Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and I am feeling thankful for so much. Next week, I will celebrate this American holiday in Louisiana, with my husband’s side of the family. We will connect, we will laugh, we will watch football, and we will eat.
One of the things we will eat, my favorite side dish, is Spinach Madeleine, something akin to creamed spinach with a lot of cheese. This was invented by a lady in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she had guests over unexpectedly and had to make something out of what was in her pantry… You will notice the 1950s food sensibilities, yet trust me, you can’t argue with the taste.
Add this to your menu for Thanksgiving, for Christmas, for a Fall or Winter birthday party. Below is the recipe for this amazing dish, edited (in terms of ingredient availability in Swiss grocery stores, and spice) by Marty, my Louisiana-born sister-in-law who lives in Switzerland.