This Week’s Menu: Two at the Table–Week of June 28, 2015
We’re making four new recipes this week, ranging from Indian to Mexican to classic American (with a twist), plus having leftover Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto, and having dinner out Friday and Saturday night. It should be a fun week for Two at the Table; here’s what we have in store:
Kim wanted to do something ambitious for Sunday dinner and decided to make Indian food, specifically, Real Simple’s Easy Samosas (but using puff pastry a suggested in these Baked Samosas) to start plus Tandoori Shrimp with Rice and Peas as our main course. We also found a recipe for Garam Masala, a spice mixture we’ll need to make the Tandoori Shrimp, on All Recipes. We’ve never made Indian food before, so we’re excited to see how this turns out!
On Monday night, since we both have plans for brief get-togethers with friends/family after work, we’ll keep it simple and make Ina Garten’s Salmon and Guacamole Sandwiches. If you follow our blog, you’ll know we’re huge Ina Garten fans, so we’re excited to try this recipe for the first time. If you’ve been following our blog recently, you know we’ve been making lots of sandwiches over the past few weeks. We both love a good sandwich, including for dinner, and will make them when the mood strikes us. The fact that they are generally fast and easy and involve limited oven time, which keeps our small kitchen/apartment cooler, makes them perfect for when we get busy and/or the weather heats up.
Tuesday’s dinner will be left-over risotto, but on Wednesday night, we’ll make Corn and Black Bean Tortilla Tart from the Hip Foodie Mom blog. You might remember we made the Hip Foodie Mom’s Mushroom, Onion, and Thyme Galette during Lent, which was outstanding, so we know the tart will be excellent too!
For dinner on Thursday night, Kim is going to recreate into a main course an appetizer that she had at a work event last week: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Truffle Oil. These were served as small, open-faced sandwiches drizzled with truffle oil. We’ll use the same brands of bread and excellent Gruyère cheese that we used for the Tomato, Chard, and Gruyère Casserole we made a few weeks ago plus the truffle oil that we brought back from our trip to Tuscany last year.
We haven’t quite settled on where to have dinner on Friday or Saturday night, but we’re feeling a little adventurous, so a trip to Queens Friday night and a trip to France (or at least the new French market place Le District) Saturday might be called for!