This chicken (Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics) was supposed to be a whole chicken, cut up and grilled. As I made it, it was chicken pieces (thank you, Trader Joe’s) made in the oven (thank you, Minnesota spring winds). It was delicious. Not pictured: the chicken breasts that were still cooking in the oven, which were frozen after they cooked to be used in another recipe calling for cooked chicken.
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This recipe, from Barefoot Contessa Family Style, is another version of Creamy Rosemary Polenta that can be made ahead of time.
Consider this a dressed-up version of grits. Yum. I made a half-batch, and it only took half of the recommended time to cook, so this was a very quick side dish. Next time, though, if I make a half-batch, I’ll be sure to saute the garlic first. The cornmeal cooked so quickly that the garlic was still pretty crunchy by the time it was served. Still, this was excellent.
Barefoot Contessa at Home
If you’re sensing a soup theme here, you’re not imagining things. It’s been cold and rainy here, and soup seems just right for dinner. The Rosemary White Bean Soup on p. 83 of the Barefoot Contessa cookbook was simple and tasty, and I think it would be a great first course for a winter dinner party. Best of all, it’s easy enough to keep all of the ingredients on hand, and it’s healthy enough with main ingredients of beans and chicken stock. This recipe also had the added benefit of using up some fresh rosemary from my herb garden, which even if brought indoors, is certain not to last the winter.