Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 26, 2016

Life is too short to be bored by dinner….

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
Poached Eggs

Sun. PM Roast Chicken Revisited

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 19, 2016


Mon. AM Garboure Gratinee f/i

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

Tues. AM Turkey Chili f/i
Steamed Rice

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

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

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

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 9, 2016

Life’s too short to be bored by dinner…
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

Mon. AM Classic Vegetable Soup BA 7/14

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

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