Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pesto Florentine

I totally blew it again!  Another work week gone by and I utterly fail at talking about what I've cooked.  That may be because I made the least delicious "orange chicken" I've ever eaten.  Utterly miserable.  Whoever said you can have Chinese takeout at home lied to you, I'm sorry, but it's true.

But forget about that.  Let's talk about pasta instead.

Pasta is for sure my favorite carb.  And bread.  Okay well carbs just in general are my favorite.  And when like 8:30 rolls around and I still haven't eaten dinner, pasta is my go-to quick and tasty mostly effortless meal.  Pasta, you're always there for me.  I love you.

Also, this is a quick and dirty recipe, measured in handfuls of this and half containers of that.  I was too hungry for measuring.

Pesto Florentine
(2 servings)

Half a box of pasta (I like penne or fettucine)
3-4 handfuls of fresh spinach
2 chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp pesto
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/8 cup grated parmesan
1/2 jar of store-bought Alfredo (I used Bertolli's)
2 Tbsp minced garlic

Cut chicken into strips and add salt and pepper to taste, heat oil in skillet.  Sautee garlic in hot oil for about 1 minute.  Add chicken, cook over medium heat until done through.  Meanwhile add Alfredo to a small saucepan over low heat, stirring often.  When warm, add pesto.  Continue stirring.  Add spinach to chicken, sauteeing until wilted.  Boil pasta al dente according to instructions on box.  Drain pasta and return to pot.  Add chicken and spinach mixture as well as sauce and parmesan.  Stir until coated and serve.  

Easy day.

I'm going to be working days this week so I get to return to a normalish sleeping schedule for a bit.  Why, then, do I feel like a zombie right now?  Ugh.  Okay fine I'll stop whining now.  =)

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