Monday, March 1, 2010

Dinner Tonight with Dessert

Chicken Piccata
4 chicken breasts, pounded thinly
1/2 cup flour
3T butter
3T olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
4T capers (with juice, 2T)

1. Dredge chicken in flour.
2. Saute chicken over medium-high heat [in oil and butter] until browned on both sides.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer over low heat until chicken is fully cooked and sauce has permeated the breasts.
4. Serve over spinach

In a medium-sized saucepan, cook fresh spinach in heavily salted water until spinach is wilted. Stir in butter, cover, and allow spinach to continue wilting for 5 minutes before serving.

Rigatoni with Alfredo Sauce
1/2 lb rigatoni, cooked very al dente
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Mix all ingredients and stir over low heat for 2-3 minutes, until melted and combined.

Apple Turnovers
3 large apples, sliced and peeled
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup sugar
1/8 cup flour
2 T water
puff pastry

Microwave apples, cinnamon, flour, sugar, and water for 2-3 minutes, or until apples are soft. Cut thawed puff pastry into squares, roll out with rolling pin to thin. Place a mound of apples, seal with egg wash and dust top with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until pastry is nicely browned. We served ours with ice cream, but I couldn't help but think that a drizzle of honey would make the dessert taste even better (anyone remember sopapillas at Chi-Chi's?).


  1. That dessert sounds so easy. And I happen to have puff pastry in my freezer. I think I'd rather have it for breakfast. :)

  2. oh man. i have a love affair with capers. i NEED this.