Roaming through Treasures of Light Cooking, I came across a side dish that I turned into an entree…
Recipe of the Week: Chicken and Spinach Casserole
8 oz. uncooked spinach fettuccine noodles
1 c. fresh mushroom slices
1 green onion with top, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 to 5 c. fresh spinach, coarsely chopped (or 1 pkg. frozen spinach, thawed and drained)
1 tbs. water
1 container (15 oz.) nonfat ricotta cheese
1/4 c. skim milk
1 large egg, slightly beaten (or 1/4 c. Eggbeaters)
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1-1/2 c. grilled chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 c. shredded reduced fat Swiss cheese
Directions: Preheat oven to 350F.
1. Cook pasta according to pkg. directions, omitting the salt. Drain. set aside.
2. Spray medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add mushrooms, green onion, and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until mushrooms are softened. Add spinach and water. Cover; cook until spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes.
3. Combine ricotta cheese, milk, egg, nutmeg, and black pepper in large bowl. Gently stir in noodles, vegetables, and chicken; toss to coat evenly.
4. Lightly coat 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread noodle and chicken mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with Swiss cheese.
5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted halfway to center comes out clean.
6. Serve with flat bread and fruit.
Thought of the Week: Is vocal communication becoming a lost skill? Will technology and the digital age ultimately result in humans evolving into non-speaking beings? 🙂 I doubt it. While texting and online social networking seem to be the growing norm, there are still plenty of people who like to talk, prefer to talk, like to hear themselves talk, and can’t stop talking. Therefore, another question might be: Will some people continue to talk even when no one talks back?