How yummy did those steaks sound from the Gonzo Gourmet? So delish right? Thanks for following along on the So Cal Lady Blogger Progressive dinner. If you want to start over from the beginning, click here. Otherwise, let’s go!
If there’s one thing my life is missing and I’m not afraid to say it: it’s romance. So when the So Cal Lady Bloggers; an online Southern California bloggers group announced an opportunity to take part in a super fun blogging round-up of a romantic themed progressive dinner, I jumped at the chance. An opportunity to join amazing fellow bloggers and learn how to cook “romantically”? Heck yes!
I was very indecisive about what to cook exactly. Should I go with something original? Should I go with something my family adores but isn’t the most colorful and pretty? Should I go with something fancy and pretend that I’m some sort of foodie? I widdled down my decisions between bacon wrapped scallops with steamed vegetables, slow-roasted chicken or a chicken pasta dish. I went with the Chicken Pasta. Why? Because I’ve never cooked scallops in my life and I wasn’t going to try so hard to impress you. I’m not kidding! haha
Of course, I’m no gourmet chef over here. I’m more like a “Semi-Homemade” kind of mom and cook actually, if I were to have a name handle I would be the @SemiHomeMadeMom for sure. I like cooking nutritious and healthy meals for my family, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time doing it. So I cut corners and use pre-made items like most modern moms do. And that is precisely what I have done with this dinner recipe. I chose this Creamy Chicken Florentine recipe in particular because it can be served “family style”, it is pretty and it is super tasty.
Anyway, without further ado here is my recipe (that has been adapted from the Philly Cooking Creme recipe):
2 Chicken Breasts cut into small bite sized strips
1 red pepper cut into strips
1 bunch of spinach leaves, washed well and pat dry
1 lb (box) of Cellentani pasta cooked
10 oz Philadelphia Cooking Creme-Savory Garlic (this is the semi-homemade part)
Cook the chicken in a skillet until done. I added a little bit of garlic butter (thanks to Papa Johns from the night before) to grease it up a little bit. Add sliced red pepper strips and cook until desired tenderness.
Add cooking creme
Push chicken and red pepper mixture aside and add spinach (and more garlic butter) and cook until soft
Serve warm and enjoy!
And what’s next in line in this Romantic Progressive Dinner you ask? Why, Dessert of course! Please log on HERE to see Tonya Stabbs’s Baked Mini Cheesecakes, which look absolutely ahhmazing! Have you seen her food photography? Holey Moley man! She’s fantastic!