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Mashed Potatoes with Spinach
One never needs an excuse to make mashed potatoes, the ultimate comfort food, in my opinion. Adding spinach just makes it even more tempting. Mashed potatoes goes with anything.
I remember as a child, when I didn't feel well, my mother made mashed potatoes and carrots. For years, I say that I should make it and I don't. I think, although I loved it, it brings back memories of being under the weather.
Mashed Potatoes and Spinach
4 potatoes, peeled
1⁄2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups Baby Spinach
Cut potatoes into quarters.
Cover potatoes with salted cold water by 1 inch in a large saucepan and simmer, uncovered, until tender, 15 - 20 minutes.
In a small saucepan place sour cream, butter and pepper and bring to a simmer.
Stir spinach into warm cream sauce,
Mash potatoes again with the cream sauce and spinach.
Another week, another vegetable for our Power Food group, a bunch of women who strive for healthy eating with the most delicious dishes. Each blog is inspiration . Each week, we choose a recipe based on the power food which comes from the book, Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of Whole Living magazine.
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It says, "thai" so I have to like the Thai Chicken San Choy Bau that we are making this week in our Donna Hay Wednesday group. It was a bit spicy and the chopped chicken was a nice change of pace. Kayte selected this recipe from On the Shelf on page 124. I tried it with the greens and it was very good and then I put it on spaghetti and it was spectacular. My toddler granddaughter even liked it. Must have been the hot sauce.
I used romaine for the greens and I subbed in red pepper and added some Sirracha to spice it up to make up for the real chilis. Do check out the other cooks' dishes at our Wednesday with Donna Hay site.
have decided to move my Donna Hay posts here from My Sweet and Savory since I
have put it to sleep. I love my Donna recipes and want to share them with
you. There will be several new posts brought over and I do hope you make
some of them. Donna produces good recipes.*** This week, our group is making Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup, page 30 in Modern Classics 1. This was my choice and for my family, it was a great choice. I made it, two weeks ago, for our Friday night Sabbath soup. When my youngest saw the corn in it, she moaned but it surprised us all by working well with the soup.
So far, I have found all Donna's recipes to be easy to make and this is no exception. I used a little soy sauce in it for a boost of flavor.
We had company and it went over well with them. Another Donna Hay Success story. Linked to: Treasure Box Tuesday