after figuring that there probably is
such a thing as too much apple cake (I know! I really just wanted to save some for later), I decided it'd be a good idea to start dinner. besides, it'd take my mind off of apple cake.
apple cake?! where?
okay, okay. I made a creamy spinach and rice casserole (my first casserole ever) from a recipe also found on vegweb
. I'm sharing with an omnivore who likes creamed spinach, and hopefully it'll go over as well as the balsamic portobellos I made last week.
while cooking the sauce, I was a little worried that the casserole wouldn't turn out well or be very hearty. it never really looked "pasty" as the directions said, but I didn't want to add what I thought would be too much flour. the recipe didn't involve many spices at all, so I used five cloves of garlic and added nutmeg, garlic powder, and onion powder. I was generous with salt, pepper, and basil, and also sprinkled the top with nutritional yeast (and a bit more nutmeg) before popping it into the oven. I had a little taste once it had cooled off and I like it- it reminds me of a casserole my mother used to make. what's your favorite (simple) casserole? please share!
here's the recipe: ( creamy rice and spinach casseroleCollapse )