Menu for the week of April 30, 2017

This week we have a nice variety of dinners planned for Two at the Table. We started the week off somewhat on the lighter side in terms of cooking. On Sunday, we went to a Yankee game with our good friends Tom and Sharon during the day. We didn’t want much for dinner (as is typical after a Yankee game for us) so Kim decided to make Ina Garten’s Hummus and some crudité as a snack for us. It is also making for some nice snacks for Tony to take to work.

On Monday night, Kim had plans with her friend Alex to go to a lecture at New York City Ballet as part of the Here/Now Festival and then afterwards, Alex invited Kim to her home for dinner so Tony decided to go visit his mom.

Tuesday night features a recipe from kitchn: Sheet Pan Mustard Maple Salmon with Potatoes and Asparagus. We are excited to have another tasty salmon recipe for an easy weeknight meal! We plan to cut this recipe in half so that we have a chance to make a few other things later in the week.

Wednesday night we turn to Real Simple for some recipe help in the form of Bucatini with Kale and Ricotta. We think the combination of the hearty kale, crunchy pine nuts and creamy ricotta with the bright pop of lemon zest will be very tasty and will definitely make us wish our trip to Florence this May was even sooner! We’ll make the full amount of this recipe so that we have a few leftovers around for lunch later in the week.

Thursday night, Kim will pop by a Cinco de Mayo event at the New York Junior League and this theme inspired her to continue to the celebration with another recipe from kitchn: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas. This recipe serves 8 to 10 people so we are definitely cutting it in half! Kim grew up in Texas and eating lots of fajitas so hopefully this will live up to her high standards.

Friday night when we have a little more time, we’ll try a new recipe from Saveur: Honey-Glazed Roast Pork with Apples. Instead of dry apple cider, we’ll use Big Ol’ Apple Wheat from Coney Island Brewery that was part of a case of beer we were lucky enough to win at silent auction at the New York Junior League’s recent Savor the Spring event, where we had a great time tasting many great delectable bites from around the city.

Saturday night we think we will take a break from cooking and visit our favorite local Italian restaurant, Gennaro.

Check back next week for another week of dinner ideas from Two at the Table.

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