Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Chicken Florentine Spaghetti

Friday, June 25, 2010

Chicken Florentine Spaghetti

First off congrats to one of my friends Tiffany (or Biff, as I like to call her), her and her husband had their baby boy in the wee hours this morning! Your world is now forever changed Biff!

Ah...babies...

So yesterday our dryer died and I pulled weeds for a couple of hours. Two horrible things in my opinion. My hamstrings are aching this morning! I need to get back out there after reading group at the library today and finish.

I will just say this once - I hate weeding flower beds. I like how flowers look, smell, etc., but I cannot stand weeding or the maintenance. If I had the money for a gardener, I would glady invest.

After my day yesterday, I came in last night and made a new dish. I saw it on Taylor's blog, greens and chocolate. I have come to love reading her recipes, and I believe she is a fellow Iowa girl.


You can find the recipe here. The only change I made was adding a little swiss cheese to the dish, because I only had about half of the parmesan cheese it recommended. And, the husband, ate some of my fresh spinach, so I could only add about a cup and a half, but it still turned out great!

I also tried this new pasta, as I had a coupon for a $1 off. Anyone had this?



This is a great dish. Light, yet creamy and oh so delicious. I'm thinking it will be great leftover for lunch later today as well.
Well, I'm off - it's Friday! And a beautiful day as well - sun is shining and I need to get outside!

19 comments:

  1. Wowza! This looks awesome! I love a good pasta dish! I'm craving pasta, but for some reason my hubby isn't a fan of it during the summer! I'm going to have to sneak a meal in next week I think!

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  2. Pasta has got to be one of my favorite foods ever! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. Congrats Biff! That's so exciting! Babies are so much fun! Oh I hate weeding flower beds too..I'm afraid a snake will pop up on me!

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  4. Florentines with spagetti looks awesome, congrats for your friend on having a new baby, they are going to have fun:-)

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  5. Love this dish- looks like the perfect combination of flavors!

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  6. I want someone else to pull my weeds too. I always love trying a new pasta dish. I'll head over and check it out. It sounds yummy.

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  7. I'm glad you liked it! Swiss cheese sounds like a great addition to it! By the way, do you ever go to the Iowa City Farmers Market? My mom and I are going tomorrow...I can't wait! I also think we are going to check out the Blue Bird Diner, which is new since I've moved...and hopefully worth a try!

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  8. Dang, and I was just thinking to myself that I crave pasta like crazy. I haven't had good pasta in so long!

    Congrats to Biff for bearing a new precious life into the world! :-)

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  9. Taylor - I've been to the IC farmer's market once, a few years back...just seems I never get over there on Saturday mornings these days! It's about a 30 minute drive, which isn't far, but with a little one sometimes our mornings are hectic! I plan on getting there a few times this summer though - have fun with your mom!

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  10. Sorry about your dryer! My dryer died a few years ago, and I ended up getting an almost new one that someone was giving away at www.freecycle.org. I wonder if they have that in Iowa? It's basically a place where people give things away they don't want anymore!

    I love your dish! It looks like an easy thing to make on a busy weeknight!

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  11. This does look really good:) I think I saw it over at greens and chocolate too!:) too bad about the dryer!! we always have trouble with our washers:(

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  12. i have been craving pasta all weekend, so i may have to try this recipe out. sounds and looks tasty! i agree on the pulling the weeds thing, but that could be part of why i seem to have a black thumb!

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  13. I am obsessed with Smart Taste! It's the only thing I buy now. Doesn't it taste just like real white pasta? Love it. xxSAS

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  14. I am obsessed with Smart Taste! It's the only thing I buy now. Doesn't it taste just like real white pasta? Love it. xxSAS

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  15. i have been craving pasta all weekend, so i may have to try this recipe out. sounds and looks tasty! i agree on the pulling the weeds thing, but that could be part of why i seem to have a black thumb!

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  16. Dang, and I was just thinking to myself that I crave pasta like crazy. I haven't had good pasta in so long!

    Congrats to Biff for bearing a new precious life into the world! :-)

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  17. Love this dish- looks like the perfect combination of flavors!

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  18. Florentines with spagetti looks awesome, congrats for your friend on having a new baby, they are going to have fun:-)

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  19. Congrats Biff! That's so exciting! Babies are so much fun! Oh I hate weeding flower beds too..I'm afraid a snake will pop up on me!

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