Try It… You’ll Like It!

That is the title of a sweet little cookbook that my grandmother from Baton Rouge gave me when Farmboy and I got married. It was put together by the PEO Chapter E in Baton Rouge. After a quick google search I found this about the PEO:

One of the pioneer societies for women, P.E.O. was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Originally a small campus friendship society, P.E.O. soon blossomed to include women off campus. Today, P.E.O. has grown from that tiny membership of seven to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women.

Cool. Who knew Shirley B was so cutting edge? This little paperback cookbook has been so much fun to discover. One of my favorite recipes is the Spinach Balls- they are a big hit at the holidays. Yum. I usually serve them on a platter with a little container of hot sauce on the side for dipping. I am no food blogger but I love to cook and occasionally will post recipes that are tried and true and worth repeating. The Spinach Ball recipe is from the Perky Parties section! Doesn’t that make you giggle… chuckle… smile? It does me. Here goes:

Try It- You’ll Like It Spinach Balls

  • 2 pkgs. frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 cups herbed stuffing mix
  • 2 med. onions chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup oleo (butter) melted
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbl garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Tabasco to taste

Cook spinach according to directions. Drain very well. Mix all ingredients. Shape mixture into bite sized balls. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Makes approx. 50-60 balls. May freeze (freeze before baking).


Look at that spinachy goodness! Now, dive in and shape the mixture into tiny balls.


Ready for the oven!


Browned on top and bottom and ready for a plate.

Oops! Forgot to take a picture of the finished product plated and ready to be served. Close your eyes and picture a lovely burgundy colored ceramic platter with these piled around a little ceramic container filled with hot sauce for dipping. Can you picture it? I have a bag of these little goodies in the freezer just waiting for the next occasion. I will try to post the plated version when they are cooked. It will look just like you imagined, I promise!

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Hi, I’m Michelle. I am an artist/designer specializing in unique topiary themed art for the Home & Gardener. I live on a farm in Upstate New York with my husband, two children and a small petting zoo of other family members. #shapeyoursweetestlife



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