Sunday, March 29, 2009

March Barefoot Bloggers

Better late than never, right?  It's been a crazy month, so I just got around to making both of these dishes tonight!

This month's recipes were Chicken Piccata, chosen by Lindsey of Noodle Nights and Muffin Mornings, and Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts, chosen by Anne of Anne Strawberry.  Both of their blogs are fabulous, so you should check them out!

First up is the chicken piccata.  I've never made my own at home, so I was excited to try the recipe.  All in all, it was fairly easy to make and tasted good, and will make it into the regular rotation.  The only thing I didn't like was just how lemony it was - it made my face pucker.  But, the sauce was good, so next time I make it, I'll just cut back on the lemon juice.  I also purposely did not wipe out the pan between browning the chicken and making the sauce - those little bits in the pan are too good to waste!  

The second recipe for the month was the Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts.  Let's see... puff pastry, onions, cheese, tomatoes, and basil - what's not to love?  These were divine, and will definitely be a regular side dish or appetizer around here.  I think for Easter dinner, I'll use the mini pastry puff shells and just dice the tomato and onions to make mini-tarts.  The cheese added a creaminess that was lovely, the onions brought some great flavor to the table, and the parmesan, tomato, and basil were reminiscent of bruschetta.  Delicious!

For the recipes, just click on the links above.  Thanks to Lindsey and Anne for a couple of fantastic recipe choices!

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