Pinspired Dinner

I found this recipe on Iowa Girl Eats* via Pinterest and knew I wanted to make it for dinner on Friday. But I also knew that just spinach wasn’t going to fill Chad up, so I served the chicken over pasta and rough chopped spinach tossed with balsamic, Parmesan and a little olive oil (shut up Rachael Ray, EVOO is not a thing). I also added roasted mushrooms to the chicken, which made it a little tougher to roll up and they turned out not as pretty as the pinterest picture, but it was super duper yummy and I will definitely make this again.  

Also, I will work on my food iPhone photography skills.

So yeah, this meal planning thing.  Day One, we’re eating dinner with Chad’s parents to celebrate Christmas.  And lucky for me, I still have some groceries left over from before the holiday, so for the next few days we’re eating leftover corn chowder and beer bread, jerk chicken with pineapple salsa (note to self: buy pineapple.  Also, find a recipe), crock pot Beef Stroganoff and chicken Parmesan (no special recipe, just the classic).  Here we go!

*Side note about the Iowa Girl blog… I also occasionally check the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog, mostly for reverse inspiration against making too many casseroles and jello salads, but that often leaves me mixing the two, thinking “Iowa Girls Can Eat.”  Heh.

2 thoughts on “Pinspired Dinner

  1. Sarah Burton

    I very much like the flavor profile of this meal, but wonder how it would be on your budget, esp if you have to buy the fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, etc. Sounds like a good summer meal if our garden happens this year. 🙂

  2. awastell Post author

    I forgot the basil altogether until now so that wasn’t really an issue. Sundrieds are expensive ($5/jar at walmart) but I only used two tomatoes for two big chicken breasts (which I halved for 4 pieces total) so it was maybe 1/10 of the jar. So that wasn’t too bad, once you’ve made the initial investment. The prosciutto will get you every time; I think this would be just as good with some regular bacon around it though.


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