January 2021 Menus (Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Chinese,

Menu for the week of Jan 1: Back to Reality


Menu for the week of Mar 30 // Mexican

Sat: Fish Tacos (possibly with fried shrimp instead)
Sun: Goat Cheese Corn Enchiladas w/ sour cream, salad, hot sauce
Mon: Order in
Tue: Posole w/ salad
Wed: Carne asada w/ black beans (make double batch), rajas, tortillas, pico de gallo, avocado, salad
Thus: Lacquered Chicken (Pollo Asado en Mole Rojo Clásico) w/ fried plantain, rice, beans, salad

Goat Cheese and Corn Mole Enchiladas

Menu for the week of Mar 23: Mediterranean early spring

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/joses-basque-tuna-stew">Jose Andres' Basque Tuna Stew w/ steamed artichokes
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/neapolitan-pizza
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/caramelized-garlic-quiche">Caramelized Garlic Quiche w/ salad
Tue: Leftover tuna stew w/ baguette, asparagus
Wed: antipasto dinner (leftover quiche, cured meats, cheeses w/ ficelli or leftover baguette)
Thus: Order in and support a local restaurant!
Fri: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shrimp-saganaki">Shrimp Saganaki

Tuna Stew

Menu for the week of Mar 16 - Ir-ish in the time of coronavirus

  • Sat: Chicken Pot Pie
  • Sun: Lox and bagels!
  • Mon: Potato Soup w/ salad + pumpernickel bread
  • Tue: Juniper Cured Salmon w/ latkes (sour cream, applesauce), seed crackers, Hot Smoked Salmon sauce
  • Wed: Chicken pot pies w/ green beans (sautee mushrooms for enchiladas next week)
Juniper Cured Salmon Lox

Menu for the week of Mar 8

Mon: Indian takeout
Tue: Tamarind Steak w/ white rice, bok choi
Wed: Lao Crispy Rice Salad w/ chinese sausage
Thus: Herb Salad w/ beef
Fri: potstickers w/ all the leftovers...

Crispy Rice Lao Salad

Menu for the week of Mar 1 - Italian

Mon: Spaghetti w/ Turkey and beef meatballs, marinara, focaccia, salad
Tue: White Bean Ragout (use focaccia in place of ciabatta) w/ green veg
Wed: Panzanella Salad (using leftover focaccia)
Thus: Mushroom arancini w/ Garlic scape pesto, salad
Fri: Neapolitan pizza, arugula salad

Neapolitan Pizza

Menu for the week of Mardi Gras (Feb 24)

Sat: Shrimp and grits (use Shrimp and Grits Recipe instead of Shrimp a la plancha and Grits with Creole Chutney) w/ salad
Sun: Fried Chicken w/ Dill Cucumber Salad, Deviled Potato Salad or Deviled Egg Potato Salad {Creamy & Chunky!}
Mon: Fried chicken cobb salad (lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, bacon, hard-boiled egg, fried chicken)
Tue: Gumbo w/ white rice, green veg
Wed: Sloppy Joe on hamburger buns w/ pickles and onions, potato salad, green veg
Thus: Gumbo and/or leftover sloppy joes
Fri: Out or leftovers

Fried Chicken

Menu for the week of Jan 26 (Mediterranean)

Sat: Brick Chicken [make extra for grain bowls] w/ green salad and Yogurt Dips
Make Kofta (Mediterranean Meatballs)
Sun: Persian Herb and Leek Frittata Recipe w/ green salad, Mujadara Recipe
Mon: Shrimp Saganaki w/ green veg
Tue: Kofta (Mediterranean Meatballs) w/ pita, yogurt sauce, green veg
Wed: One-Skillet Roasted Butternut Squash with Spiced Chickpeas Recipe pluck parsley, make dressing?
Thus: Leftover chicken w/ Moroccan Carrot Salad
Fri: Eat all the leftovers (shrimp, frittata, carrot salad, green beans)

Menu for the week of Jan 13

Sat: Lasagna w/ broccolini
Sun: [grill chicken] Smoked salmon w/ focaccia, green veg, https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/mahi-mahi-smashed-white-beans-...
Mon: Chicken Caesar Salad w/ focaccia croutons
Tue: Leftover lasagna
Wed: Fried eggplant w/ marinara sauce
Thus: Leftover lasagna
Fri: Leftover lasagna for lunch; D: BBQ

Menu for the week of Jan 2 / Jan 6: Asian

Thus: Sushi
Fri: Quiche and green salad [marinate steak]
Sat: Spicy Tamarind Hanger Steak [double to use in grain bowls] with rice and Mango and Cucumber Chow
Sun: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/sushi-rice-with-miso-caramel-g... [make soup, spicy tofu crumbles]
Mon: Chicken and Rice Soup with Green Chiles and Ginger Recipe
Tue: Herb Salad with Thai Beef or Chinese Sweet Sausage with leftover tamarind steak

Menu for the week of June 22 (Mexican)

Sat: Team BBQ: carne asada, pollo asado, flour tortillas, red onion, portobellos, poblanos, sour cream, queso fresco, black beans, rice, hatch peppers, salsa (J make hot sauce in AM)
Sun: fish tacos
Mon: Nachos (carne asada, cheese, pickled jalapenos, black bean leftovers; diced tomato, avocado)
Tue: Taco salad with chicken, avocado, queso fresco, fried tortillas
Wed: Breakfast tacos (eggs, chorizo, potatoes, cheese, fixins)
Thus: Steak fajitas (and leftover fish?) with corn on the cob
Fri: Fajitas again

Menu for the week of June 15

Menu for the week of June 8

Sat: Eggplant Parmesan
Sun: Chicken tenders and sweet potato tots
Mon: Lox and bagels
Tue: Caprese salad with baguette
Wed: Out to 7th Hill?
Thus: TJ’s Shahi Paneer + Naan (and one for Noah)
Fri: Last of the chicken tenders and tots?
Sat: TJs lasagna

Menu for the week of June 1: California with a Mexican accent

Sat: Grilling: whatever looks good
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos [Make green gazpacho]
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/savory-summer-salad
Wed: leftover Gazpacho
Thus: order in
Fri: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/southwest-salmon

Memorial Day week

Mon: burgers fries grill veg and onions
Tue: Shepherd salad night
Wed: pita pocket + kofta salad night
Thus: brick chicken with rice and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad
Fri: order in from Cava

Menu for the week of May 12

Sat: Date Night!
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/neapolitan-pizza w/ pineapple (but only on audrey’s part), arugula salad
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/white-bean-ragout, asparagus [use frozen ciabatta roll]
Tue: Composed Salad (greens, smoked fish, asparagus, marinated mushrooms, tomatoes)
Wed: (A out, J out)
Thus: pasta? w/ green veg (A out)
Fri: ???

Menu for the week of Cinco de Mayo

Sat: Carne asada with rajas, corn, https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/gallo-pinto, grilled veg, guacamole, homemade salsa
Sun: popcorn shrimp https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos
Mon: Mexican salad (greens, carne asada, queso, avocado, tomato, red pepper, onion, corn)
Tue: gallo pinto, eggs, fried cheese, plantain
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/corn-chili-and-cheese-salad with avocado and corn tortillas
Thus: Pupusas, Curtido, Asparagus (After Dinner, A to PA)
Fri: Out or nachos

Menu for the week of apr 27: let’s pretend spring is here

Sat: out to 7th Hill pizza; [make https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/elaines-lemon-meringue-pie]{Lemon Mergingue)
Sun: tuna chunk sammies (buns, tuna, avocado, spicy mayo, LTO) with sweet potato fries (from freezer)
Mon: salmon / salmon spread with baguette, pickles, cheese (TJ brie), cherry tomatoes, etc. (https://audreyandjon.com...)
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com... with asparagus
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com... and veg
Thus: gnocchi w/ garlic scape pesto; veg

Menu for the week of apr 15 and 22

Sat: Order in from Aatish
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shahi-paneer with rice, naan, and green veg
Mon: Indian salad - greens, “channa chaat” chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber
Tue: leftover order in
Wed: leftover Shahi Paneer
Thus-Tue: LA
Wed: out
Thu: frozen Indian
Fri: frozen Indian

Menu for the week of March 16 (Mexican)

Sat: Fish tacos https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos w/ avocado and mango salsa (make extra for A grain bowls)
Sun: Carne asada with tortillas, beans, avocado, salsa, crema, rajas?
Mon: Turkey enchiladas (1 x 5-enchilada packs) - need to make sauce, add cheese
Tue: vegetarian taco salad - greens, tomato, onion, corn, peppers, avocado, cheese, fried tortilla
Wed: quesadillas night - greens
Thus: Huevos Rancheros

Menu for the week of March 10

Sat: make corned beef, langostinos soup with green salad https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/icelandic-creamy-langoust...
1 part cream, 3 parts broth, 1 part langoustines
Sun: make plokkfiskur, corned beef with potatoes and asparagus
Mon: plokkfiskur with green veg
Tue: reubens like the sandwich
Wed: pub salad with hard boiled egg, beets, green beans, cheddar, tomatoes, cucumbers
Thus: plokkfiskur leftovers with green veg
Fri: corned beef hash

Menu for the week of Mar 2: Mardi Gras

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/gumbo with rice and green veg
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fried-chicken with collard greens and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/simple-biscuits
Mon: shrimp louis salad (greens, fried shrimp, avocado, tomato, onion, cucumber, creamy dressing)
Tue: gumbo with rice and green veg
Wed: fried chicken with cheesy grits and green veg
Thus: boudin blanc and/or fried chicken and/or fried shrimp 3poboys

Menu for the week of Feb 24: Pan-Asian

Sat: sushi rice, fish, seaweed, avocado, cucumber; grainbowl/pickling/prep; marinate steak
Sun:(sunny, 65) https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spicy-tamarind-hanger-steak x2 (rain) w/ veg, white rice-- make https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/spicy-tofu-crumbles
Mon: frozen stuff w/ veg and maybe fried rice (carrots, peas, scallion, stir fry cans, egg)
Tue: Order in / maketto
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/bahn-mi -- steak, pickled stuff, cucumbers, fresh peppers, herbs, ficelli?
Thus: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/thai-beef-salad

Menu for the week of Return from Vacation: Italian! (Feb 13)

Wed: Barley Risotto https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/barley-risotto
Thus: (Valentine’s Day) Panzanella salad https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/panzanella-salad
Fri: Neapolitan pizza https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/neapolitan-pizza (prosciutto, red onion?, basil, arugula, fresh parmesan)
Sat: Union market early dinner date with Noah?
Sun: Lasagna (batch x3 + extra marinara sauce for freezing) with caesar salad (make extra dressing) https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/meat-lasagna

Menu for the week of January 26: Winter Med

Menu for the week of Jan 18: Getting ready for our trip to the DR (Caribbean)

Sat: Jerk shrimp with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jamaican-rice-and-peas and bok choi
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/trinidadian-macaroni-pie with green salad
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/trinidadian-brown-stewed-chicken with green veg (Ja recipe: https://jamaicans.com/jamaican-fricassee-chicken-recipe/ ? )
Tue: Caribbean salad (jerk shrimp, mango, cucumber, tomato, avocado, mango dressing?) a la https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/mango-and-cucumber-chow?
Wed: Leftover brown stewed chicken with rice and beans
Thus: Leftover macaroni pie with green salad

Menu for the week of Jan 14: A really well-coordinated Asian menu

Sat:https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/broiled-salmon-with-scallions-and-sesame w/ https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cucumbers-scallions-chili-oil
Sun (snow): https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spicy-tamarind-hanger-steak w/ https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chinese-long-beans and white rice; fry tofu for spicy crumbles and sesame noodles
Mon (snow day): https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/sesame-noodles-with-crispy-tofu
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/thai-beef-salad
Wed: some trader joe’s frozen stuff w /https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/broccoli-soy-sauce

Menu for the week of post NY denouement (moar Mexican fiesta)

Sat: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/green-posole-with-cod-and-cila... with shrimp
Sun: ceviche and popcorn
Mon: Mexican salad -- greens, avocado, pepper, onion, shrimp, corn?
Tue: Pupusas with curtido
Wed: Turkey enchiladas with side salad
Thus: Weird corn cake cheese things from Sixties Safeway
Fri: Nachos or Order in

Menu for the week of New Year’s (Dec 29)

Sat: Rotisserie chicken, rice, black beans, maduros from freezer
Sun: NYE / salmon and cheeses, baguette, crackers, mushrooms, etc.
Tue: Tamales with beans
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/duck-confit-spicy-pickled-raisins w/ brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, last of thanksgiving rolls
Thus: Fish tacos with frozen fish sticks
Fri: Quesadillas w/baby spinach https://www.bonappetit.com/columns/cooking-without-recipes/artic...

Menu for the week of Christmas

Sat: Out for steak
Sun: something with chicken , brussels sprouts, biscuits?
Mon: Ham, corn pudding, rolls, kale salad, cranberry sauce
Tue: [sausage, orange bread breakfast] Smoked salmon with cheeses, baguette, etc.
Wed: chicken caesar salad
Thus: Ham leftovers
Fri: order in pizza

Menu for the week of December 15: Eat down some misc stuff in the freezer

Sat: Pizza
Sun: Beef/venison chili (use frozen hamburger patties, fridge chiles) https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jons-chili and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/corn-pudding
Mon: Fall salad (greens, apples, cheddar cheese, fried squash, pom seeds, spiced pecans, TJs vinaigrette)
Tue: ALL THE FROZEN ASIAN THINGSSSSS (tempura shrimp and veggie pouches and edamame and mango sticky rice rolls)
Wed: frito pie
Thus: chicken fingers with tater tots and green vegetables
Fri: Order in

Menu for the week of Dec. 8

Sat: Out for date nighttttttttt (Union Mkt lunch,glass bottles)
Sun: Lasagna + green salad
Mon: Lasagna leftovers + veg
Tue: Lasagna leftovers + veg
Wed: Composed Italian Salad (greens, can tuna/salmon or salmon salad, cherry tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, burrata/fresh mozz, misc Literris/Union Market yummis)
Thus: Eggplant Parmesan
Fri: PIZZZZZZAAAA (make or order in?)

Menu for the week of Nov 24

Sat: Thanksgiving leftovers
Sun: Chiles Rellenos with pintos and green salad; prep enchiladas
Mon: Turkey Enchiladas
Tue: Thanksgiving leftovers
Wed: MX Salad night (greens, tomato, pickled onion, avocado) with Posole
Thus: Tamales and beans
Fri: Tacos/burritos (To go post doctor) or Huevos Rancheros

Menu for the week of Thanksgiving (Nov 17)

Sat: Steak Salad - greens, steak, tomato, red onion, avocado, parmesan crisps
Sun: Baked potato soup /w small salad and bread/baguette
Mon: Steak Bahn Mi
Tue: Order in
Wed: Smoked salmon, crackers, cheeses, moroccan carrot salad, olives, pickles, etc. + Noah BD
Thus: Thanksgiving
Fri: Thanksgiving leftovers

Menu for the week of Nov 10: Soup and leftovers

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/joses-basque-tuna-stew , make https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/dinner-rolls and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/pie-crust
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/mikes-potato-soup
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/easy-hanger-steak + persimmons/burrata/pomegranate seeds with baguette
Tue: Spaghetti and meatballs, veg, baguette
Wed: Leftover tuna stew (chop veg for salad?)
Thus: Panzanella salad with leftover baguette
Fri: Leftover potato soup

Menu for the week of November 3

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/hot-smoked-salmon with creme fraiche sauce, baguette, https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/dill-cucumber-salad,
Sun: 2x “Classic” Pizzas
Mon: Composed salad - greens, green beans, and avocado + salmon + pickled items + cheese?
Tue: Arancini with sausage marinara sauce and green salad
Wed: pizza leftovers
Thus: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/white-bean-ragout
Fri: Spaghetti w/ sausage marinara sauce and salad or green veg

Menu for the week of October 20 (something easy)

Sat: Chiles rellenos
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/butternut-squash-farrotto
Mon: Chili with corn chips, sour cream, onion, and cheese with green salad
Tue: Fall kale salad with roasted butternut squash, apples or pears, dried cranberries, candied pecans
Wed: macaroni and cheese party!!!!!!!!!!!
Thus: Baked potato (butter, cheese, sour cream, chives) and chili with romanesco
Fri: Order in

Menu for the week of Oct 13

Sat: Carne asada fajitas with rice and black beans [make enough for Tuesday also]
Sun: Fish tacos [make posole]
Mon: Rotisserie chicken (Jon pick-up), rice and beans
Tue: Posole
Wed: Fajita salad with rotisserie? Or asada?
Thus: Posole
Fri: Chiles Rellenos

Menu for the week of Oct 6

Sat: Grill Steak, baguette, salad
Sun: Neapolitan pizza, make tomato sauce
Mon: Fried eggplant w/red sauce https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/bernices-fried-eggplant and broccoli
Tue: Composed salad (green salad with green beans, avocado) w/salmon, 1 burrata, TJ cherry toms, marinated mushrooms on the side
Wed: Frozen ravioli with red sauce, broccoli
Thus: Aperitivo: green salad, cured meats, 1 burrata, TJ cherry toms, marinated mushrooms

Menu for the week of Sept 29 (Mediterranean)

Sat: No one is hungry
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/hot-smoked-salmon with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jeweled-rice and tomato, onion, cucumber salad, roast eggplant
Mon: kofta pita pockets with feta, yogurt dip, and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/parsley-red-onion-and-pomegrana...
Tue: Mediterranean salad (lettuce, chopped tomato onion cucumber red pepper, parsley) with feta and leftover salmon, yogurt dressing
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/berber-eggs with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad

Menu for the week of Sept 22: Mexican

Sat: Taco salad with ground beef, corn, tomato, avocado, onion, pepper (use weird mayo and old salsa for salad dressing)
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos make lots of extra fish (2lb total?)
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chicken-enchiladas using leftover chicken and salsa with green salad
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/arepa (frijoles and cheese, ham and cheese, avocado) and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/mango-and-cucumber-chow
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/huevos-rancheros (use frijoles)

Menu for the week of Sept 17

Sat: rotisserie chx, rice, and beans https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chicken-rice-and-beans
Sun: Turkey sandwich with corn
Mon: Rotisserie chx sandwich
Tue: brisket with potatoes and green beans
Wed: Leftover Indian
Thus: Rotisserie chx sandwich -- jarlsberg, avocado, tomato
Fri: Order in?

