Gentle Readers, this post comes to you while The Practical Cook is deep into field research in New York. So planning menus is somewhat difficult. Plus, this marks the week when so many Americans will be cooking at home, in some cases for the first time this year.
Some thoughts: don’t panic, enlist help, don’t try to make everything.
With those directives in mind, here are the weekly menus:
And the Four-Square Shopping List:
Which all means:
Sunday: Dine Out in NYC
After traveling, I’m crave simplicity.
Tuesday: Tomato Soup and Sandwiches
I’m working on a piece about doctored soups. This will be the second round of trials. There’s a point where it’s too hard to convert the soup and easier to make it, that’s what I’m testing for!
Wednesday: Pizza and Salad
The simplest solution to the pre-Thanksgiving warm-up.
Thursday: Turkeyless Thanksgiving
Yeah, I said it out loud.
With a list of carbs that long, why cook more food? I am a big advocate of repackaging. It’s a great opportunity to make soup or transform leftovers into a roll-up. Cranberry sauce is a powerful connector.
Saturday: Dine Out!
What’s on the menu for you this week? (I will fully admit that I’ll be craving Indian or Chinese after Friday, anything but leftovers!) Post a comment below, I’m listening!
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Coming up Wednesday, One Ingredient, Three Ways: Cranberry Edition.