Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The BEST Creamed Spinach

Last Thursday, I headed to our newest business in our little town on the prairie-- Life + Style, a great store full of cooking gadgets as well as coffees, teas and ice cream!

For it was one of their Cooking Class nights! And my favorite Fort Scott chef, Vince, was sharing his creamed spinach recipe.
And his creamed spinach is the best!
The cooking classes at Life + Style are always fun (and I've taught two -- on Apelskivers and have two scheduled on Cooking With Herbs).

The ingredients lined up -- the recipe is full of good stuff -- butter and bacon and cream cheese and cream! Oh, and to make it healthy -- spinach and onions!

The bacon and onions and garlic get sauteed in butter, until they are golden and the bacon cooked -- but not crisp.

After adding cream cheese, cream, finally the spinach and then the Parmesan cheese, it's ready for the eager class to sample!

And once we get our sample, it is pure heaven! A goodly sample but one that is gone in a thrice!

And one of the things that we all came for is not to see how the creamed spinach is made, nor to taste the heavenly dish -- no, it's to get the recipe!!!!

It's Friday, which means that it's Foodie Friday -- please join Michael at Designs by Gollum, to see what everyone is cooking this Friday!


Blondie's Journal said...

The classes look like a lot of fun, Martha and you must be thrilled to teach some of them yourself. The creamed spinach looks delicious...will you be sharing the recipe? ;-D


Allie and Pattie said...

Oh, I love teaching classes! And creamed spinach is a particular favorite of mine
xoxo Pattie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My husband loves creamed spinach and this one looks very creamy and good!

Southerncook said...

YUM, this sounds and looks heavenly. I made a copy of the photo where you showed the recipe. I hope it can be halved because it looks like it could feed an army. The class looked like fun and I will try this recipe. I think it would be a fabulous holiday side.


From the Kitchen said...

Delicious! I grew up detesting spinach. Why? My mother took it straight from the can!! It wasn't until I was married, moved to Chicago and had creamed spinach at the venerable Berghof Restaurant that I developed a taste for the leaf. Alas, the restaurant is no longer but I still love creamed spinach. Thanks for sharing what turned into a delicious memory for me!


Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I'll definitely be trying the creamed spinach - I love spinach!!

Pondside said...

That looks very good. I've never made or even tried creamed spinach. I'd like to try this though.

Amelia@SavoryandSweet said...

This looks delicious! I think if I was there I would be tempted to lick the plate!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The cooking class sounds like fun and the spinach looks very good.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great recipe, Martha, Is it better than Ina's recipe? Inquiring minds need to know :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Tina said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE creamed spinach. You made hunger for it, but left me with no recipe!!! Please?

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It's a very good thing I just had dinner or I would be craving the creamed's looks divine!

Sherry said...

The class looks like fun and the creamed spinach delicious!

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