We have quite a few fun dinners planned this week, starting with Sunday, when we’re going to make a recipe we like think of as our own: Thunder and Lightning Chili. This dish is adapted from Robert Irvine’s Lightning Chili and Rice, but we feel we’ve made some significant changes to it, so this will be the first time Two at the Table includes a complete recipe on our site.
On Tuesday, we’re going to make an old favorite: Real Simple’s Chili-Glazed Pork With Sweet Potato Hash. We’ve been going a little heavy on pork the past two weeks, so this may be out last pork dish for a little while. We’ve made this for the blog before, but we’re going to add a twist this time and challenge our friends Michael and Eric of Wines by the Flask (www.winesbytheflask.com) to come up with a pairing.
On Tuesday we’ll have a dish that we haven’t made in quite a while and that is also new to the blog: Ina Garten’s Roasted Salmon with Green Herbs. This is a quick, delicious dish that combines scallions, dill, and parsley, which we hope will be another fun challenge for Wines by the Flask.
Kim will be out to dinner with friends on Wednesday and Tony will be in a photography class, so we won’t be making dinner. Tony will have to choose between either left over chili or pork with hash for his dinner.
For Thursday, we wanted to use up the leftover leek from the Salmon with Lentils and the left over mushrooms from the Mushroom, Onion and Thyme Galette, so we’re going to make another favorite: Eggs Baked over Sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach. This will be our last wine challenge for Michael and Eric this week, and we have no doubt they’ll come through!
We won’t do any cooking to finish the week. We’ll probably order in on Friday night, as we haven’t had sushi in a while – or lots of other things for that matter! On Saturday though, we have a big night out planned, as we’ll be attending the New York Junior League’s Fall Fete to honor our good friend Sharon, who is being recognized as an outstanding volunteer in recognition of her tireless efforts for the Junior League over the past several years.Yay Sharon!