Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Creamed Spinach & Bacon

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The winter that will never end. I just can't believe we're in for another winter storm and we're just over a week away from the first day of spring. As long as there won't be any weather delays on Friday morning, I'll be thankful. We're headed out to Savannah, GA and I cannot wait. Warmer temps are waiting and to walk around and enjoy the day without wearing a heavy winter jacket, winter boots and multiple layers is all I'm anxious about! When it comes to Savannah, one food celebrity comes to mind immediately and that would be Paula Deen. So today, I'm sharing a recipe from her for this Creamed Spinach & Bacon. Creamy, seasoned spinach gets a tasty upgrade with crumbled bacon mixed in for a great side dish to squeeze in more veggies...


Once we decided on Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC as our spring getaway destination, we were eager to start looking up things to see, places to go, foods to eat, etc. In the process I learned how much The Baron loathes Paula Deen. He is definitely not a fan and refused to entertain the idea of visiting her famed restaurant in Savannah. Given this, it seemed only appropriate to bring Paula to him instead of getting him to her restaurant lol. This recipe was rich with the bacon and heavy cream so you know it's got to be good. We enjoyed this as a side dish, which is perfect with steak and potatoes.

Creamed Spinach & Bacon
recipe from Paula Deen

1/2 pound thick sliced bacon 
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 
12-ounce bag baby spinach 
1/4 cup heavy cream 
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper



In a large skillet, over medium heat, add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 7 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the skillet. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the spinach and toss until wilted.
Add the cream and salt and pepper, to taste. Let it bubble over medium heat until the cream is thickened and clinging to the spinach, about 10 minutes. Transfer the spinach to a serving bowl, crumble the bacon over the spinach, stir, and serve.

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