This week's menu planning took a little extra thinking; one dinner out, one night helping at cooking school, and hosting friends for a casual weeknight meal creates a more complex, but exciting puzzle. I am certainly looking forward to trying new things this week, and encourage you to do the same - happy cooking!
Step 1: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Pick-Up
Winter is officially here, whether I like it or not, but I love our winter CSA boxes. In order to provide the same variety year round, we often receive a few non-produce items in the colder months. This week, fresh, organic eggs!
Step 2: Menu Creation
As I mentioned before, we are hosting friends for a cozy, mid-week dinner, and I want to make sure to serve a delicious meal. This is where the extra time became a factor. When I'm just cooking for David and myself, I am less careful about making sure all the flavors on the plate pair well together, but when it comes to feeding others, I try to think more strategically. I highly recommend this book for anyone else who enjoys experimenting with flavor combinations.
* = Find/make whatever is available in the kitchen
** = I will be substituting ground turkey, as Kosher ground chicken is not readily available
Step 3: Grocery Shopping
I try to stick with just one grocery store each week, but because the Paleo Pad Thai recipe sounded amazing, I am making an exception and taking a trip to the Asian market in search of specialty items.
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