Wednesday, December 17, 2008

When I find myself

with an excess of lemons, I do what any good person does. I make lemonade. Lemons are one of those things that I always have in the fridge. I'm not a fan of the bottled lemon juice, preferring the fresh stuff so we always have a bag on hand.

Another thing I always have on hand is a frozen bag of spinach. Which is especially handy when you decide it's time for a breakfast casserole. Breakfast casseroles are great because they feed a ton of people and are easy to put together. This one is not Thatboy's favorite because it has loads of spinach in it, which he doesn't love. But he admits that he should eat more dark green leafy vegetables.

I apologize for the long lag in posts. It's already Wednesday - this week has flown by. But I have so much to update you on! Because of that, I'll be postdating my posts so you'll have something to read while I'm out of town. But fear not, when I return I'll remain in town for a good couple of months! Some things to look forward to upon my return:
  • My first stocking! One of the women on my cooking board asked for help with a stocking for her son's first Christmas, so I jumped right in and knit one for her. I don't want to spoil the surprise by posting it yet, so once I get word she's received it I'll share it with you. As Thatmom said "It's the most extensive thing [I've] ever made!" A big jump from my usual holiday scarves (like the one I'm still working on for Thatboy).
  • My first Thanksgiving! I spent all night Monday prepping - making cranberry relish, sweet potatoes, and brining a turkey. I never get to make Thanksgiving since it's my mom's favorite holiday so making all this stuff is super exciting for me!!!!
  • Loads of holiday sweets and treats!

Spinach Breakfast Casserole
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked ham, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup Bisquick
  • 3 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Squeeze all liquid out of spinach and lay spinach in bottom of shallow baking dish.
  2. Top with layer of ham, onion, then cheese.
  3. Combine milk, bisquick, and eggs in blender on medium speed for 1 minute. Pour over casserole.
  4. Bake 35 minutes.
Serves 8.
Each serving has:
Calories 175.7
Total Fat 8.3 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Cholesterol 103.4 mg
Sodium 561.9 mg
Potassium 288.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 0.9 g
Protein 12.6 g


  1. This breakfast casserole looks great and would definitely NOT leave me feeling guilty after I ate it. The casseroles are usually full of sausage and more sausage and cheese. You know...good stuff, but bad stuff, too!

    Looking forward to your posts!

  2. The casserole looks great. I am looking forward to your future posts.

  3. You and I differ on what to do with excess lemons.... I go for the liquor and make limoncello.

    You are a good girl, That Girl.

  4. That looks really good! And how nice about the stocking!!!

  5. congratulations on your first thanksgiving dinner :) i bet it was fabulous!!

  6. You know, the only thing I always have on hand is frozen dumplings from Costco :-P

  7. That looks really good. I love breakfast and need to try this.

    PS. The Husband and I were chatting last night and told me that your food blog is his favorite food blog (even above mine.)! He's a tough critic so consider that a compliment! :)

  8. This is a great idea for a leisurely Sunday breakfast! Thanks by the way for checking out my blog regularly and leaving comments. It's so nice to see those when I check in on my blog!

  9. That casserole looks so good. I love good breakfast food.

  10. You are still posting way more frequently than me. Which isn't hard to do these days. :/ Can't wait to see the stocking!

  11. i don't know why, but i was somehow under the impression that you were anti-bisquick. am i mental?

  12. I starred this and didn't comment. This is perfect for me because I usually have all of those things in my freezer/pantry/refrigerator too. And I have some Bisquick I need to use up!