I am currently cooking through my Barefoot Contessa cookbooks because I am just slightly obsessed with her and have three new cookbooks of hers that I need to perfect. Hubby got me Barefoot Contessa At Home for Christmas and I love it because it offers some light and refreshing meals (which is good since I am trying to work off the gluttony that was Christmas/New Year's).
On Saturday night, we enjoyed her goat cheese and sun dried tomato stuffed chicken. I am not wild for sun dried tomatoes so I substituted roasted red peppers. Wow! Just wow! I paired it with creamy parmesan rosemary polenta and parmesan roasted cauliflower from the same cookbook. They are all keepers!
She has a lot of really good simple salads and sandwich recipes in this book that will come in handy on the weekends. Since we were going to Grammie's for dinner last night, I wanted a light yet fulfilling lunch and her Egg Salad with Smoked Salmon Tartines were the ticket. I used a multigrain flatbread and it was out of this world. I served the hubby like a normal sandwich but made the tartines for myself and gobbled those suckers down like a Hoover on high.