Coronavirus Menu Blog

Motivation: We're all stuck indoors these days. For us, this means a chance to be more ambitious about what we eat which, in turn, means getting to cook out of those cookbooks which have been too-long ignored. We're particularly anxious to explore James Peterson's Glorious French Food, Joanne Chang's Meyers & Chang At Home, and Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table. We're also rooting through old standbys like David Rosengarden's It's All American Food and Jean-George's The Asian Flavors of Jean-George.

Paraphrasing someone or other:
“So much delicious food, so little time.”

Friday, June 26

Lunch: Just a tiny bit of leftover lamb loin and red pepper and peas.

Leftover Lamb

With some more strawberries from the farmer's market!

Strawberry Shortcake

Dinner: I came across a classic recipe for maracroni salad (one of my favorite childhood foods) in Cook's Illustrated's American Classics cookbook. We had everything we needed on-hand to into the kitchen!

Macaroni Salad

Saturday, June 27

Lunch: Deb had wanted to make a shrimp dish for a while so we went with a recent recipe in the Times for spicy roasted shrimp (at 500%deg;!). OK but not a keeper.

Roasted Shrimp

Dinner: For dinner we decided that the remaining tenderloin could wait no longer. So filet (sous vide at 129%deg; and seared) and Bertoli's potato cake is was. We're still not cooking the potato cake enough!

Filet and Potato Cake

And more flatbread!


[There endth the Coronavirus Menu Blog in its original form. We continue with various menu highlights from subsequent meals.]