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 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!

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

Thanksgiving to-do lists

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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
  • Thanksgiving 2014

    Collecting our t'giving meal recipe selections:

    Menu for Week of November 9th

    Eggplant Parmesan

    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 (
    Fri: Eggplant parm (w/ salad?) (

    Menu for Weeks of November 16th + November 23rd

    Saag Paneer

    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: w/ + naan
    Sun: w/ + naan
    Mon: Indian big salad with chana chaat
    Tue: Out with Jon's parents
    Wed: Indian leftovers + naan + rice

    Menu for the week of Nov 2

    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

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