Sometimes when I am planning dinners for the week I get to the end and have to completely start over because I realize that pasta is in every meal I was planning.
This night, I omitted the pasta, added cream (hey-i took out the pasta) and came up with this.
roasting those veggies
flour and chicken broth
mix in the vegetables
serve with your choice of protein. i used chicken.
add parmesan if desired
GRILLED CHICKEN WITH CREAMY SPINACH TOMATOES AND MUSHROOMS
1 large shallot, diced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup cream
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
8 oz container of mushrooms
6 oz fresh spinach
grilled chicken, fish or steak
instructions and directions:
heat oven to 400 degrees. toss cherries and mushrooms in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. spread evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet. bake for 15-20 minutes until tomatoes begin to burst.
meanwhile, in a medium sized skillet, melt butter and saute shallot until soft. sprinkl shallots with flour and whisk constantly until the flour starts to turn brown. about 3 minutes. slowly add chicken broth and whisk constantly (to avoid clumps) until all the chicken broth is in and the mixture is smooth. add cream.
add spinach and saute 1-2 minutes until it begins to wilt. add cooked mushrooms and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. stir to combine and let simmer 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens.
serve under your choice of protein.