March 9, 2011

Lunch for Superman ©

 You have no doubt wondered,"What does Superman carry in his lunch box?"  No? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway.  The secret is revealed in The Lunchbox Cookbook, thanks to the investigative prowess of those clever cooks at the Culinary Arts Institute. It has to be something that a busy superhero can eat on the go - a sandwich is the obvious choice.  And it has to provide lots of energy and a healthy dose of protein and vitamins to keep those muscles ripped. Superman may have watched a Popeye cartoon or two, because it turns out that his sandwich of choice is made with spinach dip!?  Chopped peanuts add the punch of protein and are probably the only thing solid that's left of this sandwich by lunchtime, unless it was made with a really firm bread. Sadly for our superhero, I suspect that Martha Kent would choose WonderBread ©.

Superman's Delight

1-3 oz. package cream cheese
1/2 cup fresh minced spinach
1/2 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped (skins removed)
2 tablespoons of milk or cream
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Mash cheese with a fork. Gradually blend in milk or cream. Blend in remaining ingredients.

The Lunchbox Cookbook, The Culinary Arts Institute, 1955

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