Menu for the Week of January 4, 2015

Two at the Table_Menu_Week of January 4 2015

After all the fun cooking we did on New Year’s Day and for our Anniversary Dinner, we thought we would plan an easier week this week. That said, we’re still going to try three new recipes.

We decided to order in Sunday night from our favorite Mexican place. Monday night was also a simple decision, as we still had six servings of lasagna in the fridge!

On Tuesday, we made Real Simple’s Pan Roasted Steak with Creamed Kale. We figured this would be a quick an easy recipe and it absolutely was. (Check back in tomorrow for the write-up!)

We visited Chelsea Market in New York City the day after New Year and bought a copy of Gina Homolka’s “The Skinnytaste Cookbook.” It’s filled with delicious recipes (and beautiful photos!) and we’re going to make one on Wednesday: Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad. (If you want the recipe, you will have to but the cookbook – a wise investment if you ask us!)

We’ll be ready for more lasagna on Thursday night, but we feel like cooking again Friday night. Kim’s parents gave us a copy of Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, “Make It Ahead”, so we we’re itching to make a recipe from it. We weren’t quite sure where to start, when inspiration stuck in the form of the New York Times Sunday Magazine, which featured Ina’s recipe for Coquilles St.-Jacques. We’re going to try it Friday night. We’re cheating, technically, because we won’t make anything ahead, but we have a feeling we’re going to get into the habit with this new cookbook!

We’ll basically eat out all day on Saturday, as we’re taking a day trip to Boston to see the “Goya: Order and Disorder” exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts and Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals at the Harvard Art Museums, so no cooking then, but we’ll be back at it with a new menu next week!

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