Menu for the Week of December 4, 2016

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This Week’s Menu: Two-at-the-Table-Menu-Week-of-Dec-4-2016

This week’s menu is pulled entirely from Food & Wine Magazine. No real reason; these were just the recipes that appealed to us the most. We have some fun events planned–a holiday party on Sunday at our friends Eric and Alexandra’s home, followed by the Park Avenue Tree Lighting and also dinner out on Friday followed by a performance of Holiday Inn at Studio 54–and Tony will be on his own for a few nights, but we still found four recipes that we want to try this week.

On Sunday, probably right after completing this post, Tony will finally get around to making the Bacon-and-Onion Tart that’s been on our menu for several weeks. We won’t have it until Tuesday night, when we’ll serve it with a simple green salad. It will also make several tasty lunches as the week goes on.

On Monday night, we’ll make another dish that should also produce plenty of lunch-suitable leftovers: Pepper-Crusted Skirt Steak with Charred Leeks. We’ll start this dish during the day, as the steak needs to marinate several hours, and then put our trusty grill pan to use later in the evening. We’ll pair this up with a Nirvana IPA from the Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, NY.

Kim will be in French class Wednesday night, so Tony will be on his own. He’s planning to make Coriander-and-Almond-Crusted Chicken Legs. This dish may require a special trip to Columbus Wine and Spirits, just to see if we can stump our friends Michael and Neil. 

We have tickets to the theater on Friday night, so we will have dinner at the Bouchon Bakery Cafe, which is in the Time Warner Center and not too far from Studio 54, where Holiday Inn is performed. We’ll be back in the kitchen on Saturday night, when we will make Fennel-and-Grapefruit-Rubbed Snapper. We did not add the ingredients to our weekly Fresh Direct order, as we knew we were going to buy fresh fish at our local Whole Foods on Saturday and figured we might as well just get everything in the same trip.

We planning our annual trip to Austin, Texas for Christmas and Kim’s birthday and have been asked to relocate our Two at the Table kitchen for a week or so as we enjoy the holiday with Kim’s mom and dad. Keep an eye on our blog for the fun dishes we have planned, including  a special Christmas dinner of cassoulet.

 

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