One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti
I like to keep a package or two of frozen creamed spinach (in the boil-in bag) in the freezer. It goes on sale from time to time. I don't use a great deal of convenience food, but the calorie and fat count on frozen creamed spinach isn't too bad.
Last night, I had an hour and a half to fold two loads of laundry, put in another bunch of dirty clothes, feed the dogs, make dinner, research how to make a headboard out of an old door, and get ready for Bible study. Here's what I threw together for dinner. The prep time took five minutes. I used the cooking time to take care of all the other tasks.
Chicken Florentine For a Busy Night
4 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 fresh ground pepper
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 pkg frozen creamed spinach
Brown the chicken breasts on each side. Mix spinach and spices. spread a small amount of creamed spinach on the bottom of an oven proof casserole with a lid. Place chicken in the casserole. Put creamed spinach mixture on top. Bake with the lid on at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Serve with parmesan cheese on top.
I served the chicken with frozen mixed veggies and a baked yam to rave reviews. I sliced the chicken up into bite-sized pieces, but you don't have to.
I always have baked yams cooked ahead. I bake 6 at a time and use them for lunch or for a side with dinner.