Monday, July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017


Mon. AM Challah French Toast with Blueberries f/i

Mon. PM Marseille Style Shrimp Stew MS/VB
Salad, French Bread

Tues. AM Romaine Lettuce with Brown Rice, Roast Beef and Mango MS/VB

Tues. PM Chicken Souvlaki MS.VB
Tzatsiki, Pita Breads

Weds. AM Corned Beef Hash f/i
Poached Eggs

Weds. PM Slow Cooker Cubano Pulled Pork Panini BA 10/16
Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake MS/VB

Thurs. PM Garlic and Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Scallions Ba 8/14
Steamed Corn
Giobbi’s Pasta Primavera Salad FW 4/11

Fri. PM Irish Beef Stew f/i

Sat. AM Souvlaki revisited

Sat. PM New England Boiled Dinner CCI
(Corned Beef and Root Vegetables)
Drop Biscuits

Sun. AM Pulled Pork Revisited

Sun. PM Honey Chipolte Glazed Ribs MS/VB
Steamed Corn
Potato Salad

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

Mon. AM Pasta Carbonara
Mon. PM Key West Pork Chops CCI
Tossed Salad
Tues. AM Ham, Zucchini and Swiss Cheese Frittata
Tues. PM Sous Vide Red Braised Swordfish Steak anova
Steamed Rice, Shredded Zucchini
Weds. AM Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Coleslaw f/i
Weds. PM Cous Cous and Lamb Salad with Currants and White Beans
Tossed Salad
Thurs. PM Surprise Me From the Freezer
Fri. AM Grilled Pizza with Hot Italian Sausages/ Peppers, Red Onion
   and Mozzarella BA 7/07
Fri. PM Sous Vide Chicken Cordon Blue anova

Salad, Dinner Rolls

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

Mon. AM Egg Salad Sandwiches
Mon PM Chicken Souvlaki w/ Cucumber Sauce and Pita MS/VB
Tues. PM Grilled Pork Chops with Peach and Red Onion Relish MS/VB
Dinner Rolls
Weds. AM Souvlaki revisited
Weds. PM Buffalo Shrimp Salad MS/VB
Thurs. AM Ham Salad and Cucumber Sandwiches MS/VB
Thurs. PM Sous Vide Salmon with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce FW 7/10
Steamed Couscous
Fri. AM Buttermilk Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries  Epicurious 5/15
Fri. PM Grilled Filet Mignon w/ Shiitake, Gorgonzola & Chipolte BA 2/07
Balsamic Glazed Grilled Red Onion
Dinner Rolls
Sat. AM Ham Zucchini and Gruyere Frittata  MS.VB
Sat. PM Tandoori Chicken Wings MS/VB
Curried Rice Salad with Grapes MS/VB
Sun. AM Bacon Egg and Cheese on Kaiser Rolls
Sun PM 3lb grilled Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Mint MS/VB
Orecchetti Pasta with Pesto

Grape Tomato Salad

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 22, 2017


 Mon. AM   Roast Beef Sandwiches on Onion Rolls with Horseradish Mayo

Mon. PM     Smoked Gouda Carbonara FW 4/17

Tues. AM    Spanish Frittata Revisited

Tues. PM    Braised Lamb Shanks with Prunes
                   Corn Soufflé

Weds. AM   Challah French Toast Stuffed with Salmon Cream Cheese

Weds. PM   Pork Lo Mein

Thurs. PM   Surprise Me From the Freezer

Fri. AM       Turkey Chili with Sour Cream and Cheddar f/i

Fri. PM       Thomas Keller’s Brined Roast Chicken Bouchon
                   Pan Gravy, Rice
                   Sautéed Baby Spinach

Sat. AM      Borscht with Sour Cream and Pumpernickel Rolls f/i

Sat. PM       Curried Chicken & Broccoli Gratin GM 2/88
                   Salad, Dinner Rolls

Sun AM      Chicken Hash with Poached Eggs CCI

Sun PM       Cuban Flank Steak Marinated in Citrus with Mango FW 3/17
                   Spanish Rice


Saturday, April 29, 2017

May 1, 2017


Mon. AM    Turkey Tetrazzini

Mon. PM     Rachel Ray’s Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust

Tues .AM    Roast Beef Sandwich with Horseradish Mayo on Kaiser Rolls

Tues. PM    “Richies’s” Grilled Baby Back Ribs MS/VB
                   Cole Slaw
                   Modern Pasta Salad Ba 7/99

Weds. AM   Cheese Burgers with Cheddar and Home Made Pickle

Weds. PM   Martha’s Garlic Chicken with Barley OP-MS
                   Caramelized Carrots

Thurs. PM   Surprise Me From the Freezer

Fri. AM       Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cole Slaw

Fri. PM       Slow Cooker Rope Viega FNTV/VB
                   Steamed Rice, Shredded Zucchi

Sat. AM      Jacque Pepin’s Garbure EP 33

Sat. PM       Patricia Wells Daube of Breast of Veal with Green Olives AHIP
                   Steamed Orzo, Sautéed Radishes and Scallions

Sun. AM     Apple Waffles

Sun. PM      Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Parmesan Crust BA 12/03 32
                   Potatoes Savoyard JCI

                   Sautéed Kale with Garlic

Friday, February 3, 2017

January 23, 2017


Life is too short to be bored by dinner….
Don’t know about anyone else, but I am sick to death of the ad placements on the web.  One clicks on a  site, tries to go to the opening line and what you see jumps around all over the place while ads slowly appear – one by one – in strange places.  The time for things to settle down varies greatly and I for one give them just a few seconds to provide the site I was looking for. After that. Bam.  To hell with it.
I think the ad men are getting overzealous in their greed and are not stopping to realize that what they are doing, in fact, is annoying the customer.  From where I sit, that’s not too bright.

