Monday, May 07, 2012
I'm currently eating a wilted spinach salad that is so large, I had to use one of the serving bowls to eat it from. Relax, I used ham instead of bacon.
Some jack-wagon ripped all of the spinach out of one of the shared plots in the Community garden. I would have been upset if it was taken somewhere (we collectively contribute to the local food pantry), but I found it just in a heap on top of the compost. So now I'm angry. I was able to rescue some of it, but it was just too much to get it all.
I already SparkMailed Luvs2Bike who lives in the area to see if she wants some too. After that, I think I'm going to cook it down and freeze what remains.
Grrr!! If its one thing I abhor, its wasted food.
FYI - Wilted Spinach Salad:
Fry Ham until crisp (100 grams), add 1 tsp brown sugar to pan, 1 tsp olive oil, 3 tbsp red vinegar. 3 tbsp diced red onion (or to taste). Add gigantic handfuls of spinach (my estimate was 6 cups) and top until wilted slightly, 2-3 min depending on the spinach. Salt & pepper to taste.
Nutrition estimated at 336 calories.
Bacon is traditional. If you do so, omit the olive oil. This is a LARGE salad so fry about 5 strips and dump off most of the fat, reserving 1-2 tsp for the dressing.
Use of bacon will also change the nutrition, but is very delicious.