Sunday, September 25, 2016

Life is too short to be bored by dinner….
MENU FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

As we near the end of the month, I am finally ready to think about fall. There is something inside me that shifts from craving lobster rolls to looking forward to beef stew.  Perhaps next week I’ll do the Beef Stew with Dijon from the Times or Martha Stewart’s Sicilian Beef Stew with Fennel and Orange (for the slow cooker).
This past week I did a Roast Chicken Provencal which was a wonderful transition dish for the season.  Light, yet rich, and oh so full of flavor.  I’ll reheat this again tonight – yet another case where leftovers are to be treasured.
Friday is Warner’s birthday.  And that calls for beef.  I believe a standing rib – nothing quite so celebratory. With that luscious pan gravy with madeira.  Rich.
And oh yes, the cats want to know why the chicken giblets pack inside a whole chicken no longer seem to have liver.  They’d like to speak to their lawyer about that…..

Mon. AM Roast Beef on a Kaiser Roll with Horseradish Mayo & Pickle f/i

Mon. PM Eric Ripert’s Pan Roasted Salmon w/ Red Wine & Lentils LBC-R
Peasant Bread
Tossed Salad

Tues. AM Pea Soup f/i

Tues. PM New England Boiled Dinner Revisited
Horseradish Sauce, Fresh Biscuits

Weds. AM Rueben Sandwiches on Rye Bread

Thurs. AM Linguini with Clam Sauce CCI

Thurs. PM Daniel Boulud’s Roast Chicken Grand Mere w/ Root
      Vegetables and Two Heads of Garlic DBCBCB
Salad, Peasant Bread

Fri. AM Croque Monsier/Madame BA 5/14

Fri. PM Roast Beef with Madeira Pan Sauce
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
Sauted Mixed Onions with Sherry Vinegar BA

Sat. AM Spanish Frittata with Onion and Potato MS/VB

Sat. PM Spare Ribs with Pickle Sauce TLG
Celery Root and Potato Rosti MS-V

Sun. AM Celery Root and Potato Rosti
Scrambled Eggs

Sun. PM Roast Chicken Revisited

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 19, 2016

MENU FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Mon. AM Garboure Gratinee f/i



Mon PM Roasted Cod with Red Potatoes and Black Olives MS/VB
Salad






Tues. AM Turkey Chili f/i
Steamed Rice





Tues. PM Tuscan Style Spare Ribs with Balsamic Glaze FWSF 181
Sautéed Potatoes IHC
Corn






Weds. AM Spaghetti with Fresh Soprossata FW 11/10





Weds. PM Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peaches & Ginger Sauce BA 8/98
Nicoise Style Orzo FW 7/94





Thurs. PM Beef Bourgonon f/i






Fri. AM Buttermilk Pancakes






Fri. PM Poulet Provencal GM 3/08
Arugula Orzo MS/VB
Salad









Sat. AM Pasta Bolognese f/i







Sat. PM New England Boiled Dinner CCI
Horseradish Sauce, Fresh Biscuits






Sun. AM Beef Barley Soup f/i Gumbo over rice






Sun. PM Poulet Provencal revisited
Arugula Orzo
Salad

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 9, 2016

Life’s too short to be bored by dinner…
MENU FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Several weeks ago, we took in new cat.  She and 7 other brother and sisters had been tossed onto the street when a neighbor moved in May.  Warner and a lady from across the street have been feeding them since.  This particular cat made it known that she was interested in a permanent home at our address.
We named her Giada de Laurentiis.  Thought perhaps Julia Child  could use some company after losing her brother, James Beard, a few years back.
It would appear that Julia Child would prefer to remain an only cat.  A mild 16 year old with poor hearing – she has turned into HellCat No. One.  She is hell bent on making Giada’s life miserable.  Even well placed spray water bottles do not deter her. Oy.  It is no wonder I have grey hair…
One fun experience, however, was to watch Giada devour her first shrimp. An act of clear pleasure for her.  If she keeps eating the way she is, she is going to be the size of a small cheetah – and then she can deliver Julia Child a good one across the chops.

Fri. AM Cheeseburgers f/i
Fri. PM Spicy Sweet Glazed Shrimp MS/VB
Steamed Rice, Shedded Zucchini





Sat. AM Spinach and Bacon Frittata MS/VB






Sat. PM Chicken Negimaki  NYT/VB
Cold Sesame Egg Noodles NED 87
Sesame Mustard Kirby


Sun. AM Spaghetti with Fresh Sopresseta FW 11/10
                Left over lemon chicken and Sweet glazed Shrimp



Sun PM Cat Cora’s Small Skewers of Pork over Shredded Salad FNTV
Corn





Mon. AM Classic Vegetable Soup BA 7/14





Mon. PM Slow Cooker Carne Guisada(Beef) with Cheese & Tortillas MS/VB
Salad





Tues. AM Frittata revisited





Tues. PM Tuscan Style Spareribs with a Balsamic Glaze FWSf 181
Ketchup Potatoes PB
Steamed Corn

Roast Chicken
Weds. AM Vegetable Soup Revisited






Weds. PM  Chicken Curry with Spinach and Peas MS/VB
Steamed Rice






Thurs. PM Chorizo (French Garlic Sausage) & White Bean Stew BA 2/13
Peasant Bread, Salad






Fri AM Chicken Curry Revisited





Fri. PM Tandoori Chicken Wings MS/VB
Steamed Rice, Sauteed Kirby revisited







Sat. AM Chorizo and Bean Stew RevisitedEggs on a raft



Sat. PM Ina’s Mustard Marinated Flank Steak BCFP
Crispy Buffalo Style Potatoes FWSF
Corn Roast Chicken



Sun. AM Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers FW 7/14






Sun. PM Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peach and Ginger Sauce BA 8/98
Nicoise Style Orzo Salad FW 7/99






Monday, September 5, 2016

Sept. 2, 2016 - Hurricane revision

MENU FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 2, 2016 REVISED
We rethought the menu after hurricane alerts we issued and we faced the possibility to losing power….

Fri. AM Corned Beef Sandwiches on Kaiser Rolls




Fri. PM Grilled Split Lobsters with Melted Butter NYTG
Steamed Corn
Red Potato Salad, Tomato & Mozzarella





Sat. AM Cheese and Ham Omelets
Sat. PM Melissa’s Chicken and Dumplings BOTB 2001
Salad





Sun. AM Roast Beef on Kaiser Rolls with Horseradish Mayo f/i Lobster rolls
Sun. PM Julia’s Braised Ham in Madeira JCI
Risotto ala Suisse CCI
Baby Peas






Mon. AM Pancakes with Fresh Berries or Corn
Maple Syrup Fresh sauce with pasta




Mon. Pm Chicken and Dumplings Revisited





Tues. AM Pasta Bolognese f/i




Tues. PM Ham Revised
Weds. AM Ham Sandwiches
Weds. PM Steak au Poivre BCP
Sautéed Potatoes IHC
Sautéed Spinach






Thurs. AM Cheese Burgers Omletts






Thurs. PM Orange Chicken CK-LO
Steamed Rice
Sautéed Bok Choy