November, 2015

  • Florentine Squares

    I wanted to share with you a recipe that helps me reduce the stress level of every Holiday Season! It is my ‘Go-To Dish’ to bring to gatherings and one that we have at home often as well. I have had it for decades (if that doesn’t tell you how popular it is, I don’t know what would.) and I like that I can make it ahead. It freezes well and can be used as an appetizer or for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It is great hot or cold and it is also pretty simple to make so don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you off..
    8 meal servings or 36 appetizers
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheesegrapeseed_glam_flavors
    • ½ cup chopped green onion including tops
    • 3 T grapeseed oil (why I use it HERE)
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup milk (I use fat free)
    • 2 -10ounce packages frozen spinach thawed & squeezed out
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • ¼ ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 tsp ground black pepperswiss cheese
    • ½ whole wheat dry bread crumbs
    • 1 c grated Swiss cheese
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    • Grease 7.5 X 11.75 inch baking dish
    • Sprinkle it with 3 T grated cheese & set aside
    • Sauté onion in oil until tender but not browned
    • In large bowl combine milk & eggs beating well
    • Add spinach, onion, spices, bread crumbs & cheeses blending well
    • Spread into baking dish and bake 35-45 minutes, until just barely firm
    • Remove & cool to room temperature
    • Cut into 8 meal pieces or 36 appetizers
    For variation: BEFORE cutting, sprinkle with ¾ cup Swiss cheese & broil until melted
    Per Meal serving: 231 Calories, 13g Fat, 109mg Chol, 498mg Sod, 15.5g Carb, 3g Fiber, 4g Sugar, 14g Protein
    Per Appetizer: 51 Calories, 3g Fat, 24mg Chol, 110mg Sod, 3g Carb, .6g Fiber, .8g Sugar, 3g Protein
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    What is your “Go-To Dish”?
    I would love to try it out!

    November 21, 2015 • Recipes, Wildtree • Views: 727