Italian Spinach Chicken with Penne Pasta

As it turns out, today is National Spinach Day. Now I suppose the best way to celebrate Spinach Day would be to make a Spinach Salad. Sure, that would be good. The problem with a Spinach Salad is that I would be the only one eating the salad. I might be able to sneak in some spinach burred under torn bits of Iceberg Lettuce, but that’s about as close as I could get with my guys.

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Butterfly Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

This is one of those recipes that has made several appearances on our meal planner, only to be pushed aside, opting instead for fast food, a night of left overs or cold sandwiches. For whatever the reason, the dish could not find its way from the planning stage to the execution process. Finally, I painted myself into a corner – two beautiful breasts wrapped in butcher paper sat it the refrigerator, along with fresh broccoli from the farmer’s market and a bright orange pepper. No excuses – no backing down.

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