Menu for the week of Sept 10

Sat: Turkey, cole slaw, tomato salad, cornbread with frozen corn [make brisket too]
Sun: Frittata or other egg dish (x2?) or out for tacos or something?
Mon: Rosh Hashanah - brisket, potatoes, green veg, salad, apples and honey
Tue: Turkey sandwiches/leftovers
Wed: salad
Thus: leftover brisket or turkey
Fri: out for tacos

Menu for the week of Sept 3

Sat: union market
Sun: BBQ - make double batch of mac n cheese https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spicy-pimiento-mac-and-cheese and bring one
Mon: Labor Day: Smoke Brisket, coleslaw, tomatoes, onions, corn, pickles, mac n cheese, beans, bread [grill corn and grain bowl items]
Tue: brisket sammies
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spanish-gazpacho with baguette
Thus: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/savory-summer-salad with fried onions w/ baguette/bread
Fri: Minibar

Menu for the week of Aug 27: Vaguely Italian

Sat: (Ashleigh’s Bday party?) ham, cheese, mushroom, and spinach frittata with green beans https://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-make-a-frittata-the-omelet...
Sun: (Splash Park); Steak, https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/bloody-mary-tomato-salad, corn + smoke salmon and cook Noah hamburger x2
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/hot-smoked-salmon as a large component of a composed salad -- greens, salmon, marinated mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, green beans, beets, onion, cherry tomatoes, with TJs vinaigrette and baguette on the side

Menu for the week of Aug 20

Sat: Burgers w/corn, grilled patty pans [roast eggplant, look at weather, marinate chicken?]
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/persian-chicken-kabab-jujeh-kabob or https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/brick-chicken and yogurt sauce with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/melon-and-mint-tabbouleh [prep eggplant salad]
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spiced-eggplant-bulgur-salad
Tue: [J late] chicken pita pockets with leftover tabbouleh on the side
Wed: salad with leftover chicken
Thus: [A out] chicken pita pockets with leftover tabbouleh on the side

Menu for the week of August 11 (Mexican)

Sat: carne asada, rice, beans, tortillas, rajas, avocado, queso fresco [grill corn, smoke salmon]
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/sharons-egg-and-chile-souffle made a little more exciting my mixing in creamed corn a la https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chile-corn-custard-squares and adding a tomato on top?
Mon: {doubled} corn salad with chiles rellenos, leftover beans, avocado, tortillas
Tue: taco salad (greens, onion, pepper, corn salad, tomatoes, avocado) with fajita meat

Menu for the week of July 30

Sat: Ethiopic delivery; prep http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/2009/05/daikon-and-carrot-p... and other veggies for grain bowls and sesame noodle salad
Sun: Lunch: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/yakiniku-japanese-grilled-meat-... with sunomono salad and rice? Or lumpia from across the tree hy f FY uistreet?, Dinner: ethiopian leftovers
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spicy-tamarind-hanger-steak with rice and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/mango-and-cucumber-chow
Tue: Leftover chicken with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/cold-soba-noodle-salad

Menu for the week of July 21: all the foods Jon never lets me eat

Sat: BonChon
Sun: BBQ sandwich
Mon: Mac n Cheese
Tue: Panzanella salad
Wed: Frozen kashi thing
Thus: Ledo Pizza

Menu for the week of Jul 15: BBQ’d tomatoes

Sat: Tomato tart (use pie crust in freezer?); https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fruit-cobbler? grainbowl prep
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/stone-fruit-salad [take picture!] with goat cheese round and baguette
Mon: Tummy troubles
Tue: BBQ leftovers (sausage, ribs, some brisket), coleslaw, https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/deviled-potato-salad, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/panzanella-salad with leftover baguette
Thus: BLTs
Fri: Order in / eat all the leftovers

Menu for the week of July 8: Easy Mexican

Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos
Mon: Rotisserie chicken, rice and beans [make corn]
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/corn-chili-and-cheese-salad with tortillas and beans
Wed: Taco salad with chicken
Thus: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/huevos-rancheros
Fri: Order in

Menu for the week of July 2

Sat: Gazpacho: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spanish-gazpacho
Sun: Chickpeas ad Chorizo: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fried-chickpeas-chorizo-and-spi...
Mon: Salad w/goat cheese
Tue: Gaz. Leftovers + tapas
Wed - Sat: Texas


Menu for the week of June 25

Sat: hamburgers, grilled veg, corn, baguette, [smoke salmon, grill chicken breast]
Sun: pizza
Mon: salmon, cheese, baguette
Tue: Chicken salad
Wed: pizza leftovers
Thus: Smoked Salmon Salad
Fri: salmon 2

Neapolitan Pizza

Menu for the week of June 18: Americana

Sat: Steak, grilled veg, corn, baguette, [smoke salmon, grill chicken breast]
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/crab-cakes with coleslaw [prep salmon fixins, caesar]
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/hot-smoked-salmon with creme fraiche sauce, https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/dill-cucumber-salad
Tue: Chicken https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/caesar-salad w/last of baguette as croutons
Wed: Leftover crab cakes in sandwich form w/slaw and pickles
Thus: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/savory-summer-salad (use caesar dressing?)

Crab Cakes with an Avocado/Yogurt sauce

Menu for the week of June 11: Turkish

Sat: Lamb burgers (watercress/arugula, tomato, feta, red onion, harissa yogurt mayo) https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-brined-vegetables (only grill half) with https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-halloumi-with-watercress; grill veg and lamb for Noah
Sun: https://littleferrarokitchen.com/turkish-pide-turkish-pizza-with... Pide x2 w/ green salad, veg
Prep zucchini fritters, crunchy vegetables
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/zucchini-herb-fritterslatkes-ga... w/ https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/crunchy-salty-lemony-salad

Pide (meat and cheese)

Menu for the week of June 2nd: Asian

Sat: Sushi
Sun: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/soy-sauce-and-citrus-marinated... with rice, sauteed broccoli
Mon: Order in ChiKo -- pickup at 6pm
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chinese-chicken-salad with leftover chicken
Wed: [A out to BB game] ChiKo leftovers
Thus: Spring rolls - shrimp, rice noodles, bean sprouts, cucumbers, herbs, sauces
Fri: Poke bowls [back-up buredo] - rice, sushi, seaweed salad, sunomono, avocado, spicy mayo https://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-to-build-a-poke-bowl https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tuna-poke

Sushi (crab rolls in the foreground)

Menu for the week of May 28: maybe spring or summer is kind of sort of here?

Sat: Grill steak, charred spring onions, baguette, smoke salmon
Sun: grill burgers, asparagus, sweet potatoes
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/green-gazpacho with salad
Tue: panzanella salad with last of baguette
Wed: Salmon and/or steak leftovers w/ salad, https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/bloody-mary-tomato-salad [take picture!]
Thus: J out/ISC -- leftover green gazpacho
Fri: Eat all the leftovers!!!

Green Gazpacho

Menu for the week of May 21: Tex-Mex

Sat: Turkey leftovers
make salsa, grain bowls
Sun: BBQ: Fajitas
Mon: Mexican Salad with fajita meat
Tue: Fish tacos
Wed: Fajita leftovers
Thus: Out to new taco place or DT
Fri: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/huevos-rancheros

Fish Taco

Menu for the week of May 14: Audrey lives her secret bachelorette life while Jon is away

Sun: Smoked turkey, (kale) cole slaw, corn bread/pudding (use VA corn), corn [grill all the things]
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/strawberry-almond-and-pea-salad
Tue: Turkey sandwich
Wed: Order in?
Thus: Turkey sandwich
Fri: Pick-up from Whole Foods?

Smoked Turkey

Menu for the week of May 7: Italian / Spring

Sat: Meat Lasagna https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/meat-lasagna (make 2, 3 ? )
Sun: Neapolitan pizza with jarred tomatoes
Mon: Italian / composed salad w/ tuna or panzanella salad
Tue: Lemon Skate https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/lemon-skate , baguette, veg
Wed: Leftover Lasagna w/veg
Thus: Pasta w/ Garlic scape pesto, veg, salad?
Fri: Leftover Pizza w/ salad

Meat Lasagna

Menu for the week of April 21

Sat: Hamburgers with asparagus, sweet potato, corn on the cob? [prep naan]
Sun: Mixed Indian grill with rice, naan, https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/mango-and-cucumber-chow [make chana chaat, grain bowls]
Mon: Shahi paneer (1M) + saag paneer (½ M), rice, naan, salad or veg
Tue: Indian salad with chana chaat
Wed: Vindaloo (1M) + saag paneer (½ M), rice, naan, salad or veg
Thus: J out / A leftover grill
Fri: Eat all the leftovers

Saag Paneer

Menu for the week of April 14th (GRULAC)

Fri: Fajitas (grill carne asada), black beans
Sat: Jerk Chicken (https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jerk-chicken), rice and peas (https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jamaican-rice-and-peas ); grilled breadfruit?
Sun: Macaroni pie w/ http://www.cookingwithria.com/2012/02/cwrs-trinidadian-fry-bodi-...
Mon: Salad w/ jerk shrimp, mango, avocado, Posole
Tue: Leftover macaroni pie with salad
Wed: Order in
Thus: Leftover Jerk, rice and peas, asparagus, curtido
Fri: Out to new taqueria

Menu for the week of April 8

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/posole
make ranchero sauce, hot sauce, bloody mary mix
Brunch: OJ, GJ, baguette, cheeses, quiche, fruit
Dinner: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos
Mon: Chicken, rice and pinto beans
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/huevos-rancheros
Wed: Vegetarian Taco Salad
Thus: Chicken Enchiladas
Fri: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/chilaquiles-with-blistered-tom...


Menu for the week of March 30 (Passover)

Fri: Passover meal / harissa chicken
Sat: Leftover chicken and rice
Sun: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/lamb-shanks-with-pomegranate-a... w/ https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad
Mon: Middle Eastern Salad
Tue: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/one-skillet-roasted-butternut-...
Wed: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/green-shakshuka
Thus: Leftover lamb
Fri: Day date? Out for lunch?

Menu for the week of March 24: Cabin!

Fri: smoked salmon, baguette, cucumber dill + tarragon creme fraiche; green salad
Sat: Steak, baguette, asparagus, green salad, blue cheese, chimichurri
Sun: Duck confit w/ baguette,veg, green salad
Mon: big salad
Tue: Garlic scape pesto pasta (mushrooms, peas?)? With green beans
Wed: Neapolitan pizza with salad
Thus: Arancini with veggie marinara, salad, green beans

Menu for the week of March 17 (Early Spring + St. Patty’s Day)

Sat: Corned beef
Sun: Garlic Quiche w/ salad https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/caramelized-garlic-quiche (make x3), prep salmon
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/strawberry-almond-and-pea-salad
Tue: salt-cured salmon, bagels https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/citrus-cured-salmon
Wed: Corned beef hash w/ fried eggs, green veg http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/corned-beef-hash-2
Thus: salt-cured salmon w/ chevre + avocado on toasts w/ salad

Corned Beef Hash

Menu for the week of March 11 (Mediterranean)

Sat: Kitchen sink salad, Thanksgiving Rolls
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/kofta-mediterranean-meatballs [make double batch and freeze] with basmati rice, veg, yogurt sauce, and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/parsley-red-onion-and-pomegrana...
Mon: [A out] leftover kofta with pita, yogurt sauce, leftover parsley salad, tomato, onion, etc.
Tue: Audrey’s chicken with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jeweled-rice
Wed: Mediterranean salad with feta and chickpeas
Thus: Berber eggs with pita
Fri: [A out] Eat all the leftovers?


Menu for the week of Feb 26 (Gumbo)

Sat: Spicy Shrimp and cheesy grits with green veg https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/shrimp-grits-367141
Broth, bell pepper, onion, garlic, bacon fat, “Cajun seasoning”, beer?
Sun: Tuna steak sandwiches w/ fresh shucked oysters and green veg
Mon: Gumbo, baguette, rice, salad and/or veg
Tue: Oyster Po Boys (use sweet/spicy pickles) - buy TUE: oysters, bread https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/po-boy-salad
Wed: [Po’boys for lunch] Out to Union Market

Menu for the week of Feb 12 (Mexican)

Mon: district taco
Tue: fish tacos, shopping and make salsa
Wed: chicken rice and beans
Thus: taco salad
Fri: chicken enchiladas

Menu for the week of Jan 22 (Asian)

Sat: Ethiopian
Sun: tamarind beef https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spicy-tamarind-hanger-steak
Mon: crispy rice salad https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/lao-crispy-rice-salad
Tue: sushi
Wed: beef salad
Thus: takorean tofu salad https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/takorean-spiced-kale-slaw-hoisi...
Fri: Leave for Vienna

Korean Kale Slaw

Menu for the week of Jan 8: Italian

Sat: Laura and Tom’s Lasagna, arugula salad
Sun: Order in
Mon: Leftover lasagna, green salad, bread
Tue: Leftovers
Wed: Ravioli w/ veg marinara, asparagus
Thus: Italian Composed Salad with ficelle
Fri: Garlic scape pasta w/ mushrooms, green beans ; Kat’s thing?


Menu for the week of Dec 30

If you squint your ears it sounds like Spanish
Sat: Mexican salad (greens, avocado, bell pepper, tomatoes, crispies)
Sun: NYE - salmon and cheeses
Mon: NYD -- black eyed peas, VA ham slice, cornbread, greens
Tue: Beef enchiladas (5 ready to bake) w/frijoles, salsa, sour cream + veg
Wed: Huevos Rancheros w/ frijoles, salsa, sour cream + salad?
Thus: Neapolitan Pizza w/ canned toms, salad; bloody marys
Fri: Market pasta w/ marinara, green salad, garlic bread

Enchiladas with Jon Hot Sauce Sauce

Menu for the week of Dec 23

Sat: Leftover Indian: Saag paneer, naan, chana chaat, rice
Sun: Xmas eve - smoked salmon, cheeses, olives, mushrooms, baguette, moroccan carrot salad
Mon: Xmas - Duck leg confit, artichoke, salad, baguette, https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/pur%C3%A9e-freneuse-rice-and-tu... apple tart from Blue Duck tavern with leftover caramel sauce and whipped cream
Tue: Chili w/ baked potato
Wed: Seventh Hill
Thus: Salad (beets?) (bake sweet potato, beets) w/ Apple tart from Blue Duck Tavern
Fri: Chili w/ baked potato, green beans (A: Work, J: Trader Joe’s?)

Duck Leg Confit

Menu for the week of Dec 16

Sat: Turkey and dressing
Sun: Enchiladas from friends
Mon:, Enchilada night 2
Tue: [prep naan] tandoori/tikka chicken kebabs, rice, raita “salad”
Wed: Indian salad night, naan
Thus: saag paneer, naan, chana chaat, rice
Fri: Leftover chicken, naan, rice, raita “salad”

Menu for the week of Dec 10

Sat: Chicken and stars soup
Sun: Out to Ambar
Mon 12/11: Out to Acqua al 2
Tue 12/12: Turkey sandwiches, latkes, big salad, apple pie
Wed: Bernice’s Brisket with red potatoes, salad
Thus: Pimento Mac, asparagus, green salad
Fri: Chicken and stars soup

Menu for the week of Dec 3

Sat: Take-out (pizza)
Sun: Steak [smoke salmon], potatoes, beets, green salad, baguette
Mon: Smoked salmon on baguette, cheeses, yogurt sauce, dill pickles, pepper jelly
Tue: Caramelized garlic quiche, asparagus, and green salad
Wed: Salad night (apple, cheese, beets, nuts) with any remaining baguette
Thus: Caramelized garlic quiche, green beans, green salad
Fri: Salmon and bagels for lunch; ChiKo for dinner with Dean

Caramelized Onion Quiche

Menu for the week of Nov 25

Sat: [smoked salmon lunch] Thanksgiving take 2, defrost lasagna
Sun: Lasagna w/ caesar salad, garlic bread
Mon: Pasta w/ mushrooms and garlic scape pesto
Tue: Lasagna leftovers / caesar salad
Wed: Panzanella Salad night
Thus: Take out
Fri: Lasagna leftovers / caesar salad / broccoli

Panzanella Salad

Menu for the week of Nov 19

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/clam-potato-leek-soup-or-clam-c...
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/duck-confit-spicy-pickled-raisins w/ brussels sprouts
Mon: Fall Salad (apples, cranberry cheese, spiced pecans)

* Defrosted turkey
* Dressing
* https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/raw-kale-and-brussels-sprouts-s...
* https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/pumpkin-pie
* Baked sweet potatoes with marshmallows
* Cranberry sauce
* Dinner rolls
* Pumpkin Pie

Fri: Smoked salmon, cheeses, pepper jelly, veg plate, salad

Smoked Turkey

Menu for the week of Nov 10 - Indian

Fri: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shahi-paneer and
https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/lamb-vindaloo with
Sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/yogurt-dips">raita,
https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/naan and Rice
Sat: Out
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/saag-paneer
Mon: Indianish salad - something like https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chana-chaat and BHEL (Cold and crunchy, light and lovely. Puffed rice, Bombay Mix and nylon sev tossed with fresh pomegranate, tomato, onion(or shallot?), lime, tamarind, mint)

Aloo chat

Menu for the week of Nov 4 (Nordic)

Sun: Steak, green salad with cherry tomatoes, fingerlings, green onions?
Mon: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/march-2008-spinach-and-smoked... with goat cheese
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/plokkfiskur-icelandic-fish-stew
Wed: Smoked salmon with seed bread, tarragon creme fraiche, cucumber pickles, etc.
Thu: Wild mushroom pasta with garlic scape pesto


Menu for the week of Oct 21 (Italianish fall)

Sat: Literary Feast
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/white-bean-ragout with salad
Tue: Out
Wed: Eggplant parmesan
Thu: Fall salad - greens, apples, nuts, (c)raisins, chevre/cheddar, sliced beets, balsamic dressing
Fri: Berber eggs https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/berber-eggs and cauliflower https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spice-crusted-winter-vegetables...

