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2 cups fresh spinach leaves, washed and de-stemmed
1/2 cup fresh parsley [I didn't have fresh, so I used dried parsley]
1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts, toasted [walnuts are cheaper, so I used those]
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, fresh and not canned [umm... totally used canned]
3 garlic cloves
2 tb extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground pepper
Blend the heck out of it all in a food processor. Taste it, add a pinch of that, a touch more of that, etc etc. Store in the fridge with a thin layer of olive oil to prevent discoloration, or freeze.
My friend Erin also adds olives to hers for a little extra olive-y goodness.
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Additionally, if you have one lone beer hanging out in your fridge that you aren't really partial to drinking, try beer bread. (From "Come on In"- a cookbook from the women of Mitchell Road Presbyterian in G'vegas, SC).
1 can of beer
4 tb sugar
2 2/3 cups self-rising flour
6 tb butter, melted
Pour beer into a large bowl. Let fizz. Stir in sugar. Add self-rising flour and blend. Dough should be lumpy and coarse. Do not mix until smooth! Spoon dough into a greased loaf pan. Pour melted butter ON TOP of dough. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes to an hour.
Enjoy warm. If you eat it while standing in front of a mirror, you can actually see your bottom half getting bigger. You might wonder if it is worth it. You might eat half of the loaf while pondering this.