Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 23, 2012


This past week a dear friend of ours lost his mother.  The memorial service was over the weekend.  One of the good things about being a serious cook, is that  at times such as these, there is something we can do to help. 

In the meantime, tomatoes on the deck are prospering.  One problem is that several of the plants I bought I thought were heirloom, are in fact, cherry tomatoes.  We are going to soon have a glut of yellow and orange cherry tomatoes.  Fortunately, I am finding lots of recipes on Epicurious. com for them. Pasta sauces, pickles – etc.  Stay tuned.

For Esther

Greek Orzo and Shrimp Salad BA 6/90

Whole Wheat Orzo with Fresh Citrus GK 81

Julia Child’s Roast of Boneless Beef, Thin Sliced, Marinated 
   & Served Cold WTC

Julia Child’s Green Beans a la Grecque JC I


Assorted Pickles

Mon. AM            Shrimp Orzo Salad Cold Cuts

Mon.PM             Grilled Lime Shrimp GFQ
                             Orzo Salad with Citrus

Tues. AM           Cold Roast Beef Sandwiches

                           Jury duty

Tues. PM            Grilled London Broil
                             Potatoes a la Ketchup BB
                             Steamed Corn

Weds. AM          Pasta with White Clam Sauce CCI

Weds. PM           Tuscan Style Chicken Under a Brick PB 37
                             Brown Rice Salad Provencal SBFF 269
                             Cukes in Thick Mustard Sauce GM 7/83 100

Thurs. PM           Grilled Salmon with 
                            Green Goddess Dressing RG 210
                             Kirby Salad
                             Sliced Tomatoes

Fri. AM               Grilled Burgers Steak Salad

Fri. PM                Tuscan Chicken Revisited
                             Rice Salad Revisited
                             Sliced Tomatoes

Sat. AM               Cold Cuts Hamburgers

Sat. PM               Stuffed Clams
                             Cold Lobster with a Hot Mustard Sauce CR
                            Kirby Salad


Sun. AM             Cold Cuts

Sun. PM              Cheese and Crackers Lobster Salad
                             Balsamic Marinated Lamb Chops BA 5/90 210
                             Julia Child’s French Potato Salad JCI

                             Steamed Corn

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 16, 2012

Last week I picked up a new cookbook titled The Farm.   In the forward Ruth Reichl  describes how the author, a test kitchen chef at Gourmet Magazine, showed up at the office one Monday with Woodchuck Pate. It seems that one woodchuck was getting into his garden, and he took necessary action…. Given our woodchuck problems it seemed like a lovely solution.  And, having the nerve to serve it up to Ruth Reichl….   Alas, he does not include this recipe in the  volume.  But he goes give one for Woodchuck  Cacciatore…Good  man 

Speaking of property pests, the gas/electric guy was around to read meters today.  Given the three figure temps we’ve been having, I shudder to think what his charges will be.  Perhaps he’d make a lovely pate as well.

Mon. AM             Tuna Sandwiches on Rye
                             Cold Carrot Soup CCI

Mon. PM              Grilled Salmon with Balsamic Glaze 
                               BA 7/2001 40
                             Grilled Onions
                             Steamed Corn
                             Rosemount Chardonnay 

Tues. PM              Bobby Flay’s Orange Grilled Chicken Thighs
                                 with Green Olives
                             Pasta Salad with Fresh Basil, Tomatoes 
                                 and Parmesan CP 43
                             Steamed Corn
                             Wolf Blass Shiraz 2010

Weds. AM            Grilled Sausage with Sauerkraut

Weds. PM            Korean Grilled Lamb Riblets CBG
                             Cold Sesame Noodles NED
                             Sliced Tomatoes

                            Lapostolle Carmenere

Thurs AM            Les Halles

                             We then checked the Macys kitchen supplies for              

                             for a while, wandered up to the theater district, 
                             where I picked up tickets for Spiegelworld 
                             [for the record we were comped, but I don't 
                             recommend anything I don't like. GO SEE IT]

Thurs PM            Maria's Mont Blanc

Fri. Am                Cold Cuts Gumbo over rice

We were cooking for the memorial for a friend's mother, only took a few pictures of the cooking, but the menu is up on next weeks menu July 23

Fri. PM                 Beer Marinated Chicken (Thigh) Tacos RG 196
                             Pasta Salad
                             Steamed Local Corn

Sat. PM                James Beard’s Devilled Ham on Crackers 
                             NRFTC 19
                             Grilled Lime Shrimp GFQ
                             Orzo Salad with Citrus GK 81

We didn't even try the above, just had the cold chicken from Friday, lunch can be found at July 23 and while we probably supplied half the food in volume, the other half was in a variety of dishes.

Sun. AM              Cold Cuts

Sun PM                Ina’s Summer Borscht BCAH
                             Rosemary Brined Pork Chops RG
                             Potatoes a la Ketchup BB
                             Sliced Tomatoes

And this again was changed, the entree is the thin sliced beef of the next menu