The weekly menu is going ad hoc, given that it’s Thanksgiving week. We’re going to piece together some dinners as you’ll see below.
First, I have to share my current obsession with the antipasto at Franny’s restaurant in our own Brooklyn. Melisa and I had a “date night” on Friday (thanks, Scott!) there. We probably hadn’t been since Jasper was a bambino. We had two amazing dishes: Wood-Roasted Cauliflower with Pickles, Olives and Anchovies and Beets with Hot Peppers and Almonds. Wow. I’ve been searching online for the recipes for these two, which tasted so fresh, and so different from ANYTHING we have regularly, but alas, have had no luck. I see that Franny’s cookbook is coming in 2012 from Artisan. In the meantime, I guess I’ll have to be satisfied with the recipes included in The New Brooklyn Cookbook.
Meanwhile, Thanksgiving. The food bloggers have been giving good recipe for weeks. If for some reason you have NOT decided on your menu, check out Dinner: A Love Story for suggestions for the whole meal, 101Cookbooks for a vegetarian Thanksgiving (or just to supplement your veggie dishes), and of course, Mark Bittman’s list for soup to nuts ideas.
The (Abbreviated) Weekly Menu:
Sunday: Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash and Turkey Sausage
Monday: Grilled Skirt Steak with Rice & Beans, Tomato & Avocado (sounds good even if a bit summery)
Tuesday: Sautéed Shrimp “Alla Buonavia” – this is a shrimp dish from Lidia Bastianich with lemon juice and chives, served over slices of Italian bread. It was a Sarah find and it’s terrific and quick. Serve with a Salad. Nice light dinner before the feast.
Wednesday: Pizza Any Way and Salad
Thursday: Thanksgiving! And the inaugural pre-feast Gillespie Turkey Trot (full disclosure: some turkeys may be strolling instead)
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving