Herbed spinach bake

Herbed Spinach Bake
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach
2 cups cooked rice
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well, squeezing out excess liquid. Place in a large bowl; add remaining ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes longer, or until set.
When using cooked spinach in a recipe, remove as much liquid as possible by pressing or squeezing it dry with your hands. This will prevent the dish from becoming watery.
Makes 16 servings.

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes
5 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
5 cups sliced cooked peeled potatoes (about 5 medium)
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over low heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in salt and cheeses until melted. Add potatoes; stir gently to mix. Place in a greased 2 quart baking dish. Melt the remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

DIY homemade vapour rub

DIY Homemade Vapor Rub- Dr. Axe

Total Time: 30 minutes


¼ cup olive oil

½ cup coconut oil

¼ cup grated bees wax

20 drops peppermint essential oil

20 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Glass jar


1. Pour the olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax into a jar.

2. Place a saucepan with 2 inches of water over medium low heat.

3. Place jar in saucepan and allow oils to melt. Stir to combine.

4. Once combined, allow to cool slightly and add in essential oils.

5. Pour mixture into metal tins or storage containers and allow to set.

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My current book

i must say i am really enjoying the book i am currently reading.

its a new maggie hartley foster care memoir. its really great!

its called battered, broken healed, and is about a 4 month old baby that is taken into care, not sure yet what is the reasons other than failure to thrive, as i am only on chapter 7 of the book, but its really good!

a page turner for sure! off to read some more now!

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My current book

I’m almost done reading my latest book. Its a Maggie Hartley book.

Maggie Hartley, for those who dont know, is a UK based foster parent, who writes about her experiences of fostering.

Her books are really good. I get them from audible. They are also available on kindle and in paperback from all good bookstores.

The one I am reading is called too young to be a mum. Its really good.

On audible she has 5 books out so far, with two more coming later in the year. I think there are a few more available in paperback though.

I should finish the current one that I am reading tonight or tomorrow morning, then I’ll review it.
carol anne