Sunday, November 04, 2007

Menu time!

This week's menu involves a lot of preparation today, because Jesse leaves tomorrow for a week-long camping trip with the school. I don't get home with the girls until 5:30 or so, and that makes for a late dinner if I start from scratch.
  • Chili, again, because another cool front is coming in, and Hannah and I like to gorge ourselves on cornbread.
  • Turkish Winter Vegetable Stew - from Nancy Harmon Jenkins's cookbook, The Mediterranean Diet, and old favorite. The stew has root vegetables and lamb in it -what's not to love?
  • Lentil soup, at Hannah's request
  • Chicken soup, which leaves me with chicken for lunch or dinner tacos
  • Thick, center-cut pork chops, served with braised red cabbage. The cabbage recipe is Nigella's - I made it yesterday, and I'll freeze the extra portions to have a side handy when needed. I'll brown the chops, then finish them off in the oven for a quick meal.
Our extra hour today will be used for cooking, but I'll be grateful every day next week.


peevish said...

That Turkish stew sounds delish. Can you post the recipe?

blackbird said...

Pencil me in on the lentil soup night.