Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011


As I see the calendar slip into November, I begin my annual panic. With less than a month I’ve got a large house to clean so it will be able to house 13 people in an upscale tenement style.  I have to come up with a drop dead menu for Thanksgiving – and the meals that surround it.  And we do another big dinner (not leftovers) the night after Thanksgiving.

Much as I love cooking and entertaining.  And much as I love all our nieces and nephews – at this point in time, it all looks to be a tad overwhelming. I’m thinking I need to simplify.  I’m thinking perhaps a couple of kegs with pizza for the kids and sushi for the grownups.  Yeah I’m thinking about it.  Paper plates and plastic classes instead of the Spode, Wedgewood and Waterford…Stay tuned….

Mon. AM             Winter Borscht with Fresh Dill and Sour Cream f/i

Mon. PM.             This Spaghetti with Baby Scallops 
                             and Fresh Bread Crumbs CICII 128    
                             Tossed Salad
                             Wolff Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay 2010

Tues. AM             Cheese Omelets with Warm Ham

Tues. PM              Balsamic Roast Chicken
                             Steamed Rice and Pan Gravy
                             Penfold Koonaugah Hill Cabernet Shiraz 2009

Weds. AM            Barbara Kafka’s Split Pea Soup BK-S
                             Fresh Crouton

Weds. PM            Spare Ribs Baked With Sauerkraut CCI 142
                             Hot German Potato Salad
                             White Asparagus
                             Tossed Salad
                              Jacob's Creek Cabernet Shiraz 2007

Thurs. PM            Mistral’s Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic BC-PW
                             Steamed Rice, Tossed Salad
                             Peasant Bread
                             Rosemount Pino Grigio 2010

Fri. AM               Huevos Rancheros

Fri. PM       Shrimp, Andouille and  Potato Pot Pies BA 3/09 91
                   Tossed Salad
                  Penfold Koonunga Hills Cabernet Shiraz 2009

Sat. AM       Pea Soup revisited

Sat. PM      Shrimp Pancakes
Julia’s Sauté of Lobster with White Wine, Cream and Madeira WTC
                   Fresh Pasta
                   Broccoli Puree
                   Wolff Blas Yellow Label Chardonay 2009

Sun. AM     Lobster Omelets

Sun.  PM    Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip BCFS
                   Roast Beef with Madeira Pan Gravy
                   Mashed Potatoes
                   Roasted Green Asparagus with Parmesan
                   Greg Norman Cabernet Merlot 2008

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