Gentle Readers, this week’s menus come to you full of jet-lag and fond memories of the West Coast. Whatever they do to salmon there makes it taste like flowers and sunshine. But I digress. I had my traditional recovery meal upon landing and waking back up: cereal. I really miss cereal when I travel.
This week is a straightforward set of menus, let’s dive in, shall we? Weekly menus are as follows:
The Four-Square Grocery List:
The CSA from Brinkley Farms:
2 white stemmed boc choi
1 bag lettuce mix
1 bag arugala
1 bundle regular kale
1 bundle celery
And that all translates into:
We went out for Italian to celebrate the Youngest’s triumphant return to the ballet stage. The honoree almost fell asleep in her pesto. Many leftovers to be had.
This is an exciting turn of events. Waldorf is cooking for Team Practical Cook on location. How well do I share my kitchen? Let’s find out. I suspect the cuisine will be Italian, but a full report will be issued at some point.
Tuesday: Steak and Potato
There was a lot of steak talk last week, and now I’m craving one. Problem solved.
Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner
Probably omelet bar with either biscuits or corn cakes on the side. Potentially grits for the Youngest Practical Cook Junior.
Thursday: Salmon and Veggies
I’ll use whatever we get at the market, plus salmon. We need to eat more fish!
Friday: Beans and Rice
Don’t know the cuisine yet, but I’m feeling some comfort food in the works. Perhaps Peruvian.
Saturday: Dine Out!
There’s a spreadsheet of place I have yet to try. If it’s good, look for a restaurant review in the near future. Don’t hesitate to shout out some options. I keep a running list from anywhere and everywhere. Bacon and Fried Chicken get preferential seating, but anything you say is the “best ____ ever” will go on the list.
What food do you miss most when you are on the road? Post a comment below, or Tweet my way. I am going to brew up a spot of tea and relax for a bit longer.
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