I a, honestly not sure how to start this entry. My head is bombarded with decisions and doubts that I have to attend to. The heaviness of these thoughts is making my heart sink slowly. *sigh*
Last month, I tried doing Cibo’s SpinaciZola. I fell in love with it so much that I wanted to try it on my own. To my delight, it came out of the oven just as flavorful and how I wanted it to be. It’s definitely one of the easiest things I’ve done in the kitchen!
Everyone that tried the spinach dip said they loved it!! This is definitely a hit! Perfect for when we have people over.
Feel free to tweak the quantity of each ingredient depending on your preference.
1 tbsp Garlic
Butter & Flour for Roux (about 1 tbsp)
2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup gorgonzola
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 handfuls of spinach
- Pre-heat oven to 375F
- Saute onion and garlic.
- Add a tbsp of roux (I like to do this before I add the liquid to make sure there will be no lumps. It’s also easier to adjust when you do it this way, you can just add more after the milk OR add more milk if it gets too thick.)
- Pour skim milk and let it boil for 1-2 minutes.
- Add all cheese and stir until melted.
- Add spinach and let simmer for 3-4 minutes.
- Add more parmesan cheese on top and put it in the oven until top becomes golden brown.
I incorporated 3 kinds of cheese for this recipe – gorgonzola, parmesan and cream cheese. Instead of using cream, I used skim milk and thickened it with roux instead. I did not want to feel super guilty after eating this! lol
I love how spinach and cheese go well together! 🙂
Spinach (Life). 3 kinds of cheese (situations). How can I even put these in a sentence? I am mentally and physically drained already 🙁
1. Gorgonzola – This is the heaviest decision that I have to make. Stage 1 has already been accomplished and I don’t know if I did the right thing. I found myself the day after, which is today doubting if I chose the right medium for my dream. I know all my worries will turn around with His guidance. Maybe, my frustration of knowing “when” and “where” lead me to this – over-thinking, over-worrying, over-over-over!
2. Parmesan – Slowly, I am being corrupted with thoughts of ending another chapter in my life. Most of the time I feel like I am taking this blessing for granted for thinking in such way, but like what most of us say – don’t do things that don’t make you happy. That is my driving force in starting and living another chapter before everything changes.
3. Cream cheese – Knowing that you’ve hurt someone is also painful. Leaving and rejection go hand in hand. I’ve been rejected by someone before, and it was the worst feeling that I’ve ever had in my 20 years of existence. I can’t say that it is okay for me to leave someone and reject him, BUT its a decision that I had to make. It’s not easy to turn around things for someone. Most of the time I find myself saying hurtful words that I don’t want to say but had to. This situation is turning me into an evil monster and I don’t like it.
It is a hot sunny afternoon. I feel like my life is being baked like a Spinach dip. Waiting for the right time to be gratinated. Waiting and yearning.