cup onion, peeled, grated 
 Spray crock with no stick spray.  Add first 4 ingredients to a bowl and mix with a fork until well blended.  Add spinach and onions and stir until evenly distributed.  Pour into the crock.  Cover and cook on high for 2 - 3 hours.

(Backdated: Made and written Monday 1/17/2010)

1 comment:

  1. Hey, brilliant blogeuse-- where did you go? I love your writing, and would love to see what you're up to these days. Somewhere here I read a post from some fellow fan who noted that you'd stopped writing this blog (and of course, that's pretty clear from the fact that 2010 contains the last post!), but now I can't find THAT post...