Are you sick of turkey yet?
We had a great time making our annual Thanksgiving visit to Grandma and Papa’s house (currently located in Kalamazoo, MI — might it be closer in 2017?). The weather was overcast and drizzly pretty much the entire time we were there, but there was good food, good beer, good wine, good conversations and Rylie got to play games, do yoga, ask questions, do crafts, make up games and generally be the star of the holiday. It was awesome.
Now, we’re back home, and it’s time for a week of Fall cooking.
To start – upon our return on Saturday, we made a pizza using one of the parbaked-then-frozen pizza crusts from last week’s pizza night.
Sunday lunch featured some pizzadillas from Cooking Light, then dinner was Fish Tacos from the America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook accompanied by Cilantro Lime Rice from How to Celebrate Everything.
The rest of the week’s plan:
Monday: Oriecchette with Sweet Sausage Bolognese from How to Celebrate Everything (I’m planning to make a double batch of the bolognese sauce and freeze the 2nd half for a future quick dinner)
Tuesday: Quiche with Wild Mushrooms, Gruyere and Chives from Taste and Technique
Wednesday: Roast Chicken on a Bed of Vegetables from Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home
Thursday: Leftover night (but, it’ll also be when I make homemade chicken stock from the Wednesday night carcass)
Friday: Chicken Soup with Dumplings from Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home (using leftover chicken from Wednesday night’s roasted bird)
Chocolate Chip Scones from Cooking Light
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