Eggplant Parmesan

Menu for the week of Oct 7

Sat: burgers
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spicy-tamarind-steak + rice + http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/stir_fried_green_beans_with...
Mon: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/shrimp-coconut-curry-with-rice... + veg? (¾)
Tue: Thai tacos - leftover beef, avocado, mango, cilantro, scallions, radish, curtido, peanut sauce
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/lao-crispy-rice-salad
Thu: Leftover shrimp curry with rest of romanesco
Fri: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/thai-beef-salad

Crispy Rice Lao Salad

Menu for the week of Oct 1

Sat: Grill Steak, romanesco, green salad (lunch: leftovers)
Sun:Burgers + pattypans; Smoke salmon (lunch: leftovers)
Mon: Salmon Salad
Tue: Pizza
Wed: Steak salad?
Thu: Leftover pizza

Menu for the week of Sept 24 Tex-Mex

Sat: fish tacos , prep fajitas
Sun: Fajitas? http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/06/the-food-lab-how-to-make-best... , prep ceviche
Mon: Ceviche https://www.laylita.com/recipes/fish-ceviche/
Tue: Chiles Rellenos
Wed: Fajita salad
Thu: Fajitas 2
Fri: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tex-mex-style-beef-enchiladas

Chiles Rellenos

Menu for the week of Sept 10 (Early Thanksgiving)

Sun: Smoked turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, corn, grilled veg, sweet potato https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/dinner-rolls
Mon: Fall salad (greens, peach, spiced pecans, goat cheese)
Tue: Turkey leftovers
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fresh-tomato-tart-chevre and salad
Thu: Tomato tart and salad
Fri: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/berber-eggs

Tomato Tart

Menu for the week of Sept 2 (Mexican BBQ)

Sun: Brisket, pinto beans, cole slaw, sliced tomatoes
Mon: BBQ w/
Tue: Corn salad with tomato/avocado salad and beans on the side
Wed: Brisket leftovers (sammies?)
Thu: Huevos rancheros (half order) with side salad or veg?
Fri: Barbacoa tacos (meat, hot sauce, onions, cilantro, avocado, sour cream)


Menu for the week of August 7

Sat: sushi
Sun: ribs and corn, make green sauze
Mon: gazpacho with tomato toast and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/blistered-padr%C3%B3n-peppers
Tue: ribs leftovers
Wed: weeds salad
Thu: tortilla
Fri: tapas
Sat: Hangar steak w/ green sauce; grilled veg/corn,
Sun: Smoked Salmon + corn/grilled veg + tomato and baguette
Mon: smoked salmon Salad
Tue: Leftovers


French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Menu for the week of Jul 29

Sat: Grilling: steak + tom/shallot salad https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/tomato-salad-shallot-vinaigrette + baguette + corn
Sun: Out
Mon: Pizza https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/neapolitan-pizza
Tue: Pizza leftovers
Wed: Salad w/ tomato and burrata
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spanish-gazpacho
Fri: BELTs

Neapolitan Pizza

Menu for the week of July 21: Mexican

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/southwest-salmon with rice
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/huevos-rancheros
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fresh-mango-salsa
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chicken-rice-and-beans with rotissery
Wed: Taco salad with leftover chicken, leftover corn salsa, leftover mango salsa
Thu: [Jon HH] arepas with beans, cheese, ham, tom/onion
Fri: Stacked leftovers enchiladas (a la https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/south-southwestern-enchilada-ve... )

Chicken Rice and Beans

Menu for the week of June 17 (Mexican)

Menu for the week of June 10

Sat: Grilled Tuna steaks w/pimento fresh tomato sauce? w/ veg
Sun: ????
(make tart crust (make extras? Try w/ whole wheat?) and cheese mixture, make gazpacho)
Mon: Gazpacho https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spanish-gazpacho
Tue: Salad + ”tapas”
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fresh-tomato-tart-chevre
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fried-chickpeas-chorizo-and-spi...
Fri: Tapas night / gazpacho / salad

Tomato Tart

Menu for the week of June 3

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/grilled-marlin-lime-butter-sauce w/grilled veg
Sun: Steak w/ bbq leftovers,
cure salmon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/juniper-cured-salmon
Make grainbowls
Make tom. Sauce with tomato pieces, add salt
Mon: Out?
Tue: artisanal pizza w/onions, basil, prosciutto and arugula salad on top
Wed: Cured salmon salad w/ goat cheese
Thu: morel and ramp omelet with green salad? (http://www.westword.com/restaurants/recipe-wednesday-ramp-and-mo... )
Fri: Leftovers / Cured salmon toasts w/ avocado, goat cheese?

Neapolitan Pizza

Menu for the week of May 27 (Spring)

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/lao-crispy-rice-salad tacos
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/poached-salmon-peas-and-mushrooms
Mon: BBQ!
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/strawberry-almond-and-pea-salad
Wed: BBQ leftovers
Thu: Pasta w/ Mixed sauteed spring vegetables (fiddleheads, asparagus, mushrooms...) topped with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/garlic-scape-pesto cream sauce
Fri: Moar BBQ or omelet

Strawberry Salad

Menu for the week of May 13

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/meat-lasagna [make 2!]
Sun: Grill: Burgers, corn, veg [smoke salmon!]
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shrimp-saganaki
Tue: Composed salad: salmon, peas, asparagus, other spring veg, greens
Wed: Lasagna
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/panzanella-salad
Fri: Out/Seventh Hill

Meat Lasagna

Menu for the week of May 6

Sat: BBQ
Sun: Steak, baguette, asparagus
Mon: lamb chops w/ asparagus, side salad
Tue: Brick Chicken w/ https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/parsley-red-onion-and-pomegrana...
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/middle-eastern-salad
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shakshuka-tomatochickpea-egg
Fri: Out


Menu for the week of April 22 (Mexican)

Sun: Pollo Asado, rice, beans, rajas, guac, sour cream + grill veg
Mon: Chicken Torta
Tue: Taco Salad - avocado, pickled onions, tomatoes, pickled red peppers, fried tortillas, queso fresco, hot sauce dressing
Wed: Buy Fish: Fish Tacos
Thu: Leftover Fajitas
Fri: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-crunchy-black-bean-tacos-cookboo...

Fish Taco

Menu for the week of Easter / Apr 16

Sat: Out
Sun: [Prep garlic for quiche] Steak, green salad, and asparagus
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/poached-salmon-peas-and-mushrooms w/ http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/stir-fried-asparagus-with-bacon...
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/caramelized-garlic-quiche (x2, freeze one) w/side salad
Wed: Big Salad
Thu: Pasta
Fri: leftover Quiche w/ side salad

Poached Salmon with peas and mushrooms

Menu for the week of Apr 9 (Passover)

Sun: Grilled chicken breast http://amazingribs.com/recipes/chicken_turkey_duck/buxom_chicken... sandwiches w/veg and sweet potato fries; smoke salmon, make https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/bernices-brisket
Mon: Seder w/ brisket, charoset, potatoes, and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/raw-kale-and-brussels-sprouts-s... (+ parsley, horseradish)
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/strawberry-almond-and-pea-salad
Wed: Matzah tart: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/
carrot-ricotta-tart w/ carrot and parsley
Thu: Brisket leftovers w/ brussels sprouts

Menu for week of March 26

Sat: Steak with green salad, green veg
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/salmon-tomato-and-olive-salsa
Mon: middle eastern salad / grain bowl w/ chickpeas, halloumi
Tue/Wed: Out
Thu: cottage cheese and fruit
Fri: leftover salmon with dill sauce and asparagus
Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/butternut-squash-farrotto

Menu for the week of Mar 19

Sun: Corned beef w/ roast veg http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/homemade-irish-corned-beef-and-... ; make bread http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/seeded-whole-grain-soda-bread
Mon: Cured salmon with rye bread/toasts, etc.
Tue: baked potato with corned beef
Wed: corned beef sandwiches
Thu: Cured salmon salad
Fri: Corned beef hash w/egg [https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/corned-beef-hash]

Corned Beef Hash

Menu for the week of Mar 12 : Central Mexican

Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chicken-rice-and-beans + veg/salad, make posole, hot sauce
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/posole
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos
Wed: Vegetarian taco salad (greens, avocado, pickled corn, tomatoes, peppers, onions
Thu: Mexican tacos with leftover pork, chicken, cilantro, white onion, sliced radishes, hot sauces
Fri: Posole


Menu for the week Feb 26: Mixed

Sat: Grill steak, veg, https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/parsley-red-onion-and-pomegrana... (smoke salmon)
Sun: Out for lunch? “tapas/dips” style dinner - dolma, http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/chile-cumin-lamb-meatballs-with..., spreads...https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/yogurt-dips
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/brick-chicken w/ https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad
Tue: dill/yogurt/salmon/mediterranean salad
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/berber-eggs
Thu: pita w/meatballs

Menu for the week of Feb 19 : Asian

Sat: bagel with leftover salmon, tomato, cucumber, onion, etc.
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/crispy-orange-beef with brown rice
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/takorean-spiced-kale-slaw-hoisi...
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fried-rice
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/thai-beef-salad with chinese sausage instead of beef
Thu: leftover orange beef
Fri: Takorean tacos

Crispy Orange Beef

Menu for the week of Feb 12: Seafood

Sun: Crab Dynamite with cucumber salad [make shrimp; shred cabbage] http://momofukufor2.com/2010/04/leftover-fridays-baked-seafood-d... http://rasamalaysia.com/seafood-dynamite-recipe/2/ https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/dill-cucumber-salad
Mon: Raw Bar: shrimp cocktail, oysters with cole slaw and hot rolls http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-a-perfect-shrimp-cocktail-2... https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/audreys-cole-slaw
Tue: (Vday) cheeses / smoked salmon with baguette, cucumber salad +dill !, veg, green salad

Crab Cakes with an Avocado/Yogurt sauce

Menu for the week of Jan 15 (Icelandic)

Sun: Icelandic fish stew / plokkfiskur with Rye Bread Toasts + blueberries and skyr for dessert https://guidetoiceland.is/best-of-iceland/delicious-icelandic-re..., https://icelandica.net/2014/02/23/me-and-my-plokkfiskur/
Mon: Hot dogs with crunchy onions and other crazy addons
Tue: Icelandic Salad (w/ smoked salmon?)
Wed: Indian order-in
Thu: Leftover fish stew
Fri: Langoustines and salad http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/icelandic-creamy-langousti...


Northern Spain photos!

Spain 2016

Menu for the week of Jan 1

Sun: Tuscan baked chicken with salad or green veg
Mon: Mushrooom fritatta (potato “crust,” sauteed onions, mushrooms, spinach, eggs, cheese)
Tue: Lasagna and green salad
Wed: Chicken caesar salad
Thu: Shrimp saganaki with green veg
Fri: Leftover fritatta with salad

Mushroom frittata

Menu for the week of Dec 10

Sat: Holiday Parties
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/kofta-mediterranean-meatballs with shallot sumac yogurt sauce
Mon: Kale and brussels sprouts salad
Tue: Holiday Parties
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/butternut-squash-farrotto
Thu: J leftover kofta with pita
Fri: Leftovers
Sat: Out
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shrimp-saganaki with romanesco
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad


Menu for the week of Dec 3 - Light Mexican

Sat: Chiles rellenos fritatta https://www.hatch-green-chile.com/hatch-green-chile-recipes/gree...
Sun: Chicken dish with green veg http://familyspice.com/back-to-school-dinner-hatch-chile-verde-w...
Mon: Spinach salad with beets, pickled corn, avocado, pecans, and goat cheese (+ ficelle or hot rolls)
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/berber-eggs a la mexico with corn tortillas, avocado, crema
Wed: Vegetarian taco salad with avocado, pickled corn, queso fresco, etc.
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chicken-rice-and-beans with leftover chicken

Menu for the week of Nov 26

Sat: Ethiopian/out
Sun: Smoked salmon + creme fraiche, pepper jelly, veg/broccoli
(roast beets, sweet potatoes)
Mon: Leftovers!
Tue: Spinach salad with beets, pecans, and goat cheese
Wed: Dinner out at events
Thu: Salmon salad (greens, salmon, avocado, goat cheese, red onion, tomato)
Fri: Pineapple and pearls (Early!!!)

Menu for the week of Nov 19

Sat: Out
Sun: Ricotta ravioli w/ pesto and salad
Mon: Composed salad (pepper cheese, tuna / anchoas, olives, cherry tomatoes, red pepper x2, pepperocini)
Tue: Salmon / cheese / etc
Wed: (Ambar)
Fri: Leftovers!

Menu for the week of Nov 12: Mediterranean

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/salmon-tomato-and-olive-salsa and green veg
Sun: Steak with salad, sweet potato, green veg
Mon: Out
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/wheat-berry-fennel-and-pomegran...
Wed: Ricotta ravioli w/ pesto and salad
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fried-chickpeas-chorizo-and-spi... (use kale!)
Fri: Fried eggplant or arancini with marinara sauce and salad

Wheat Berry Salad

Menu for the week of Oct 16

Sat: Smoked chicken + broccoli; smoke salmon, grill veg (sweet potato, sunchokes, beets, carrots)
Sun: Chiles rellenos w/ (defrosted) beans, (poblano rice), corn tortillas, pico, sour cream [make ravioli]
Mon: Roasted root vegetable salad with tahini dressing https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/roasted-vegetables-quinoa-and-g...
Tue: Salmon w/ http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/crunchy-turnip-apple-and-brusse... and broccoli
Wed: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/beet-and-arugula-salad-with-qui... with salmon

Menu for the week of Oct 9

Sat: lasagna https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/meat-lasagna - our marinara + meat + BA bechamel + halfway between BA and our cheese + BA method w/ lima beans
Sun: Hamburgers
Mon: (pasta?)
Tue: Italian composed salad - greens, cherry tom, green beans, mini potatoes, hard boiled egg, tuna
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/white-bean-ragout
Thu: leftover lasagna and salad
Fri: Radici?

