Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spinach Balls

So, when husband and i got married i had to decide on what to serve at the reception for food. I was going through cookbooks to get ideas and i found this weird book my step-mom cindy has that some women put together on one of the bases she had lived at, and it had a million recipes of all kinds of things i'de never heard of. In it i found the Spinach Balls. Holy yummy food goodness. It sounded so amazing reading the recipe. But i figured no one would really eat them since we were already having the meatballs (that was husbands only food request), so i almost didn't add them to the menu. but, i needed simple recipes with minimal ingredients so it was included. I'm glad i did too. They really were as good as they sounded. They were all the rave at the reception (mostly from johns cousins husband doug, but from other people too). An exact quote i heard was "this is what wedding receptions are all about: good food!". The more i think about it, the more i think it may have out-shined me at my own wedding... Oh well. it was still fun.

This week we had a double baby shower for 2 of our Young Women leaders that are having babies and i was asked to bring something for food to it. Remembering how wonderful the spinach balls were, i decided they were the way to go for the shower too. They were as big a hit as they were at the reception. Girls and women were standing around the food table wafting in the smell of them before the shower started. Everyone asked about them, and who made them, and what was in them, and if they could get the recipe. The relief society president even wants to put the recipe in the monthly newsletter for everyone. So, spinach balls are now my official number 1 party food. Every party or get together i go to will include them. And since i don't want to be greedy and deprive you the people of the well deserved praise for including them in your future parties, i've decided to give you the recipe :]

Spinach Balls

2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 c. herb stuffing mix (crushed)
1 c. firmly packed grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c. butter, melted
4 sm. green onions, finely chopped
3 eggs
Dash of grated nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix well.
Shape into 1 inch balls. Cover and refrigerate or freeze until
ready to bake 350 degrees on un-greased baking sheet
15-20 minutes until light brown. Makes about 4 dozen

And that's it :] It takes a little time forming all the balls, but you can place them fairly close together on the pan, i fit 24 to a pan, so they cook in a reasonable amount of time. i hope you enjoy them when or if you do make them!

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