at the dinner table and sing me the stupid Popeye jingle until I ate
all my spinach. Becoming like Popeye wasn't my life's dream; I liked Wimpy so much better because he loves hamburgers, but I gagged down the spinach because I wanted to be healthy and because I
wasn't allowed to leave the table until I ate it all.
Many, many, many years later I discovered fresh baby spinach.
OMG. I LOVE it! Besides being one of the top ten healthiest foods, it's delicious! I enjoy it in salads, chopped over a taco, scattered over a bowl of chili or enchiladas, mixed in with lasagna or tossed over a pizza (you get the picture), and I really enjoy it sauteed with onion, garlic, and bacon--spinach heaven! While I usually serve this as a side dish, I occasionally eat the whole batch and call it dinner.
- 6 slices turkey bacon, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (10 oz.) bag fresh baby spinach
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Add the garlic and saute for one minute.
Add the spinach (you may have to do this in batches), stir and cover the pan until the spinach wilts. Stir, take a taste, and season to your liking with salt and pepper.
Eat your spinach! It will make you healthy and strong! Don't make me come over to your house and sing you the Popeye jingle!