Feb 1 Menu

It's a lot more difficult than I thought to get back into the swing of the menu again - I've been spoiled with my in-laws in town for the past two months. On top of that, our move to Belmont has required some commuting adjustments between my wife and I - resulting in her beating me home sometimes - which means she gets to yield the chef's knife. So, we're settling into a nice rhythm and the menu will reflect both her and my tastes.

Monday - Fish Teriyaki Over Rice

Tuesday - Gyudon

Wednesday - Tobiko Bibimbap

  • Dice spinach, mix with rice, add tobiko.
  • Drizzle sauce - put onion, carrots, apple, soy sauce, and olive oil in a blender and puree.
  • Garnish with fried egg.

Thursday - Pasta and Clams

  • There really is no recipe for this. You take Trader Joe's Garlic Clams and put it over some pasta - we like linguine and fettucine.
  • Add some salad with beans.

Friday - Take Out

  • Pizza? Bon Chon? Roddee? The options are almost endless because we don't have gogi tacos!

Jan 25 Menu

Happy new year and belated it is!!! Already almost three months have gone by since we've bought our home, renovated it, and moved in and yet - we still have boxes. Woe is us, the den/guestroom looks like it will perpetually be the storage room. What we really need are visitors that will spur us into action to buy furniture, etc. All that aside, it has been great to see our daughter run around in the new house. And there's nothing better than shoveling snow every weekend. To top it all off, I am now sitting here ready to resume our weekly menus.

For those that are new to this blog, I look to create a weekly menu (usually Monday through Thursday with Friday being an "eating out/ take out" day) for my wife and now 21 month old daughter. I scour the webpages for what I hope are easy recipes that even I could do. I rely on many friends to help me find recipes to put on my weekly menu. I usually post the menus for the week on the Friday or Saturday before the week, complete with a grocery list, so we can do our weekly Sunday shopping.

So without much further ado, the list for the week is as follows.

Monday - Japanese Chicken Curry
  • The old standby which should usually be done at the end of the week with whatever vegetables are left, but we have a chicken in the fridge that needs cooking.
  • Use japanese curry cubes and don't be shy with the vegetables (at least carrots, potatoes, one celery stick). Directions on the box are simple and more than adequate. If you want to get fancy, throw in some fresh apple sauce.
  • Serve with rice and kimchi.

Tuesday - Creamy Shrimp & Broccoli Fettucine

Wednesday - Winter Vegetable Soup

Thursday - Shepherd's Pie

Friday - Whiskey Night!!!
  • The girls may be on their own this night, because the man may have to conquer some scotch and whiskey.
Shopping List for Me:
  • Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs - potatoes, celery, broccoli, garlic, salad greens, leeks, red and white onions, tomatoes, butternut squash, rutabaga, turnips, parsley
  • Meats, Poultry, Fish - 2 lb ground beef, 1 lb beef bones and beef chuck, shrimp
  • Dairy - heavy cream, 6 lb cheese
  • Pasta - fettucine
  • Frozen - green peas, corn
  • Misc - lima beans
Shopping List Addtl:
  • Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs - carrots
  • Frozen - green
  • Misc - beef stock, white wine, worcestershire sauce