This week’s menu

I’m going to try something new — namely, posting my weekly menu in hopes of holding myself to good and wholesome home cooking, and planning a bit better than I have been during my sabbatical.

And I made homemade sourdough bread on Friday afternoon, so that needs to eaten up.  And there are mushrooms in the fridge calling my name.

So . . . .

Yesterday (Saturday), January 26
Chicken Marsala (from Cooking for Two, p. 105)
Buttered peas
Homemade sourdough bread

Sunday, January 27
Bacon/eggs for breakfast, with sourdough toast
Salad at lunch before Circus Harmony
Homemade pot-stickers at dinner, plus a Xi’an cucumber salad

Monday, January 28
Sourdough French toast for breakfast
Leftover Chicken Marsala at lunch
Leftover pulled pork at dinner

Tuesday, January 29
Bacon/eggs at breakfast
Cheese souflé (from Baking for Two, p. 216) at lunch, plus a salad
Leftover pulled pork at dinner, plus fruit

Wednesday, January 30
Grits and fruit at breakfast
Lunch with an alumna
Loaded baked potato and salad at dinner

Thursday, January 31 (celebrating Yufei’s return to the USA)
Sunny-side Up Tarts (from Baking for Two, p. 194) at breakfast
More pot-stickers at lunch
Homemade cream of mushroom soup at dinner, plus sourdough and a salad

Friday, February 1
Leftover Sunny-side Up Tarts at breakfast, plus fruit
More soup etc. at lunch
Ham steak, cheese grits, peas at dinner

Saturday, February 2
Breakfast sandwich on sourdough
Quick take-away or frozen prepared lunch, since I’ll be at school and then teaching lessons
Dinner gig, so I’m fed there

Now, the shopping list:

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • dry Sherry
  • Marsala wine
  • cream
  • more salad fixings
  • round wonton wrappers
  • English cucumber
  • chili oil
  • Chinkiang vinegar
  • sesame seeds
  • roasted unsalted peanuts
  • tonic water (not for any recipe I’ve included above)
  • elderflower cordial (because I love it with fizzy water)

An update:

Saturday dinner.
Sunday breakfast.
One of the two sourdough loaves. Next time they get 10 more minutes in the oven.

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