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!