Family Weekly Menu: April 18-24th

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Wow, it’s been a few weeks since I actually planned our weekly menu, mostly due to travel and entertaining getting in the way. Things are calming down a bit with the guests (canine and human) back at their own homes, and with us settling into ours. So while others are stalking the farmer’s market for ramps and artichokes, I am just happy to get back into the swing of things and a regular week.

Sunday: Soba Noodles with Grilled Shrimp and Cilantro (last week’s recipe of the week!). Melisa made this for me last weekend when I was feeling a little cold-y and it was so good, I requested it again for tonight. Not to mention after the big food weekend we’ve had (Red velvet cake with Scott on Friday night, Ricotta and greens sandwiches yesterday from Brooklyn Larder, chased by copious snacks, ribs, SIDECARS!!! (oh yeah) and homemade flan at the fabulous Rogan/Gingold’s. And then today: the season opening of Habana Outpost and affogatos at Blue Marble…well let’s just say it’s time to lighten up for the week).

Kids are going to enjoy poached salmon and broccoli with Parmesan.

Monday: Grilled Flank Steak (with mom’s marinade), Sautéed Spinach and Pilaf

Kids: Burgers on the Grill and Tomatoes

Tuesday: Carne Asada Burritos with Guacamole and Fresh Salsa

Kids: Fusilli and Mixed Vegetables

Wednesday: This COULD be a big fun night out for Melisa and me: a girls’ night with Helen and her niece, Harriet, visiting from London, but stuck here because of the volcanic ash. The plan is to try to catch dinner at Prune and see The Runaways. It’s been so long since Melisa and I had dinner and a movie that we’re a little confused about which comes first. Is it dinner? Or the movie? Anyhoo, fingers crossed we can get a sitter.

Kids: Roast Chicken and Carrots

Thursday: Roast Chicken, Green Beans, Almond Rice Pilaf

Kids: Mac & Cheese and Broccoli

Friday: Pasta with Lemon and Chives or Pasta with Pepper and Parm. Will decide later which one.

Kids: Pasta and Tomato Sauce with Mixed Vegetables

Saturday: Pizza Night!

So maybe next week I’ll try to get all Alice Waters and be SEASONAL! And make something with peas or artichokes or asparagus. This week it’s about getting by.

Have a good one!

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3 Responses to “Family Weekly Menu: April 18-24th”


  1. 1 kimk April 19, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I am always amazed at how different you make the kid menu from yours…if you are having green beans, wouldn’t it ne easier just to give that to them too?! I am all for the easy way out these days… I am in a total cooking slump, I need you gals to get over here to get me motivated again! XOXO

    • 2 Melisa April 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm

      We were just talking this over after seeing your comment. Yes! It would be easier!! Tho Melisa thinks that it’s also still cooking two meals. How do you do it these days? Maybe next week I’ll try and put more shared menus up. I’ve also been thinking about how to put less meat and more grains and veggies into our diets…specifically red meat. I looked at this Michael Pollan (of course) book called Food Matters and he says we should just eat less in general, but specifically we don’t need so much meat in our diets. It’s stuck with me. But do tell, what is up with you!

  2. 3 Lynn April 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Geez, you make GREAT meals!
    Impressive commitment to healthy and delicious eating.
    Alice Waters would love it.

    Regarding your trip, we’re traveling 17 hours in a 14-year-old car so I do sympathize.


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