Monday, April 20, 2009

Spinach, Taragon, and Chicken Pasta and New Pics of the Baby

Let me start by saying that we were not actually driving in these pictures. We were waiting in line to get out of the parking lot at the Renaissance Festival. (Danger is safe. Ha!) We went this weekend with the grandparents and a couple of friends to get delicious smoked turkey legs. Yum! Apparently we were not the only ones with that idea because we ended up having to wait in line for close to an hour just to leave the dang place. Sheesh!.
We got some cute pictures of the baby out of the deal though. He slept all day and woke up when we were leaving of course.
After you look at my beautiful son you will find a recipe for Spinach Tarragon Pasta with Chicken. If you like tarragon this is a really nice combination. I really like it but rarely get a opportunity to use it. When I made this I thought I had all the ingredients but soon realized I only had half as much cream cheese as I needed so I substituted goat cheese and a little Parmesan and mozzarella cheese and it came out rather nice. I think you could make any cream sauce with spinach and tarragon and it would be good. Hope ya like. Please write me comment if you try this recipe.
(Recipe below pictures)


3 boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
marinated in any salad dressing you like
10 ounces prewashed spinach
2 tbsp butter
3 scallions chopped
1 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 lb spaghetti
5 ounces cream cheese cubed
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 tsp pepper

Cook chicken in skillet over medium heat until fully cooked. Set aside
Cook pasta until al dente and reserve 1 cup of pasta water
In another large pan melt butter over medium heat, add scallions and tarragon and cook for 3 minutes. Add the spinach and salt and cook until wilted. Toss with pasta, chicken, 3/4 reserved water, cream cheese, parsley, Parmesan, and pepper. If sauce is too thick, add more pasta water.

1 comment:

  1. I made chicken soup in the crock today. Son is adorable of course. From what I can see in your last picture, you are a hot mama yourself!:D
    So far the only recipe I've tried of yours is that brownie one....which I have renamed and put into my recipe book: "Fuckin' A Brownies" *thumbs up* (LOL @ Iron Maiden)