Thursday, March 26, 2009

BB: Cramming it all in...

My Barefoot Bloggers post is a full meal! Chicken Piccata served with Sauteed Broccolini and Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts...whew! (The picture was taken the next morning with leftovers so sorry if things look a little wilty)

We loved the whole thing!

Lindsey from Noodle Nights and Muffin Mornings chose Ina's Chicken Piccata. Perfect since I STILL have lemons...not that I'm complaining! Both the husband and the kids liked this tasty dish. I didn't use capers (I love 'em but no one else in the family does) or parsley as I didn't have any. :)

Anne over at Anne Strawberry chose the Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts. These were delicious! My husband ate 3! and they are pretty big!! The only problem I had was my basil burning on the top. Might have been because I didn't have any shaved parmesan to put on top of it. Oh well. Oh yeah...and I got to use the puff pastry from TJ's...I like this one because I can read all of the ingredients on the back of the box...flour, butter, multi syllable words to decipher!

Oh yeah...and with my leftover puff pastry scraps...I made little jam foldovers. Just brushed the little squares with a little beaten egg, plopped a tablespoon of jam in the middle and folded into a triangle. Brushed the top with more egg and sliced a vent in the top. Baked @ 400 for 15 minutes.

And finally...Mary from Meet me in the Kitchen chose Sauteed Broccolini. This was a nice change eating broccolini cooked this way. Perfect for spring..lemony and light. I was worried about too much lemon what with the chicken and this dish, but it was fine. I did end up browning the garlic a little too much but it still was mighty tasty.

You can find the recipes here:

Chicken Piccata
Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts
Sauteed Broccolini

Be sure to check out what all the other barefoot blogger cooked up here.

4 comments: said...

It all looks delish! You must have been washing dishes for days!


Suzie said...

Wow - your kitchen has been a hive of activity. It all looks just delicious.

Karen said...

I would never have known your photo was leftovers.
I just loved the tarts!

Rebecca said...

So ambitious!

I wish I'd thought of doing something with my pastry scraps. Smart! And I had no idea TJ's sold it. Must check that out.