Friday, April 1, 2011

INVOLTINI DI PETTI DE POLLO (Chicken Spiedini from Roberto's Trattoria)




I prepared a romantic dinner for two tonight as it was to be a relaxing evening with no baseball since the Cardinals had a day off after yesterday's Opening Day debacle game against the Padres (and I don't quite get why the day off so soon, but am thankful nonetheless after the performance by closer Ryan Franklin who, I might add, makes less of a closer than Kyra Sedgwick, but I digress). 


When spring hits our eating habits change abruptly.  We are avid baseball fans, so we spend more time watching the games than we do in the kitchen.  As a consequence we do a lot of grilling, make a variety of cold plate suppers (e.g. cold soups, chicken, shrimp or crab salad, cheese and fruit plates, etc.) and have lots of green salads ranging from a simple Caesar to a more complex grilled steak salad, or spicy, meat-filled taco salad. I welcome the change of seasons and this altered way of cooking.  


It's more relaxed and carefree and many things can be prepared early in the day, to be pulled out when it's time for dinner and enjoyed with a glass of chilled wine (or if the game's going badly, a shot of whiskey) with our feet up.  So tonight's dinner is one that will say farewell to winter.  We are looking forward to the lighter fare of spring. This absolutely heavenly dish is from a cookbook I mention a lot called Special Requests.  It is from a local restaurant and while it took a bit of time, it was certainly well worth it.  Treat yourself, and then take the summer off!


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7 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gosh, that looks delicious. Wish I had some right now! :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Pattie!
Your chicken Spiedini looks delicious! My husband and I are also avid baseball fans ..opening day for the Yankees was yesterday! :)

You'll like the Clinton St. Bakery Cookbook -- Neil's recipes are all top notch!

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Melynda said...

Yum, this looks great. thanks.

Cheerful said...

really looks mouthwatering! love it! thanks for sharing your recipe, i love to try doing it! the sauce sounds so tasty! PinayMum - Mommy's Life Around...wishing you a great weekend!

Donnie said...

That looks delicious and flavorful.

Brenda said...

Chicken, stuffing and sauce in every bite - yum!