Sunday, March 29, 2009

Week of March 29

What a weekend! Beppo and I had the good fortune to be invited to an "Eggstravaganza" (not the official name) at my new friend Linsey's house. I got there nice and early to help prep and had a grand time baking off brioche, portioning foie gras, and slicing miso-cured char. Later that day many delicious courses, each featuring eggs, were served to a group of hungry and enthusiastic guests. We kicked off the evening with Pisco Sours and much fun was had from there. For a full discussion and lots of pictures of the 24, 24, 24 dinner (sponsored by Foodbuzz), check out Linsey's lovely blog: Cake and Commerce.

Menu for the Week
Cowboy steak (That's it up there on the right - nearly three inches thick. One steak serves three. And no, it's not made of actual cowboys.)
Broccoli di rapi
Roast potatoes with garlic and rosemary
Oven-fried onion rings (not bad at all, but not fooling anyone)
Cupcakes for dessert!

Chili-fried shrimp with scallions
Napa cabbage and shiitake mushroom saute
Steamed rice

Ubuntu's Yellow Eye Bean soup (I couldn't believe it, a New York Times recipe calling for a specific Rancho Gordo bean that I have in my pantry right now!).

Sweet potato gnocchi (this is an experiment - we'll see)
Sauteed spinach
Grilled portobello mushrooms with crispy pancetta and sage

Chilaquiles topped with a fried egg (this version from Rick Bayless)
Black bean and avocado salsa

Red lentil soup (delicious and freezable!)

1 comment:

Katy said...

hi my name is katy and i'm on the team at how2heroes,, a tasty cooking and food site featuring how-to videos from both master chefs and home cooks.

we just launched a bunch of amazing maple recipes and videos which i wanted to share with you. there's also a tour of drumlin farm in massachusetts - watch & learn all about how maple is made. recipes include: maple ice cream, oatmeal pecan maple thins (great for ice cream sandwiches!), maple pecan apple cake, maple brined pork chops, stuffed croissant french toast, maple bars and pecan-encrusted goat cheese w/ maple vinaigrette.
hope you enjoy!

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