Menu of the Week

• 01 December 2010

You may have noticed I haven't featured a "menu of the week" post for some time 2+ months at least. Well, to be honest I haven't been the most avid cook--between a newborn and a move there have been more frozen pizzas consumed around here than I care to admit! We are starting to get settled here in Seattle and amidst the unpacking, painting, and decorating, I am trying to get back into the kitchen again. I miss the process of preparing a delicious meal for my family and am ready to start sharing great food with you again. As promised, I am posting the menu we enjoyed last week so I can share recipe notes and feedback.

Herbed White Bean & Sausage Stew, Butter Lettuce Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette, Crusty Bread - really enjoyed this meal and will definitely make it again. Perfect cold-weather food and I just love white beans!

Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomatoes + Basil - a family favorite we return to after a couple of nights of trying new recipes. Everyone loves this meal--especially the kids.

Pasta Sauce with Ricotta, Olives + Fennel - a more sophisticated pasta for adults--kids not so much. My first attempt at a Daniel's Dish recipe from Elle Decor.

Cheddar Corn Chowder, Sour milk biscuits (so easy and so good!) - once you invest in a bag of organic, frozen corn from Costco, this is a great soup to make over and over. While it tastes better with white cheddar, you can substitute the same shredded cheese used in quesadillas if you already have that on hand. I add extra red potatoes for color.

Easy French Bistro Meal - I made this so often in France last year and I can't help but think of being there whenever we eat this for dinner. Try roasting winter's root vegetables with this comforting meal now that December is upon us.

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes - because we all need to have breakfast for supper ("brupper") at least once a month! :)

You can view more "menu of the week" posts here.

image 1 - Martha Stewart / image 2 - Stephanie Brubaker / image 3 - Jonny Valiant for Elle Decor


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