We bought quail last fall and made an easy – ah, isn’t it always around here? – dinner out of it. The bird was pan-fried and to the caponata (a Sicilian dish with eggplant) we added sweet cherry tomatoes. The fettuccine was tossed in butter with fresh cracked pepper.
The meal didn’t take much effort, a bit of dicing, a quick fry, boiled water, etc… Two years ago this would have been a lasagna, and now we’re slowly and happily building our repertoire.