Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Creamed Spinach Soup

My daughter keeps asking me to make creamed spinach. First, she asked for creamed spinach soup. She even found a recipe I should try making. Then she asked for creamed spinach like I did last year. My husband thought she was crazy. To ask to eat something green is a sign of craziness. To please my daughter, I made creamed spinach soup. I really liked it. My son loved it. My husband thinks the craziness must have been inherited from the children's maternal side.
Creamed Spinach Soup
1 lb. fresh spinach
4 cups chicken broth
1 scallion, minced
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp flour
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups half and half
salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large pot, place the spinach, chicken broth, and scallion. 
  2. Bring the spinach to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt the butter in the olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add the cream cheese and whisk. Cook for 1 minute.
  7. Stir in the half and half. Mix until incorporated.
  8. Add the cream cheese mixture to the spinach pot.
  9. Stir and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
Recipe inspired by Allrecipes.

One year ago...........................I made Lasagna French Bread Pizza.
Two years ago.........................I made Bourbon Cookies.
Did you already know...........
-Spinach originated from the Middle East.
-Spinach was the first commercial sold frozen vegetable.
-In 1929, spinach became very popular to kids with the debut of Popeye.

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