Super Simple Spring Dinner Recipe

Do you ever happen to look at the calendar and realize that it’s been a really long time since you penciled in some serious quality time with your honey? Let’s just say that between work, school, baseball, dance and all the curve balls life’s been throwing at us lately, it’s been way too long since the hub and I focused on some “us” time. So, being that we just road tripped to our home away from home in the Blue Ridge Mountains for our spring break vacation, I thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate. Celebrate what you ask? I decided to simply celebrate us. That’s all! No big, fancy occasion. In fact, it’s just a Monday night. Isn’t every day you’re alive a great day to celebrate though? And that’s how I landed on the super simple spring dinner recipe I’m sharing today! But first, let’s talk logistics…

simple spring dinner recipe

When we were on one of our many Walmart shopping trips, which are, frankly, nearly daily when we’re here in our beloved mountain town, I decided to grab a Bertolli Frozen Chicken Florentine meal. They’re conveniently located in the frozen foods department, and as you can see, a total steal. While I was fully committed to the couple quality time idea, I knew that after a long day of sight seeing, we would be pretty beat after finally getting the little ones to bed. So, an easy to prepare frozen dish was just the ticket. And I instantly knew exactly what I would pair the Chicken Florentine with A crisp salad and my spring vinaigrette were made to go with this tasty pasta dish. On a side, note the Bertolli Frozen Chicken Florentine also comes in family size, so you could easily make this meal on a larger scale too. But, I digress…Let’s talk ambiance.

bertolli

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fresh tulips

spring tablescape

spring table

Along with the meal fixins’ I grabbed some fresh tulips to decorate with. What says spring more than tulips?! Not much. Those beautiful blooms were just lovely with my spring-ready green linens, don’t you think? As you can see, it was a casual kind of affair, so simple lantern candleholders and everyday glassware, that served as wine glasses, were right at home.

bertolli chicken florentine

frozen meal

Let’s get back to the food shall we? Our delicious meal consisted of Farfalle pasta that cooked up to a delightful al dente. The grilled white meat chicken and spinach was prepared in a decadent sauce made with white wine and, my favorite part, Parmesan and Romano cheeses. It’s literally freeze, to skillet, then your table. No joke. To go with it we whipped up a fresh salad complete with spring mix greens, cucumber, carrot, cherry tomatoes and the spring vinaigrette I mentioned. Don’t worry. I’ll drop that choice little spring dinner recipe below. Now as far as our beverages go, I fully recognize that white wine would have paired better with our spring meal, but the hubs and I are red wine people, so red is what we had. Hey, it was our night right? Haha!

Spring Vinaigrette Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup mandarin juice
1 tsp dijon mustard

Directions:

Whisk the ingredients together and serve! Easy peasy!

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pasta dish

spring dinner recipe

So, the next time you find yourself waiting for an occasion to celebrate…don’t! Celebrate today! Pick up your own Bertolli Frozen Chicken Florentine or P. F. Chang’s Frozen Beef and Broccoli meal for two, that one sounds delicious too, and you’ll have a delicious dinner on the table in no time. Plus, if you make my delicious spring dinner recipe, otherwise known as my spring vinaigrette, your meal will be properly enhanced. Just sayin’. And can I leave you with one last tip? Don’t forget the candles. Mood lighting is everything, but I digress…

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  • Robin Rue

    Oh yum! That sounds so good. My hubby is going to love this for our next at home date night 🙂

  • Karen Yannacio Morse

    This looks like a perfectly yummy meal to celebrate you both! Love how easy the recipe is with the frozen Bertolli! What a great way to not cook for hours, yet enjoy something super delish!

  • Marcie in Mommyland

    That looks super yummy! I think my son would devour it!

  • I love these frozen dinners for a quick meal. When I just don’t have time, these have always been there for the win

  • This looks really good. I love a pasta recipe that can also be nice and light while still working as a comfort food. Perfect for spring!

  • Theresa

    With a simple bag of Bertolli, you made a beautiful meal! My family would be so happy if I set the table up like that every night.

  • I love this! No reason…just celebrating y’all. Great idea! I love these meals, they are so quick and yummy!

  • I love Bertolli meals. Thanks for reminding me about them. So simple for a week night but so elegant for a date night!

  • Debra Hawkins

    I have never tried these meals but I do really love a good fresh meal.

  • Mandy Young Carter

    Looks good, I have never tried a frozen meal like this one. I love the idea of pairing veggies with pasta.

  • This looks so yummy and I love the way you decorated the table. Spring is coming 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    This looks like the perfect spring dinner! Quick to put together and yummy, a win win

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    Yup you are right, it HAS been forever since I penciled in some time for my husband and I! We love these meals! What a great idea for an easy date night at home.

  • What a lovely dinner! I love pasta with lots of Parmesan. This sounds absolutely tasty and delicious!

  • Katriza Luna

    I love Bertolli! I tried it a few times before and the food is always so good! On the pricier side of most frozen dinners but absolutely worth it!

  • Lydia

    This looks so delicious! I live for pasta, I’ll have to try this recipe out!

  • Tabitha Shakespeare

    I love these Bertoli meals! Easy, delicious, and super quick to whip up! Perfect for the non-chef moms of the world like me!

  • MOMentous Mom; Perfectionist

    Those Bertoli meals are the best! I think you made such a sweet you focused meal. It looks perfect to me!

  • SavvyMomNYC – Ker

    I love anything florentine and this looks like a great product to have on hand. I definitely will pick this up next time I go shopping.

  • This meal looks delicious!!! Bertoli always has a great variety and they are all really good 🙂