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Creamed Spinach and a new Lens

I'm a bit excited today, I finally got my Christmas present, a new lens. It was delivered to me at work and I spent all afternoon trying to talk myself out of taking the day off and going out and playing. I had willpower and made it through the day. So I got home and what did I do, cooked and took photos of food of course.

I made creamed spinach for the first time, it went pretty well. Not perfectly, I had to improvise a bit at the end to get it to come together, but I'm happy with the results. Taking photos was also a breeze. I love this lens already, it's a 35mm 1.8 prime and makes taking photos in the lighting of my apartment many times easier.

Recipe*

  • Spinach
  • Whole Milk
  • Flour
  • Lemon
  • Sour Cream
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Cajun seasoning of some sort
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Onion

Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan, once hot add the garlic and onion and cook until the onion is translucent. Once ready, start adding the spinach. Cook in the oil until limp and dark green. Transfer to a cutting board and chop coarsly.

In a saucepan add the remaining oil and butter from the frying pain, add milk and then put the spinach in the saucepan. Cook until heated fully. In a seperate bowl add a bit of milk, sour cream, and flour and whisk until smooth. Add that mixture along with a squeeze or two of lemon and stir. Continue cooking until the sauce is thick. Serve as soon as possible.

*Recipe is a bit generous, I kind of suck at measuring so have no idea how much of anything I put into the spinach.


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