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Greek Spinach Pie (spanakopita) and Ambrosia

All that ‘s needed with this meal is a few pieces of delicious salmon? Tilapia? Flounder? Maybe even prepared on the grill… be sure to buy a pan just for grilling fish and spray well with a non-stick spray. Add a delicious salad.. be generous by chopping up mango or strawberries.. and you will have a delicious dinner. Your family or guests will love the ambrosia, too. Refreshing when served iced cold.

Greek Spinach Pie (spanakopita)

Ingredients

1 onion chopped finely
1 tbsp. butter
18 ounces fresh spinach, chopped
1 lb. low fat cottage cheese
12 ounces crumbled low fat feta cheese
5 large eggs beaten
1 stick butter
2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
salt and pepper
nutmeg
9 sheets phyllo dough

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook onion in 1 tbsp. butter until soft. In a bowl add the spinach, cottage cheese, eggs, feta, cooked onion, and seasonings and stir well.

In another pan, melt a stick of butter.

With a brush, coat a 12 x 9 inch baking dish with the melted butter. Put one phyllo sheet into bottom of baking dish and let the rest hang over the pan. Using a brush, gently paint the sheet with butter. Do this for 8 layers. Add the spinach mixture and fold over the phyllo sheets, one by one, which were hanging over the sides. You can brush butter on them. Add one more sheet of phyllo dough over the filling and top that with butter. Bake until brown, about 50 minutes and cool before serving.

Ambrosia

Ingredients

2 cans peaches (or fruit cocktail) drain well
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup walnuts finely chopped (optional)
1 bag mini marshmallows
2 cups flaky coconut
1 large container sour cream

In a large bowl, mix together the peaches (or fruit cocktail), and oranges. Add the coconut, marshmallows, and nuts, and lastly, fold in the sour cream. Recipe can be halved or doubled. Spoon into pretty glass bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, preferably two. Stir well before serving. Garnish with mint leaves.

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