Weekly Menu, December 5 – 11

First, want to report that the Gratin Dauphinois we made last week, the one I was inspired by on La Tartine Gourmande‘s BEAUTIFUL site, was easy and delicious. If you have a food processor or a mandolin that will slice potatoes (and turnips and sweet potatoes) for you, you’re in business. The turnips and sweet potatoes give it a little something extra.

This is what it looked like before it went into the oven...

and here's the gratin goodness after it came out.

Meanwhile, I’m in a cookie frame of mind. It’s time for Christmas cookies and I’m planning my attack. Rich Roll Cookies, frosted and fun. Peanut Clusters. Candy Canes. On the fence about Gingerbread Men and Christmas Holly. Not to mention the famed Nut Mix. I think next weekend will be the perfect time to make a few.

On to the menu; quick and simple, here it is!

Sunday: Roast Whole Chicken with Roast Leeks (or Brussels sprouts, whatever is easier to find) and Potatoes (yummo)

Monday: Salmon en Papillote with sautéed Broccolini

Tuesday: White Bean Soup with Spinach

Wednesday: Burrito night. Likely a veggie burrito, but possibly Chicken Chipotle a la Homesick Texan

Thursday: Checking in with the Pioneer Woman (she’s in a Christmas cookie kind of mind, too) gave me the idea to try her Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Friday: Shrimp Stir-Fry over Soba Noodles

Saturday: Pizza Night!

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2 Responses to “Weekly Menu, December 5 – 11”


  1. 1 Cay December 14, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks to you, just found Pioneer woman, and made the BEST chicken parmesan my family and I have ever had. Seriously delish. What do you guys put in your veggie burritos?

    • 2 Chrissy December 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm

      I LOVE the Pioneer Woman. Can’t wait for her book. Want the cookbook (see next post)! Love the recipes…and her homeschooling stuff is actually great too- she has some great ideas for books for the kids, etc.
      As to the veggie burritos- our usual is red pepper, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, black beans and chipotle chiles, pepper jack cheese… sometimes shiitake mushrooms and spinach with chipotle chiles…sometimes just black beans and cheese. A Wednesday night staple.


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