Prepare Yourself for the Best Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinner Side Dish
Halloween is in 5 days, which means it’s basically Thanksgiving. ‘Basically Thanksgiving’ also means it’s time to get ready for Christmas. Allow me to help you prepare yourself for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner! Below you’re going to read and gain knowledge of the best Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner side dishes out there. This has become my specialty. Nobody makes it if they know I’ll be at dinner. Of course, my family knows I don’t offer much, don’t take this from me. The recipe is simple, and most importantly it’s cheesy! I’ve doubled the recipe because I make so much for people that I’m sure to have leftovers!
This recipe is probably enough for 8-10 people, but if you have a smaller gathering cut the ingredient amounts in half. If you have a smaller gathering and make the full recipe listed below you’re going to have plenty of delicious leftovers!
4 pack of frozen chopped spinach
8 TBSP butter (1 stick)
4 TBSP Flour
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
4 TBSP chopped onion (dried chopped onion in your seasoning cabinet works perfectly.
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup spinach water (left over after you defrost and strain the spinach)
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 jars of Kraft Old English Cheese Spread (finding these can be difficult, seems like no store keeps them in the same spot)
Microwave and drain spinach. Keep 1 cup of strained spinach water.
*On Low to Medium heat*
Melt butter in a pot, and stir in flour to make a rue.
Add evaporated milk and spinach water
Mix in spices (chopped onion, pepper, garlic salt, Worcestershire)
Add cheese, and cook until melted stirring every few minutes. (At this point you can bump the temp up a little bit to get the cheese to melt faster.)
Once the cheese has fully melted add strained spinach and stir until everything is cheese-covered.
Pour into a baking dish or aluminum tray and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I hope it’s as big a hit with your family as it is with mine. and most of my in-laws. I also hope you have leftovers.