Monday, October 22, 2012

Ham Spinach Cups



Scripture to Live By:

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.   Psalms 46:1

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  Hebrews 4:16
                                                                                                                  
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?  Psalm 27:1 

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Romans 12:12 

For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.  Proverbs 24:16

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  Psalm 27:3

My heart cry is that God will help me see His perspective, whenever I am in a difficult or uncomfortable situation. I want to continually remember that His hand in is in all my circumstances and He knows the end from the beginning.  I can be assured that if God allows difficult circumstances that He has purpose in them for my life.  

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28

Recipe Post:                                                                                    My husband went to a Men's Fellowship at our church and he came home with two of these, 'Ham Spinach Cups' and said,  "You have got to get the recipe for these." I ate both of them and I agreed with him.  Our pastor's wife had made them.  She said she didn't know what they were called or where she got the recipe, so I am calling them Ham Spinach Cups.  They are so good.  They make great appetizers or snack food.
Here is what you will need to make them:



2 packages of frozen chopped spinach
2  8 ounces packages of cream cheese (I chose fat free.)
1 can of water chestnuts
1 package of deli ham (at least 24 slices)
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
1 container of shredded Parmesan cheese

Thaw the frozen chopped spinach, you can thaw at room temperature 
or speed up by thawing in the microwave oven.



Once thawed squeeze the liquid out of spinach. 


Open the water chestnut and drain, then chop into small pieces.



  



Mix spinach, water chestnuts, two eight ounce packages of cream cheese,
 and 2 teaspoons of minced garlic together, with mixer on low speed, until blended. 


Spay  two muffin tins (12 cup size) with cooking spray.


You will need 24 slices of deli ham.  


Push the ham slices into the muffin tin. 
Divide spinach mixture equally among the 24 ham cups. 
Approximately 1 serving size spoon heaped.




Top with shredded Parmesan Cheese.
(I divide the container of Parmesan Cheese between the 24 Ham Spinach Cups.)


Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
Make sure the cheese has melted completely. 
If not cook another 3-5 minutes.


Remove from the oven and cool about 5-10 minutes before serving.
(Or until they can be hand held.)


They shrink some during baking.


Place on a serving dish and add fresh spinach leaves and cherry tomatoes for accent.


Or serve individually as an appetizer.



Ham Spinach Cups are really a favorite with me and my husband. 
They are YUMMY!

Hope you will try them.  

Blessings, 



12 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I never knew ham could be used this way. I can't wait to try this at home! Thanks for linking up with us for Tasty Tuesday over at aletteredlife.blogspot.com ~Holley

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    1. Thank you for your comment and for viewing my post. Thank you for having your link party.Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  2. Thank you for taking time to comment on my blog post, I appreciate it. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  3. Hi Jo Ann,
    This is a lovely presentation for your delicious Ham Spinach Cups, they look delicious. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Jo-Ann,
    These look delicious. I love water chestnuts. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle, I appreciate you taking the time to comment and for having the link party. Hope all is well with you and your family. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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    1. Thank you SJ for pinning this. Hope you will try them sometime. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  6. These look so good! You have the best appetizer ideas. Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thank you Janet. You are encouraging. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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