From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser.  My friend Ben
made this and I thought it was incredible, but had no idea it
was alfredo because it is so different from my recipe. Pesto,
spinach, tomatoes and grilled chicken make this a stand out
dish.
In a large pan:
 4 Tbsp butter
 1-2 small cloves garlic, chopped

Sauté the garlic.
Add:
 2 c half -n- half
When warm add:
 4 oz cream cheese
When incorporated, add:
 
1 c Parmesan or Romano
When thickened, add:
 1 c basil pesto

In a large pot, cook:
 1 lb pasta

In a different pan:
 
a drizzle of olive oil
 fresh spinach, coarsely chopped

Sauté until spinach is wilted.
Set aside.

On a cookie sheet:
 
cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
 drizzle of olive oil
 season with salt

Roast in oven @ 400, until charred.

In a large bowl toss:
 spinach
 tomatoes
 pasta


Top with:

 shredded parmesan
 slices of grilled chicken

 
"Some things are better left unsaid. Which I
generally realize right after I have said them
."
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