Food Goals 3, the one with the little birds.

by - February 05, 2016


For my food goal post today, I have a full meal covered.  And because I would never have picked this if I hadn't given myself the task of cooking every recipe in 2 Barefoot Contessa books, I am now that much more versed in small chickens.  Or something like that.  You can see what I've been cooking here.

Today we have Green Herb Dip, Cornish Hens with cornbread stuffing, Broccolini & Balsamic Vinaigrette and Frozen Berries with Hot White Chocolate.

Let's start with the dip, (here) was fantastic and easy to make.  I will do this one again in a flash.  The kids also loved it...or they loved the pretzels.  Whatever.



Next up is the Broccolini (recipe here) which was just okay.  I think the dressing needed more kick and I didn't like how the veggies felt like they were soaking in it. 



 The kids' ratings weren't awesome.  But then again, they aren't normally broccoli's number one fans and I couldn't convince them that broccolini was broccoli's cute cousin whom everyone liked.....


Next up the Cornish Hens, which took much searching.  Recipe here. I eventually found them at Prairie Meats on 51st (in YXE) and then later...a month after I had made this I noticed that they were at the Co-op that I frequent regularly (University Heights) and also Superstore.

Cornish Hens, the verdict was that they were delicious.  2 small hens was enough to feed the four of us.  I would love to do this dish one year for thanksgiving so everyone could have their own bird. The only thing I didn't do with this recipe was use cornbread for the stuffing.




For dessert we had Frozen Berries with Hot White Chocolate (recipe here)
This recipe needed more white chocolate to the taste and to be heated super hot.  I would also do this dessert in the summer when we have fresh berries from our backyard.  This is on my try again list.


I clearly need to invest in a double boiler....






There you have it!  Have any recipes you want to share?



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21 comments

  1. Living on Cloud Nine28 January, 2018 22:18

    Oh Ina and Deena in the kitchen..YES to yumminess!!! These all look so good!!!!

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  2. Yum! Yes, plan you're own cookbook. You have a gift with food, friend. For real!

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  3. I don't blame the kids, I like those pretzels to!

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  4. Yum! My mom used to make cornish game hen, but I never have. Broccoli is my favorite vegetable, but I'm allergic to it. Wonder if I could eat its cousin? George would be so happy if I made a meal like this. Think I'll just invite you over instead...

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  5. Yum. Come cook for me please!!

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  6. I love the Barefoot Contessa and what a great idea to try every recipe in the cookbooks you have! The cornish hens sound delicious and so does the pretzel dip! Have a great weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  7. is it too much to ask that you just come cook for me? OR maybe, one of these days, I'll need to grab one of those now not-so-crazy-expensive plane tickets and come visit you so I can sample you food :)

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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  8. Such a gourmet meal ! Looks divine!

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  9. Oh goodness all of that looks AMAZING! I am also now going to be on the lookout for broccolini too! It looks delicious.

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  10. What a fun goal! Glad you are sharing what you are making with us!

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  11. I'm good at copying people, not so good at creating. Maybe. We'll see.

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  12. Current ffavourite snack, with guacamole.

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  13. It did feel gourmet but was super easy to make, which makes me like it even more.

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  14. Challenge accepted. Bags are packed.

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  15. Gladly! A blogger's potluck. The one where we all meet up but only bring wine.

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  16. I'm definitely trying recipes I would have normally skipped!

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  17. Broccolini is way more fun than broccoli

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  18. I like mine with hummus.

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Have a lovely day!