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Surprising no one, this post is somewhat belated. I’m definitely missing the days when our CSA pick ups were on Friday afternoons. Tuesday afternoons don’t lend themselves to punctual menu plan posts. (If I could get organized, I’d write the post on weekends and just add the photo on Tuesday, but reality never seems to work that way.)
Regardless, it’s been a pretty good week, food-wise. A Wednesday evening power outage caused by a crazy storm that ripped through western Massachusetts resulted in take out pizza, which meant we opted to skip our usual Friday night pizza. Generally, however, the slow cooker Monday, Brian makes tacos Thursday, pizza Friday template seems to be working well for everyone involved. Even in a week like this, when I choose to go off-course some, its nice to have an overall structure.
I also received my birthday present from my sister last week – a copy of Mark Bittman’s Dinner for Everyone. It was on my wish list because I’ve enjoyed every Mark Bittman book I’ve used (I now own 4), but now that I have it I am so excited to put it to good use. The book is full of iconic, traditional, standard recipes that I feel like I should have experience with making. Each dish idea has an easy version (perfect for weeknight meals!), a vegan version and a “perfect for company” fancy version. The cooler weather has reignited my interest in cooking and I plan to try a few of these recipes each month.
The Pick Up
spaghetti squash and black bean tacos with queso fresco (The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook)
Chicken Agrodolce with spaghetti (from Dinner for Everyone by Mark Bittman)
take out pizza – due to a power outage
Sheet pan roast sausage, romanesco and potatoes
hamburgers and roasted potatoes
spaghetti puttanesca with roasted delicata squash