Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Creamed Spinach with Bacon

I had a bunch of bacon, half a bag of spinach and some milk on its last day and wanted to make something that would use all those ingredients. After a quick search, I landed on Simply Recipes where this recipe beckoned me. I'm a frequent reader of Elise's site and though I do not cook the dishes featured much, I certainly do file them away in my head as "some day I will make this for me or someone I care about." If you are more organized and have more energy than me, do yourself a favor and check out the vast index of recipes over there. Please be aware, however, that the recipe linked above was the inspiration and I actually used fewer ingredients and made a much smaller amount.

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I consider my attempt a success because the bechamel sauce turned out okay! Although, yes I have to admit, it came out on the very thick side, but that's my amateur fault. Live and learn, though. Next time, my bechamel will shine. I'm so glad I went this route rather than a spinach salad. There's a very good chance I'll be making this dish for Christmas as it would make a rich and very pretty accompaniment for any kind of meat.


Taste of Beirut said...

I bet this tasted really good! I love cooked spinach and with the addition of bacon...mmm

weezermonkey said...

Thick side or not, looks good to me!

Big Ghost said...

Mmmm, spinach never looked so sexy before! Good job!

yutjangsah said...

Good for you! I love Simply Recipes - have yet to cook anything but one day!

Anonymous said...

Oh so bechamel is what makes creamed spinach creamy! Looks even better with that bacon!

Marie said...

Taste of Beirut: Cooked spinach is what I grew up eating the most. I will have salads here and there, but I love the silky texture of the cooked stuff!

Weezermonkey: Thanks! All's well that ends well. :P

Big Ghost: Thank you!

Yutjangsah: Yeah, I think it'd be pretty awesome to live with that family and their friends. They eat so well.

Tamarind and Thyme: I've realized that bechamel is in lots of things! It was very tasty and as long as you have a whisk handy, very easy. :)