We have a busy week this week, with Kim and Tony getting together with friends, both alone and together, four nights this week. Not a lot of recipes to plan, especially with some delicious cassoulet left over from Thanksgiving, but we have a couple of new recipes we want to try.
We’ll make the first recipe, Acorn Squash Gnocchi, from the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen blog (www.girlinthelittleredkitchen.com), Sunday night. We still have an acorn squash from our recent visit to the farmers’ market in Hudson, NY and thought this would be a good way to use it. We’ve never made gnocchi before, so we thought this would be a good idea for Sunday, since we’ll have a little extra time to prep and cook. We’re also excited to try this recipe because it features a butter/sage sauce. We don’t often make sauces, and almost never make butter sauces for pasta, so this will be a fun experiment.
We’ve slated the second recipe, Roasted Salmon with Black Pepper and Ginger on Celery Root Puree, for Tuesday night. This recipe will allow us to use the celery root we bought at the farmers’ market and to try a new salmon recipe.
That’s it for this week. Pretty light on cooking, but we’ll be spending lots of time with good friends, so it should be a fun week. Also, Kim’s mom and dad sent us a dozen, Texas ruby-red grapefruit, so we’re looking for interesting ways to use them. Send us any suggestions you have and we’ll do our best to include them in our menu for next week!