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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Have you heard of Popeye the Sailor Man? He’s a man who is strong to the finach, because he loves his spinach.
This month, Farm to school is featuring spinach and fresh salad greens in local Wood County schools.

Here are a few recipes for you to try on your own or with your family. Enjoy!

Chicken and Spinach Summer Casserole


1 tablespoon olive oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 cups fresh spinach, finely chopped

2 cups shredded cooked, skinless chicken breast

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup Parmesan cheese

½ cup grated mozzarella cheese

Preparation Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Lightly grease a 9-by-9-inch baking dish and set aside.

3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add spinach and cook until wilted and bright green, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, add chicken, and toss well.

4. In a separate large bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper, salt, and cheeses. Transfer half of cheese mixture to chicken mixture; toss well to coat, and spread into prepared dish. Spoon remaining cheese mixture over the top.5. Bake 45 minutes, until bubbling and lightly browned. Cool 15 minutes before serving.

Notes about this recipe:

This recipe features fresh spinach and light chicken breast - it delivers all the comfort of a homemade casserole without any of the bulk.

Easy Hot Spinach Dip recipe


9 oz (1 packet) of frozen spinach.

8 oz (1 packet) of cream cheese.

2 garlic cloves, minced.

1 teaspoon of salt.

Preparation Instructions:

Cook the frozen spinach according to directions on its packaging, with the garlic.

Drain throughly.

Add the cream cheese and salt.

Cook over a low heat until heated through.

Serve hot with crackers.


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