Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pan-fried potatoes with spinach

In the absence of anything interesting on the crafting front, I thought I'd share this rather yummy side dish I made with dinner tonight. Of course, I ate it before I thought to take any pictures :P

Potatoes, scrubbed, skin on (or peeled, if you prefer)
Handful fresh spinach leaves, shredded/chopped
1 stick celery, leaves removed, sliced finely (an onion would also go well, I think, but I didn't have one, and I have too much celery in the fridge)
Dried thyme, or other herb of choice
Handful grated cheese
Salt & pepper
Oil - however much you feel you need for the amount of potatoes you have.
1 clove garlic, crushed (again, more if you're doing lots of potatoes)

Chop potatoes into bite-sized pieces; par-boil for about five minutes and drain.

Heat oil in a decent-sized frying pan on high heat. Add garlic and celery; cook, stirring until celery is soft.

Add potatoes to pan, sprinkle with thyme. Toss quickly for a few minutes, then turn the heat down.

Add shredded spinach, toss through. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring/tossing regularly.

Season with salt and pepper, and add cheese. Continue to cook until cheese has melted.
I have been a bad, bad blogger! I am 38 weeks pregnant, if that's an excuse ;)

I pretty much lost the creative urge again for a while, due to lack of energy and a tonne of other stuff to do. I still have a tonne of other stuff to do (!!), but in the past few days I've been attacking my mending/half-finished projects pile.

Way too boring to take photos of, but I fixed the elastic in a couple of nappies and a pair of pants, mended some socks and a teddy bear ... I have a cute little baby beanie with ear flaps nearly finished that I must get on to next, and some PUL covers for Alastair that I cut out ages ago and never sewed the FOE on to.

That's about as far as my 'nesting' urge goes, although I guess I've decluttered a lot of clothes lately (about 6 big garbage bags of clothes and toys off to the op shop).

I'll take a photo of the birth pool once I've got it set up (soon!) - that's domestic enough :)