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Aunt Ginny’s & Mom’s Modified Spinach Casserole

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My Aunt Virginia (Ginny) was a dietician and a health buff. She came up with this recipe for people on a no cholesterol and low fat diet, like her and my Dad. Mom used to make this when we were teenagers and we ate it. Little did we know it was no cholesterol, low fat. It was just darn good. If we had known the truth, we never would have tried it and wouldn’t have liked it if we did. Fake cheese, Blech! When I had children I got the recipe from my mom. It was then that I realized it used fake cheese. So, I put the real stuff back in it. My kids loved it. After we got married, Baby Lady got hold of the recipe and put her spin on it and as she likes to say “kicked it up a notch.” This recipe is her take on Aunt Ginny’s and Mom’s Spinach Casserole with a little kick. It really is good. If you want to put the real cheese back into the recipe, do so but we find it makes the casserole a little oily. Whatever you do, give this a try, especially if you’re on a diet or if have kids who won’t eat vegetables. Given the amount of cheese in the recipe, they’ll eat the spinach. 🙂 Continue reading Aunt Ginny’s & Mom’s Modified Spinach Casserole

Braised Pearl Onions

I love onions. I like them raw with Barbecue, in salads and sandwiches. If they are wild onions I simply eat them the way the are. I like sautéed onions, caramelized onions, French Onion Soup. I love onions. So does my Dad.

Years ago, when I was much younger and thinner, I fixed Thanksgiving dinner for the family. My Mom and Dad, Aunt, and younger brother would join us for Thanksgiving. Because my Aunt and Dad had certain heart problems and maintained strict diets, I always tried to make something they could eat and enjoy. Then I remembered how much Dad loved onions. It’s when I decided braised onions would be the perfect side for Thanksgiving dinner. I have made them ever since and not necessarily for Holiday meals. They are not only delicious, but they are relatively easy to make and don’t require a whole lot of fussin’ over.

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