Thursday, February 17, 2011

this week's menu

the chicken extravaganza is in full swing. i have chicken bones in the oven roasting for stock to make the thai chicken and rice soup - i've already roasted and shredded the thighs for when the broth is finished. i also just portioned all of the breasts - half are in an asian soy marinade, and the other half in a southwest style dry rub. i'm about to put on a chicken curry with chickpeas and tomatoes - like butter chicken only healthier!
for tomorrow i will have both the curry and the asian chicken dishes. the szechwan dish is loosely based on a sweet and sour dish i used to make when i was little. i was obsessed with wok with yan - and chef pasquale too! this is sort of like his sweet and sour meatballs but with a little less sweet and a little more spice. i marinate chicken breasts in sesame and soy, dust them with cornstarch and crisp them up before adding to a tangy garlic ginger sauce with lots of veggies - onions, peppers and pineapple. i'm excited for leftovers. don't worry i won't go overboard on the spice level in both the szechwan and curry but i'll probably put little sides of siracha (my fav hot sauce) in each container.
so here is the menu for the week:

szechwan chicken in a garlic, ginger sauce, with veggies and rice (friday)             $15

'butter' chicken, with tomatoes, chickpeas and basmati (friday)                              $15

southwest grilled chicken, corn, black beans, sweet potatoes & cornbread (sun)    $15

spaghetti and meatballs (foxhill cheese, getaway farm beef)                             $10

sausage & pepper penne (roasted peppers, shani's sausages, foxhill)      sm $7.5 lg $15

shepherd's pie (cheddar mash, peas, corn, getaway farm beef)               sm $7.5 lg $15

lobster mac & cheese (tomatoes, foxhill curds, leek bechamel)               sm $10 lg $20

soups $5
beet, parsnip & pear
carrot, apple, ginger
potato, leek, bacon
curried butternut squash
french onion
thai chicken and rice
beef & barley
baked beans
seafood chowder (scallops, mussels, clams, halibut) $6
beef chili (chickpeas, black beans, corn, getaway farm) $7

lemon meringue tartlets  $3
snickers brownies  $3
mexican spiced truffles  $1
oatmeal raisin cookies $2.5
chocolate, coconut macaroons  $2
wild ns blueberry muffins $2
and maybe some surprises depending on my time management skills!

hope to see you at the market!

1 comment:

  1. I can highly recommend the lobster mac and cheese which we enjoyed while celebrating Valentines with my mother. It was a big hit. Mom also loved the carrot, apple and ginger soup and is slowly working through the other delicious morsels I brought. Unfortunately the snickers brownies didn't stay around long enough to make the trip....yum,yum