Thursday, April 30, 2009

What to have for dinner?

What to have for dinner is usually driven by what is left partly used from a previous dinner.
So tonight there was 1/2 a very dry baguette and most of a bag of spinach that was still good but at its use by date.
So we had Italian Bread Soup and Wilted Spinach Salad.

Italian bread soup

1 can chicken broth
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small can water
½ very dry baguette broken up
¼ tsp Italian herbs
sprinkles of garlic salt
2 T olive oil

Heat slowly and mix well

Wilted spinach salad with bacon

Wash 16 oz spinach. Drain and dry with paper towels. Set aside.
1/2 c. green onions, chopped
~4 slices bacon chopped
In wok, cook chopped bacon until crisp.
Add green onions. Sauté.
Add 3 T wine vinegar 2 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper ¼ tsp. dry mustard to wok
Bring to a boil. Place spinach in large salad bowl. Pour hot mixture over spinach and mix until wilted. Serve hot.

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