I was all set to tell you about a comfort food dish that we had last week, but that is being pre-empted after a bite of tonight’s dinner. Turkey Piccata … 10 minutes to make, 4 grams of fat and full-on flavor. What more could you want? One pan, one serving dish, basic ingredients and restaurant-quality deliciousness that you don’t have to feel guilty abou
While I was pulling out the ingredients tonight and starting to cook, Madeline kept bringing over the container of grape tomatoes, one of her favorite things. She would hand it to me, thump her chest and say “Me!” I gave her one and she scurried away. Minutes later, she was back. “Moy! Moy!” (Madeline-speak for more). She ended up eating half the container before it even made it into the dish.
As soon as I set the meal down on the table, Nick eyed it suspiciously. “What is this?” he asked, pointing to the capers.
“They’re capers. Try them. You might like them. If you don’t, just push them to the side.”
He asked about the meat. “Turkey. You like turkey. It’s like chicken. It’s fine.”
“I want leftovers,” he pleaded. “Banana pancakes.”
“No, this is dinner. You have to at least try it.”
I left him alone and concentrated on cutting up Madeline’s meat. Once he was done whining and had picked off the shallots and capers, he actually ate his whole piece. Go figure. The pan-roasted tomatoes were a little bit of a challenge, but we settled on two pieces.
Whether you’re looking for a crazyfast weeknight meal, or something new to serve to company, this could be the one for you. Light, packed with flavor and super simple to make.
January 26, 2010, Photo #26
Every weekday morning, nearly without exception, Madeline has the same breakfast. Multi-grain Cheerios. A bowl and a half. She is adamant about doing it all herself, so I’ve found a shallow bowl and a big spoon is the key to the least amount of milk on the floor and Cheerios on the table….