You may recall that two weekends ago I was planning to make 5 Barefoot Contessa recipes over the course of the weekend. These included two cookie recipe as well as a full meal, BC style.
Well, the cookies were baked without a hitch. They were well-received by my family, friends, and co-workers. You can read about those recipes here and here. But like many things in life, the goal of knocking out a total of five recipes over just two days proved to be a little more difficult than I originally thought.
When it came time for to begin cooking dinner at my friend’s house, things started off decently. I wasn’t able to follow the chicken recipe to the T since I couldn’t find boneless chicken breasts with the skin on. Instead, I just bought regular boneless, skinless chicken and butterflied them before stuffing them with the goat cheese and basil.
There was a lot of action going on in the kitchen. A few pots on the stove, the chicken in the oven, watching the pasta, talking to my friend, etc. And that’s when it happened! I sliced by finger.
Granted it wasn’t a major cut by any means. Probably slightly worse than a standard papercut. But still, it caused the flow of the evening to change. I wasn’t able to take photos of the completed recipes, and to be honest, I kind of ended up deviating from the recipes as written.
I decided I’m not going to count these three recipes as completed. At some point, I’ll make them for real.
So, I only made two recipes that weekend not five. *sigh*