Lunch Ladies Creamy Italian Spinach


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20 mins (prep 10, cooking 10)
7 ingredients
1 servings
When I was growing up, my mom worked full time as a teacher in the special needs program at our school, had a husband and two kids to look after, so my brother and I didn't get lunches packed from home a lot. We also went to private school (same one where my mom taught) so we spent 13 years each in the same place day after day and we really got to know the cafeteria staff well, which was a blessing and a curse, because they watched over us and if we didn't order the hot meal more than once a week, or had soda instead of milk at lunch mom knew and we were in trouble and don't even get me started about the candy bars, (they had been given express orders to not let us buy them!). Wednesday was spaghetti day and they served creamy Italian spinach and garlic bread with it! Everyone in the whole school loved that spinach some kids ate double orders of that and nothing else for lunch. It was a "secret" recipe so they wouldn't divulge it to anyone and we only got to have that creamy yummy goodness on Wednesday afternoons. When I was a junior and a senior in highschool, I had last lunch (with 4k-10th going before) and they always ran out of that spinach. My mom mentioned how I liked it so much and was so sad I didn't get there in time to have it anymore and lo and behold from that day on every Wednesday I was presented with a special bowl of spinach they had put aside just for me. They eventually gave the recipe to my mom, we scaled it way down and we don't have spaghetti in our house without it. So enjoy a trip to my elementary, middle and highschool cafeteria. Note the stage in the back ground and the basketball goals hanging from the ceiling. And I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

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Nutrition

Serving Size (219.05 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 453.98 Calories from Fat 148.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.49g 25.36%
Saturated Fat 10.26g 51.31%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 57.18mg 19.06%
Sodium 1586.76mg 66.11%
Total Carbohydrate 40.23g 13.41%
Dietary Fiber 0.03 g 0.14%
Sugars 1.45 g %
Protein 35.75g 71.5%
Vitamin A 507.11IU% Vitamin C 1.07mg%
Calcium 798.4mg% Iron 4.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
frozen spinach, slices bacon
 

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