Menu for the week of Oct 1

Sun: BBQ, Cole slaw
Mon: Steak
Tue: Pork chops w/cheesy grits http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/new-favorite-pork-chops
Wed: Grilled cheese with tomato soup: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-cheese-with-peak-tomatoes , http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tomato-grilled-cheese-soup
Thu: Pasta
Fri: Salad

Menu for the week of Sep 25

Sat: District Taco
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos [make leche, beans, hot sauce]
Mon: Ceviche http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/sea-bass-and-tomato-ceviche (leche)
Tue: Corn/tomato/pepper/avocado salad with frijoles
Wed: Taco salad
Thu: Huevos Rancheros (http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/04/how-to-make-traditional-huevo..., http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/eggs-recipes/mexican-breakfast/) with frijoles
Fri: Leftover corn/tomato/avocado salad (A to Garmish)

Huevos Rancheros

Menu for the week of Sept 17

Menu for the week of Sept 10

Sat: Office BBQ (bring tomato salad)
Sun: Tacos!!
Mon: steak + corn, bread, veg for grainbowls
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/neapolitan-pizza
Wed: Salad w/leftover Mex Gazpacho + tortilla
Thu: [Jon out] Fried eggplant w/ quick tomato sauce or go out
Fri: Pizza leftovers

Menu for the week of Sept 3

Menu for the week of Sept 3
Sat: Out?
Sun: Grilling? + corn
Mon: BBQ !!
Tue: Mexican Gazpacho
Wed: Salad
Thu: BBQ Leftovers w/cole slaw, corn
Fri:Leftover gazpacho

Menu for the week of August 28th

Sun: gazpacho lunch; (grill/brats + corn) grilll extra corn and squash/zucc+ smoke salmon; make bread (sauce?)
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/hot-smoked-salmon with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/dill-cucumber-salad a la http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/hot-smoked-salmon-with-tarragon...
Tue: Stone fruit salad + seared bread
Wed: BLTs
Thu: Salmon salad or lox/bagels
Fri: Go Out

Smoked Salmon

Menu for the week of Aug 20 - Mediterranean tomatoes

Sat: Office BBQ
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spanish-gazpacho + prep tart
Mon: Fish something + https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/tomato-salad-shallot-vinaigrette
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fresh-tomato-tart-chevre
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/panzanella-salad
Thu: Gazpacho and leftover tart

And the Cabin Weekend plan:

Fri Dinner: Grilled fish with grilled sides and salad
Sat Breakfast: Bagels with lox and cream cheese
Sat Lunch: Packed sandwiches (tuna salad, etc.) that are easy to eat on a hike
Sat Dinner: Steak with grilled sides, salad, baguette

Tomato Tart

Menu for the week of August 8th

Sat: Grilling (carne asado)
Sun: Carne Asado (meat, rajas/peppers, onions), grill carne; griddle tortillas; serve with guac, salsa, sour cream), harissa, and poblano rice
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos w/ mango salsa
Tue: Vegetarian Mexican salad
Wed: A baseball game (J: tortillas, beans, corn/chile salad https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/corn-chili-and-cheese-salad )
Thu: Carne Asada Burritos! (carne asada, beans, rice, sour cream, avocado/guacamole, pico de gallo, corn salad, salsa, cheese) poblano rice

Menu for the week of July 23

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/hot-smoked-salmon with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/dill-cucumber-salad a la http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/hot-smoked-salmon-with-tarragon...
Sun: Steak with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/tomato-salad-shallot-vinaigrette and corn and squash
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/corn-chili-and-cheese-salad with black beans, tortillas, sour cream
Tue: BLT
Wed: Smoked salmon salad with pickled red onion, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, dill yogurt dressing
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/neapolitan-pizza
Fri: out

Menu for the week of July 16

Menu for the week of July 9

Sat: Ribs and leftovers / cottage cheese and fruit with salad
Sun: Pimiento Mac and Cheese with tomato/corn salad
Mon: [home early] Smoked salmon pinwheel crepes with green salad
Tue: Zucchini fritters with corn
Wed: Pimiento Mac and Cheese with salad
Thu: Panzanella salad
Fri: [drinks with Carissa] Eat all the leftovers!!

Panzanella Salad

Menu for the week of July 4th

Sat: Out to Whaley's
Sun: Ribs with potato salad and dill cucumber salad [grill veg for grain bowls, etc.]
Mon: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/zucchini-herb-fritters-with-gar...
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/corn-chili-and-cheese-salad
Wed: Leftover ribs with cole slaw
Thu: Stone fruit salad http://aperiodictableblog.com/?p=2268
Fri: Eat all the leftovers!!! (ribs, zucchini fritters, corn salad)

Zucchini Fritters

Menu for the week of June 25

Sat: Burritos and FroYo
Sun: Grill + baguette + tomato shallot salad + corn [make Gazpacho]
Mon: Gambas al Ajillo http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/gambas-al-ajillo with Gazpacho Shooters and Salad
Tues: Fregola melon mint, peas, and feta a la https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/pasta-salad-melon-pancetta-and-... and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/melon-and-mint-tabbouleh
Wed: Gazpacho and Salad
Thus: Tapas (melon and ham, tuna with caramelized onion and tomato pulp, olives, sauteed mushroom)
Fri: Fried eggs and chorizo (or out?)


Menu for the week of June 18

Sat: Grill: Tuna Chunk Sammies
Sun: Grill: Choripan w/ https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/tomato-salad-shallot-vinaigrette (prep tart, crab cakes)
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/crab-cakes w/ tomato corn salsa/chutney (a la https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/southwest-salmon)
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/savory-summer-salad (bacon, avocado, egg, corn, onion, cherry tomato)
Wed: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fresh-tomato-tart-chevre w/ side salad
Thu: Leftover crab cakes
Fri: Leftover Tart
Sat br/lunch: BELTs

Summer Salad

Menu for the week of June 11

Sat: Grill w/ bloody mary tom salad (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/flank-steak-with-bl...) +corn + asparagus
Sun: Grill + baguette https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/grilled-lamb-and-fig-kabobs ? + pattypan squash + https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/tomato-salad-shallot-vinaigrette
Mon: Pizza
Tue: panzanella salad
Wed: Pizza leftovers
Thu: (out)
Fri: flex/leftovers/salad

Menu for the week of June 11: Turkish

Sat: Lamb burgers (watercress/arugula, tomato, feta, red onion, harissa yogurt mayo) https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-brined-vegetables (only grill half) with https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-halloumi-with-watercress; grill veg and lamb for Noah
Sun: https://littleferrarokitchen.com/turkish-pide-turkish-pizza-with... Pide x2 w/ green salad, veg
Prep zucchini fritters, crunchy vegetables
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/zucchini-herb-fritterslatkes-ga... w/ https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/crunchy-salty-lemony-salad

Zucchini Fritters

Menu for the week of June 4

Sat: Steak
Sun: Ceviche w/ tortillas, popcorn
(prep http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/fermented-hot-green-garlic); grainbowls: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/twice-roasted-sweet-potatoes-wi... ; cure salmon
Mon: Steak salad/leftovers?
Tue: cured salmon with toasts, cheese, toms,
Wed: something with an egg (omelette?)
Thu: cured salmon salad
Fri: leftovers/tapas/whatever

Menu for the week of May 29

Sat: Hamburgers w/corn, grilled squash
Sun: BBQ w/cole slaw, bean salad (w/peppers), dill cucumber salad, and http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/chile-corn-custard-squares
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/green-gazpacho
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/savory-summer-salad
Wed: Bean salad with tortillas, queso fresco, and sour cream
Thu: Leftover BBQ
Fri: Leftover gazpacho

Menu for the week of May 15

Sat: (Ang's BBQ)
Sun: Grill http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/dry-rubbed-flank-steak-with-gri... w/grilled veg, ....
Mon: Fish tacos
Tue: (A out) Mexican salad
Wed: Arepas (A Alamaba) (buy tortilla, prep enchiladas)
Thu:https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/goat-cheese-corn-enchiladas w/sauteed asparagus
Fri: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/grilled-marlin-lime-butter-sauce

Trinidad and Tobago photos

Menu for the week of April 23 (Passover)

Sat: Momofuku!
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/malaysian-steak-skewers (+ extra dipping sauce w/o scallions), rice and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/cold-sesame-noodles-summer-vege... (w/o noodles)
Mon: Sushi (avocado, cucumber) with cucumber sunomono
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/pan-seared-flounder-greens ish with asparagus
Wed: Asian salad with leftover steak skewer meat, leftover summer vegetables, mango
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/lao-crispy-rice-salad

Malaysian Steak Skewers

Menu for the week of April 16: Caribbean

Sat: Jerk Chicken, Rice and Peas, side salad
Sun: Brown Stew Chicken w/ Macaroni Pie and stir fried green beans
Mon: Salad night (greens, pickled peppers and onions, mango, cherry tomatoes) / mac pie
Tue: Jerk leftovers w/ rice and peas and green veg
Wed: Fish thing with mango salsa
Thu: Brown stew chicken leftovers with maraconi pie
Fri: (Passover begins) Fish, green veg, charoset

Trini Macaroni Pie

Menu for the week of April 9

Sun: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/pickle-brined-fried-chicken  w/ biscuits (https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/simple-biscuits) , asparagus
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/poached-salmon-peas-and-mushrooms 
Tue: (Out)
Wed:  Leftover chicken
Thu: Salad night 
Fri: leftover salmon

Fried brined chicken

Menu for the week of March 12th

Sat: Lamb burgers
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/mussels-la-dubrovnik w/ green salad
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/salmon-tomato-and-olive-salsa w/ green veg
Tue: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/farro-with-pistachios-mixed-herbs-and-golden-raisins 
Wed: Pita sandwiches (tomato, onion, cucumber, grape leaves, feta, tzaziki, meat?)
Thu: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shrimp-saganaki 
Fri: 7th Hill!
Sat: Greek salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion, feta, pita chips, lemon/olive oil dressing, sumac)

Mussels a la Dubrovnik

Menu for the week of March 5th (Indian)

Sat: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shahi-paneer with http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/yogurt-dips and http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/chana-chaat 
Sun: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/lamb-vindaloo 
Mon: A out / J returns - leftovers
Tue: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/indian-salad (w/ http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/shrimp-tikka?)
Wed: A out / Shahi Paneer
Thu: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/butternut-squash-farrotto 
Fri: A out / Lamb Vindaloo

Shahi Paneer

Menu for the week of Feb 22: Italian

Sat: Steak and salad
Sun: Pizza
Mon: Salad (w/leftover veg)
Tue: White bean ragout
Wed: Leftovers

White Bean Ragout

Menu for the week of Feb 7 (Mexican)

Sat: Jon returns! Chicken tacos
Sun: Chiles rellenos with pinto beans and poblano rice and salad
Mon: Fish tacos w/ beans and rice
Tue: tortilla soups
Wed: Taco salad
Thu: Chile-and-Olive-Oil-Fried Egg with Avocado and Sprouts

Poblano Rice

Menu for the week of Jan 31 (Asian)

Sat: crispy orange beef w/white rice and broccoli
Sun: Rotisserie Chicken, Rice and Beans
Mon: Crab sushi
Tue: Chinese chicken salad
Wed: Leftover beef
Thu: Chinese chicken salad
Fri: Asian grain bowl

Crispy Orange Beef

Morocco Photos!

Menu for the week of Jan 24 (North African / Mediterranean)

Fri: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/lemon-skate  w/broccoli
Sat: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/moroccan-lamb-shanks-pomegranate w/salad and couscous
Sun: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/salmon-with-cucumber-yogurt-sauce-and-carrot-salad
Mon: Out with Laura and Tom
Tue: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tunisian-style-poached-eggs-in-red-pepper-sauce w/broccoli   
Wed: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad 
Thu Leftover Lamb w/ salad and couscous
Fri: Garrison
Sat: Chiles Rellenos for dinner

Skate and Pasta

Menu for the week of Jan 10 (Levantine)

Sat: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/tah-chin-persian-rice-casserole  
Sun: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/wheat-berry-fennel-and-pomegranate-salad 
Mon: workshop dinner? OR salad and cottage cheese
Tue: Lebanese Taverna w/ Ian
Wed: Leftover Tah Chin OR salad and cottage cheese
Thu: Baby spinach salad with dates and almonds
Fri: Leftover Tah Chin

Tah Chin

Menu for the week of Jan 3

Sun: Eggplant Parmesan with green salad
Mon: Kitchen Sink Salad
Tue:  Saag paneer w/ rice
Wed: Ham sammie
Thu: Salad and cottage cheese
Fri: Salad and cottage cheese

Menu for the week of Dec 26 (misc and cabin)

Sat: Out for Ethiopian?
Sun: Saag paneer w/ basmati rice [make grain bowl fixins - grains, root vegetables roasted in duck fat? (+ carrot, red onion), green veg, halloumi, eggs]
Mon: Ham + dressing waffles + salad
Tue: Root vegetable salad - spinach and/or kale, roasted root veg, apple, roasted red onion, spiced pecans, parsley, cheese?)
Wed: Saag paneer w/ basmati rice
Thu-Sat: Cabin

Saag Paneer

Menu for the week of Dec 19 (Brunch for dinner!)

Sat: Carol Sing
Sun: Skate w/ pasta, artichoke, romanesco, baguette
Mon: Smoked salmon with latkes [sour cream + apple sauce], cheeses, baguette, green salad, etc.
Tue: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/marinated-beets-with-potatoes-and-horseradish + leftover salmon + grains  
Wed: 2nd caramelized garlic quiche + romanesco
Thu: Xmas eve party
Fri: [Xmas] Ham + dressing waffles + salad

Menu for the week of Dec 12 (Asian)

Sun: Thai Shrimp Tacos (shrimp, peanuts, cilantro, sriracha, slaw) http://minimalistbaker.com/thai-tacos-with-ginger-slaw-and-peanut-sauce/ w/ veg slaw http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/cold-sesame-noodles-summer-vegetables
Mon: Tamarind Steak http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/spicy-tamarind-steak w/ rice, leftover veg slaw, and cucumbers http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cucumbers-scallions-chili-oil 
Tue:  http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tofu-yum-yum-rice-bowl
Wed: http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/takorean-spiced-kale-slaw-hoisin-tofu 
Thu:  http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/thai-beef-salad 

Thai Tacos

Menu for the week of Nov 30/Dec1 (Mexicanish)

Sat: Chiles rellenos
Sun: Turkey leftovers
Mon: mole enchiladas
Tue: A salad and cottage cheese
Wed: A salad and cottage cheese
Thu: Eat all the leftovers!!

Goat Cheese and Corn Mole Enchiladas

Menu for the week of Nov 23

Sat: Shakshuka with eggs and broccoli 
Sun: Butternut squash farrotto or grain bowls
Mon: Salad night 
Tue: Out
Wed:  Smoked Salmon, cheeses, ....
Fri: Leftovers

Menu for the week of Nov 16

Sun: sushiritos, cucumber salad, edamame
Mon: crispy rice salad with asian sausage
Tue: harvest grain bowls with green sauce, halloumi
Wed:  harvest salad (apples, bacon, cheddar, ...)
Thu: shakshuka with moroccan carrot salad, pita
Fri: Cocktails, smoked salmon with cheeses

Menu for the week of Nov 9

Sun: Steak, green salad, bread
Mon: Salad with cottage cheese, fruit
Tue: Salad with cottage cheese, fruit, egg
Wed... : SF

Menu for the week of Nov 2

Menu for the week of Oct 26

Sat: Out to movie/Ethiopian
Sun: Hot-smoked salmon w/ salad
Mon: Steam buns w/pork belly + bok choi
Tue: Heirloom squash farrotto http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/heirloom-squash-farrotto 
Wed: Smoked salmon salad (w/ apple, nuts, goat cheese, red/caramelized onion, mustard vinaigrette)
Thu: Pasta w/ http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/garlic-confit-toast + salad
Fri: Leftovers (salmon, plus cheeses, pickled things)

Smoked Salmon

Menu for the week of Oct 18

Sat: Literary Feast!
Sun: Grilling - tuna/sriracha mayo sandwich + grill veg, green salad [prep pork belly]
Mon:  Takorean Salad  
Tue: Momofuku Pork Belly Steam Buns       
Wed: Tofu grain bowl (black/wild rice, tofu, quick pickles, peanuts, cilantro, green beans, scallions)
Thu: Crispy Rice Salad w/leftover pork belly
Fri: Out post-HH

Pork Belly with Steamed Buns

Dubrovnik Photos

Menu for the week of Oct 11

Sat: grain bowl a choix de Jon (Barley  Rye with roasted yam, beets, watercress, green sauce and eggs 
Sun: Steak w/ green salad; make marinara sauce
Mon: eggplant parmesan and green salad
Tue: Brussels sprouts and kale salad 
Wed: shrimp saganaki with green vegetable
Thu: mixed salad

Green Sauce

Menu for the week of Oct 3

Sat: Chili
Sun: oil-poached fish
Mon: SW salad
Tue: chili leftovers
Wed: quinoa grain bowl w/ avoc & green sauce
Thu: taco night
Fri: Salad/leftovers

Oil-poached fish

Weeks of September 6th and September 13th

Sat: Grilled grain bowl: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/corn-and-fregola-with-grilled-halloumi-cheese with http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-green-tomatoes-with-bur..., avocado, scallions, squash
Sun: Tgiving - pepper jelly/cc/crackers, turkey (14-16lbs), dressing balls, cranberry sauce, cole slaw, tomato salad + brussels sprouts salad, corn casserole, sweet potatoes, peach pie, apple pie
Mon: Turkey Leftovers
Tue: Out to Taberna del Alabardero
Wed: Summer salad (corn, cherry tomatoes, red onion, avocado, bacon, egg, fried onions)
Thu: Turkey Sammies!!

