Friday, January 11, 2013

FOOD: the best creamed spinach ever!

So... I guess my calling in life isn't to help you all turn your pennies into millions through stubborn persistence and brow-beatings.  The graph clearly shows that my food blogging generates much higher levels of traffic and as you probably know, I'm too busy chasing a toddler to put in the time re-tweeting, commenting, and social-mediaing my way to a higher alexia rank, and blogger "fortune" and "glory.

Each spike coresponds to my previous two food posts.  There was a money post between the spikes, and a money post afterwards.  The results are clear...So here is my to-die-for creamed spinach recipie.


300g package of spinach (frozen or fresh... it doesn't matter)
1 large dollip of butter (about 3-4 tbsp)
1/3 of a 250g package of cream cheese.

In a LARGE skillet, melt the butter on medium heat.

Toss in the spinach.  It need not be thawed if yours is frozen.  If you're using fresh then don't be alarmed when your huge bunch of spinach reduces into barely enough for 2 people.

Cover the skillet for a few minutes, then stir and flip the resulting wilty leaves.

Add the cream cheese.  Slice it up into a few pieces so it melts quicker.

Cover and let it go for a few more minutes.

When the cheese has completely melted and everything is coated nicely, remove the lid and turn up the heat a bit.

Let it reduce (and stir infrequently) until a very small bit of the cheese starts turning golden brown and sticking to the pan.

NB: the transition time from ho-hum to perfect to ruined is disasterously small.

You will know things are just right when it starts smelling a bit like baking bananas  and butter and the cheese will start sticking to your pan.

Regrettably I was unable to take a photo of my spinach...  I will try to add one in an update to this post sometime in the future.


  1. Butter and cream cheese, what's not to like. Interesting about the increase in traffic on food posts. Lots of hungry personal finance bloggers dieting in the new year and living vicariously through your food posts?

    1. It's healthy! (ok ok, I'm delusional) But it sure tastes awesome.

      My 2 y/o son loves the stuff. We generally give him most of it and only get a spoonful each.

      As for living vicariously... I did that for too many long, hard years. I'm tired of not living. So I eat, I drink, and we spend about $800-$1000 a month on GROCERIES. (No eating out... Our son is too "busy".)

      I don't buy truffle oil, nor saffron, nor anything crazy expensive either. We just eat and enjoy.