Archive | February 2016

february 12 weekly menu | winter table

Farm Fresh

beets, carrots, kale, leeks, mushrooms, parsnips, turnips, squash

What’s for Dinner?

There’s just no way around it. Dessert is where it’s at this week at our house. With Valentine’s Day, a special birthday, and Mardi Gras (make-up) we’re talking sweet treats galore. I’ll try to make up for it with the sweet-free days shaping up in the utmost of healthy, veggie-centric ways. Last week I was so excited about celebrating Chinese New Year, I missed Fat Tuesday entirely. I’m not about to miss that holiday, so call it Fat Friday, and jump right into the Mardi Gras celebrations! This beautiful kale will shine alongside an everybody-loves red beans and rice dish at our mini Mardi Gras celebration. Pizza night will move to Valentine’s Day and star in a delicious heart-shaped affair. And the freshly foraged mushrooms are still coming – they’ll play a very special role indeed nestled within the best burger in town. As for the rest, take a look, join in where your palate is tempted; celebrate all that our amazing Northwest winter offers us.

Friday – king cake & kale

red beans and rice (+ kale) (Rosso & Lukins, The New Basics)
cajun chicken sausage links

king cake

Saturday – break out the barby, quick!

balsamic roasted carrots (Gourmet)
beet salad + blue cheese (Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome)
grilled steak – your style!
rustic bread

Sunday – a very veggie love-fest

leek, mushroom, and prosciutto heart-shaped pizza (Martha Stewart)
red velvet cupcakes with orange buttercream (Diane Morgan, Roots)

Monday – president (and his wife!) approved

asian salmon kale bowl with lime drizzle (epicurious)
quick-pickled turnips (Andrew Cohen, High Ground Organics)

Tuesday – special request birthday dinner

kale caesar salad (Julia Child)
sauteed mushrooms (Better Homes & Gardens)
burger & truffle fries, Little Big Burger

soft snicker doodles (Food.com) + ice cream

Wednesday – nutty, chewy, sweet weeknight risotto

winter squash risotto (Ivy Manning, The Oregonian)
roast chicken

Thursday – sammie night

delicata squash and goat cheese panini
parsnip fries (Martha Stewart)
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