Last week with the anticipation of all this snow we have been hit with, I went to Roots Market, a local farmer's market, and stocked up on fresh goodies, meats and veggies.
Tonight I made two dishes using up the last of fresh Asparagus and fresh Spinach.
I made a chicken spinach dish with a garlic and lemon cream sauce and a favorite dish my mother made often, asparagus casserole.
Firstly, I took some skinless chicken fillets from the freezer, (I wrap about two or three thin skinless chicken breasts in plastic wrap and freeze several wraps together in a sealed plastic bag. This makes life so much easier when I need some chicken. I simply pull a wrap from the bag, unwrap the chicken and I have the perfect amount I need for whichever chicken meal I am planning to make.)
I placed the frozen fillets in a large skillet with some butter. Let the chicken simmer until each fillet is separated and nicely golden brown. I also sprinkled some garlic salt on the chicken as it simmered.
I then added some some flour, about a large Tablespoon to the chicken, flipped it over in the pan so the flour was on the bottom and moved each piece of chicken around so the flour mixed in with the butter. I then sprinkled some lemon juice on top of the chicken and added some light cream. Mixed this around with the fork and each piece of chicken. The sauce thicken up very nicely...
I then added the fresh spinach. I did wash the spinach before cooking with it in a cold water bath. I had a large amount of spinach, so I placed all of the spinach on top of the chicken and placed a lid on the skillet. I had to hold the lid down for a few minutes until the spinach started to wilt. I reduced the temperature down below medium heat. The spinach steamed down very nicely...
Here is the completed dish.
While the spinach was steaming, I finished my asparagus casserole.
First I steamed a nice fresh bunch of asparagus. Toasted four pieces of bread, and earlier in the day I had hard boiled two eggs.
In the dish your serving in, take the eggs and chop/slice into smaller pieces. Tear up the four pieces of bread into the serving dish, add the asparagus.
Now you add some milk. You can either add cold milk into the dish or warm the milk up first in a pan on the stove top or microwave OR pour cold milk into the serving dish over the asparagus, eggs and bread and heat in the microwave. Just make sure your serving dish is microwave safe. Which ever way you decide to warm the milk is entirely your choice.. You can also add some butter if you like.
This is what your asparagus casserole should look like.
I have the dish tilted front so I could get a decent picture. You can place the asparagus in the oven for a few minutes also to warm the milk and melt the butter.
I cheat and just warm the milk in the microwave.
So, there you have it my friends....
A very quick and healthy meal with plenty of leftovers!
This is enough food for at least three meals.
More snow here tonight into Tuesday...
Then the temperatures are expected to be in the low 50's later in the week and weekend..! I can certainly handle those temperatures.
Have a safe and fun week
and thanks for stopping by..