The past week has been one of those terrible horrible no-good weeks that hit the checking account hard. I won’t list all of the things that stopped working but one thing hurt the most.
The side by side refrigerator/freezer died. I think this appliance was over 30 years old. it functioned as our second unit, a place to keep drinks cold and to stock up on frozen foods to prepare for the future food shortages and higher costs. Buying mass quantities of frozen vegetables as a hedging strategy against higher prices works well until your freezer dies.
I managed to STUFF a large number of frozen bags into our primary freezer. But I have to cook and eat a large number of these frozen bags of goodness to make room. So I started with a bag of spinach.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 large sweet onions sliced thin
- 8 oz white button mushrooms sliced thick
- 2-3 garlic cloves minced
- 12 oz frozen cut leaf spinach
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Heat olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium high heat.
- Add mushrooms and saute for five minutes. When browned…
- Add onions. Reduce heat to medium. Saute for five minutes. When browned…
- Add garlic. Saute for one minute.
- Add frozen spinach (no need to defrost). Saute for 15-20 minutes. You want the spinach to be drier but not too dry.
- Add butter, salt and pepper to taste.
- You are done. Now decide what you’re going to do with this stuff.
What to do?
- side dish
- mix with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses for stuffed shells
- or lasagna
- melt some cheddar for a quick sandwich/tortilla filling
- toss with pasta for a quick meal
- open a can of white beans, drain/rinse and mix with broth for a quick soup
Welcome to my world.
5 Replies to “Spinach, Mushrooms and Onion”
So sorry about the death. I hope you were able to salvage most of the stuff.
All were saved!
Need an emoji for breathing a sigh of relief!