Use of cookbooks.


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Use of cookbooks.

Fev 27, 2021, 11:43 pm

This is a typical menu for us, by the way there are two stoves in the kitchen, once one of them was a professional Garland 48" 8 burner. Those cookbooks do get used. My wife does the cooking, I do the charcuterie and the food preserving.

Mon. AM Cheeseburgers w/ Jalapeno Cheddar
Mon. PM Salmon Loaf CCI
Creamed Red Potatoes
Baby Peas
Tues. AM Borscht Revisited
Tues. PM Sauerbraten, Potato Pancakes, Red Cabbage Revisited
Weds. AM Challah Toast
Weds. PM Shrimp Risotto, Tossed Salad
Thurs. AM Freezer Soup
Thurs. PM Pork Chops, Onions and Sauerkraut Gratin
Smashed Red Potatoes, Green Beans
Fri. Am Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Fri. PM Fresh Tortellini w/ Swiss Chard, Ricotta & Rose Tomato Sauce MAP
Sat. AM Waffles with Berries
Sat. PM Stuffed Cabbage, Sautéed Zucchini with Caraway ED
Sun. AM Luang Brabang (Asian Grilled Chicken Hero) ED
Sun. PM New England Boiled Dinner CCI
(Corned Beef and Cabbage) Horseradish Sauce
Mon. AM Cheese Omelets, English Muffins
Mon. PM Chicken Bites with Sweet Sausage& Vinegar Sauce LIC 287
Steamed Broccoli
Tues. AM Bacon Egg and Cheese on a Roll
Tues. PM Spicy Pork Chops KIC 277
Weds. AM Open Faced Rueben Sandwiches
Weds. PM New England Boiled Dinner Revisited
Thurs. AM Shrimp Tacos
Thurs. PM Fresh Cannelloni with Spinach Pasta Dough MAK
Fri. AM Ham Panini with Cheddar and Pickles
Fri. PM Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce (BCCLP)
Noodles, Sautéed Cabbage
Sat. AM Challah French Bread
Sat. PM Grilled Steak
Roasted Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes
Steamed Beets
Sun. AM Caramelized Onion Galette w/ Parmesan Cream EP 54
Sun. PM Roast Turkey, Pan Gravy
Stuffing, Steamed Rice
Steamed Carrots with Honey, Butter and Coarse Pepper

Editado: Mar 1, 2021, 5:38 am

Some nice menu ideas! Am I correct in assuming that the capitals/numbers following an item is the cookbook in which the recipe can be found? I don't plan that far in advance, but here is my menu for the next few days. I only "plan" the pm meal as I eat leftovers for the am meal:

Sun PM Left-over oven baked barbecue chicken, potato salad
Mon PM Chili soup/crackers
Tue PM Taco salad (seasoned ground beef, cheese, onions, tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, guacamole, onions on a bed of lettuce)
Wed PM Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes

With each pm meal my husband and I "split" a fruit. Usually an orange, apple, or banana; or we have a handful of berries or grapes.

Fev 28, 2021, 11:03 pm

Tess_W you are correct, that is the cookbook, or if it is a food magazine the issue and yes, on some food magazines we have 41 years of back issues.
When Virginia moved in our combined cookbooks measured 6 feet, with only Joy of Cooking and Boston School as duplicate, and even there different editions.

Mar 1, 2021, 5:40 am

Just wow to the magazines--after about 10 years of issues, I made sure I copied the ones I wanted and got rid of all the magazines. I feel better without the stacks, but I feel that I might me missing something--what that is--I'm unsure!

Mar 1, 2021, 11:13 am

OtherHalf and I went through our standard list of meals - things to eat every day/weekend without making too much fuss - and came up with about 33 different meals. I do the cooking, for some of them I'd consult a recipe to check what herbs it recommends or proportions, but generally I just remember/improvise. I own a shelf or so of cookbooks, but it's not often I consult them, and they usually manage not to have the recipe I'm looking for.

Mar 2, 2021, 4:36 am

>3 wwj: If one of them is Gourmet from the '50s and '60s, I'm deeply envious.

Mar 26, 2021, 1:54 pm

My menu(s) this week:
Monday-Fried tilapia, cole slaw, roasted red potatotes
Tuesday-Salad (romaine & spinach), chicken breast, all the fixings
Wednesday-Baked chicken thighs, rice cooked in chicken stock, steamed broccoli
Thursday-Tacos and all the fixings
Friday-Beef stew & biscuits

Jun 5, 2021, 3:23 pm

My menus for the coming week
today (Saturday): Chicken parmesan, spaghetti noodles, salad
Sunday: Beef, broccoli & ramen
Monday: On own, I'm going out to dinner with the girls
Tuesday: Chicken & potato kabobs on the grill
Wednesday: Spinach/ham quiche
Thur: Fried pork chops/gravy
Friday: Sweet chicken bacon bites