Archive | April 2016

april 8 weekly menu | spring table

Farm Fresh

beets, broccoli, green cabbage, cabbage raab, chard, chives, garlic, leeks, mushrooms, rhubarb, spring salad mix

What’s for Dinner?

After settling back in from spring break (aka kitchen leave) and recovering from a house-full of unseasonable sickness, it’s time to peek back into the box and see what the season is delivering. Each week, a little less winter, and a little more spring. This week, fresh chives were added to the mix. I smelled them before I spotted them! And this is how it works…those small but mighty gestures of spring allow us to view those hearty winter greens and roots in a whole new light. Fresh and zesty chives sprinkled over nearly everything? Makes all those root vegetables seem so lively! Delicate, spring-flavored raab? Perks up a plain old pasta dinner in a flash! And rhubarb?!? Imagine the fun trying to solve “Is it a fruit, or is it a vegetable?” Enjoy this week’s menu; peruse the farmers market if you can, to get a sneak peek of the spring treats headed our way soon.

Friday – break out the grill, shake shack style

chard salad (Food52)
shake shack burgers (Deb Perleman, The Smitten Kitchen)

strawberry rhubarb pie (Deb Perleman, The Smitten Kitchen)

Saturday – buy the whole fish!

wheat berry salad with beets & fennel (Dishing Up the Dirt)
simple spring greens
grilled halibut

Sunday  – pork + rhubarb, two ways
pork chops with tangy rhubarb chutney (Real Simple)
roasted purple sprouted broccoli (Penny’s Recipes)
spring green salad (Williams Sonoma)

rhubarb crumb bars (Martha Stewart)

Monday – toss it all in stir-fry

vegetable stir fry with glass noodles (Food Network)

Tuesday –  nat’l grilled cheese sammie day

chicken panini with chard and leeks (Castellon’s Kitchen)

Wednesday – one pot, 20 minutes

pasta with garlicky cabbage raab (Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen)
roasted chicken

Thursday – weeknight risotto

leek and mushroom risotto (The Kitchn)
beet salad with goat cheese (Jennifer Segal, Serious Eats)

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