Remember all of the fruits and veggies we received from Bountiful Baskets? Well, we got a boat load of fresh spinach (which Kim was happy to give to me), so tonight I googled a recipe and cooked my spinach. Here's how it went...
I sliced the garlic into thin slices and then sauteed the garlic in 2 T. EVOO. I used a little less, actually.
I then washed the spinach 2 times, drained it, then spun the leaves in the lettuce spinner. Side note: I just HAD to have this salad spinner and bought it about 5 years ago. I am pretty sure this is the first time I have ever used it. I am happy to report that it works good. There was about 1/2 cup or more of water in the bottom of the bowl. I don't have a picture of this, but I placed the heaping pile of fresh spinach in the pan, cooked it on medium, flipping it over a couple of times, putting the lid on for a minute, then taking it off for the next minute.
This was the end result - man, it really cooked down.
My dinner consisted of freshly cooked spinach, a pear, nectarine, and a plum - all of these items came out of the Bountiful Baskets from this week. Mission accomplished! While I was cooking this meal, I thought of my good friend, MaryAnna, because she absolutely loves cooked spinach. And I also thought of my mom and how she always fixed it for dinner for 7 people. That would have been a heap of fresh spinach, cooked in one very big pan.