Sorry a week late on this, but wanted to blog about mother's day weekend in the Gati house. My wife, Tracy, asked for 3 things for mother's day from me. 1. A nice dinner on Saturday night that I cooked. 2. A Sunday Brunch. 3. For me to not use my phone at all on mother's day. So i was able to do 2 out of the 3. Sorry but I am addicted to my phone(Words with Friends, Whirly Word, Scores).
For Saturday night I dug around and found a couple of recipes to cook for her. I tend to look for a chicken dish, especially some sort of stuffed, rolled chicken breast. For Saturday i used a Rachel Ray recipe, Florentine Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast. I also used a recipe I found on allrecipes.com as a side: Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil . I think it turned out well and my wife seemed extremely happy. The chicken was stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese, with prosciutto wrapped around it. Turned out well. Came from Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals show, that for some reason takes me much longer than 30 minutes. I have cooked quite a few items from there and can't get it down to 30 minutes. Generally though I have enjoyed the recipes i have taken from her show. The pasta was nice, not loaded with sauce. A nice complement to the heavier chicken portion.
On Sunday we went to a local restaurant called Silo. We had a nice 3 course meal there. I had a traditional Caesar salad, Eggs Benedict: Which had sauteed spinach and lump crab meat on it also, served with home fries. Final course was of course the best, a Chocolate Mousse in a edible chocolate cup. A very good mousse. Only disappointing note of the night was the children's serving. They obviously don't cater to children(event though they had special servings for them). Fries were way over down.
Next post should be on some of my favorite sources for recipes. Especially cooking light magazine.