I have to tell you that I am so excited to be a part of this Pinterest Post Party! I’ve been talking about it for days!!!
I think The Husband thinks I’m a bit nuts. I Love him dearly (Happy Anniversary Honey!) and he is great at the tech stuff (imagine words like traffic, code, monetization, analytics, etc – fun, right? ) But, he keeps saying things like “what are you getting for doing it?” um. Nothing. “Well, we can pin it to your Pinterest board and get some extra traffic that way, right?” um. Nope. And I won’t be putting the recipe in the post either. I’ll just talk about what I’m doing and tell them to go to the original post for the recipe. ”If you aren’t even posting the recipe anywhere, why would you even do it?!” Um. Because it’s fun?!
He just smiles and supports me though, I am thankful he knows the value of things other than money. And he gets to try the recipes The first one I chose to make is called “Spaghetti in Garlic Gravy with Herbs and Lemon Marinated Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes”. With a name like that, it has to be good, right? It was created by Jeannie Maristela over at Goddess Of Scrumptiousness.
Okay. Lets get down to the food.
First I made a marinade. The recipe calls for fresh herbs, but here in MN those things are expensive. And mine haven’t grown enough to use yet. So I just used dried. The marinade is made up of lemon, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
Mix it up well and add some chicken. Let it marinate.
Then it’s time to get busy. Get out a big pot and add lots of water, for spaghetti. Then get out a skillet and add some extra virgin olive oil, to saute the chicken. Get out a second skillet (a really large one) and add extra virgin olive oil and butter.
In the chicken skillet I ended up having to do two batches. After the first batch was done I put it on a plate and covered it with foil, then made the rest.
In the other skillet, the one with the butter and oil, add some garlic. Then add some flour and cook for a minute. Then add some chicken broth. Simmer it until it smells yummy and gets thick. Then add some basil. Again, the recipe calls for fresh, I used dry. Sad.
Don’t forget that you are also cooking the pasta. Can you multi-task and cook three things at once? Not long ago I wouldn’t have been able to! This is definitely not a beginner level recipe.
When the pasta, chicken, and gravy are all done mix them together.
Add some cherry tomatoes and mix well. Then put in your serving bowl and top with parsley
and lots of Parmesan cheese.
How did it taste? Well, each of my children asked for seconds. That is unheard of. They went on and on about how good it was. The Husband, had four helpings! (but on his fourth he picked the tomatoes out). I had two helpings.
This meal was fantastic! Just a hint of lemon. The sauce was creamy. The tomatoes were warm and soft. The chicken was so good. The pasta was cooked perfectly.
A word of caution, though. This should definitely be an occasional meal. It is seriously so good that it isn’t possible to eat a healthy amount. You will not lose weight while eating this meal.
But still. It’s so good!!!
Don’t forget. Go check out Jeannie on Pinterest to get the full recipe.
To see other Pinterest reviews, click below to go to the post party
And, as always,
Smile and have a great day!