I hosted a family dinner to showcase Ina’s fabulous recipes. I made Lemon Chicken, Moroccan Couscous and Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake.
Two of the three recipes were from Barefoot in Paris. I made the Lemon Chicken without the croutons, since I was making the couscous I didn’t feel I needed another starch. The Lemon Chicken was an easy recipe; two lemons quartered are stuffed inside the chicken. The outside; butter, salt and pepper. Roast for an hour and a half. One challenge I have is remembering to take a picture before we eat dinner. I managed to salvage a drumstick before all the meat was gone. I was not in charge of carving the chicken hence the forgetfulness.
Moroccan Couscous (Barefoot in Paris page 158) was filled with wonderful vegetables so I got a two for one dish. Butternut squash, onion, carrots and zucchini are roasted in the oven prior to adding to the couscous. There were saffron threads added to this recipe which I did not like but the rest did. I got rave reviews for the couscous. Ina has huge recipes and this one was no exception.
For dessert, Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake. I saw this recipe on her Food Network show and thought I have a bottle of Limoncello why not make it. This was an easy cheesecake recipe since it is made in a 9×11 pan. This was less heavy than traditional cheesecake and was a hit with the crowd.
All of these recipes were deemed make again. A successful dinner. To see what others made this week head over to I Heart Cooking Clubs.