This Creamy Chicken and Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Spinach and Sundried Tomatoes is one of those weeknight recipes that you can easily pull together after a long day. It’s also highly adaptable, so if cauliflower isn’t your thing, swap it out with broccoli or almost any other hardy vegetable. As for the spinach, you can skip it all together or swap it out for kale. The sun-dried tomatoes are optional, but they add a really nice bit of sweetness to the ensemble, so I strongly suggest you not skip it. On that note, if it were up to me, I’d do roasted cherry tomatoes, but Cole has an aversion to the texture of them so we do sun-dried tomatoes.
Last note on the recipe, be prepared to not have leftovers. Every time I make this, we end up eating it in shifts—we clean our plates, then take a break and go back for seconds. The worst part are the dishes, because who wants to get up and do that after being pasta-logged.
I usually end up trading house chores with Naomi for kitchen clean-up duty. I don’t know how I ever agreed to cook and clean, but it’s been that way since day one. The person who cooks is the person who cleans. I think it’s her way of making sure, I don’t completely annihilate the kitchen while cooking. As much as I hate to admit it, it works. I’m learning to clean as I go, so even when I’ve traded out kitchen duties like I did on this night, it’s not so bad for her.
Now if only I could remember to check the laundry before making trades like this because after she too-quickly agreed to the trade, I realized why—the laundry room was littered with dirty clothes spilling out from all four laundry bins. Wahhh!