In elementary school, way back in the ’60’s, we had hot lunch served everyday. I suppose most schools do now-a-days; but back then, for a parochial school to have cooks come in every day and make lunch from scratch…that was special!
As students, we had our favorite dishes…Macaroni and Cheese (from scratch, not the box), Scallop Potatoes with Ham, and peanut butter balls for dessert. But we also had our lest favorite dishes. And for most of us, the all time loser was cooked spinach. We could smell it coming down the hall. We would stand there with our big china plates while the cooks would scoop huge piles of slimy, green, over-cooked spinach on to them. YUCK!!!
I became very good at scooping up that slimy, green, over-cooked, YUCKY spinach and hiding it inside my empty milk carton when the teachers were not looking.
So there it is…my childhood trauma…having to eat cooked spinach. Why am I dredging up this old trauma? Well, when I came home from work today, Hubby was preparing our first meal from Dave Ramsey’s e-mealz menu plan. I was excited. It was supposed to be Alfredo Chicken. Sounded exotic to me. But when Hubby put my plate on the table in front of me…what did I see?
SPINACH!!! In the Alfredo sauce! All over the chicken, the mushrooms, the caesar salad!
Well, it’s not every dinner dish that I grab the camera and take a picture of my plate. I had to say, the dish looked like it was straight from Better Homes and Gardens. In fact, it looked so good that I grabbed my fork and dug right in. Yum! It was good! Spinach and all. Kuddoes to the chef!