Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend

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 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. 


  1. Heehe, you're Rachel Ray comment is funny. Don't worry about getting it done in 30, she has an army of prep cooks!

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  6. Oh yum! I love the marinated tomato and basil! Sounds like you did a great job pampering your wife! :)

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  8. This makes me want prosciutto! I always eye it in the store, but reading about that food makes me think I'll definitely have to buy some next time!
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  16. had me at Eggs Benedict and cooking Light magazine!
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  17. HI! I'm a foodie too - just LOVE food. I have Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meals cookbook and it takes me so much longer than 30 minutes every time. However, I've figured out that if I have all the ingredients prepared ahead of time, and in reach then it takes much less time. I really love a lot of her recipes from her cookbook. Really worth it.
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  21. Love the blog and yummy ideas.
    It is great that mother's day can be extended!!! Why not!

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