When it came time to decide what to bring to a Chicago blogger meet-up, I thought these would be perfect.
I knew there would be wine and sweets, so I wanted to counter that with something healthy. Don't worry, there's still cheese in them, so they're not toooo healthy!
Which is what Nana was all about. The healthy stuff. There would be spinach balls, chopped veggies, and other healthy appetizers at gatherings at her house. I also remember wrapping nutritional/brewer's yeast for her for Christmas one year. And she loved carrot cake.
I also think I got my love of pink from Nana :)
Thanks to Melissa for organizing the meet-up and to Jillian for hosting. It was great meeting all of you girls!
Ashley of Ashley Nicole Catherine
Cara of City Girl Chicago
Jillian of Cornflake Dreams
Melissa of Inspiration and Rough Drafts
Jess of Makeunder My Life
Lara of Simply Irresistible
Lesley of Six Twelve Place
Zoe of Style Foodie
Shari of The Daily Dish
Recipe from Nana.
Yield: 3 to 4 dozen spinach balls.
1 package frozen chopped spinach
1 1/2 cup herbed breadcrumbs or stuffing
1 small (12 oz) cottage cheese container
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
6 T olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
Preheat oven to 350*.
Microwave spinach to thaw, then strain.
Mix remaining ingredients together with the spinach.
Roll into balls.
Bake on buttered (or lined with parchment paper) cookie sheets for 10 to 15 minutes.
Frozen spinach - $1.50
Breadcrumbs - $0.75
Cottage cheese - $1.75
Parmesan cheese - $0.75
Eggs - $0.30
Olive oil - $0.50
Onion - $0.25
Total - $5.80
Linking to 33 Shades of Green: Tasty Tuesdays