Week of August 30th

Sat: Wolftrap Picnic - green gazpacho, rotisserie chicken, corn chile salad, tortillas, cheeses, fruit, chocolate
Sun: Chiles rellenos? + green chile sauce + pintos
Mon: Corn soup (with cotija crema, charred corn, cilantro oil) + green salad
Tue: Huevoooooos with pinto beans and "salsa verde"
Wed: Mexicali salad (corn, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, cotija, fried tortilla strips)
Thu: beef hardshell tacos (beef, shredded cheddar, crema, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, corn, salsa)
Fri: Fig and Olive @ 6:30

Menu for Week of August 23rd

Sat: Hot dawgs and corn, squash/pattypans
Sun: Steak... with grilled clams? http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-clams-fennel-tarragon-butter
Mon: Mussels a la Dubrovnika http://www.dw.com/en/mussels-%C3%A0-la-buzara/a-16988345 
Tue: Green Gazpacho http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/green-gazpacho 
Wed: Caprese
Thu: Pizza
Fri: Green Gazpacho

Mussels a la Dubrovnik

Menu for Week of August 16th

Tue: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/falafel-spiced-tomatoes-and-chickpeas-on-flatbread  
Wed: Out to Piola
Thu: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/corn-and-zucchini-salad-with-feta  
Fri: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/spaghetti-with-no-cook-tomato-sauce-and-hazelnuts 

Weeks of August 2nd and 9th

Sat: Burrito "grain bowl" with black bean sauce, hot sauce (J makes?) - rice/beans, avocado, tomato, corn, red onion, queso fresco, mango salsa
Sun: Steak? with Tomato/Shallot salad, grilled corn, green salad
Mon: Cured meats, tomato tart, baguettes, green salad, corn
Tue:  Out with Dylan and Family (Hank's, Cava, Matchbox, 7th Hill, Belga, Ethiopic, BlueJacket, Union Market)
Wed: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/corn-and-zucchini-salad-with-feta + rice/beans?
Thu: Argentina Wine Dinner
Fri: Fish tacos
Sat: Big BBQ!
Sun: Chiles rellenos with rice/beans, green salad

Menu for Week of July 12th

Sat: Out/Ethiopian
Sun: Thai w/Elle 
Mon: Tomato Tart
Tue: A Out; Gazpacho and bread and ____?
Wed: Stone fruit salad /w goat cheese  
Thu: Gazpacho and baguette
Fri: Tart and Gazpacho and salad and baguette
Sat: Pizza
Sun:  Steak
Mon: Steak Salad 
Tue: Leftovers

Menu for Week of July 4th

Fri: Off! http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/texas-smoked-brisket, http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/audreys-cole-slaw, http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/deviled-potato-salad 
Sat: 4th! Brisket Sammies / leftovers, corn on the cob, Portuguese cornbread?
Sun: Pimiento Mac&Cheese + Green Salad
Mon: Stone fruit salad with corn on the cob
Tue: Brisket Leftovers (potato salad, cole slaw)
Wed: Grain bowl (grains, halloumi, tahini dressing, corn, cherry tomato, avocado, herbs, scallions) 
Thu: (A late) Brisket + Mac&Cheese leftoverssssss
Fri:  I'm sure there will still be brisket left

Menu of Week of June 28th

Sat: Paella http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/paella-chicken-and-shrimp w/ grean beens
Sun: Hamburgers
Mon: Panzanella salad
Tue: Egg and Chorizo  w/ carrot salad
Wed: Leftover paella w/ side salad
Thu: Soup with sausage, serrano, cheese, side salad

Menu for Week of June 21st

Sun night:  pan seared salmon, veg, side salad, baguette
 + (cure 1 salmon; make rice powder, make tart )
Mon: Thai beef salad http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/thai-beef-salad
Tue:  Salad night + baguette
Wed: Tomato Tart http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/fresh-tomato-tart-chevre +side salad
Thu: Crackers + goat cheese, roe spread, chive cream cheese + cured salmon + tomato shallot salad
Fri:  Tart leftovers  + salad      (A home late-likely)

Menu for Week of June 14th

Sat: Wineries/picnic / picnic leftovers
Sun: baby back ribs (grilling) + grilled veg? (roast chiles)
Mon: Chiles Rellenos and beans
Tue: salad
Wed: LAC HH / leftovers from Sunday (??)
Thu: leftover ribs or BELT (soak grains; roast sweet potatoes?) w/side salad
Fri: Grain bowl w/ seared cheese, shaved asparagus, and salmon (Audrey home!) http://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/cooking-tips/article/grain-bowl 
Sat:  Tamarind steak with cold siracha soba noodles
Sun: Large lunch (BLT)

Menu for Week of May 24th

Sun: BBQ
Mon: Steak w/veg, baguette
Tue: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/rice-salad-fava-beans-and-pistachios  
Wed: Lamb pita kabobs with grilled vegetables
Thu: Mediterranean Salad
Fri: Rice salad leftovers

Menu for Week of May 3rd

Sat: Fish Tacos;  Make Mole; salsa; salsa verde
Sun: Carne Asado w/corn salsa (+Angela, Jason)
Mon: Corn / Mole Enchiladas 
Tue: carne asado BURRITO BOWLS - rice beans meat salsa cheese crema avacado)
Thu: SXSW Enchilada - egg, tortilla, avocado, chicken, cheese and salsa verde: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/salsa-verde 
Fri: Leftovers / nacho / salad night

Menu for the week of May 3

Sat: Fish Tacos
Sun: Carne Asado w/corn salsa
Mon: Corn / Mole Enchiladas
Tue: carne asado BURRITO BOWLS
Thu: Veg SXSW Enchilada
Fri: Leftovers / nacho / salad night

Goat Cheese and Corn Mole Enchiladas

Menu for the week of April 27

Mon: monkfish w/pesto pasta
Tue: shaved asparagus salad w/cured meats
Wed: prosciutto/moz/basil sandwiches
Thu: (out)
Fri: leftover pasta

Menu for Week of April 5th

Sun: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/malaysian-steak-skewers and http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/yakiniku-japanese-grilled-meat-or-bbq and cabbage pepper slaw
Mon: Sushi and edmame
Tue: Leftovers
Wed: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/lao-crispy-rice-salad 
Thu: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/thai-beef-salad 
Fri:  http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/crispy-hoi-pancakes with what inside???

Hoi An Pancakes

Menu for Week of March 29th

Sat: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/shakshuka-tomatochickpea-egg 
Sun: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/lamb-shawarma with asparagus and http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/yogurt-dips (shallot sumac)
Mon: (out) 
Tue: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/parsley-red-onion-and-pomegranate-salad, subbing some spring greens for parsley, adding lamb and fried pita
Wed: Lamb pita pockets with feta
Thu: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad substituting some carrots for kale
Fri: Passover dinner

Lamb Shawarma

Menu for Week of March 15th

Sat: Carmelized Onion Quiche ; make corned beef, cure salmon
Sun: Grill
Mon: Leftover quiche +  salad w/ salmon and chevre
Tues: Corned beef hash  http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/corned-beef-hash-2 
Wed: Out
Thus: leftovers

Caramelized Onion Quiche

Menu for Mar 7

Sun: Fish tacos with Mango Salsa, Avocado, Tomatoes, Crema, Hot Sauces
Mon: Rick Bayless salad with sautéed shrimp
Tue: Tamales with black beans and crema; side salad
Wed: Mexican Salad


Feb 15: Ethiopian Week

This week we finally tried making Ethiopian food for ourselves - it's one of our favorite meals to eat out, so it was high time we explored the process. For a first try with nothing to go on but some recipes gathered from the Internet, we did... OK. All of these need tweaking and further work to really match our favorites from the amazing Ethiopian restaurants in DC.

Fasolia and friends

Menu for Week of Feb 15th

Sat: Blackened Red Snapper w/ dirty rice
Sun: Gumbo w/ white rice
Mon: Shrimp Louis Salad
Tues: (wo)Mandate
Wed: Oyster Po'boys
Thus: Leftover gumbo
Fri: Leftovers

Gumbo and bread

2015 Cleanse Menu

Sun: Mahi Mahi with smashed white beans plus sauteed chard stems ... the white beans were really good. The rest...

Mon: Barley Risotto (a favorite from last year) with roasted celery root

Korean Kale Slaw

Menu for Week of January 4th

Sat: Chili w/ corn, tortillas, (soak pintos)
Sun: ceviche w/popcorn, sweet potato, pintos
Mon: Posole w/ salad (chili for lunch)
Tue: ceviche tacos http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/mexican-ceviche-tacos (posole for lunch)
Wed: Chili
Thu: Mexican Salad (chili for lunch)
Fri: Posole w/ salad


Thanksgiving 2014

Collecting our t'giving meal recipe selections:

Thanksgiving to-do lists

Week Planning


  • Ladies and gentlemen... sharpen your knives!
  • Bake cornbread and biscuits and begin drying process
  • Prep vegetables for brine
  • Prepare and cool brine solution
  • Pick up Turkey
  • (Make cranberry sauce)




  • Rinse turkey, take out neck and giblets, and remove all the goop inside
  • Begin brining the turkey
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    Menu for Weeks of November 16th + November 23rd

    Sat: Fondue
    Sun: Tuna Stew
    Mon: leftover tuna stew w/ veg [cook chickpeas]
    Tue: big Salad w/feta, fried chick peas...
    Wed: leftover tuna stew w/veg
    Thu: carrot salad, dolmades, yogurt dip, pita, olives, dry sheeps cheese, feta,
    Fri: Out
    Sat: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/lamb-vindaloo w/ http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/saag-paneer + naan
    Sun: http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/shahi-paneer w/ http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/chana-chaat + naan
    Mon: Indian big salad with chana chaat
    Tue: Out with Jon's parents
    Wed: Indian leftovers + naan + rice

    Saag Paneer

    Menu for Week of November 9th

    Sun: Cabin (salmon)
    Mon: Cabin (steak w/brussels sprouts)
    Tues: Flounder with broccoli and rice
    Wed: Chili and baked potato (hot sauce, sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips) + mexicanish salad (pickled corn, mexican dressing)
    Thus: Panzanella salad (http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/panzanella-salad
    Fri: Eggplant parm (w/ salad?) (http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/bernices-fried-eggplant)

    Eggplant Parmesan

    Menu for Week of October 26th

    Sat: Literary Feast
    Sun: Grilling at Dave's (pimiento mac and cheese)
    Mon: Turkey Posole with avocado, lime, hot sauce, and platano chips
    Tues: Vegetarian Taco Salad (avocado, pickled corn, bell pepper, black beans, queso fresco)
    Wed: Arepas (J - ham and cheese, A - refried beans, fried egg, avocado, tomato, mayo)
    Thus: A HH Turkey Posole with avocado, lime, hot sauce, and platano chips
    Fri: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/loaded-sweet-potato-nachos/ (black beans, pickled corn, pickled jalapeños, pepper jack, avocado, green onions?, sour cream) (Halloweeeeeeeen)


    Menu for Week of October 12th

    Fall Welcome Week (Chili, duck confit, truffle cream sauce w/rolls, pumpkin/gourd dish...)

    Sat: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/toasted-barley-risotto-with-spi...
    Sun: Butternut soup (http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/roasted-butternut-squash-soup ) w/ rolls and romanesco
    Mon: Duck w/ green salad http://audreyandjon.com/recipes/duck-confit-spicy-pickled-raisins
    Tues: Fall Salad night
    Wed: Duck w/ romanesco
    Thus: Soup (J late)

    Duck Leg Confit

    Menu for week of Oct 5

    Sat: Marinated hangar steak w/bok choi and rice
    Sun: Crispy Ho An pancakes
    Mon: Lao crispy rice salad
    Tue: Steam buns w/pork belly with bok choi
    Wed: Thai beef salad with grill leftovers
    Thu: Steam buns

    Steamed Buns with Pork Belly

    Iceland Photos!

    Menu for week of Sep 12

    Sat: Fried eggplant with tomato sauce
    Sun: Steak w/ tomato shallot vinaigrette salad and grilled corn
    Mon: eggplant parm
    Tue: white bean ragout
    Wed: Composed Niçoise Salad

    Fried Eggplant

    Week of September 19

    Sat: Out
    Sun: Pita burgers http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/spiced-lamb-burger with http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/parsley-red-onion-and-pomegrana... [make rice dish, dips]
    Mon: Jerusalem+BA Rice dish http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/rice-salad-with-fava-beans-and-...
    Tue: Dip Night w/ Drinker's Choice, Hummus, Labne w/ Carrot Salad http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/moroccan-carrot-salad
    Wed: Dip Night redux + dolmades w/ Carrot Salad [roast eggplant?]
    Thu: Spiced Eggplant with Bulgur Salad http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/spiced-eggplant-bulgur-salad

    Grilled Lamb Pita Burgers

    Menu for week of July 28

    Mon: Sushi with Sunomono and Seaweed Salad
    Tues: Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Pork Dumplings
    Wed: Tamarind Steak with rice and cucumber sunomono
    Thus: Out
    Fri: Thai Beef Salad with Leftover tamarind steak

    Cold Soba Noodles

    Menu for week of July 21

    Sat: Spanish Tortilla with Salad
    Sun: Paella [Make Gazpacho]
    Mon: Gazpacho with Salad
    Tues: Paella leftovers
    Wed: Leftover Gazpacho and Tortilla
    Thus: Out
    Fri: Tapas


    Menu for week of July 14

    Sun: Carne Asada with Corn, Grilled Red Onion, Bell Pepper, Squash
    Mon: Chicken Enchiladas with Salad or Veg
    Tue: Vegetarian Taco Salad with Corn, Avocado, and Black Beans
    Wed: Leftover Carne Asada
    Thu: Chicken Breast, Rice, and Black Beans and Veg
    Fri: Leftover Chicken Enchilada

    Chicken Enchiladas - mixed

    Menu for week of Jun 29 / July 4

    Sun: Ribs, corn, potato salad
    Mon: Salmon with peas and mushrooms
    Tue: Rib leftovers
    Wed: Salad
    Thu: Steak
    Fri (July 4th): Burgers


    Levantine) Menu for Week of June 22nd

    Sun: ">Jujeh/Mixed Kebab, Zereshk Polo, and Grilled Veg
    Mon: Middle Eastern Salad with Fried Chickpeas (from Wed recipe) and Feta
    Tue: Kebab pita sandwiches
    Wed & This: Out
    Fri: Moroccan Carrot Salad with Wild Rice/Chickpea dish and Pita

    Basmati with Wild Rice

    Menu for week of May 30

    Week of May 17th (SE Asian)

    Sat: Beef satay with pepper slaw, rice (make extra), and fiddleheads
    Sun: Sushi
    Mon: Lao Crispy Rice Salad
    Tue: Cold sesame noodles with leftover beef
    Wed: Chinese sausage salad with potstickers
    Thur: Out

    Crispy Rice Lao Salad

    Menu for week of May 3

    Mon: Lemon skate with bucatini
    Tue: Snap pea salad with burrata
    Wed: Poached chicken with Morels and Asparagus (from Harvest to Heat)
    Thu: Leftovers
    Fri: Beet, rhubarb, snow pea, citrus salad

    Beet, Rhubarb and Citrus Salad

    Menu for week of Mar 23

    Sat: Steak w/grilled onions, french baguette, asparagus
    Sun: lamb schawarma w / basmati/wildrice/chickpeas and root vegetable slaw
    Mon: Leftovers
    Tues: middle eastern style salad
    Wed: pita wrap w/lamb, yogurt/sumac/shallot dip, shirazi salad

    Basmati with Wild Rice

    Menu for week of Mar 16

    Sat: Carne Asado with Red Onion, Poblanos, Pinto Beans, Rice, Quesos, Crema

    Sun: Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa, Crema, Quesos, Tomato, Avocado

    Mon: Leftovers

    Tues: Vegetarian Taco Salad with Corn

    Wed: Posole

    Thus: Burritos (cheese, beans, rice, meat, sour cream, guac, sauces)

    Fri: Out


    Caribbean Week Menu

    Due to some wretched flight delays, cancellations, and the like, we ended up with some extra time this week, and a hankering for spicy foods, so clearly it was time for a Caribbean week!

    Monday: Trinidadian Brown Stewed Chicken with macaroni pie

    Tuesday: Jamaican Mackerel Rundown with johnny cakes and rice and peas

    Wednesday: Caribbean salad night

    Thursday: Ackee and saltfish with callaloo

    Friday: Jerk Chicken with rice and peas

    Mackerel rundown with johnny cakes

    Cajun and Creole Menu for Feb 9 2014

    Sat: Gumbo w/ white rice
    Sun: Shrimp Étouffée
    Mon: Blackened Red Snapper w/ dirty rice
    Tues: Po Boy Salad
    Wed: Leftover gumbo
    Thus: Shrimp and Grits
    Fri: Leftovers Etouffee

    Etouffee (served)

    Menu for the week of Jan 25: Indian!

    With Jon having just returned from Ukraine, and me about to head off to Austria, we decided that some spicy food was in order. Although the Tandoori Chicken was a bit of a flop, the menu overall worked really well. We had good variety, got a lot of lunches, and had the perfect amount leftover for an easy Friday dinner.

    Sat - Vegetarian Indian Salad (no shrimp)
    Sun - Lamb Vindaloo and Saag Paneer with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce, Naan, and Rice
    Mon - Tandoori Chicken with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce and Naan
    Tue - Shahi Paneer with Indian-style Cauliflower, Raita, Naan, and Rice
    Wed - Indian Salad with leftover Tandoori Chicken (instead of shrimp)
    Thu - (Out)
    Fri - Eat ALL the leftovers!

    Vindaloo with Saag Paneer, rice, and naan

    2014 Food Lover's Cleanse: Week 2 (New American Theme)

    As a follow-on to Week 1 of the Bon Appetit Food Lover's Cleanse, we did a New American-focused menu. Again, we really only incorporated a few of the cleanse recipes, but those we did were really delicious this week! Also, by the end of these two weeks, I have taken off the ~4 pounds of holiday weight I had gained. Hooray!

    Sun: Grilled Rib Eye with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
    Mon: Roasted Root Vegetables with Quinoa and Green Tahini Sauce (vegetables roasted ahead on Sunday with the sweet potatoes)
    Tues: Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Oregano (not a cleanse recipe, and really not a winner…)
    Wed: Root Vegetable Salad (with leftovers from earlier in the week)
    Thus: A somewhat decent pasta dish (a recipe of Audrey's creation) made from leftover chicken thighs
    Fri: Out to Table to finish off the week

    Roasted vegetables with green tahini sauce

    Even more food links

    Going overboard on Coffee: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/coffee-at-home-expe...

