Sunday, 26 November 2006

turkey day

my third thanksgiving in london

my third turkey (cooked to near perfection if i do say so myself)

my first thanksgiving chez d, my second one shared with s

read more here

in addition to the turkey and potatoes, i made a spinach casserole. i can't take credit for the recipe which i found on, but since everyone was kind enough to rave about it, i am adding my version here. i doubled the recipe since i could only find a 1 kg bag of frozen chopped spinach. my main variations were to add bread crumbs and use mixed herbs instead of dill.

4 eggs (i used 7 eggs to double the recipe)
3/4 teaspoon salt (i didn't add any and it was fine)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry (1 kg)
1 16-ounce container cottage cheese (250 g)
1 bunch green onions, chopped (i used sauteed onions instead)
1 cup packed grated sharp cheddar cheese (500 g)
1/4 cup all purpose flour (plus 1/4 cup bread crumbs)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dillweed (mixed herbs)

Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Butter 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Beat eggs, salt and pepper to blend in large bowl. Mix in spinach. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well blended. Transfer mixture to prepared dish.
Bake casserole until center is firm and top is golden, about 45 minutes (took almost twice that for the larger recipe).

8 to 10 side-dish servings plus seconds

ps: pogged means full. i'm still trying to figure out if it's a general britishism, or if it's more specific to yorkshire. maybe our weekend at s's parents' house next week will shed some light!

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