This Week’s Menu: Two-at-the-Table-Menu-Week-of-October-2,-2016
After a successful (if slightly meat-centric) menu last week, with great dishes like Saveur’s Pan-Seared Chicken with Riesling Cream Sauce, Chanterelles, and Chard; Food & Wine’s Sausage and Potato Pan Roast; and Food & Wine’s Mustard Chimichurri, which we had with both shrimp and flank steak, we decided we should skew a bit more toward seafood this week.
We’re going to a Yankee game on Sunday–the last of the season for both us and the team–with our friends Alex and Guy. Since it’s a 3:05 start and we know we’ll grab a bite at the game, we don’t have any dinner plans for Sunday night.
On Monday, we’ll make a salmon dish that will let us use up the green curry paste we bought to make the super-delicious Easiest Thai Green Coconut Curry we had for dinner a few weeks ago, This dish is The Kitchn’s 30-Minute Green Curry Braised Salmon and it’s a perfect weeknight dish: easy to make, and so flavorful you won’t feel like you’ve missed out on a “real” dinner.
Kim will be out both Tuesday and Wednesday nights, first at the New York Junior League and then at her French class at Alliance Francaise, so Tony will be on his own. We have plenty of leftovers from last week, including chicken; sausage and potatoes; and flank steak, so he should be just fine.
Kim will hit the kitchen on Thursday night and make Real Simple’s Sausage, Lentil, and Kale Soup. With the weather getting colder and New York City and showing signs of an abundance of clouds and rain this week, our mind and palates are drifting more toward cold-weather comfort food. Last week’s chicken and this week’s soup fit into that vein and we expect to make lots more similar recipes as the fall and winter roll along.
We’ll round things out on Friday by making Real Simple’s Polenta Bake with Shrimp. We plan on making another visit to the Studio Museum in Harlem on Saturday. Whether we pay another visit to Red Rooster for their fantastic fried chicken or find another cool spot near the museum or go to one of our old favorites closer to home, we will having dinner out Saturday night to close out our dining week.