Creamed Spinach with Pine Nuts

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20 oz fresh or frozen spinach

If the spinach is fresh, pick off the larger stems and wash out the sand and dirt.
In a pot sufficiently huge to hold all that spinach, bring 2 c water to a rapid boil. Add spinach. Simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes. Drain; blend or chop.

That was the long part. Indeed, if you're using frozen spinach this is really quick. Just thaw it by setting the box in hot water for a few minutes.


oil
about 2-4 Tbls chopped onion (optional)
1 T flour
1/2 c pine nuts
1/2 c cream
1 tsp sugar
salt
black pepper
Heat oil over medium heat in skillet, add onion. Cook for 1 minute or until golden. Stir in flour. Add pine nuts. Slowly stir in cream and add sugar. Add spinach; stir and cook for 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
from: The Graduate Student Cookbook

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