Sunday, February 17, 2008

Week of February 17

Welcome back to winter. After the fun-filled holiday season, the Superbowl and then Valentine's day, Presidents' Day is sorta a big ol' thud of a holiday, isn't it?

I'm starting to work on the website for my new business venture and look forward to showing it to you all soon. In the meantime, I am trying to try out as many new recipes and techniques as I can. This week's menu includes a lot of recipes for my Cookbook Challenge (noted as CC below - I've been rather remiss in posting over there, I'll admit).

Menu for the Week
Pan-roasted chicken with garlic and rosemary
Baked potatoes
Asparagus with citrus vinaigrette

Turnips in escabeche (CC)
Lentils with crispy shallots
Brown basmati rice
Bitter greens salad (radicchio, frisee and arugula)

Spring rolls with black tea and mango dipping sauce (CC - I don't have the book right here - I know Heidi Swanson calls this dish something way more appetizing than this)
Sour Tientsin (Napa) cabbage (CC)
Szechuan-style green beans

Creamy tomato soup
Grilled cheese

Chirashi sushi
Cucumber salad

Steamed broccoli

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