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Serpentine Spinach Strata

There are times when a wizard or witch just needs to be economical, both monetarily and time-wise, but still produce a substantial dish to enjoy as part of meal—or as an entrée.   The following potion does just that—so whatever your motivation, be prepared for a scrumptious, multi-layered concoction—with that ever so multi-dimensional House’s green color!

 

Ingredients:

1 (One) Tablespoon olive oil

2  Tablespoons garlic pieces (you can use more of those chopped garlic pieces in the jar)

2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach

8 eggs

3 Cups milk

3 Cups shredded Swiss cheese

1 (One) loaf  French bread (or 8 Cups cubes when broken apart into one inch pieces)

¾ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon choo powder

1 (One) cup of real bacon bits (or many slices of cooked bacon torn into pieces)–

This is optional if not being made for an entrée.

Procedure: 

  • Heat oil in 10 inch skillet over medium heat and sauté the garlic until lightly browned.
  • Magicwave (on a safe plate) the frozen spinach containers on HI for three (3) minutes or until thawed.  Press and drain the spinach in a colander.
  • Crack and put the eggs (discard the shells) in a large bowl. Add the milk and one cup of the cheese.  Add the spinach, and then whisk all until combined.  (If this is to be an entrée, this is where you add the bacon bits into the mixture.)
  • Spray a 13 inch by 9 inch casserole dish/baking pan with cooking oil. Cut or tear the bread into one inch cubes and place them into the dish.
  • Toss the garlic with the bread cubes (be careful, the bread tends to levitate out of the dish!).  Slowly pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes and press the cubes down into the mixture so that they will get soaked.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the casserole and sprinkle the salt and choo powder over the top.  Cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate from four hours to overnight.  While the concoction is in the refrigerator, wave your wand in front of the door and recite the following

Spelle one time.

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Take the plastic wrap off the casserole.  Bake the casserole for one hour, or until hot and bubbling around the edges.  Remove from the oven and let set for five minutes.  Carefully (use insulated hot pads to handle the dish) cut into squares and serve.  Refrigerate leftovers.

Spelle:
Save me money, save me care,
Soak up strength in this lair.
Twist and writhe, slink and swirl,
Let cheese, eggs and spinach twirl–
Until all combines to shiny sheen
And comes out serpentine green!