Summer

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

The fattoush salad has always been one of my favorite salads. It is a lettuce-less salad and has bread in it -- what's not to like! But fattoush salads are the kind of dish where everyone's grandmother makes it differently. This recipe is the closest I've found to my ideal fattoush salad.

Ingredients

1 whole wheat pita bread
[roughly equal parts cucumber, tomato, red pepper + half-part onion]
1 large English cucumber OR 2 small Persian cucumbers, diced

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Summer Squash and Basil Pasta

Summer Squash Pasta

A tasty and easy (if somewhat time-consuming) Bon Appetit recipe. Bonus - our toddler loved it!

¼ cup olive oil
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 pounds assorted summer squashes and zucchini, quartered lengthwise, sliced
Kosher salt
1 teaspoon Aleppo-style pepper, plus more for serving
8 ounces paccheri, fusili, or other non-noodle pasta
2 ounces Parmesan, grated (about ½ cup), plus more for serving
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup basil leaves, divided

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium.

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Sunomono-ish Cucumbers

Although not strictly necessary, the smashing of the cucumbers in this Bon Appetit recipe does yield a nice texture and, as Bon Appetit says, creates nooks and crannies for the marinade.

1 pound Persian or English hothouse cucumbers
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
3 scallions, sliced
4 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
Red chili flakes

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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

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