Weekly Menu, March 20-26 All Hail the Spring Equinox

Last week was, in many ways, a typical whirlwind with parent-teacher conferences, touch-a-truck drama, and after-work obligations. And yet as the week progressed, and the weather got warmer, you could feel everyone’s mood lighten. By Friday, I was walking with bare legs & open toes down Broadway singing along to Jackson Browne’s Somebody’s Baby; to my mind a quintessential summer song. It’s all happening, peeps. Tonight, at 7:21 pm, we officially enter spring.

Yes, rain and snow is forecasted for Wednesday. Doesn’t matter. Winter is going down. And in the face of all the news of the world, this one true thing fills me with optimism, like Jasper singing in his sweet voice “don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing, is gonna be alright.”

Photo by Ali Smiles

Happy spring, everyone!

Weekly Menu:

Sunday: Supposed to be a warmish day, so I’m thinking Lemongrass-Cilantro Grilled Chicken with Honey Dipping Sauce à la Food & Wine. Scallion rice as a side.

Monday: If the rain comes as forecasted, we’ll all be in the mood for Spaghetti Carbonara & Salad

Tuesday: Ancho-Shrimp Quesadillas (inspired by Homesick Texan). The New York Times posted some great quesadilla recipes this week for those of you looking for inspiration.

Wednesday: Back to Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table for Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux (lazy people).  Sautéed green beans on the side.

Thursday: Black Bass & Vegetables in Foil adapted from The New York Times

Friday: Seems like the day to order out. Fornino’s, here we come.

Saturday: Been dying to try the slow-braised Thai Spareribs from the February 2011 issue of Bon Appetit. Cold Thai beer, cilantro-sesame rice. Yum.

Photo by Hans Gissinger for Bon App

Have a sunny week!


2 Responses to “Weekly Menu, March 20-26 All Hail the Spring Equinox”

  1. 1 Sarah Gillispie March 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I love “Somebody’s Baby”.

  2. 2 Paula/adhocmom March 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I seriously don’t know how you guys manage to make all this amazing stuff!!!!!

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