Saturday, August 31, 2013

September 2, 2013


My prophecy proved correct.  The night I planned for Tuscan Chicken Cooked Under a Brick it rained – as it has every time  I have put it on the menu this summer.  Years ago I had a lovely recipe for a dessert Sweet Cranberry soup.  Every time I planned one serving it, it rained.  Now I’m not  superstitious – I simply haven’t served that soup in 25 years.  I’ll have to figure something else out for the chicken.  It’s too damn good  to ignore…

This weekend supposedly is the end of summer.  I feel confused.  I don’t feel as though summer has really begun.  The strange weather we’ve been experiencing is something else.  Any number of evenings recently we’ve had the a/c running upstairs to make the bedroom comfortable while running the  space heater in the dining room during dinner.  Which probably means we’ll have snow in October and a heat wave for Thanksgiving.  Things have been going like that…..

Mon. AM             Chicken Club Sandwiches

Mon. PM              Cheese Platter
                             Flank Steak with Black Butter TLBV
                             Hash Brown Potato Cake BA 5/13
                             Steamed Corn

Tues. AM             Poached Eggs on Hashed Brown Potatoes

Tues. PM              Meatball Stroganoff, Noodles, Peas

Weds.PM             Roasted  Poblano. Red Pepper and Chicken Tacos FCA 158

Thurs. PM            Pasta Bolognese f/i
                                    Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread

Fri. AM                Faux Crab Louis in Avocado Halves CCI 430

Fri. PM                 Spare Ribs in Tangy Orange Sauce BA 9/88 116
                             Creamy Cuke and Potato Salad FW 6/13
                             Steamed Corn

Sat. AM               White Corn Chili f/i
                             Steamed Rice

Sat. PM                Herring in Wine Sauce on Crackers
                             Pierre Franey’s Lobster Americain PFACT 161
                             Rice Pilaf, Haricots Verts

Sun. AM              Challah French Toast

Sun. PM               Chinese Chicken Wings
                             Soy Grilled Chicken Thigh BA 6/07
                             Orzo Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Red Peppers, Cucumber and
                                Feta VLD

August 19, 2013


Mon. AM             Steak Salad Larcon with Devilled Eggs, Capers and Tomato GM 6/84 8

Mon. PM              Portuguese Style Cod PHC
                             Steamed Rice, Steamed Corn, Peasant Bread

Tues. AM             Cheese Burgers

Tues. PM              Julia Child’s Turkey  Pot Pie JJCH 273

Weds. AM            Pot  Pie revisited

Weds. PM            Memphis Style Ribs BB
                             Ketchup Potatoes PB
                             Steamed Corn

Thurs. PM            Chicken Sausage Bouillabaisse f/i
                             Carrots, Salad

Fri. AM                Penne Bolognese f/i

Fri. PM                 Balsamic Marinated Lamb Chops GM 5/90
                             Israeli Couscous with Black Olives and Roast Tomatoes GM 9/01 8

Sat. AM               Waffles with Blueberry Sauce

Sat. PM                Cheese Platter
                             GrilledChicken with White BBQ Sauce WCG     
                             Lidia’s German Potato Salad LCFTH
                             Steamed Corn

Sun. AM              Cold Cuts

Sun. PM               Grilled Basque Chicken Wings TOTG
                             Julia Child’s Syrian Roast Beef Platter with Tabouleh WTC 214     

                             Hungarian Cucumber Wedges NYCB 165

August 12, 2013


Mon. AM             Pancakes and Chicken Gravy

Mon. PM              Lidia’s Sausages with Grapes LCFTH 212
                             Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls

Tues. AM             Chicken Club Sandwiches

Tues. PM              White Chicken Chili with Cheddar and Sour Cream
   and corn Tortillas SC
                             Steamed Rice, Salad

Weds. AM            Steak Salad with Tomatoes and Devilled Eggs GM 8/84 8

Weds. PM            Grilled Pork Loin with Warm Dried Fruit Compote MOTG 60
                             German Potato Salad

Thurs. PM            Lidia’s Meat Loaf with Ricotta LCFTH 178
                             Smashed Red Potatoes, Steamed Carrots

Fri. AM                Penne with Ragu f/i

Fri. PM                 Craig Claiborne’s Shrimp Creole CCSC
                             Steamed Rice,  Sautéed Spinach

Sat. AM               White Chicken Chili revisited

Sat. PM                Cheese Platter
Cold Lobster with Mustard Sauce CR 95
                             Avocados and Tomatoes

Sun. AM              Lobster/Shrimp Rolls

Sun. PM               Gravlax f/i
Julia Child’s Turkey Tonnato FW 7/94 38
                             Arborio Salad CIA Pasta 59

                             Sliced Tomatoes 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 5, 2013


Mon. AM             Challah French Toast

Mon. PM              Yankee Pot Roast with Cloves
                             Smashed Potatoes
                             Braised Celery with Tarragon

Tues. PM              Grilled Chicken  Marinated in a White Wine Herb Marinade AOG
                             Tuscan White Bean Salad w/ Spinach, Black Olives and Sun
                               Dried Tomatoes

Weds. AM            Cold Cuts

Weds. PM            Lamb Chops Sautéed with White Wine and Rosemary
                             Creamed Potatoes
 Green Beans

Fri. PM                 Grilled Pork Loin with Warm Dried Fruit Compote MOTG
                             Scalloped Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach

Sat. AM               Cold Cuts

Sat. PM                Guacamole CCI
                             Lidia’s German Potato Salad LCFTH 106
                             Grilled Herbsaint Flank Steak BA 9/06 162
                             Grilled Zucchini

Sun. AM              Pasta with White Clam Sauce CCI

Sun. PM               Cheese Platter
                             Casserole Roasted Chicken with Peas and Home Cured
                                Prosciutto FW 2/97  6 6
                             Bow Tie Pasta
                             Tossed Salad

July 29, 2013


Mon. AM    Egg Salad Sandwiches

Mon. PM    Grilled    Steak
                   Creamed Potatoes
                   Sautéed Green Beans

Tues .PM    Roast Chicken
                   Steamed Rice, Steamed Carrots

Weds. AM  Turkey Soup w/ Dinner Roll f/i

Weds. PM   Rosemary Marinated Bone In Pork Chops RG
                   Calabrese Potato Salad with Mint FW 3/87 100
                   Avocado Salad

Thurs. AM  Swiss Cheese Omelets with Sliced Steak

Thurs >PM Carolina Gold Shrimp Pilau FW 2008 65
                   Southern Braised Collards with Ham Epicurus 2006

Fri AM       Julia Child’s Lentil Salad with Pimento. Tuna and Green Beans WTC 338

Fri. PM       Cantaloupe Gazpacho BA 7/13
Grilled London Broil
                   Baked Potatoes, Sautéed String Beans

Sat. AM      Challah French Toast

Sat. PM      Cheese Tray
                   Poached Salmon with Watercress Sauce BA 8/02
                   Avocado Salad, Dinner Rolls
                   Calabrese Potato Salad

Sun. AM     Cheese Burgers ,  Lentil Salad

Sun. PM     Shrimp and Cantaloupe Salad LIT
                   Chicken Thighs Marinated in White  Wine
                   Tuscan White Bean Salad With Spinach, Olives and Sun Dried
                      Tomatoes  Epicurious 4/2002