Happy New Year! Are you ready for 2015? I don't know how I feel about this year. I thought 2014 was going to be a fantastic year, and it was.
I hope this year brings a big change or an exciting adventure.
I went to Nashville last Thanksgiving. We planned on eating at a famous restaurant, but learned we needed to wait a few hours because we had no reservation. Instead, we found a well rated restaurant on Yelp.
I ate this delicious, creamy spinach dish, among other things. This is my attempt to recreate it at home. It isn't spot on, but it maybe a little more delicious. My version is just as flavorful but more creamy and cheesy. That means it is a little less healthy too.
To make this I used 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoon flour, 1 1/4 cup milk, 8 ounces baby crimini mushrooms, 1 garlic clove, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1/2 cup munster cheese, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, salt, pepper, hot sauce, 1/3 cup cream cheese, and 10 ounces baby spinach.
I melted the butter and sautéed the minced garlic for a few minutes in the butter.
I added the sliced mushrooms and sauteed them for a few minutes.
I added the flour and cooked it for 2 to 3 minutes until the flour was a little brown.
I added nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
I gradually added the milk. I added a little bit and stirred until it was incorporated into the flour mixture. I stirred until there were no lumps of flour. I added more milk and repeated the process until all the milk was gone.
I added the mustard and a few dashes of hot sauce.
I added the cream cheese and munster cheese. There was no rhyme or reason to the cheese combination I used. It was what I had in my fridge.
I add the spinach once the cheese had melted into the sauce.
I removed the pan from the heat once the spinach had wilted down.
This is one of the more impressive dishes I have created without a recipe. It is one of my favorite vegetable dishes on my blog too.
The sauce was creamy and smooth. There were so many enticing and savory flavors that combined into a appetizing dish.
The garlic and mustard were strong flavors while the nutmeg and hot sauce were more subtle. I wouldn't change a think about this recipe.
If you make this, you'll enjoy it.