For tonight, I made Mâche with Warm Brie and Apples. Here are the lovely results:
I've never been able to find mâche at my local store so I tried using frisee instead, but that didn't work too well. I'll probably just use baby arugula next time, if I still can't find mâche. Other than this, I didn't change anything from Ina's instructions. Drizzle some honey and sprinkle the pistachios over the Brie and bake it at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes. Toss the greens with balsamic and extra-virgin olive oil. Toast bread. Slice Granny Smith. Fifteen minutes later...voila! Really, if I can do it, I know you can! And for Kiddo, I substituted a bunch of grapes for the salad.
For the rest of the week, here's the Barefoot Contessa menu:
Tuesday: Bay Scallops Gratins (my local fish monger only had sea scallops but Ina says I can just quarter them)
Wednesday: French Bistro Steaks with Provençal Butter (Kiddo is having "Kid's Night" and we're having "Adult Dinner"...which means we eat after she goes to bed...woo hoo!)
Thursday: Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper.
Oh, it's going to be a damn fine week in the Lutz household.
I do have to share one tidbit about the new BC cookbook: she finally took note and made some recipes with smaller serving sizes, not as much of this 6-8 servings nonsense. She does still have them, but there are quite a few of the 4-serving recipes. Much friendlier to the small family who doesn't host dinner parties in the Hamptons.
Eat, drink, and be assured that any recipe with Brie is usually a good one