Holiday Traditions: Holly shares a Thanksgiving favorite & her birthday bonus!
The Thanksgiving holiday has always been a favorite of mine because I was born on Thanksgiving Day.
My dad always complains he had to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that day and didn't get any turkey!
As a kid, we spent the holiday in South Bend, Indiana with family.
Every six years, my birthday falls back on Thanksgiving Day and that happens to be this year on the 23rd.
I wanted to share a family recipe we had growing up, other than birthday cake.
It's an easy cheesy crockpot spinach that's always a favorite.
All you need is two packages of frozen spinach, thawed and strained, three beaten eggs, two pounds of cottage cheese (I use two percent milkfat), a fourth of cup of butter (which is a half stick), one and a half cups of American cheese slices (Kraft singles work great), two tablespoons of flour and one teaspoon of salt.
Mix it all together in a bowl and put it in a greased crockpot.
Cook one hour on high and then four hours on low and that's it.
I usually double the recipe so we can have some leftovers because it goes fast!
You can make it ahead and then toss it in the crockpot Thanksgiving morning and focus on the other parts of your meal.