I'm excited to be staying in tonight. You see, for the past two weeks we had been eating out every night. As much I enjoy the Minneapolis restaurant scene and eating out in general- especially now that it's almost summer and outdoor dining is the rave- the comfort of my apartment and my little kitchen is more appealing right now. On the menu tonight: sauteed spinach with whole garlic and raisins. Not very alluring, I know, but very simple and delicious. Just what I want after a slew of large and involved meals.
Sauteed Spinach with Whole Garlic and Raisins
Serves two to three
5 cups fresh spinach, washed and drained
6 garlic cloves
1/4 cup dark raisins
salt to taste
1. In a skillet set over medium high heat, add two tablespoons vegetable oil. Add the garlic and cook for three to four minutes, until they turn lightly brown.
2. Add the raisins, cook for another minute or so until they plump up. Now, add the spinach. Cook until they wilt, season with enough salt to taste, and serve with grated parmesan on top.