    Cocktails that balance an overly woodsy whiskey: http://boozenerds.com/2014/01/12/what-to-do-with-woody-whiskey/

    Far too many cocktail menus look like this: http://boingboing.net/2014/01/10/cocktailese.html

    Microwave-bowl-chocolate-cake: http://lifehacker.com/make-a-chocolate-cake-in-five-minutes-and-... Wrong, but just maybe also right?

    2014 Food Lover's Cleanse: Week 1 (Asian Theme)

    So, I definitely felt the pounds go on this holiday season. In an effort to get those off quickly, and jump start our healthy eating for the year, we incorporated some meals from the Bon Appetit Food Lover's Cleanse into our meal plan for the week. We by no means went all-in. Breakfast and lunch remained largely unchanged, and I did fudge some of the recipes to make them more delicious. All in all, it was okay. None of the recipes were really winners, though I recorded many of them because they are healthy.

    Sun: Lemongrass Chicken with Coconut Black Rice and Garlicky Bok Choy
    Mon: Soy-braised Short Ribs (admittedly not part of the cleanse diet) with more of the delicious Bok Choy
    Tues: Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Edamame (with fried won ton wrappers added for crunch) with Sesame Miso Vinaigrette
    Wed: Cheat and go out to Bluejacket (but we ate healthy, I swear…)
    Thus: Chicken, Mango, and Black Rice Salad
    Fri: Sushi at home

    Lemongrass Chicken with bok choy and black rice

    XMas Dinner 2013

    We experiment a bit with our xmas dinners - while the Thanksgiving menu is well locked-in with the annual turkey and dressing with sides, we don't feel as bound to repeating that for xmas. Last year, we tried goose, but ... well, let's say we didn't instantly adopt it as a tradition. This year, we're going with duck confit:

    Duck leg confit with spicy pickled raisins

    Brussels Sprouts with chestnuts (not a repeat dish)

    Beets with citrus and nuts

    Hot rolls

    And for dessert, a classically over-complicated Cook's Illustrated French Apple Cake

    Duck Leg Confit

    Thanksgiving 2013 Menu

    We hosted good chunks of both sides of our families for this year's Thanksgiving, serving a total of 10 people! I promise that the 78-item week-of to-do list was epic. I will neither confirm nor deny that we used a project management tool to keep it under control.

    Turkey and Dressing with Gravy (17 lb turkey)

    Cranberry sauce (3 bags worth)

    Dinner rolls (1 recipe)

    Potato Latkes (~5 lbs potatoes)

    Raw kale and brussels sprouts salad (4x recipe)

    Steamed romanesco broccoli (1 large head)

    Quinoa and butternut squash (1x recipe)

    and for dessert...

    Elaine's lemon meringue pie (1 pie)

    Maurine's pumkin pie (1 pie)

    Sharon's pound cake (1 cake)

    Turkey and Dressing 2013

    food science link roundup

    Food hacking links

    One day, I'll find a drink interesting enough to get me to buy a bottle of Cynar: http://drinkstraightup.com/2013/10/22/bottecchia/

    Salt and cocktails: http://boozenerds.com/2013/10/20/salt/

    Smoke and cocktails: http://drinkstraightup.com/2013/09/26/the-smoked-cocktail/

    Useful ratios for cooking: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-free-yourself-from-recipes-with-a-f...

    Graham crackers, disguised as homemade cinnamon toast crunch: http://socialkitchenblog.com/2013/10/19/homemade-cinnamon-toast-...

    Foodie dice: http://www.wired.com/design/2013/10/foodie-dice/

    Menu for the Week of October 14

    Sat: Wild mushroom and mozzarella risotto arancini with homemade Ciabatta
    Mon: Bernice's Fried Eggplant with marinara sauce, as eggplant parm
    Tues: Meats, cheeses, bread, and pesto
    Wed: White bean ragout + side salad
    Thus: Panzanella Salad


    Menu for the Week of October 7

    Sun: Steak with corn and tomato salad
    Mon: Pomegranate Lamb http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/pomegranate-marinated-lamb-with...
    Tue: Fatteh bel djaje
    Wed: Dinner out with friends
    Thu: Basmati Rice and Summer Veg Salad http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/basmati-rice-and-summer-vegetab...

    Safari Photos!

    Menu for September 16th

    Mon Salmon and tomato/olive salsa w/ Moroccan Carrot Salad
    Wed brick chicken w/shallot sumac yogurt sauce and peavine side-salad
    Thus wheatberry salad, pita


    Week of July 13: Mediterranean/Persian week

    Sat: Lamb chops with mint something
    Sun: Chicken Kabab with shallot/yogurt sauce and Tabbouleh
    Mon: Leftover tabbouleh and hummus with pita pockets, dolmades
    Tues: Shirazi salad w/leftover chicken kebab

    Spiced Eggplant with Bulgar salad

    Menu for the week of July 1

    Sunday: Malaysian steak skewers

    Monday: sushi

    Tuesday: Cold sesame noodles with leftover skewers via http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/quick-recipes/2012/07/cold-ses...

    Wednesday: Black rice salad with mango and peanuts, via http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2012/06/black-rice-salad-with-...

    Thursday: Brisket

    Malaysian Steak Skewers

    Menu for the week of June 22: Italian

    Sat: Tomato Tart
    Sun: Steak
    Mon: Gnudi
    Tues: Panzanella Salad
    Wed: Strawberry-fennel gazpacho with leftover tart
    Thus: Antipasti
    Fri: Leftovers or out?

    Tomato Tart

    Cocktail Science Wrap-up

    5 cocktail science myths: http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/06/cocktail-science-myths-abo... - ice, shaking, eggs and more.

    Making a perfect Ramos Gin Fizz: http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2012/07/26/ramos-gin-fizz-a-ne...

    Levantine Menu for the week of June 1

    Saturday: Steak
    Sunday: Lamb burgers with melon and mint tabbouleh
    Monday: Kolrabi Salad with Drinker's Choice
    Tuesday: Lamb Kofta (meatballs)
    Wednesday: Fattoush salad with Hummus
    Thursday: Kofta Leftovers
    Friday: Dip night / leftovers

    Melon and Mint Tabbouleh

    Food hacking roundup: non-stick and summer pitcher cocktails

    Great "pitcher" cocktails / mized drinks for groups: http://dc.thedrinknation.com/articles/gallery/10696-649-Memorial...

    Different approaches to fried eggs: http://food52.com/blog/4466-how-to-make-the-perfect-fried-egg

    Season your non-stick to extend its life: http://lifehacker.com/revive-old-nonstick-pans-by-seasoning-afte...

    Spring Vegetable Celebration Menu

    Spring has been a bit late in showing up here in DC this year, so apologies if we seem to be going a bit… overboard with it.

    Sunday: Shrimp and Hearts of Palm Rémoulade (http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2012/01/shrimp-and-hearts-of-p...) with Rhubarb compote (http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/quick-recipes/2008/05/rhubarb_...) for dessert

    Monday: Bagels and lox with scallion cream cheese

    Shrimp Remoulade

    Week of April 8: Central America

    Sun: Chiles Rellenos with pinto beans
    Mon: Ceviche
    Tues: Carne Asado Salad
    Wed: Goat Cheese/Corn Mole Enchiladas
    Thus: Arepas
    Fri: Leftovers


    Passover/Indian week

    We realized that, if we gave up our beloved naan recipe, an Indian week was perfect for Passover:

    Sun: Shrimp Tikka and chana chaat
    Mon: We went to Rosa Mexicana's Mexican take on the Passover meal.
    Tues: Indian/Shrimp Tikka Salad

    Shrimp Tikka

    St. Patty's Week Menu for 2013

    This is Irish week!

    Sat - Guiness Cottage Pie
    Sun - Mike's Potato Soup and Soda Bread
    Mon - Leftover cottage pie
    Tues - Salad with house-cured lox
    Wed - Leftover soup
    Thus - Eat out at Star and Shamrock
    Fri - Bagels and Lox

    Potato Soup

    Week of March 10: Caribbean Week

    Sun - Jerk Chicken with Macaroni Pie and Pepper Slaw
    Mon - Leftover Jerk Chicken w/ Rice and Peas
    Tues - Salad w/ Shrimp and Mango
    Wed - Jamaican coconut soup w/ Rice and Peas
    Thus - Macaroni Pie
    Fri - Leftovers


    Food and Drink Gadget roundup

    Hacking home carbonators: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/dining/hacking-home-soda-makin... "to make herb-infused sparkling wine, newfangled sangria, heady cocktails and nonalcoholic — but intoxicatingly delicious — sodas."

    A good, egg-whites-and-everything, sour recipe: http://goodbooze.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/the-friday-tipple-sequ...

    Wine pairing chart: http://visual.ly/wine-pairing-chart?utm_source=visually_embed

    Sous-vide without the machine: http://lifehacker.com/5984614/how-to-sous+vide-without-a-sous+vi...

    Menu for Week of March 1

    Yet another week in our very difficult world of combing through our recipes to take photos of everything for the recently-refurbished Recipes Box - this week, we're doing Italian:

    Pan-seared salmon with Quick Tomato Olive "Salsa"

    Meat Lasagna with Caesar Salad


    Menu for the week of Feb 24

    This week we wanted tasty, and easy to prepare ahead of time, so we went with a levantine theme:

    Lamb Tagine with Apricot couscous

    Brick Chicken with Zereshk Polo

    Fattoush Salad with fried chickpeas

    Zeresk Polo

    Menu for the week of Feb 10

    A busy week, in the culinary-options world. Audrey's traveling, so no need to go crazy on valentine's themed meals, and we've just done a lot of Chinese and Asian themed weeks, so the Chinese New Year is out as a theme as well. That leaves simply Mardi Gras:

    Saturday - Baked Oysters with Bacon and Leeks

    Gumbo and bread

    Bizarre Foods Roundup

    Menu for the week of Jan 20

    Sat: Tacos with salsas and pickled corn, with Gallo Pinto and a side radish salad

    Sun: Breakfast - leftover gallo pinto with platanos, queso. Dinner - (hold-overs from last week's Thai menu, Somdam salad with fried-tofu spring roll, bean sprouts, radish, mango, cilantro)

    Mon: Breakfast - Cachapas, Dinner - Empanadas

    Tues: Mexican salad

    Wed: Leftover empanadas with side salad

    Hatch Souffle

    Thai Thasting Menu

    We needed to explore a few menu options for an upcoming dinner party, as well as test out DC's ability to supply ingredients:

    Saturday: Night out at Eden Center and nearby grocery stores

    Sunday: Steak (it was warm in January!)

    Monday: Yellow Chicken Curry with rice

    Tuesday: Leftovers

    Wednesday: Salad night (som dam?)

    Thursday: Pad Thai

    Friday: Tofu Coconut Soup

    Thai Yellow Curry

    Food (and drink) link roundup. Mostly Drink.

    Epic molecular mixology:

    Hot-and-cold Gin Fizz from El Bulli: http://12bottlebar.com/2011/07/el-bulli%E2%80%99s-hot-frozen-gin-fizz/

    GoodBooze comes out with an entire section on gin: http://goodbooze.wordpress.com/gin-cocktails/


    The make-your-own list:

    Make your own bitters from this recipe database: http://www.artofdrink.com/recipes/bitters/


    Food Science link roundup

    The history and science of the meringue: http://boingboing.net/2012/09/04/the-history-and-science-of-mer....

    Innovative cake pans: Orange peels. http://www.chow.com/galleries/315/step-up-the-smore-7-ideas-for-campfire-treats-by-chris-rochelle#!7324/chocolate-cake-baked-in-an-orange

    Carmelized onions in 15 minutes, without cheating: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/08/video-food-lab-how-to-caramel...

    Using unwanted wine in cocktails: http://www.chow.com/videos/show/chow-tips/122932/hate-chardonnay...

    Food Hacking link roundup: Up in Smoke edition

    Cold smoking using a normal grill: http://lifehacker.com/5933210/transform-your-backyard-grill-into...

    Flavoring your wood chips: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2012/05/test-kitchen-t... (I kinda do this with my Brisket)

    A reminder and guide to calibrating stove and grill thermometers: http://www.latimes.com/features/food/dailydish/la-dd-test-kitche...


    Food Hacking: Wine tricks and Lobster Anesthesia Edition

    Save a bad wine by turning it into tasty jelly: http://www.americastestkitchenfeed.com/do-it-yourself/2012/04/ho...

    Tired of digging out the foil cutter? Twist and pull it off. How did I not know this before? (http://lifehacker.com/5922364/easily-remove-wine-bottle-foil-wra...)

    Easy packing for wine bottle protection - floaties: http://lifehacker.com/5922686/use-inflatable-arm-bands-to-safely...

    Cocoa crumbs - French trend and tasty treat: http://doriegreenspan.com/2012/06/often-in-life-and-so.html

    Menu for the week of July 1

    Sunday - (Grilling steak - dry-aged for 4 days in the fridge)

    Monday - Eating out at America Eats' last week

    Tuesday - Fattoush Salad

    Wednesday - Burgers and corn for July 4

    Thus - Grilled spiced eggplant

    Fri - Brick Chicken

    Food Hacking Link Roundup

    When you really need to grind pepper, you bring in power tools. Like your drill: http://lifehacker.com/5918291/attach-a-cordless-drill-to-your-pe...

    Pair grapes with asparagus? Sure: http://socialkitchenblog.com/2012/06/07/asparagus-tarts-with-roa... What about vinegar in cocktails? Why not: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/13/dining/seasonal-cocktails-dete...

    Online food pairing map: http://www.foodpairing.com/ (iPad app)

    Menu for the week of June 17 2012

    This south-of-the-border menu comes with a full stock from a trip up to Mega Super Market near Takoma Park (at University and Piney Branch)

    Sunday - Carne Asada, Guacamole

    Monday - Ceviche with popcorn

    Tuesday - Taco salad

    Wednesday - Corn Tamales with bean salad

    Menu for the week of June 10 2012

    Sat - Grilled tuna, pea shoot salad, quick pickles, stuffed squash blossoms

    Sun - Grilled Yakatori and cold soba noodle salad

    Mon - homemade Sushi

    Tues - Fried Rice + carrots, green beans, egg

    Wed - Chinese Chicken Salad

    DIY Bitters?

    Making your own bitters - I mean ... why not?


    Tasty Ideas: Blog link roundup

    Social kitchen brings us an intriguing tea biscuit tweak: http://socialkitchenblog.com/2012/05/10/cumin-and-caraway-tea-bi...

    GoodBooze brings some spring cocktail ideas - this one, with strawberries and fizzy wine: http://goodbooze.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/the-friday-tipple-moth... and this one, with beer syrup (!) http://goodbooze.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/the-friday-tipple-goin...

    Kitchen Hacking Link Roundup

    Bangkok: Infinite in all directions

    Cross-posted at Jon's blog:

    Bangkok is truly infinite in all directions.

    We had just turned a corner from the nuts-and-bolts district into a more open-air-marketish area. According to our maps, this was indeed the "Thieves Market" - formerly where people would fence stolen goods, now more of a market of randomness in the heart of Bangkok's Chinatown.

    Bangkok at night


    Food Hacking Link roundup

    Thailand Theasers

    Some photos from our Thailand trip!

    Food Links: Bacon Hacking, Beer Politics, More Politics

    Eight bacon "hacks" : http://lifehacker.com/5837068/8-essential-bacon-hacks (best hack: bacon cups). OK, one more bacon hack: homemade bacon salt: http://lifehacker.com/5838933/make-your-own-bacon-salt . OK, last bacon hack, a Cooks Illustrated method for using bacon paste (their term, not mine) to help chicken kabobs: http://www.101cookingfortwo.com/2011/04/bacon-coated-chicken-kab...

    Another fun hack (or a disaster) - sous-vide cooking salmon in your sink: http://lifehacker.com/5830856/cook-salmon-sous+vide-in-your-kitc...

    4-day Cabin Plan

    Jon and I have found a great rental "cabin" about 1.5 hours outside of DC (not giving our secret away!). We go there about once or twice a year to unplug and relax. We invariably have a great time.

    Each time we go, we plan a menu and bring everything we need to execute it. To help with future planning, here are menu options and shopping lists.

    Summer Option

    Lunch D1 (optional): Stop at Ashby Inn, Goodstone Inn, or Trummer's On Main.

    The Georgian

    In DC, we are at the peak weeks for stone fruit. Peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums. If it's a drupe, it's in season. For those of us with generally laughable growing seasons, this is pretty exciting. So, well, we might have gone a bit overboard in buying the past few weeks. We bought Marvin out of apricots the first week he had them to make jam for the winter, and keep ending up with, well, more peaches and nectarines than most sane people would try to tackle in a week.

    A Tasty Breakfast

    We came to the realization that if we want to preserve treats from this summer for the winter, then we need space to do that. We've done pretty well on our house-canned goods, but lacking a Freezer of Unusual Size (I don't think they exist), this meant we had to find uses for some items stored away in there currently.

    Pan seared tamale breakfast with fresh fruit

    Menu for the week of June 26

    Sun: grilled whole rainbow trout, stuffed with lemon and rosemary, brushed with garlic scape pesto, with quinoa, grilled squash, and side salad of purslane and seabeans.

    Mon : artesenal pizza w/salad on top
    Tues: Gnocci in a brown butter sauce and side veg
    Wed : Composed Salad w/ tuna
    Thus: H St. / Art Walk
    Fri : Baguette slices with heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, cured meats, cheese, olives, pickled mushrooms...

