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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

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

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: 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

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)

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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