Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What's Cooking Wednesday - Week 3

The ingredient of the week was spinach.  That was a tough one for me.  I occasionally buy spinach to add to salad but I've never done anything else with it and wasn't sure where to start.

My friend Elaine suggested stuffed manicotti.  After browsing recipes on the internet, I decided to give it a try.  The recipe again came from - you can find it here.

I have no desire to be a food photographer when I grow up.  It's hard to find an uncluttered surface in my kitchen for a photo.

The recipe went together easily.  I'm not sure of the proper way to stuff a noodle - but a narrow rubber spatula worked well for me.  I divided the recipe in half, ate some, put a serving in my freezer and another in my mom's freezer.   It was pretty tasty but was one of those dishes that would probably taste better if someone else made it.

I'm linking up to Patchwork Times where you can find some more things to do with spinach.

The ingredient for next Wednesday is creamed corn.  Not something that I stock on my shelf - but I'll see what I can come up with.


  1. Been waiting to see what you'd do with that spinach. Good job! Plus you made a nice presentation with that lovely placemat. Ask me about my good creamed corn recipe.

  2. Good recipe choice!

  3. a great way to pass the winter months and try new recipes.

  4. Looks yummy! I like to make stuffed shells florentine, with the jumbo macaroni noodles. That has spinach in it, I also know of people who throw spinach in their smoothies. Your not supposed to taste it with the fruit, etc. I havent tried it yet, I have done kale which is also good for you, and I couldnt taste that in there either. It blends up nice.

  5. YUM! That looks delish. May have to try.