For a family of 5 buy 2 1/2 lbs.
If any is left over it may be used as a salad, or eaten cold with a touch of lemon juice.
Wash carefully, remove roots and any wilted or discolored leaves.
If spinach is sandy, it may be necessary to wash several times in cold water.
Drain water from leaves, place in large utensil, add salt, cover tightly, cook on high heat until steaming.
Reduce heat and cook 10 minutes longer.
Drain and serve with melted butter, saving liquid for soup, or to use in gravy.
The liquid is delicious with cream or milk added, and served piping hot in cups as a soup course.