Choosing the menu for the week ahead is one of the most frustrating and rewarding things I do in my daily life. It’s frustrating because there’s so much to choose from, I don’t know what I’ll be in the mood for from day-to-day, and I don’t want to repeat too many of my favorite dishes. It’s tremendously satisfying, though, because I love browsing my cookbooks and magazine articles, finding the perfect recipe, and feeling totally triumphant. So here’s what’s ahead for the week*:
Sunday (last night): Grass-fed buffalo steaks with sautéed pearl onions and shallots; roasted red potatoes with sweet paprika butter (which is a Rachel Ray recipe…and I used smoked paprika instead of sweet).
Monday (tonight): Chorizo and scrambled egg breakfast tacos. (From some magazine…I don’t have the recipe in front of me. This recipe might as well be called Taste Explosion.)
Tuesday: Chicken and Peaches Platter. (From Real Simple, I believe. This is one of my favorites: rotisserie chicken, peaches, romaine lettuce, bleu cheese, and chopped almonds with a light vinaigrette…thrown together on a big platter. So easy!)
Wednesday: Mushroom and Cantal Cheese Tartine; salad. (The tartine recipe is from the Chocolate and Zucchini cookbook. Combined with a salad, it’s the ideal meal when it’s still summer but you’re longing for fall: light but still earthy.)
Happy eating, all! I always love hearing about what others are enjoying so feel free to tell me about amazing meals you’re serving up at your table.
* I use the term “week” loosely…I rarely shop that far ahead. I usually shop only 2-3 days in advance.