Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 7, 2016

Life is too short to be bored by dinner…

I am on my way to Thanksgiving.  At this point I have in, or about to go in, the freezer Weds. eve’s Beef Bourguignon (for early arrivals), the Turkey Meatballs for my Escarole Soup for Thursday, my Buffalo Chicken Balls (heaven forbid I should forget to have these on hand), my Rillettes of Pork, my Mustard Batons and buckets of a Classic New Orleans Gumbo (Shrimp, Kielbasa, Turkey, Ham) for Sat. lunch.  Now all I have to do is cook the rest of the food.
And of course, this is the time when I begin to panic that I don’t have enough food for “all these people” and start to add on dishes.  That’s where I get myself into trouble. As in this morning I found a Martha Steward recipe for Celeriac and Apple Remoulade that would be great for the pork (and can be made three days in advance) and a New York Times recipe for “Foolproof” Tart Tatin.  And perhaps another ice cream or too.
I wonder if there is a cure for this self-destructive malaise….

Mon. AM    Turkey Noodle Soup

Mon. PM     Chicken Milanese
                   Pasta with French Tomato Sauce

Tues. AM    Turkey Chili, Steamed Rice

Tues. PM    Poulet Provencal
                   Peasant Bread, Salad

Weds. AM   Eggs and Designer Bacon

Weds. PM   Shabu Shabu with Sesame  Dipping Sauce Fondu
                   Steamed Rice
                   Mustard Batons for Tday/Freezer  AMFK

Thurs.  PM  Surprise Me From the Freezer
                   Mini Buffalo Chicken Meatballs for the Freezer For Tday. BOTB Vol 15

Fri. AM       Pasta Bolognese f/i

Fri. PM       Classic New Orleans Gumbo with Ham, Chicken, Sausage,
                      and Shrimp GM 1/84, Steamed Rice

                   (Freeze the bulk for the Sat. after Thanksgiving)

Sat. AM      Soft Scrambled Eggs, Scrapple

Sat. PM       Pork Rillettes for freezer for Thanksgiving FSC
                   M Jacques Armagnac Chicken with Prunes AMFK 
                   Haricots Verts
                   Peasant Bread

Sun. AM     Blueberry Pancakes f/i

Sun PM       Bone In Garlic Studded Roast Pork with Julia Child’s Applesauce
                   Smashed Red Potatoes with Coarse Mustard and Caraway

                   Roasted Acorn Squash

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