Saturday, November 8, 2008

Week of November 9

Our dinner tonight was a shining example of never judging a book by its cover. How great could this dish be? Just broth, onions, cheese and butternut squash. Good maybe, but great?

However, Luisa at The Wednesday Chef raved about this panade
recipe. Aside from halving the ingredients to make a smaller amount, I followed the recipe as she provided it. The best way to describe this dish is that it's like really good French onion soup, but not very soupy. Not a stellar endorsement, but trust me, it was delicious. The only recommendation I would give you is to make the casserole on a sheet pan - mine dripped and bubbled all over the place. Without the sheet pan, my smoke alarm would have been going off all day.

Menu for the Week


Panade of Butternut Squash, Onion and Wine (courtesy of Chez Panisse via The Wednesday Chef)
Salad of shaved celery, mushrooms and radicchio with toasted walnuts and sherry vinegar

Some chicken thing (dunno what yet, whole chickens were on sale - wicked cheap)
Sauteed spinach
Millet pilaf

Chorizo and potato tacos
Refried beans
Corn salsa
Red cabbage slaw
Chicken negima
Steamed bok choy
White rice


Poached eggs on chicken hash

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