Weekly Menus: Week of 4/17/2011

Spring is in full bloom, and my stuffy nose and head are a reminder of the fact. Flying back from California, it seemed like there was a pollen belt we flew into. So this week will not feature subtle flavors and is rather international food court in theme.

This is also serving as a reminder that I need to perform some serious maintenance on my grill in order to bring grilled items back into the repertoire. Enough back-story, here are the weekly menus.

Weekly Menus: 4/17/2011

Weekly Menus: 4/17/2011

Four-Square Grocery List: 4/17/2011

Four-Square Grocery List: 4/17/2011

 And here’s the CSA List:

1 dozen eggs
1 pk smoked polish sausage
1 bundle swiss chard

The translation from chicken scratch to food:

Sunday: Fish and Chips
Probably Cod and Sweet Potato, with a dash of Red Russian Kale on the side

Monday: Pancakes and Fruit
There’s a tropical fruit sale at the local grocery, so it’s a good excuse to eat pancakes

Tuesday: Braised Chicken Thighs
I’m thinking Moroccan influence here, too, lemon, paprika, green olives, possibly something Afghan though

Wednesday: Soup and Dumplings
Breaking out the mushroom stock and will either go Asian over veggie dumplings with  boc choi and edamame or Italian over tortellini, with a side salad from the green oak leaf lettuce

Thursday: Beans and Rice
Most likely this will be Indian made in advance because I have a standing Thursday meeting during dinnertime now, but it could turn into Thai red curry or simple Southern depending on time/ingredients/etc.

Friday: Moroccan Meatballs
What can I say, I’m easily marketed to. My friends at Kitchen Scoop posted a fabulous picture of these, so I’m going to make them, just from scratch using their basic recipe.

Saturday: Dine Out

What’s cooking in your kitchen this spring? Share your ideas and inspirations at practical cook at gmail dot com.

Coming up tomorrow, Can this supper be saved? Spatzle Edition. Straight from the Practical Cook’s kitchen, a cautionary tale of timing gone horribly wrong.

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