The dinner was a great success! I ended up not making the Centralia House Shrimp, and just made a simple scampi instead, because I wanted the flavor to compliment, not compete with the chicken dish.
We had the Cajun Grilled Shrimp as an appetizer, and it was just the perfect tidbit to nibble on while we prepared the rest of the meal.
We loved the Chicken Lombardi...couldn't find any fontina, so I used a soft mozzerella instead. The scampi and braised aparagus Went on top of the pasta, and we dipped our bread in the garlic/olive oil/butter from the scampi. Even the apple crisp turned out to be the best I've made.
Our friend, who is not one to give false compliments, said it was better than a meal in a 4 star restaurant!
Now...any volunteers to help me with the sink full of pots and pans?