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Popeye Burgers

Popeye Burgers
These Spinach Burgers are moist and flavorful. And they are so easy you have time for a nap!

Menopause is tiring.  Whether you’re in the thick of it or approaching it, you may not be sleeping as well as you once did.  Angst and anger is exhausting, too.  Add all the normal stuff we juggle every day, like jobs, kids, household maintenance, and cooking, and it can be hard to fit in a nap.

Napping has saved me from ending my days prematurely and taking to my bed at 6:00 in the evening.  Some days are busier than others, so I may get only 30 minutes.  Other days, I’ve managed to talk myself more successfully into letting the laundry wait one more day, and I’ve been known to set my alarm for 2 hours.

Obviously, when you are napping, it does cut into the time you’d be taking to accomplish something.  Laundry can wait.  Feeding your family can’t.  But you can cut the time it takes to accomplish this and still cook something delicious and nutritious.

I get that Spinach Burgers may not be to everyone’s taste, but for those of you with finicky eaters, it takes no time to craft a turkey burger or hamburger as a substitute.  Or throw some chicken tenders into the toaster oven.  Serve a salad on the side, substitute fresh fruit for a vegetable, and you’ve got dinner.

These Spinach Burgers are moist and flavorful.  You can dress them up with cheese, sautéed onions and mushrooms, or just eat them plain with lettuce and tomato.  Forgo the bun if you wish.  They’re delicious.

SPINACH BURGERS

1 box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

½ onion, chopped

½ cup chopped walnuts, or pine nuts

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

½ cup bread crumbs

2 eggs (can use 3 eggs whites as a substitute)

salt and pepper to taste

dash of nutmeg, if desired

Mix all ingredients and form into patties.  Fry in a small amount of olive or canola oil until lightly browned on each side.  Makes 4 generous patties. 

Be brave, try them, you’re going to like them!

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