The daily question for most women and quite a few men, what to make for dinner? There are days when it is all so simple and then there are days like today, when I don’t even feel like cooking the dish that I came up with. I decided to make spinach au gratin for myself, the hubby is coming in late so he probably will have eaten. It certainly is a lot less inspiring to cook for one(myself) than to cook for someone else.
I diced the onions, I didn’t even feel like doing that but I did it anyway. Normally the dicing and chopping don’t put me of,f but I am feeling weary and it has been mizzling for the past three day,s so I am feeling the weather blahs, grey and such. I figured that I would take a little break from the onions, my eyes are still stinging, while the water comes to a boil so that I can throw the two packages of frozen spinach in the water to defrost.
Once that is done and I drain the spinach, it’s only a matter of about 5 to 10 minutes of sautéing the onions, adding the spinach, grating fresh nutmeg, kosher salt, black pepper, stirring that around and then adding some cream and tons of Parmesan cheese. I could leave it at that and call it creamed spinach, sort of creamed spinach, or put it into an oven proof dish and grate Swiss cheese over it, put it under the broiler and voila spinach au gratin. Either way, it’s spinach and it’s good for you.