After three days of gorging ourselves on dole whips, candy, and even a kitchen sink (!!!!), we were ready to come home and eat some homemade, nutritious food. And I knew that this two-bags-of-spinach-recipe was exactly what we needed.
1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot or skillet. Add garlic and throw in the spinach. Stir it around until it's wilted, about 1 minute. Remove spinach from heat and set aside.
Roasted artichokes. The minis and I stood around the pan and ate them as they were cooking. Next time I will add three cans.
The butter and flour....beginning of a roux.
Add your milk and whisk, whisk, whisk.
Add your cheese and let it melt. Add your spices. I took it easy on the cayenne pepper.
Add the artichoke and pasta back into the cheese sauce.
Fold in the wilted spinach.
Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle with panko crumbs. In all my excitement to eat this, I forgot the panko crumbs. Didn't miss them one bit either.