    Paris Restaurants

    Jon's uncle is an art historian, and spends a lot of time in Paris. Thus, he also has a list of favorite nearby restaurants which the whole family has been curating and improving over the years. Here are some of our favorites from when we spent New Year's in Paris:

    For the Record: Komi 5/28

    1. House-made brioche with smoked trout roe and greek yogurt
    2. Cured salmon with squid ink toast and raw pacific mexican whitefish with green tomato
    3. Raw scallops two ways - with coconut milk and with crumbled pistachios
    4. Burrata with asparagus and lemon breadcrumbs
    5. Egg ravioli with ramps and dried tuna flakes
    6. One-bite spanakopita
    7. Smoked fois gras with pea purée
    8. House-made half smoke with spicy tomato chutney, half sour pickle and beer
    9. Warm date stuffed with marscspone topped w olive oil and sea salt

    Spring Menu: Week of May 21

    Sunday night: grass-fed steak from Canales meats in Eastern Market

    Monday: Fiddlehead fern salad with baked potato

    Italian Week: Menu for the week of May 15

    Sunday: Pizza with red sauce, fresh mushrooms and mozarella

    Monday: Salad night

    Tuesday: Spaghetti with lamb-sausage meatballs

    Wednesday: Italian-style tapas featuring virginia cured ham prosciutto and pistacho pesto

    Thus: Salad and Leftovers night

    Menu: Is it spring yet?

    OK, this winter thing is getting a bit old. This was eat-down-the-freezer week, 'cuz once fresh food is available again, it won't be a high priority.

    Saturday: We team-cooked with Joe and Erin on a quest for a tasty, fancy pescetarian mean. We ended up with Jose Andres' Tuna Stew with an olive oil and egg yolk foam.

    Monday: Shrimp and grits with turnips

    Menu: Winter Desperation Week

    In which we bring out the big guns to defeat the last few months of winter vegetables.

    Sunday: guiness cottage pie

    Monday (prepared on Sunday): Mike's Potato Soup

    Better Late than never: Where to Eat in Argentina

    We came, we saw, we had steak.

    We arrived in Buenos Aires early in the morning. After taxi'ing in to the city, we were overjoyed to find our room at Miravida Soho, a small boutique hotel in Palermo, ready for us to take a nap in. We re-emerged around lunchtime and explored downtown - the obelisk, the congress buidling and the Casa Rosada. We retreated back on an Orange-line-at-rush-hour-plus packed subte (The subte system is great - just don't take it with the flow at rush hour!). We chilled at the hotel, talked to its new owner, had some excellent wine (Los Cobos' Felino line) and sought out some recommendations for our first dinner in Bs As. We were recommended to Don Julio, which largely flies under the radar of the tour books, is a bit kitschy, but remains the best steak, along with the best service we had in Argentina - which is no easy feat, especially in combination.

    The rest of our time in BsAs would be cold and rainy, but we managed to explore the cute and hip shops of Palermo, the trendy and arty Retiro, the city-like Recoleta Cemetary, the botanical and Japanese gardens during a break in the rain, the crazy San Telmo sunday markey... and - mostly - eat.

    Buenos Aires is a foodie town. From the humble and heart-clogging choripan (mild, fatty chorizo sausage, split, grilled, and slapped in a bun with chimichurri and other sauces) to a five hour molecular-gastronomy-inspired lunch (ok, really only four and a half hours), BsAs has you covered.

    The Perfect Egg at La Vineria

    Menu: Asian week

    We started the week with some oysters from BlackSalt, and then dived in to a full asian-inspired week.

    Sunday was roll-your-own sushi, and we got playful with some fried wonton wrappers and seaweed salads from BlackSalt

    Monday was steam buns using some leftover ham from the previous week, and steam buns frozen after making waaay more than we could eat in this recipe

    Playful sushi

    Menu: Southern Week

    Sunday was glazed ham, using an overly complex glazing recipe which I'd not revisit. The addition of cardamom and other spices was intriguing, but over the top in the end.

    Monday was gourmet mac-and-cheese, abusing the "cheese ends" bin from the grocery to great effect.

    Tuesday was audrey's shrimp louis salad

    We had various combinations of leftovers and winter veggies (brussel sprouts, kale, etc.) the rest of the week.

    We're really tired of winter veggies.

    Menu: Mediterranean

    Sunday started us off with Braised Lamb Shank

    Monday got us making all our various Mediterranean dips, and so Monday was dip night - tzatziki, drinker's choice, and hummus

    Wednesday was shrimp saganaki

    Thus we had brick chicken with salad and dips and grapeleaves.

    Friday we went out the the Columbia Room and Coco Sala.

    Menu: Mexico Week (January)

    After getting back from a fantastic, super-long weekend away for the wedding of some close friends in Mexico, we wanted to keep the ball rolling with a week of Mexican-inspired dishes.

    We spent the weekend gathering ingredients (thanks mostly to the mega mart at University and Piney Branch)

    Lacquered Chicken in Classic Red Mole inspired by Rick Bayless, using this Mole recipe

    Braising Short Ribs

    And the wedding photos!

    Here's some of the amazing professional photos we got from Paul and Leanne:

    Argentina Photos

    You know, a lot of people asked us "why Argentina??" We hope this answers any questions like that.

    Hiking at Great Falls

    (Click for the slideshow)

    Rally to Restore Sanity

    (Click for the slideshow)

    The first fall menu

    This past week was undeniably a fall week, and the best food options at the market reflected that.

    Mon - Butternut Squash and ginger soup with a sage foam, alongside kale wilted with pancetta, dried cranberries and pecorino cheese
    Tues - homemade butternut ravioli with a brown butter sauce and broccoli
    Wed - More soup!
    Thus - baked sweet potatoes and salad


    We traveled up to Rochester for a wedding of some good friends, driving with some other good friends and stopping in Pennsylvania along the way.

    Teaser Wedding Photos

    Some awesome wedding photos thanks to our families and friends:

    Thirty Second Infusions

    Dave Arnold just leveled me up with his article, Infusion Profusion: Game-Changing Fast ‘N Cheap Technique, which uses a iSi N2O powered cream whipper to infuse anything into anything in ~1 minute. I will have to try this...

    Recent Kitchen Experimentation

    On a whim, I bought a bunch of rhubarb at the farmer's market this weekend, figuring I could find a tasty recipe for it. I found a rustic rhubarb tart recipe at http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/05/rustic-rhubarb-tarts/ -- I made a few edits to their recipe, though. In the pastry, I used one whole egg instead of two yolks, and a flour mixture of 1 cup cornmeal and 1 1/2 cups flour. I didn't have any cream, so I just used 2% milk instead. In the compote, I added dash each of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and a 1/2 oz of dark rum.

    Spanish food week: July 18

    Audrey got me a Jose' Andres cookbook for Channukkah, and we've barely cracked it. So most of these recipes are coming from there to put together a Spanish week:

    Sunday: Seafood paella

    Monday: Ajo blanco (a cold almond and garlic soup)

    Tuesday: Chickpeas and Chorizo (via Tex-Mix

    DC's Signature Drink

    Did you know that DC has a drink, and that July is its month?

    WeLoveDC gives you all you need to know about the Rickey.

    Menu for the week of July 5

    This week was dedicated to staying cool.

    Monday - Grilled Tuna Steak (in a variety of ways)

    Tuesday - Salad night

    Wednesday - We caved and went to Seventh Hill. what can we say, if their chalk menu says "duck prosciutto", we go.

    Thursday - Gazpacho

    Friday - Ceviche with a mango salsa and popcorn

    A History or Capitol Hill Brewing

    The Hill is Home unearths drawings and adverts from the "Washington Brewery Company", which pairs well with WeLoveDC's coverage of a new local brewery.

    On the original Washington Brewery Company:

    Brewing: Lemon Spice Beer

    Bottled today in preparation for the worst that the DC summer can throw at us - a wheat beer with tons of lemon and spice (cardamom, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of ginger).

    The Sping Bock turned out OK - nothing mindbending, but a good solid beer.

    On Tap: SpringBock

    My late spring brew for the 2010 was a simple bock ("Spring Bock") It ended up pretty strong, so I also nicknamed it Jumpgoat. It's a pun. Look a the label. It is decent, and tastes like a good, cask-conditioned bock. Which is good, but nothing terribly exciting.

    Next up: a spiced lemon wheat beer for mid/late summer.

    Sping Bock

    Tapped: Equinox Red Ale

    The first beer of 2010 was an Irish style Red Ale dubbed "Equinox" for its balance. It was strong without being heavy and hoppy without being too bitter. Unfortunately, it's tapped out now.

    Beer Label - Equinox

    DC Migration paths

    Amazing map of where people come from - and leave for, looking from DC via DCist.com:

    The Eastern Market Cheese Shop

    The Hill is Home has an excellent write-up of our favorite cheeserie:

    From Imitation to Authentic and Back Again: The Maraschino Cherry

    We came into possession of a few pounds of fresh sour cherries (Hey, so, we went a bit overboard at the U-pick, OK? Audrey's currently canning 16 pounds of strawberry jam).

    I've been googling about for ideas, and came across the concept (which I've latched on to) of creating homemade, HFC and Red-5 -free maraschino cherries. Authentic ones, as sour cherries and marasca (get it? marasca => maraschino?) cherries are not too disilimar. No, not the "authentic" ones like from the stores, or as described in ye olde southern housewife's bible of preserving, the Ball Blue Book.

    What we currently think of as authentic Maraschino cherries is defined by a post-prohibition editing of history as "cherries which have been dyed red, impregnated with sugar and packed in a sugar sirup [sic] flavored with oil of bitter almonds or a similar flavor" (-- FDA.gov).

    Compare that to the description of the 1912 USDA guidelines for the same: "Food Inspection Decision 141, issued in 1912 under the Food and Drugs Act of 1906, stated that "maraschino cherries" should be applied only to marasca cherries preserved in maraschino. This decision further described maraschino as a liqueur or cordial prepared by process of fermentation and distillation from the marasca cherry, a small variety of the European wild cherry indigenous to the Dalmatian Mountains."

    That's downright D.O.C. And further; "Products prepared from cherries of the Royal Anne type, artificially colored and flavored and put up in flavored sugar sirup might be labeled "Imitation Maraschino Cherries" or, if there was no reference to "Maraschino," might be labeled to show that they are preserved cherries, artificially colored and flavored.""

    The lowly imitation maraschino cherry is now the real deal, and we somehow lost the liqueur qualities at the same time.

    Marasca Cherries (Image from wikipedia)

    Would ya like some context to go with that?

    My friend Esther is running a great blog on cooking, with a serious dose of political history and context over at Tex-Mix.

    The Secret Power of the DC Music Scene

    I got introduced to the Thievery Corporation in Venezuela, never imagining that I'd one day see them live in their hometown of DC (or hear them used as music in every hip restaurant in DC and the West Coast. DC, for not being as in-your-face with its music scene as Austin, has a surprising amount of influence.

    I've spoken about the Amen breakbeat before, and probably made you watch this video, but it explains how a beat by DC funk band, The Winstons, is in almost every electronica and drum-and-bass song out there: http://dcist.com/2009/12/how_a_dc_bands_beat_conquered_the_w.php

    Taking Locavorism a bit too far?

    This takes locavorism to its logical end: http://www.welovedc.com/2010/02/24/deer-hunting-for-locavores-cl...

    This takes local tacovorism to new heights: http://dcist.com/2010/03/desperately_seeking_tacos.php

    Wine on the Hill

    The Hill is Home has a great story about First Vine, a Capitol Hill wine import business

    Arganica deal with Deals for Deeds!

    If we didn't live so close to Eastern Market, we'd be ordering from Arganica pretty much every week. If you consider yourself a locavore in DC, they are the best source for a lot of the more difficult items to source at your local farmer's market, and the flour you can get from them is out of this world. Don't even get me started on the yogurt with the layer of cream on top they have. Arganica is a local business which is like a meta-CSA - you get local yumminess, what you order, delivered to your door, and support a local business who's changing the way you interact with your food. It's made of win.

    And if you also support another local DC business, http://www.dealsfordeeds.com/ (think Groupon for Good), you get a 3 month membership for $40 - half off! Try it. You'll like it.

    Fresh Chickpeas - Another Delicious Sign of Spring

    Jon and I first had fresh roasted chickpeas about a month ago when spring first appeared in DC. At the suggestion of our waiter at Zaytinya, we ordered this dish which neither of us had had before. And it was delicious!!!

    Today, for the first time ever, I saw fresh chickpeas for sale at Safeway (of all places), and so we got some and tried to replicate that delicious dish. The result</a href> was delicious.

    Sauteed Chickpeas - before

    Closing out Winter, Welcoming Spring

    Last night, we had some friends over, serving our Pumpkin Raviolli using up the last of our pumpkin puree with an awesome beet-blood orange-fig chevre salad, fresh bread courtesy of the guests, and good wine and conversation courtesy of all involved. For dessert, I finally attempted my grandmother's strawberry shortcake, whipped-egg-risen cakes and all. It turned out well, but still a bit eggy (I used farm fresh eggs).

    We ended the night with some creative Manhattans, and all was good.

    Tonight, we continued on the celebrate-spring trajectory with a seared steelhead filet (with parsely, chives, lemon zest and a dusting of garlic and sage powder) served alongside some fiddle-head ferns which I blanched then sauteed with already-carmelizing onions and mushrooms in bacon fat. To both dishes, a dash of white wine was added.

    In other words, I'm very happy it's spring. We've begun haunting the various nearby farmer's markets for any sign of garlic tails.

    Eat Local in DC: Linkdump

    The Hill is Home put together a great set of links for eating locally: http://www.thehillishome.com/2010/04/eating-locally/ with a hat-tip to our favorite vendor, Arganica: http://arganica.com . WeLoveDC takes local to a whole new level with what can best be described as lawnmower salad: http://www.welovedc.com/2010/04/13/truly-local-eating-a-homegrow...

    If you're road-tripping and want to keep things "local" , there's a great resource to find local favorites via boingboing

    Brisket Success

    I spotted some Stubbs' Moppin' Sauce in the Austin airport on the way back from SXSW. It was handily past the screening point, and I snagged it; having been unable to source it in DC as yet.

    We finally got around to smoking up a brisket; and between increased patience, a smaller hunk of meat, and a better setup inside the grill itself, it all worked out. We got a great red crust around the outside and tender but juicy inside.

    Menu for Week of March 1st

    Last week was New Orleans week ... not my favorite week. The food is growing on me (and last week's gumbo was pretty delicious), but its still more of a "Jon-week." So this week was an "Audrey-week." I'll call it "California ethnic." I focused on four of my favorite California ethnic cuisines - Iranian, Jewish (...sort of a cuisine), Asian (broadly), and Mexican (also broadly).

    Saturday - Homemade Sushi

    Sunday - Tah Chin (Persian Rice Casserole)

    Nawlins Menu 2010

    In celebration of Mardi Gras, we're focusing on N'awlins style food

    Sunday: Shrimp, Chicken and Andouille sausage [[gumbo]] with dirty rice

    Monday: Shrimp po-boys

    Tuesday: Leftover gumbo and salad

    Wednesday: Blackened Snapper

    Thursday: Shrimp and grits

    Brewing Schedule

    I'm beginning to plan out my beer brewing and bottling schedule for the year. On tap (sorry) for 2010:

    Early Spring: Irish Red
    Late Spring: SpingBo(c)k
    Early Summer: Lemon Spice
    Late Summer: West Coast Pale Ale
    Early Fall: Pumpkin Lager
    Late Fall: Coffee Stout
    Early Winter: Cranberry (?)

    Greek Week (Feb 7)

    This past week was a greek and mediterranean foods week. We had our favorite [[Brick Chicken]], a new lamb dish based on this roasted, stuffed lamb concept, but using the leftover grape/port reduction from this recipe, which has been taking up valuable freezer space. Regardless, the lamb didn't turn out all that exciting.

    Indian food week (Feb 1)

    We have a few core Indian dishes we've learned how to make pretty well; but they're not quite enough to fill a week. Each time we settle on an Indian food week, we try a new dish, with ... well, mixed results.

    The new recipe this week was Mughal style lamb (stew) on saffron rice. We substituted fresh saffron pasta from Eastern Market for the rice. It was OK, but not really a "keeper" .

    Indian meal with Naan

    Arganica Week 5

    We decided to add a second "trial month" to our Arganica membership. We repeated some favorites from earlier weeks and tried new things too. This week we received:

    Plain Yogurt (with "yogurt cream" on top ... delicious)
    Red Onion
    Fresh Parsley
    Hydroponic Lettuce
    Lemon Poppy Scone
    Polyface Farms Delmonico Ribeye Steak

    ... and a local food magazine.

    Arganica Week 5

    Italian Week (Jan 24)

    Our Arganica order for this week brought us some pizza dough and fresh roasted garlic linguini and some organic cremini mushrooms.

    Our menu for the week revolved around using those ingredients - naturally a pizza (Jon usually prefers to make his own dough, but that's time consuming and very messy), a shrimp scampi with the linguini, sauteed mushrooms, and creative leftover-ing.

    Arganica Week 3

    This week we received our third Arganica delivery (apologies for forgetting to take a picture and post about our second delivery, which included locally milled flour).

