this week's menu

By Monday, October 05, 2009

Between house showings (yes, we’re crazy to try to sell our house in this market) and Pickle getting sick, it’s been wild in our house since last Friday, so sorry for the delay in posting our menu this week.

Speaking of Pickle, he has been not that into our farmers’ market excursions of late. We make it about one length of the Capitol square before the (loud) whining begins. Luckily my favorite stands are in roughly the same spots each Saturday, so I make a beeline for them and quickly buy what we need. Then we head to Café Soleil for breakfast post haste — amazing what a warm croissant will do to appease any mood!

Here’s what a quick dash around the market yielded …

At the market:
Apples — from Weston’s again
Basil — two large bunches that absolutely have to be made into pesto for the freezer!
Crimini mushrooms
Mustard greens
Organic, grass-fed beef chuck roast
Red Russian kale
Red onions
Winter squash – delicata, kobucha and acorn

Menu: Week of 3 October 2009
Sunday: Alice Water’s beef stew with buttered noodles
Monday: mushroom-brown rice casserole from
Tuesday: leftover stew with lemon-scented polenta
Wednesday: bulgur wheat with sautéed kale, sultanas, pine nuts in a sherry vinaigrette
Thursday: leftover mushroom-rice casserole with an apple salad with toasted walnuts
Friday: sautéed mustard greens on ricotta bruschetta

Happy eating! -s

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