Man-Child was all about the desserts, I can't even remember all of the goodies that we brought home. But the one thing that was intriguing to me was the Spanakopita (spinach pie). That was the one item I couldn't wait to try.
Now, before we go further there is something you need to know about me. Spinach and I have a love/hate relationship.
As in I simply CANNOT stand spinach if it is steamed (or whatever) and slopped on a plate. Oh sure, I'll eat it but I won't enjoy it. BUT, if that very same vegetable is chopped and placed into something else, well then? Then it becomes AMAZING.
In fact, the Spinach Artichoke souffle that Panera's offers is something I could eat every single day, no lie.
And, as per usual, once I got my hands on the Spanakopita I was in heaven. So much so that I had to source a recipe and figure out how to make this heavenly delight. Many long time readers know, I don't cook. Yeah, I'll bake on occasion but cook? Food? For people to consume? SOOOO not my thing. In fact, I've actually been asked NOT to cook for my family, true story (Although, now that I think about it, technically this could be considered baking but since it involves chopping, sauteeing AND a vegetable, I'm calling it cooking).
I followed this recipe - minus the parsley because we didn't have any on hand. Although, I almost added cilantro by mistake (which proves my point about why I don't cook); which almost certainly would have ruined the recipe.
Now, as a non-cook I can say this is a pretty easy dish...IF you think it through enough to thaw the frozen spinach beforehand (which pretty much tells you I did not). Yes, I found myself spending an inordinate amount of time running cold water over the spinach. But, in the end, it was all worth it because it was DELICIOUS!
And how do I know (other than my own tastebuds singing after trying it)? Because The Husband aka The Chef raved about it when he tried it. AND? He ate it cold and still enjoyed it.
I'm going to have to watch myself. God knows, I don't want to become known as a cook.
|Yeah, I know...not the best picture. But believe me, it was delicious!