Monday, January 3, 2011

Weekly Menu 1/3 - 1/8/11

Well, the holidays are over & the tree & lights will come down this week. We've had a beautiful white one here in the North this winter though we cold have done without the ice storm on New Year's Eve.
#361 - Hoarfrost
I can't say I'm sorry to be getting back to a normal routine though especially, back to eating normally (I'd like my jeans to start buttoning a little more normally as well!). We decided not to post any food resolutions for this year because we never know where the year is going to take us & what new things are going to be available for us to try. I do plan on trying to confit some pork in the next couple of weeks & finally get around to making homemade english muffins, not that I've finally got the rings. Matt got some amazing looking grilling & meat books for Christmas so this summer should bode well for BBQ season. Then of course, there are the places we will travel to this year & what food they will introduce us to. We are planning on a cruise & land trip to Alaska in the fall & currently debating where to go overseas this spring/summer (top contenders right now are Berlin, Stockholm & Copenhagen). Don't you just love a new year & all fresh opportunities it can hold?!

On to Menu Planning Monday...

Not Too Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Soup - using the leftover roast chicken from New Year's Day

Pork Pie - Inspired by this Tourtiere on Equal Opportunity Kitchen

Sausage, Red Beans & Rice

Butternut Squash Curry Soup - Inspired by a dish we saw Jamie Oliver make on his Christmas special

Try a new restaurant this week - We have a list of restaurants we've never been to that we want to try so we are going to shoot for one every two week.

I need one more dish & I'm stumped...

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Beth (jamandcream) said...

Berlin is fab! But then Stockholm is too but very very expensive

PG said...

Agreed - love all of the fresh opportunities the future brings. Looking forward to seeing how your pork pie turns out!

Lori said...

I can't wait for grilling season now. Sounds like you'll have a lot of great ideas. The travel sounds great. We've got ours all planned out as well. Of course, we are flexible as the year goes on, but we like to have a tentative plan going in. Love the feeling a new year brings!

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