Thursday, February 09, 2006

Chicken Florentine Casserole

That's what we had for dinner last night. I love this dish and I really wanted to come on and blog about it, but I was, once again, too tired. This dish really isn't a good weeknight meal - it takes a bit of time to prepare and by the time I finally put it in the oven, I didn't have any energy leftover - not even enough to prepare a salad, so I just served it with raw baby carrots.
I found this recipe in a magazine at a health club. As soon as I saw the recipe I knew I must have it and so I ripped it out. I usually don't do that sort of thing - it IS a bit rude - but it turned out even better than I thought it would, so it was worth it.

This a great comfort food dish that is still nice enough to serve to guests for dinner. It's also easy to keep the ingredients on hand which is nice if you get caught needing to make a nice dinner unexpectedly. But as I said, it's a bit labor-intensive. However, if you used frozen spinach and used leftover, cooked chicken, that would speed things up considerably. Still, it's worth the effort and it was very well-received by the whole family. It's also low-fat to boot - now that's my idea of heaven - comfort food without the guilt.

Nothing cooking tonight, but stay tuned for some more things this weekend. Don't forget, VRC: Cardamom is coming up on Sunday and we will have a guest host with a new ingredient for next week. I plan to get my ingredients for my cardamom recipes tomorrow and will hopefully have two recipes to contribute on Sunday. So far I have not received any entries. I know I picked a pretty limiting ingredient, but I hope we get at least a few brave souls willing to give it a go.

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  1. I sent you a couple links tonight!

  2. I don't know if this will actually count as an entry, but it was my futile attempt at this week's VRC.
    Orange Cardamom Breakfast Rolls

    Thanks for starting this great idea!

  3. Oh goodness, Jill! You certainly get an A+ for intentions and of course you can be included. :) What an ordeal! Hope the damage is kept to a minimum and that you're able to salvage as much as possible. Dry thoughts coming your way. Ironic, though, huh? Flooded in desert country.

  4. Yeah, the irony wasn't lost on us as we sat in our backyard and watched them pump water out of our house! :-)