Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The most important recipe ever: spinach

This is the yummiest stuff ever and you can have it with anything: all by itself, on top of meat, on macaroni and cheese. Back in the day I would come home from school for lunch and my mommy made us spinach and spaghetti with a fried egg. Yum! Here's how you make the spinach:

1) Rinse off some spinach. (In its raw form it's nothing but leaves).

2) Put the spinach in a microwave safe casserole dish.

3) Nuke the spinach for 5 minutes so it's all wilty.

4) Food process the spinach. (If you don't have a food processor, use whatever appliance in your kitchen that turns food to mush. Blenders work).

5) Leave the spinach in the food processor while you make a white sauce in the casserole dish. (Scared ya! Don't worry, I'm going to tell you how to make a white sauce).

6) Nuke 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine so that it's all melted.

7) Add 3 tablespoons of flour and stir so that it's not lumpy.

8) Add 2 cups of milk and stir some more.

9) Nuke for, like, 4 minutes.

10) Stir.

11) Nuke for, oh, I don't know, until it thickens. (That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is a white sauce. Apparently you can use it for stuff besides spinach but as yet I have never experienced this cooking phenomenon).

12) Put the spinach mush in the white sauce and stir until it's all mixed together.

13) Add salt until it's yummy. (You can also flavour it with bouillon, if you have some).

14) Boil spaghetti and fry an egg to go with the spinach (optional).