Friday, January 04, 2008

Popeye baby

How to get spinach into a one year old following the example of her older brothers and becoming a horrible pickypoo who only likes applesauce and crackers:

Spinach polenta

This makes a small batch.

1/2 c. yellow corn meal
1 1/2 c. water, divided
2 small cloves garlic, minced or pressed
salt and pepper
1/2 c. chopped spinach
1/8 c. grated parmesan
handful of pine nuts

In a small bowl, mix the corn meal with 1/2 c. water. Meanwhile, bring 1 c. water to boil with salt and garlic in a small saucepan.

Stir corn meal mixture into boiling water with wire whisk. Bring back to boil and reduce heat. Simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes. Stir in spinach and parmesan. Serve with pine nuts sprinkled on top.

We ate this with the red wine pot roast last night. Z approved heartily. I might have to make polenta again for her this weekend. It is so nice to have an appreciative audience.


Kari said...

Oh, it does make it so nice when they will actually eat what you fix and not complain!!

AND, I sincerely hope that you get your EVERY wish in this New Year! You are so deserving!!

Victoria said...

This sounds so yummy! Thanks!