This Week’s Menu: Two at the Table Menu Week of January 17, 2016
Two at the Table is off and running for the new year!
On Sunday night, we had Ina Garten’s Salmon with Lentils. This is a perfect dinner for a cold, winter night. Planning for it got us thinking about what we want to give up for Lent (which starts in about three weeks) this year. Last year, we went pescatarian (that is, he only meat we ate was fish/seafood), but because of previous commitments, we allowed ourselves one cheat night per week. We toyed with the idea of going fully vegetarian, but we think that might be a bit much. Going fully vegan is also a bit over the top for us. So, we decided that we will go fully pescatarian this year, but with NO cheats. (We’ll also give up junk food and sweets–including desserts–like we did last year.)
On Monday night, we’ll have some leftovers, in the form of The Minimalist Baker’s Thyme & White Bean Pot Pies. We made the full amount last week and decided to save some of the white bean filling to have the pies again this week.
On Tuesday night, we’ll be trying a new dish, but one similar to other dishes we’ve made in the past, like shrimp and grits: Real Simple’s Smoked Paprika Shrimp with Creamy Cous Cous. This is a bit of an audition for this recipe, and if it passes, we may make it again during Lent.
We’ll both be out on Wednesday night, Kim and the New York Junior League and Tony at the 92 Street Y for a Photoshop class, so we’ll both be on our own for dinner.
On Thursday night, we’ll be trying a new recipe for which we have high hopes: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Breadcrumbs and Brussels Sprouts from Delish. This recipe uses a technique of brushing the meat with Dijon mustard and covering it in lank breadcrumbs. We’ve made dishes that use a similar technique before, like Panko Crusted Salmon and Baked Goat Cheese, so we’re curious to see how it works with pork.
On Friday, we are having dinner with our dear friend Lynee to celebrate our anniversary and Tony’s recent birthday. We’ll be having dinner and seeing the ballet on Saturday, also to celebrate our anniversary, so we plan on ending the week with two great dinners out.