Kind of an overcast afternoon here and I’ve got a bunch of leftovers in the fridge. Tonight will be what we call “pick up sticks” – AKA leftover night. I’ll make a big salad with greens, spinach and maybe some protein (chicken, ham, cheese?), but we have mac and cheese, a zucchini and squash pasta sauce with linguine, and a pasta dish I made last night. Big Girl sent me some recipes she had collected over time and one of them was Mom’s Baked Chicken & Spinach Pasta. The picture looks delicious, so I decided to give it a try. I followed the recipe very diligently, but I just wasn’t crazy about the result. To my taste, it needed a bit more moisture of some sort – something to sauce it up a little bit. I had some buttermilk and heavy cream in the fridge, so I added a bit, mixed it in, and baked it some more. I think it was an inspired modification! Creamy, a little salty, and the chicken and spinach give it some oomph! but keep it healthy (well, except for the heavy cream :=)
So leftovers tonight, along with a big salad – and rain I think!