Friday, August 31, 2012

August 27, 2012


I can’t believe we are at Labor Day weekend so soon.  This summer has just flown by.  But as with every season, I am starting to look forward to the food of the next.  Still too warm for braises and stews, but I am starting to think about them.

We treated ourselves to lunch today at the Hudson Water Club in Haverstraw.  We ate out on the deck overlooking the Hudson and watched the pleasure craft on the water.  It was a perfect day for this. There is something so therapeutic about being near or on the water.

Lobster is yet again on sale at our local Shop Rite.  Wonderful! $5 per pound makes it quite affordable.  And what better way to celebrate the end of a season. Or the start of the new.

Mon. AM            Pasta with Meat Sauce fi

Mon. PM            Salmon Cakes with Tartare Sauce BOTB Vol.14  242
                             Jean George’s Noodle Cake JG

Tues. AM            Pizza

Tues. PM            Turkey Tonnato, with Capers and Black Olive
                             Pasta Salad
                             Sliced Tomatoes

Weds. AM          Curried Turkey Salad with Grapes

Weds. PM           Lamb Chops in Orange Marinade GM 6/82 189
                             Patricia Wells’ Couscous Provencal BC-PW

Thurs. PM           Plum Basil Grilled Chicken CIA –G
                             Cold Rice Stuffed Tomatoes CCI 425

Fri. AM               Pizza

Fri. PM                Peppery Chicken Curry fi
                             Steamed Rice
                             Baby Peas

Sat. AM               Cold Cuts

Sat. PM               Blue Cheese Dip DI 3
                             Pierre Franey’s Cold Lobster with Mustard Sauce CR 95
                             Julia Child’s French Potato Salad JCI
                             Sliced Tomatoes

Sun. AM             Blueberry Pancakes

Sun. PM             Artichoke and Parmesan Dip GM 8/91
                             Ham Braised in Burgundy TLG
                             Sweet Potato Spoon Bread FW 003 221
                             Celery Root and Apple Puree FW 7/84

Mon. AM            Plum Glazed Chicken

Mon. PM            Devilled Ham FW 2001
                             Steak au Poivre BIP
                             Gratin of Grated Zucchini with Swiss WTC 291
                             Tossed Salad
                             French Bread
                             Shrimp tacos (above will be tomorrow)


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 20, 2012


We both went to our dentist in the city last week.  Hell of a nice guy, but I hate dentists….Phobic about the whole thing.  Add to which I found I need about $4,000 worth of work in the next year or so. Money that could so easily be spent on more pleasurable things…Doesn’t seem fair.

On the plus side, however.  When we go to see him, we park on 33rd  Street.  So it is real easy to wander down from 40th street to 28t h Street and have a pleasant bistro lunch at Les Halles. Not quite as good as the real thing, but a good substitute….

Pillow stitched on our April/May Vacation The First Day

Mon. AM             Cold Cuts

Mon. PM              Jacques Pepin’s Cod 
                              with Black Olive Horseradish Sauce EP
                             Steamed Rice
                             Baby Peas

Tues. AM             Pasta with Clam Sauce

Tues. PM              Tuscan Grilled Chicken
                             Pasta with Pesto
                             Steamed Corn

Weds . AM           Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Weds. PM             Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa
                             Quinoa Salad with Peas Corn, Fennel and Celery

Thurs. AM           Grilled Homemade Sausage with Sauerkraut

 Fri. AM                Scrambled eggs with sausage and croissant
                              with home made raspberry jam 

Fri. PM                 Chicken Mole FI
                             Small Grain Brown Rice Spanish Style
                             Sautéed Zucchini

Sat.  AM              Grilled Burgers

Sat. PM                Guacamole CCI
                             Breast of Turkey Prince Orloff  GM 3/85 146
                             Patricia Wells Layered Vegetable Gratin BC-PW

Sun. AM            Challah French Toast

Sun. PM             Chinese Chicken Wings
                           Grilled Memphis Style Spare Ribs BB 136
   Pasta with Capers and Cherry Tomatoes GM 1/04