    This week's delivery includes:

    Farm Eggs
    Pizza Dough
    Roasted Garlic Linguini
    Cremini Mushrooms
    York Apples
    Hydroponic Lettuce

    When this 1-month trial is done (next week), expect a longer post on our overall experience.

    Arganica Week 3

    On Beer

    Our First Arganica Delivery

    Today we received our first delivery from Arganica, a DC-based local farm foods delivery business. Basically its a cross between a farmer's market and a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farmshare. They carry a broad list of produce, breads, cheeses, and prepared foods from a variety of local farms. They send you a list of products and prices on Monday, you choose exactly what you want to order, and they deliver it to your door on Thursday evening.

    Arganica Week 1

    Winter Drink Edition

    My fall/winter pumpkin porter turned out well, and at our Xmas Eve party last night we also served Jamaican Sorrel (a hibiscus, ginger, and lemon rum punch), mulled wine, hot cider, and egg nog. The local blogs have been featuring other, more innovative winter/holiday libations available at our local bars:



    DC To Arlington: You can come back, but it won't make us happy.

    It turns out the Virginia's retrocession of their original land grant to the District (now Alexandria and Arlington) may not have been constitutional. Via the DCist:

    DC Blog post round-up

    The KC Pit BBQ truck makes the proudest, biggest-belt-bulked, thereifixedit-stylin' Texan BBQ master weak in the knees, by the Washington City Paper's rundown on it's specs, including walk-ins (freezer and fridge, dry storage, plasma TVs and a "separate, customized wood-smoke pit hidden behind the massive 18-wheeler."

    What Shall We Do with a Green Tomater?

    So it's snowing here in DC. Though it seems to do this every year, it remains a surprise to DC residents ... every year, causing panic on the level I associate with Texans who deal with this whole freezing precipitation problem less reliably.

    My tomato plants didn't really get the memo about summer being over, so remain(ed) laden with tons of green tomatoes (and blossoms...). I tore them up this morning as the snow was getting started and now have a rather large pile of green 'maters to deal with. I'm already ripening some in newspaper wrappings in a closed off bag.

    The Secret to Good Salads

    After a long and careful study of what makes a good salad, I have decided upon three key components, in addition to your standard greens and veggies:

    1. Something sweet (like dried cranberries, raisins, pomegranate seeds, chopped apples, etc.)
    2. Something crunchy (like croutons, crushed pita chips, tortilla chips, nuts, etc.)
    3. Cheese (depending on the salad, goat cheese, feta, and parmesan are all good choices)

    Of course you must use these things in moderation to avoid overdoing it and adding too much fat/calories/etc to a dish that, essentially, is supposed to be a healthy addition to your meal.

    More on salad dressing after the jump.

    Menu for Week of November 15th

    This week was Indian week. We had a bottle of pre-made "Korma" sauce to use up. As it turns out, paneer is very difficult to find in DC. Yes (the organic market near our house) used to carry it, as (I think) did Harris Teeter. No such luck this time. Had to make a special trip to Whole Foods, only to pay $9 (!) for a box of paneer.

    Monday - Navartan Korma (vegetable Korma - with cauliflower, peas, carrots, and potato)

    Tuesday - invited our friends over for leftover Borscht and Kale

    Wednesday - Shahi Paneer

    Thursday - Leftover Shahi Paneer and Navartan Korma

    History: Proto Eastern Market



    blockquote>With the reopening of Eastern Market, it seems only right to look at the pre-history of what is again the center of our neighborhood. Long before Cluss built his masterpiece, there was another market, one which L’Enfant had planned into his earliest drawings of Washington DC: Eastern Branch Market.

    Menu for Week of November 8th

    This week was another shot at a "Fall Harvest" menu. Unfortunately, a lot of our dishes just didn't turn out that great. We continue to struggle to find recipes for pumpkins that don't involve pies or ravioli (which we've already done).

    Sunday - Roast Chicken with Roast Pumpkin

    Monday - Buffalo Steak with Brussel Sprouts

    Tuesday - Big Salad with Pumpkin French Fries

    Wednesday - Steelhead Salmon (trout) with Lemon/Butter/Rosemary Sauce, with Kale and Brussel Sprouts

    Thursday - Pumpkin Ravioli with Broccoli and Green Salad

    Friday - Out to celebrate Jon's last day at YSA!


    The local market has a ton of wonderful pumpkins that we're trying out recipes with. This week was the warty "Galeuse d'Eysines," which I think will get turned into something sweet (though the pumpkin fries weren't half bad).

    Menu for Week of October 31

    We have peppers... lots of peppers. And winter is coming soon. Mexican week!!

    Sunday - Grilling (admittedly non-Mexican)

    Monday - Both out

    Tuesday - Chile Frittata Casserole with Enchilada Sauce

    Wednesday - Shrimp Tacos with Salsa Verde

    Thursday - leftover Chili Frittata Casserole

    Friday - Beef Tacos

    DC Octoberfest and Beer notes

    DC has been abuzz with exciting beer news and upates

    DC might be getting a German style beer garden?
    http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2009/10/20/dc-fi... on H St. :

    Menu for Week of October 25

    Plan for this week was a bit haphazard, but here goes:

    Sunday - [[http://audreyandjon.com/blog/20091025/another-great-community-event-pc-market|Potluck Pig Roast at P&C Market]]

    Monday - Chili (made on Sunday by Jon) + cole slaw

    Tuesday - Big Salad + Baked Sweet Potatoes

    Wednesday - EBLfgT (aka Egg, Bacon, Lettuce, and fried green Tomato) sandwiches + cole slaw

    Thursday - Gnocci with Tomato Cream sauce

    Friday - Jake's B-day celebration in the 'hood

    Another Great Community Event - P&C Market

    Fresh off the heels of last night's [[http://audreyandjon.com/blog/20091025/literary-feast|community dinner]], tonight we went to a neighborhood roast pig / pot luck dinner at [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/PC-Market/164589065004|P&C Market]].


    A Literary Feast

    Last night we participated in the 5th annual Capitol Hill [[http://aliteraryfeast.org/|Literary Feast]]. We prioritized four books/cuisines and were delighted to be assigned to the Unaccustomed Earth dinner. The book is a collection of short stores, all about first generation Bengali-Americans and their struggles to blend their parents' Indian heritage with their American upbringing. Its an outstanding book, especially for anyone whose family has recently emigrated to America (from anywhere, not just India).

    Literary Feast

    Menu week of 18 October

    This week we took advantage of the first fall crops to have a harvest-focused menu. We had thought ahead a little and bought some of the staples we'd need at Harris Teeter the week before. So we had no need to go to Safeway, and bought everything for the week at Eastern Market.

    Fall Harvest

    This week fall arrived in full force in DC (actually, temperatures more like winter, but the first taste of cold anyhow...). We wanted to take advantage of the fall bounty suddenly available at Eastern Market, and so we spent most of our day preparing a tasty Italian-inspired fall harvest dinner (yes we began at 10 am by roasting said harvest vegetables...).

    fall harvest.

    Kitchen World War II

    Our actual plan was to deal with the encroaching fall items (like beets) and to celebrate the last of the summer produce (tomatoes). Throw in a 4-day trip to Texas, a 3-day super-busy conference for Jon, and a desire to eat down some of the leftovers in the freezer as well, and a very ... diverse menu comes out.

    Menu for the week of October 5 (Allied Forces)

    Weekend - American Grill

    Monday: Russian Borscht

    Tuesday: English (ish) Guinness Cottage Pie

    Grill Envy

    Ben Eisendrath knows his grills (Via WeLoveDC):

    Local entrepreneur Ben Eisendrath had been introducing friends to the glory of South American-style wood grilling for years before he chucked the daily grind to re-launch his father’s invention and transform it into a viable business. From “grubby greasy shop drawings” to 3D CAD renderings, Ben translated his father’s elegant design for the modern world. Shops in Michigan and Virginia now produce what’s known as the “Maserati of Grills.”

    End of Summer Brew: Boysenberry Wheat Ale

    Brewed a wheat ale with boysenberries for my end-of-summer brew. It started out tasting pretty wretched after the first 2 weeks of bottle-aging, but another week in and it's showing some good flavors, and less yeasty. I'm hopeful it will continue to mellow out in the next 2-3 weeks.

    Also, I brewed an Octoberfest-style bock with a 1/2 cup of coffee and some brown sugar in the wort -- it'll be at least a month before that concoction is drinkable, but I have high hopes.

    Boysenberry Brew Label

    Florida Ave (Capital City) Market

    We'd always talked about going to the massive Florida Ave Market (Actually the Capital City Market), but had always been overwhelmed by its size, complexity (think more crazy market than supermarket or even yuppie-filled farmers market). As part of Cultural Tourism DC's WalkingTown free walking tours this weekend, we found our solution.

    Richard Layman, urban planner and activist, gave us a heartwarming, depressing, informative, and mouth-watering tour of the market area. It began as an offshoot of the freight unloading area that used to occupy the space around what is now the New York Ave metro stop, just north of Union Station. It remains
    a popular wholesale outlet with limited direct retail storefronts; catering to a wide variety of international tastes for jaw-droppingly low prices. Richard's blog at http://capitalcitymarket.blogspot.com/ covers much more about the market, and follows the ongoing attempts to "redevelop" it (that's code for getting rid of it in most cases).

    Regardless, if you need to buy lots of really low-cost meat and oils, or need a goat, or random hard-to-find Caribbean, Indian, various African, or Latin-American ingredients -- or, the true find, an amazing Italian deli -- then the
    Florida market has you covered (for now). There's an amazing map of the area you can print, thanks to designer Christopher Taylor Edwards (after the jump)

    Florida Market Development

    On the Chemsitry of BBQ

    ScienceNews goes over the myths and hidden facts about the science behind grilling. Sadly, in mainly focuses on the cancer-causing HCAs and ways to combat those without sacrificing the grill (marinades are handy here); and glosses over the chemical changes undergone at slow heat to make brisket divine.

    August Beer: Czech Pilz

    Bottled this weekend was the previously-mentioned Pilz. The West Coast Pale Ale was a resounding success; one of the cleaner, most balanced (sweet, light, hoppy) beers I've made in a while.

    To be fair, I try to brew stuff that's not available in stores, like Pumpkin porter (a repeat favorite, coming in late October), and Coffee Bock (a new recipe for my annual Octoberfest bock).

    Czech Pilsner

    Califood week

    This week we're doing Californian-ish food - sushi, fish tacos, bagels and lox, and a repeat of the brick chicken.

    Kinda-Healthy Southern Week

    Crabmeat Remick with artichoke -- we used a combination of canned and fake crabmeat. It might've been better with fresh lump crabmeat, but not actually worth it.

    Non-stanard Italian Menu (week of July 13)

    Crab Carbonara - yummy, but really would benefit from fresh peas

    Wild mushroom and mozzarella risotto cakes - excellent but a bit hard to form and fry

    Seared tuna salad

    Asparagus and prosciuttio fritatta (we used green beans)

    DC Historical Myths - Exposed!

    WeLoveDC dusts off widely held myths about DC and debunks them:


    ...was DC really built on a swamp? Not really– today it’d be called more of a tidal plain. When Pierre L’Enfant set out with a team to survey the city, there was a lot of variety in what he found: fields of tobacco and corn, small forests, and some waterside bluffs and wetlands.

    More good reading at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/artsandliving/magazine/feat...

    Early Summer Beer

    The first day of summer will also be the first day for drinkability of my West Coast style Pale Ale. I'd confused myself as to what I had brewing, so the Pilz has to wait for full-on summertime. I'll get a label done for this soon (ish)

    West Coast Pale Ale

    Mediterranean Week

    Sunday will be grilling lamb sliders.

    Monday will be a modification of this recipe

    Tuesday is Lamb sausage with tabbouleh and tzatziki

    Wednesday, there's an outdoor showing of Buena Vista Social Club that reportedly includes an on-site BBQ purveyor.

    Thursday will be Couzcouz with brick chicken

    July Beer: Czech Pilsner

    Ooops I got ahead of myself here, up next is actually a pale ale for early summer; the pilz should show up in July.

    The early-summer seasonal beer and follow-on to the Kolsch is a Czech Pilsner.

    You beer history lesson is that Pilz is the result of repeated failure with standard ale-style brewing in Pilsen, Bohemia. Fed up with their traditional technique, they (purportedly) smuggled yeast from a Bavarian monastery and hired Josef Groll to bring bottom-fermented beer to Pilsen. Combining that style with locally available Saaz noble hops and you get Pilsner, which was first served on 11 November 1842. In gratitude of Groll's contributions to the beer world he was then fired.

    I should be bottling the Pilz as soon as I have enough empties from the Kolsch to fit it.

    Czech Pilsner

    More Gardening

    IMG_3502So, this year I had three seedlings (Better Boys) all thrive (and by thrive, I mean, not die). I bought three tomato plants (one better boy, a brandywine, and one other varietal) from the farmer's market which had the benefit of a better upbringing and are already beginning to fruit.

    Beer Brewing: Kolsch

    Kolsch The first brew of the season was a leftover from fall, a relatively dark Vienna Lager. I added some extra honey to sweeten it up a bit. It turned out as an excellent beer for a crisp autumn day, but was drinkable in the early spring as well.

    Carbonating and conditioning right now is Kolsch, an ale that masquerades as a lager, native to Cologne. It has a mild aroma of dried banana (seriously), and took quite a while to get ready for bottling, so I'm hopeful for a complex taste.

    Spanish Food week : Week of April 12

    Sunday: Paella

    Monday: Spanish-inspired Salad night

    Tuesday: Spanish Tortilla using these two recipes

    Cherry Blossom Photos!

    Audrey and I braved the tourist throngs to stroll around the DC tidal basin to check out the blossoms and have a a picnic after work.


    We walked down to the Fish Market at the DC Waterfront to explore:

    Irish Menu

    In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we're having an Irish-themed week, with corned beef, Beef and Guinness pie, and more.

    Gardening, take 1

    SeedlingsI planted seeds for the garden this year. It'll be a scaled-back version of the 2 previous years of gardens, as I lack the huge yard of the NutHouse. I intend to grow 2 varieties (or more) of tomatoes, cucumber, and a mix of hot peppers, as well as some herbs (basil, chives, and mint). I might try sunchokes from the some shriveled roots from last year just to see if they come up.

    Menu for the week of March 1: New American (a.k.a. stimulus package menu)

    This week we're focusing on using up food and supplies we already have instead of being spendy (last week's fresh seafood-laden N'awlins menu ended up on the expensive side).

    But we're resourceful, so we won't be eating poorly this week.

    Paris Photos

    Better late than never, our Paris set:

    Menu for the week of Feb 22: N'awlins

    In celebration of Mardi Gras, we're focusing on N'awlins style food

    Sunday: Shrimp, Chicken and Andouille sausage gumbo with dirty rice

    Monday: Steamed crab with old bay seasoned btter

    Menu for the week of Feb 16

    This week's menu followed our weekend away, so we didn't do very much planning or an extensive market shop. I'll call this week "Simple Comfort Foods."

    Monday - bread, cheese, and sausage leftovers from winestasting

    Tuesday - big salad

    Wednesday - taco night!!

    Thursday - lox and bagels and latkes (aka Jew food night)

    Friday - gourmet burgers

    Menu for the week of Feb 9

    Our plan for next week is all south of the border - Nicaraguan Gallo Pinto with pollo asado, enchiladas (half suizas style, half Lauriol Plaza-esque seafood enchiladas), gallo pinto leftovers (with fried cheese), and pupusas.

    Menu for the week of Feb 2

    The theme this week was "Mediterranean coast" - so we had southern French, Italian, and Middle-Eastern dishes.

    Monday - Gnocci in a cream truffle sauce. When I finalize the recipe for this, I'll post it. It's heart-stopping in at least two ways.

    Tuesday - Spiced, braised (in beer) lamb sausage with hummus

    Wednesday - mediterranean dip night with hummus, spicy hummus, tzatziki, and muhummara with pita.

    Thus and Friday - Manicotti topped with fresh pesto

    Inauguration Week Menu

    We celebrated Inauguration Week with Hawaiian and Chicago foods. Yes, we were too wimpy to try to make Kenyan.

    Sat - Hawaiian ceviche - Poke, Peruvian-style ceviche, and Poisson Cru

    Sun - Miso glazed cod with wasabi mashed potatoes and miso soup (Hawaiian-ish)

    Menu for the week of Jan 25, 2009

    In order to maximize what we can buy locally, we shop on Saturday morning for as much of our food for the week as is reasonable, at the neighborhood farmer's (-ish) market. To make that work, we try to set up our menu for the week before (sometimes, during) our market run. I'll try to post our menus (with recipes where we have them!)

    January 25-30, 2009: Island Week

    New Years Eve in Paris

    New Years eve in (a very cold) Paris:

    The Housing Price Index for the US, 2002-6

    GapMinder (See the TED presentation) and Google now have motion charts - if you have time series, they have an awesome visualization tool.

    Check out this tool charting housing costs against unemployment in the US

    Stuff in Eastern Market

    The Walkable Score for the Eastern Market area of Capitol Hill is 95% (Takoma comes in at only 72). Below is a map of our surrounding area with some of the restaurants and locations.

    Our new place

    The Floorplan (notional)

    A zoom in is available here

    Nicaragua 2007

    India Photos

    Photos from Dehli, Agra, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Jaisalmer:

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