Photo by Regina Charboneau
My creamed spinach recipe is so rich it's only legal to eat it twice a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Makes 12 servings
• 6 Medium-sized tomatoes • 1/4 lb. Butter
• 12 oz. Cream cheese • 1 cup Grated sharp cheddar
• 1 tbls. Minced garlic • 1 tbls. Minced jalapeno
• 2 lbs. Baby spinach leaves
With a small paring knife, cut each tomato in half by cutting into the center of each with alternating incisions: / then \ (this will create a star effect: /\/\/\/\ at the top of each tomato half). Then scoop out the center of each tomato half with a spoon. Place on baking sheet.
In sautee pan add 1 tbls. of the 1/4 lb. of butter and sautee the baby spinach leaves. Drain all the excess liquid.
In a saucepan, melt the rest of the butter, add the cream cheese, garlic, and jalapeno. Blend with a wooden spoon until smooth, then add the grated cheese and cooked spinach.
Spoon spinach mixture into each tomato half, and bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes.