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February 16, 2016
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Chicken Florentine

Chicken Florentine

Confetti Squash

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Florentine

(Adapted from Pure & Simple)

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6-8 chicken breasts, boned and skinned

Salt and Pepper

2 TBSP butter, melted, plus 6 TBSP butter, unmelted

1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese

1 tsp oregano

1 TBSP lemon juice

1 bunch fresh spinach, cooked, drained and chopped

1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Pound chicken until thin between 2 pieces of plastic wrap.

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Season with salt and pepper on both sides, and set aside.

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Mix 2 TBSP melted butter, cream cheese, oregano and lemon juice with spinach in a large bowl.

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In center of each chicken breast, spread swiss cheese and 1/4 cup of spinach mixture.

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Fold chicken to cover stuffing completely.  Place in a baking dish, seam side down, and place 1/2 TBSP butter on each breast.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on each breast.

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Add remaining butter and a small amount of water to the dish.  Bake ~ 20 minutes until browned.

Confetti Squash

(Adapted from Pure & Simple)

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This side dish is so yummy!  I used a combination of mozzarella cheese and monterey jack cheese, but you can use whatever cheese you love.  It’s nice to have a squash “casserole” that doesn’t include the usual crackers or bread crumbs.  It’s simple and delicious!

3/4 lb yellow squash

3/4 lb zucchini squash

2 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup, plus 1 cup grated cheese

1 onion, chopped

1 TBSP sugar

1 tsp sage

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

3 TBSP butter, melted

1/4 tsp paprika

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Steam squash 10 minutes.

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Drain.  Combine eggs, 3/4 cup cheese, onion, sugar, sage, salt, pepper and melted butter.

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Add squash and mix together.  Pour into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.

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Sprinkle with the additional 1 cup of cheese and the paprika.

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Bake 25 minutes at 400 degrees F. YUM!

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Baked Sweet Potatoes

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There’s really no “recipe” here per se; sometimes it’s nice to just have something plain to go with dishes that incorporate a lot of ingredients.  They’re super rich in nutrients and add a beautiful color to your plate.

I bake 3 medium sweet potatoes (that have been pricked with a fork) at 400 degrees F for about an hour (or until soft).  Take out of the oven and split across the top with a knife.  Top with whatever you desire such as: butter, salt and pepper, chives, cinnamon, grated cheese.  Enjoy!

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