Dinner with Ina

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.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim says:

    Snapping pictures of food is so hard to do when everyone is waiting to eat! I will admit that the picture portion of blogging is my least favorite part for that reason.Your chicken looks perfectly cooked and scrumptious, but it's the couscous that is calling me in. I haven't noticed this recipe of hers but I am in love with it! All the veggies mixed with the couscous. It is a must make!I have a bottle of Limoncello in my refrigerator that has no plans and this cheesecake sounds like the perfect recipe!


  2. Flourishen says:

    Yum! I have these dishes on my radar screen for some time now. You put all three in one dinner. Good for you and your guests!


  3. Sounds like you had a great day of cooking! I agree with you about the saffron. I like just enough to color the dish but too much will take over. I was glad to see the limoncello cheesecakes. I made a couple bottles and enjoyed a few glasses and still have plenty left.


  4. Wow, what a delicious dinner, everything looks good!


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