Sunday, April 22, 2018

Chicken Florentine via Slow Cooker

~Chicken Florentine~
via Slow Cooker
One morning a little over a week ago a few snowflakes began floating down.  What??  No!!  Say it isn't so!!  Well, they did, but the melting process happened really quickly.  While watching them, suddenly it just felt like "Slow Cooker" time.  The kind of morning when there is much to do and you just know that dinnertime will come just too quickly- even though it is hours away.  You just have that feeling! 

It had been many months since I'd made this Chicken dinner in my Slow Cooker.  A quick glance and I had most of the ingredients.  So why not??  It seems whenever I prepare it, I make it a little differently.  This time there were no Potatoes or Yams to add to the Slow Cooker's pot.  Well, that was just no problem!  We enjoyed this flavorful dish served over pasta. 

It was so good!  It's always very tasty.  The Chicken is always so tender.  Carrots and Spinach are filled with flavor.  There's a sauce to drizzle over the pasta, too.  On a busy day this is tasty and hearty to enjoy at dinnertime.

Chicken Florentine
     via Slow Cooker


1 lb. Baby Carrots
1 teaspoon dried Parsley
1 teaspoon dried Chopped Onion
1- 1 and 1/2 lbs. Chicken Tenders
1/4 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried Basil
1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen Spinach, defrosted
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/3 Cup Water

  1. Rinse Baby Carrots under cool water.  Place in Slow Cooker's pot.
  2. Sprinkle on 1 teaspoon dried Parsley and 1 teaspoon dried Chopped Onion.
  3. Rinse Chicken Tenders under cold water and place on top of Carrots.
  4. Sprinkle on Oregano, Basil and Garlic Powder.
  5. Add defrosted Spinach on top, spreading evenly. 
  6. In a small bowl mix well Cream of Mushroom Soup with 1/3 Cup Water.
  7. Spread evenly over top of Spinach.
  8. Place lid on Slow Cooker and set temperature.
  9. Cook on #5- High for 1 Hour.  Then, reduce heat to #3 for 2 Hours
  10. Serve over Pasta.
  11. Enjoy!
Refrigerate any leftovers! 

This is a great dinner any season of the year.  I always keep a can of the soup in the pantry, just in case I need it.  Much like there's always an extra bag of Flour sitting on the shelf, too.

Dinner tonight??  Oh, our temps were in the mid 60's°F, so Chicken on the grill was quick and easy.  We live in New England!


Monday, April 16, 2018

Just Around the Corner

What is the season??

...might be Spring!  You know, the season when we enjoy wearing short sleeved tops, light weight or no jackets outdoors.  Maybe even shorts.  This year we need to rely on memories when thinking of Spring! 

As I write this, it is raining.  Earlier we had snow.  It does make for a fascinating photo.  

Three seasons are represented in our backyard perennial garden:  Autumn- Zebra Grass, Winter- Snow and Spring- pink Hyacinths and sprouting Japanese Irises.

However, this is New England!  With a blink of our eyes the weather will change again!  :)


Monday, April 2, 2018

~April 2, 2018~

One just might believe that it's April 1st and Mother Nature wanted to surprise all of us!  However, it's April 2, 2018.

Excited about Spring,