Have you ever choked on spinach? Thought it wasn’t possible? Never say never. I’m sure there are junk food junkies out there who would love to say something like, “See?! You shouldn’t eat spinach, it could kill you!!”
But tonight, spinach nearly killed me, a spinach lover & worshipper. I seriously add spinach to just about everything I eat at home.
You get the idea…
Last night, I added it to this:
I got approximately 3 hours of sleep
Sunday night Monday morning between my closing shift & my office day at work. When I got home from work last night, cooking was not something I even wanted to pretend to do. In fact, microwaving was a little more effort than I even wanted to put in, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
I took one bite. Immediately, I knew something was wrong.
I had both the feeling of choking & almost vomiting, simultaneously. Not knowing what to do & not wanting to panic, I stayed seated on the couch (where I was eating dinner, duh), trying to force the piece of spinach up or down. No dice. Panic set in, I covered my mouth, I gagged, and ran to the bathroom.
My confused husband & dog followed, asking “You’re not choking, are you?” Yes, my dog asked too. He’s smart like that.
I was able to choke out (pun intended) that no I just had a piece of spinach lodged & was going to try to puke it out. Yuck.
But here’s where it gets really TMI. Puking it out or swallowing it was not working. I had to reach in, grab that little guy with my two fingers & pull it out. It washed right down the drain before I had a chance to photograph it (because I know you wanted to see it…) but it was really only the stem. Damn stem!!
It took a few minutes to recover from my watery eyes, runny nose, did-I-really-just-choke-on-spinach?? episode. But I soon was back on the couch, eating my spinach-laced Three Cheese Penne, which btw, was really only just okay. I was careful to chew each & every bite so as not to get any more spinach stems lodged where they don’t need to be.
Husband: “What are you eating?”
Me: “Greek yogurt with strawberries & dark chocolate chips.”
Husband: “It’s not going to kill you, is it?”