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This is a very easy oven meal. It takes almost an hour in the oven -- around 55 minutes for the potatoes and around 40 minutes for the egg bake -- so I can't really define it as "quick", but it does go together quickly and then bakes all by itself.
The main course comes from the Gooseberry Patch book Hometown Harvest, one of my favorites.
The main course was Spinach & Egg Casserole:
SPINACH & EGG CASSEROLE
2 Tblsp. butter
9 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups baby spinach (more if you like)
Begin heating oven to 350º. Place butter in a 9-inch square baking dish; place in oven until butter is melted. Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients together in a bowl; when butter is melted, pour the egg mixture into the pan on top of the butter. Bake at 350º for 30 to 40 minutes, until the eggs are set. Serves 4 to 6 depending upon what you serve with it.
(I should add that for any egg dish like this, I usually prepare the egg mixture in a blender. Makes it really fast, and no unmixed eggs. That's what I did this time and just stirred the spinach in afterward. But I think it might work nicely to blend the spinach in with the eggs, too -- seems as if it might shred it. But I haven't tried this so can't vouch for it.)
The side dish I made was my Oven Potato Wedges.
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4 large baking potatoes, unpeeled, each cut in 8 wedges the long way
2 Tblsp. olive oil
3 Tblsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. to 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. paprika
Garlic powder to taste
Put the oil in a gallon size ziplock bag and add the potato wedges. Shake well to coat with oil. Add the remaining ingredients to the bag and shake well again to coat with the cheese and spices. Place the wedges, skin side down, in a single layer in a foil-lined shallow pan. Bake at 350º-375º for 45-55 minutes or until cooked through, brown, and beginning to blister.
This potato recipe is good with egg dishes as well as to serve instead of french fries or chips with burgers, sandwiches, etc. It’s easy but delicious and quite low in fat.
It appeared in this cookbook: Mom Knows Best.So I got that one for free, as well. Some of my very favorite recipes come from Gooseberry Patch books, and I love adding to my collection of free books when they publish my own recipes. The particular books I've featured here are filled with many great recipes and I turn to them often.
Hope you'll enjoy this yummy menu if you try it. A fruit salad or applesauce would be good on the side!