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As most of you know this was our main course for our romantic dinner outside for two for Valentine's. You can see the post here if you missed it. http://creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com/2017/02/romantic-dinner-for-two.html
So for starters I picked a few fresh herbs from my little herb garden, washed and I pat them dry with a paper towel. Then I just pick off what I think I might use.
I'm a fan of fresh herbs and I like variety in most anything I cook. So, I have picked parsley, oregano, and a little sage. You can use whatever spices you like. This is what I had so this is what I used. And I just used a few sprigs of each.
I went ahead and mixed up my toppings.
1 1/2 cups of Panko bread crumbs
3 tablespoons of dried parley
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt ( I used Morton's lite salt) I tried the NO-SALT! NOPE.......Though I FAIL I am trying to eat a little healthier.
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
Then I made my sauce and here is the recipe: Now you can use Alfredo in a jar but I like to make mine and this time I made it a little differently to cut back on fats. I usually make my sauce with heavy whipping cream or at least half and half and oh it's so good. But this actually turned out better than I thought it would.
Heat olive oil (or melt butter) in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute one minute, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with flour, and stir to combine.I used a whisk. Saute for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally.
Slowly add chicken broth, whisking to combine until smooth. Whisk in milk, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let cook for an additional minute until thickened, then stir in Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until the cheese melted. GOOD GRIEF that cheese looked good!
Chicken breast: I used 4 large breasts and cut them in half. Pour your sauce in casserole dish and then place your chicken on top. Toss some fresh herbs on top of sauce.Needless to say we had leftovers but we love leftovers so it worked for us.
Then add your Panko mixture to top and I had a few herbs left so I just tossed them on top.
Now you are ready to make your Spaghetti Squash for the noodles.
Buy one Spaghetti Squash (found at grocery store where veggies are) Wash your squash and pat dry.
Cut in half and scrape the seeds out. It will remind you of a cantaloupe.
Place your squash in a casserole dish flesh side down and add 1/2 cup of water. Bake at 375 preheated oven for about 40 minutes. Drain water out of dish and turn flesh side up and let cool completely.
Once it has cooled take a fork and just scrape the noodles out!
Bake your Chicken Alfredo casserole in a preheated oven (350) for 50-55 minutes uncovered. Let cool for 5 minutes.
And then my friends toss yourself a few noodles on your plate and a good scoop of your chicken and sauce and then sprinkle with a little more Parmesan and you will be a happy camper!
I will be sharing a cookie recipe I tried for the first time soon. And YES...GOOD and NOT healthy! But, I was smart enough to GET THOSE THINGS out of my house the next day! Go ahead and pop me on the hand.....I've got my big girl panties on. LOL!
And...I enjoyed watching my grandson play a little basketball....
And my little room now has the 2nd coat of paint! YAY!!!
Designer white will be the new color. I am going for a bright, fresh and clean look!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy
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For every life has a purpose or we wouldn't be here at all.
The Lord has made everything for its purpose. Proverbs 16:4