Mon. AM    Pork Lo Mein Revisited

Mon. PM     Roast Chicken with Figs Revisited
                    Green Beans, Baguette

Tues. AM    Classic French Onion Soup

Tues. PM    Sauerbraten, Potato Pancakes
                   Red Cabbage with Apple

Weds. AM   Martha’s Hot and Sour Soup

Weds. PM   Diner Style Turkey Meatloaf BA 1/90
                   Smashed Red Potatoes
                   Baked Zucchini Fries MS/VB

Thurs. PM   Surprise Me From the Freezer

Fri. AM       Corned Beef Hash CCI, Poached Eggs
                   Home Made Vegetable Juice

Fri. PM       Filet Mignon with Stroganov Sauce GM 11/06
                   Buttered Noodles, Sautéed French Radishes

Sat. AM      Turkey Pea Soup f/i

Sat. PM       Ina’s Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken BCCFJ
                   Oven Fried Potatoes with Cayenne FNTV
                   Sautéed Kale

Sun. AM     Challah French Toast with Local Berries

Sun. PM      Brined Rosemary Pork Chops VB
                   Julia Child’s Potatoes Savoyard
                   (Scalloped Potatoes Made with Stock)          

Cabbage a  la Bretonne CCI 367

Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 16, 2017

Life is too short to be bored by dinner….
Over the years that we’ve posted our menus I have deliberately avoided any comment of a political nature.  My focus has been the food, not the political outlooks of the various people reading this.
Sadly, I have felt it necessary to say what I believe as loudly and as often as I am able. Despite the good food, there is a pit at the bottom of my stomach that simply will not go away.  I guess too many of us said too little for too long.  No longer.
At my age, I am no longer able to March on Washington (I have), but I strongly support these women – and anyone else standing up for decency, human rights and the United States Constitution.

When Virginia moved in with me, late summer of 1980, her mail of course started coming to my house and she of course saw what came to me. 

She was supporting The Gay Men's Health Crisis, I was supporting NARAL.  As it was in the beginning ...   wwj

Mon. AM    Hearty Barley Soup with Lentils and Red Swiss Chard revisited

Mon. PM     Sriracha Glazed Chicken Legs MS/VB
                   Steamed Rice
                   Glazed Carrots

Tues. AM    Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup revisited

Tues. PM    Pan Seared Tilapia with Chili Lime Butter GM 7/03
                   Sautéed Potatoes IHC
                   Roasted Acorn Squash

Weds. AM   Ditalini with Lentils and Shrimp revisited

Weds. PM   New England Boiled Dinner Revisited
                   Fresh Biscuits, Salad

Thurs. PM   Surprise Me From The Freezer

Fri. AM       Hot and Sour Soup MS/VB

Fri. PM       Roasted Chicken with Figs and Rosemary NYT/VB
                   Steamed Green Beans, Baguette, Salad

Sat. AM      Roast Beef Sandwiches with Tomato and Horseradish Mayo

Sat. PM       Pan Roasted Spare Ribs Treviso Style CIC I 301
                   Pasta with French Tomato Sauce
                   Braised Swiss Chard with Bacon and Hot Sauce BA11/16

Sun. AM     Challah French Toast

Sun. PM      Joyce Goldstein’s German Dinner
                   Classic Sauerbraten OHC
                   Potato Pancakes OHC

                   Braised Red Cabbage with Apple OHC

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 9, 2017


It’s been a cold and rainy type week.  Not too awful for January – except for the photos I keep seeing on Facebook from a dear friend luxuriating in the Yucatan. Thanks Joan!
We just purchased a stationary bike.  We belong to a gym, but it is a 25 minute drive and we both can find unusual and creative reasons not to go.  We did Tai Chi this fall, but it is over until March and even then it is only 1 ½ hours a week.  Killer hours, I might add.
The hope is that we’ll be able to get into a schedule.  Recommended exercise I am told is 30 – 60 minutes most days.  Ugh.  The only sport I’ve every excelled in was horseback riding/competition.  However, I’ve been out of training since 1962 and doubt that this is the time to start up again.
So, it is the stationary bike.  At least I can watch my reruns of Downtown Abby and my PBS Cooking Shows while I pedal away…

Mon. PM     Beef and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry revisited


Tues. AM    Chicken in Vinegar Butter Sauce Revisited
                   Steamed Rice

Tues. PM    Sara Moulton’s Salmon Baked in a Bag with Citrus,
                           Orange and Olives VB
                   Brown Rice Pilaf with Saffron, Ginger & Dried Cranberries BA 2/13
                   Tossed Salad

Weds. AM   Corned Beef Hash f/I D-4
                   Poached Eggs, Tomato Juice

Weds. PM   Quick Marinated Skirt Steak with Siracha Potatoes and Spinach VB
                   Shredded Zucchini
                   Tossed Salad

Thurs. PM   Surprise Me From the Freezer

Fri. AM       Hearty Barley and Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard BA 2/05

Fri. PM       Mozzarella Stuffed Pork Chops with Tomato Pan Sauce VB
                   Steamed Orzo
                   Sautéed Radishes with Honey
                   Tossed Salad, Baguette

Sat. AM      Blueberry / Corn Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Sat. PM       Lidia’s Ditalini with Lentils and Shrimp VB
                   Tossed Salad, Baguette

Sun AM      Greek Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo MS.VB

Sun. PM      New England Boiled Dinner with Horseradish Sauce and Mustards

                   Fresh Biscuits, Tossed Salad