When my husband travels, I like to make something for myself that can be re-purposed throughout the week. This saves me some precious time that can be better used towards my rambunctious children. And of course some nights I just don't want to have pancakes or macaroni and cheese with them.
Today I was staring into the fridge wondering what I was thinking when I went food shopping. Leave it to a 3 & 4 year old to make sure you only buy Goldfish and Pop-Tarts. I really have no idea what I bought. Sometimes you just can't get out of the store fast enough. Somehow eggs and a few boxes of spinach made it into the cart. I would really like to thank the kind samaritan that threw those items into my cart. (I am guessing it was a fellow mom that was smart enough to leave her beasties home.)
I came across this recipe for Paula Deen's Crustless Spinach Cheese Quiche (boy, do I Iove that lady!) I have made numerous Paula Deen recipes in the past and have never been disappointed! The only ingredient I was missing was the cottage cheese, but I think it will come out just fine. (I added two small splashes of milk to make up for the lost moisture.)
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups grated Cheddar
(Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.)
Unwrap the spinach and put it, box and all, on a plate. Microwave on high power for 4 minutes. Allow to cool and remove box. Squeeze out all of the liquid and put it into a medium bowl.
Bake until set, about 45 minutes. Allow it to cool, then, refrigerate. Cut it into squares and serve. (I ate it warm out of the oven and it was delicious! I will be having it chilled during the week.)