Monday, December 31, 2007

Week of December 30

Happy (almost) New Year!

Time to start another year of blogging about food and drink. I have gotten some great feedback from you as to what you want to see and read about. As a result, I'll be trying to include more easy-to-make recipes that can be made on a weeknight after work (as opposed to prepping them a few days ahead).

I'll also be tackling some "special projects": these may be show-stoppers for dinner with friends (homemade pasta, candies or a beautiful pastry) or fun food projects (homemade grenadine, preserved lemons, jams and jellies).

No matter what I'm up to, meal planning is still important, so:

On Sunday:
  • I went grocery shopping
  • We went out to dinner at Eastern Standard (order the mahogany clams with house-made smoked sausage if they're available)
Week of December 30

Dinner out at the Eastern Standard: Many lovely cocktails and a very delicious dinner

New Year's Eve: Playing Tapas for 2007
Gorgonzola-stuffed dates wrapped in prosciutto (no jamon to be found)
Marcona almonds
Chorizo in red wine
Garlic shrimp
Fennel salad
Rice balls with cheese
Eggplant with sherry vinegar
Mahon & membrillo (thanks Mom!)

Peanut Brittle (thanks Ann!) and Fudge (thanks Chryssa!)

New Year's Day
Breakfast: Kouign Amann, courtesy of David Lebovitz
Lunch: Lentil salad with chorizo
Reubens on seeded rye
Carrot salad

Mashed potatoes
Oven-roasted brussels sprouts

Mark Bittman's Autumn millet bake (courtesy of 101 Cookbooks)
Steamed green beans with shallots

Chicken Marsala
Orzo with roasted garlic
Green salad


Julia said...

Roast chicken with herbs de provence and garlic, avec potatoes.

Hey, congratulations on your new path, and have a happy new year.

kathleen said...

Congratulations on your new venture - sounds exciting! When you are up and running, I am a member of the Newburyport Mother's Club, where you might want to advertise/post info (lots of moms, seems like good networking).

Good luck and happy new year!

Sunday Cook said...

Thank you to both of you. I am quite excited about this next step on my path.

Happy New Year to you as well.

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