Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekly Menu 2/21 - 2/26/11

Just in from two hours of shoveling the 13 inches of snow that fell yesterday. In February, we typically get a total of 8 inches & we got 13 in one day! Just 3 more inches & it'll be the snowiest Minnesota winter on record.
More snow
Luckily, we prepared & went to the grocery store on Saturday so we could just settle in & watch it fall. That kind of day calls for some good comfort food & the Giouvesti with Keftedes (or what I like to call Greek meatballs with orzo) from Kalofagas totally fit the bill.
Giouvesti with Keftedes
The meatballs are tender & full of flavor from allspice, onion, garlic & oregano. The orzo absorbs stock & tomato sauce flavored with smoked paprika while baking which makes is incredibly creamy. I'm so looking forward to leftovers for lunch today.

On to Menu Planning Monday...

Smoked Salmon Chowder - this was one last week's menu but we ended up eating out Thursday - Sat.

Chili - got some new beans from Rancho Gordo to try

Gnocchi with brussels sprouts & butternut squash in sage cream

Pizza with sausage & grapes

Something with chicken breasts - I'm hoping something exciting hits me.

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Peter M said...

Fab looking pic, Kathy...a truly comforting dish and delighted to hear you loved it!

Stacey Snacks said...

I have Peter's meatballs bookmarked too....(sounds obscene!).
I love the orzo combo.
I made Frankies' meatballs this weekend. I couldn't decide between Peter and Frankie. hmmmmm.

Amy P. said...

Ooh, that gnocchi with sprouts, squash and sage sounds intriguing.

Paul Jennette said...

Ah snow! It's been brutal here in Chicago-land as well. Three weeks ago we were hit with 20 inches followed by -15 air temps. Your dish looks perfect for these type of days.

snippets of thyme said...

I can't wait to see the gnocci dish. I made butternut squash ravioli with toasted pine nuts and sage butter over the weekend. It was one of my most favorite dishes. I'm going to blog about it in a few days. I have the photo in my photo link but I haven't written the article yet.

Lori said...

Wow, that is a lot of snow! I hope you are able to dig out soon and that spring is on it's way.

This sounds so good. I've just recently started cooking with orzo and love it. I can't wait to see that gnocchi. I have Brussels Sprouts in and have had ricotta gnocchi on my mind, but I hadn't thought of putting them together!

Alicia Foodycat said...

That giouvetsi is the exact dish for 13" of snow! Crazy weather. Keep warm!

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