Monday, April 7, 2008

Shove It in your Face

Week of April 7th

This week we’ll be dealing with two very pressing matters. First, I’m going to be working way too much over at the office (last week of tax season!!) so we’ll be doing lots of pre-prep stuff that can be finished up quickly the night we’re going to eat. Since I work late a lot during this time of the year ,we have to be diligent during the weekends, making sure we plan out the menu and get whatever we can ready while we have the time. That very diligence in pre-prep actually brings us to our second pressing matter, remember this little guy?
Yup, the tongue is finally ready, and I for one will be glad when Schaefer’s “brine bucket” finally vacates my veggie crisper! Since the tongue is huge, much larger than the two of us can do justice to in one meal, we’ll be using it twice this week. Once as a main dish and then again as a ravioli filling. This will be the first time we’ve attempted homemade (nearly) ravioli, and we’re kind of excited. So there you have it - this week’s menu is going to look like this:

Monday: Tongue with Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Roots (turnips and rutabagas) with a decent red wine
Tuesday: Red Enchiladas with Black Beans and Coleslaw with Trader Jose dark.
Wednesday: Tongue Ravioli with Salad with a decent red wine.
Thursday: Blue Cheese Mac with Salad with a decent Pinot Noir
Friday: Pizza with toppings tbd with a somewhat decent red wine
Saturday Brunch: Giant Omelets with a Pinot Grigio