25 August 2009

Creamed Spinach

I have a love affair with spinach. I love it raw in a salad or sandwich, I love it boiled, I love it with cheese, I love it in a lasagna, I just love it. Unfortunately, my family does not share my passion, so like okra (which I love more than spinach) I rarely eat it. And I won't lie to you, my family does not love creamed spinach. But I do! This recipe is so simple and sooooooo good.

You will need:

1 box frozen spinach
1 T butter
1 tsp garlic
3/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
squeeze of fresh lemon

Optional: pinch of cayenne pepper

Thaw your spinach and squeeze out the water.

In a medium-size saucepan, melt the butter and garlic. Cook over medium heat for one minute, but don't let the garlic color.

Add the spinach...

cream, lemon, salt, and pepper.

Cook over low heat, stirring often, until the spinach is soft and the cream has thickened. It should take about 15 minutes.

That's it! Your spinach is ready to eat.

I ended up eating it all by myself, but I'm not complaining. So tasty!! I served it with some honey baked ham.

Perfection. Enjoy!

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