Saturday, February 7, 2009

Family weekly menu

Hey Jess, this post is just for you.... to satisfy your bottomless interest in food and everything around it. I promised you yesterday that I would post last week's menu. Unfortunately I haven't mastered the taking picture of my food yet so this will be a very very dry post.
I may even make it a weekly post.
Sunday: Tomato soup from the Williams Sonoma recipe from the top of my head:
Pancetta, bacon or prosciutto as much as you want the recipe calls for 3 pieces.
3lbs of tomatoes
1/4 cup arborio rice (short grain used for risotto)
1 onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic (may be less but I love garlic)
Chili flakes (usually don't put it)
1teaspoon of sugar (I think)

- Heat the olive oil, cook the pancetta/bacon/prosciutto
- when cooked remove it from the pan/pot and put it aside
- Sautee the garlic, onion in the same pan
- Add the tomatoes cut in pieces
- Let boil a little
- Add the rice
- If too dry add a little water.
- Add the sugar and the chili
- Let cook until rice is tender but I like to leave it about 15-20 minutes.
- Process it
- Add a little cream, some mozarella (love it), and sprinkle the pancetta/bacon/prosciutto on top...

Monday we had porc chops with green beans and potatoes...
This was really simple, just cook the porc chops in a pan, make a sauce by putting a little water in the pan and dissolve the little bits and pieces, cook some potatoes and green beans, add a little olive oil and cream and the meat sauce.

Tuesday feast at sushi ota

Wednesday gnocchi with meat sauce:
Meat sauce,
1 Can of tomato puree or starter sauce from tradder joes or marinara
Lean ground beef
onion garlic
a little cream

Sautee the garlic and onion in a little olive oil
Add the meat
Add the tomato sauce
Add some red wine
Add a dash of balsamic vinegar (optional)
Let simmer for a while the longer the better
Then add a dash of cream

You can then add cooked fusilli (small pasta) or gnocchi in the sauce, add some mozarella and stick into the oven to let it melt or just serve it with pasta.

Thursday night was our easy night and Bryan made his pirogis from Trader Joes
Friday was Sophie out night so I didn't cook
Tonight I think I will try a new recipe from Jamie Oliver with chicken... Stay tuned

Tonight I will try a new chicken recipe from Jamie Oliver... Will post next week

1 comment:

Bunny said...

mmmm. i'm definitely going to try the tomato soup next week! can't wait.