Menu for the Week of September 24, 2017

This Week’s Menu: Two at the Table Menu Week of September 24, 2017

We have another busy week ahead of us, with several nights where one or both of us will be out, but we will still make three new recipes.

We’ll try the first of these new recipes on Sunday night when we make Ina Garten’s Roasted Ratatouille with Polenta. With the summer winding down, we thought this would be a good choice. As the name of the recipe makes clear, this dish features a unique way to prepare the vegetables that will go into the ratatouille: roasting them, rather than sautéing them. We’ve made ratatouille several times before, but have almost always had it with fish, so we’re excited to try it with polenta. 

We really enjoyed the Jamie Oliver dish we made two weeks ago, Tender & Crisp Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes & Basil. It was easy and delicious and perhaps best of all, made the apartment smell fantastic for the rest of the night! We’ll try another one of his recipes on Tuesday night, when we make Jamie Oliver’s Ginger Shakin’ Beef. We are going to make one major change to the recipe, however. The recipe calls for using miso paste as a coating for the steak. Rather than buy a container of miso just to have it sit in the fridge, we tried to find an alternative. We found an idea on the Food 52 website, which suggests using a combination of anchovy paste and tahini (both of which we already have)  instead of miso paste. We’ll keep our fingers crossed and see how it goes.

Kim found a fun pizza recipe and since we already have some dough in the freezer, we thought we would give it a try on Saturday night. It’s Half Baked Harvest Brussels Sprout Mushroom Pizza with Crispy Prosciutto and Sage. It’s not a very traditional pizza, but we know all the toppings, including the apple butter, burrata cheese, and provolone that aren’t mentioned in the recipe name, will go great together, We can’t imagine that putting them on a pizza will make them worse. We will definitely pay a visit to our friend Michael at Columbus Wine and Spirits to see how creative he can get with a wine pairing!

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