Wait...did I just say relaxing week? Did I just overlook the fact that I have a midterm, project, and paper due this week?
Nope. No overlooking here. Just excited to spend some weeknights at home. <-- She's crazy.
Either way...I'm also looking forward to eating those meals while watching the St. Louis Cardinals. If you'll remember, I'm originally from Missouri. I just happen to be hiding amongst a bunch of (disappointed) Red Sox fans at the moment. And it happens to be quite fun. Maybe I'll even whip up a few game day(s) snacks for the World Series? Because you'll be watching right? Right.
This week's Meal Plan (as usual) was purely based on things that sounded good at the moment. No rhyme or reason. No particular flow throughout the week. Maybe if I had a little more time on my hands...
Actually, do you know how torturous it is to put these things together? I'm always starving by the time I find something for Wednesday. It's brutal. But someone has to do it.
Also, I included cookbooks this week because...I started a new job at a lovely little shop in the North End called Shake the Tree. And aside from all of the beautiful clothes, jewelry, and other little goodies you can find there...it has the most wonderful cookbooks. You know my Flour cookbook that I couldn't live without? Purchased it at Shake the Tree...along with several other of my favorites. Since I started working my need/desire to purchase more cookbooks than my kitchen can handle has been rejuvenated...but of course that's not an option. So in order to postpone the cookbook buying extravaganza I decided to share them with you. I'm hoping it will buy me a bit more time.
Asian Ahi Salad
-from Sprouted Kitchen
Baked Chiocciole with Brussels Sprouts, Apples, and Blue Cheese
-from Cookie + Kate
Black Pepper Tofu
-from Lottie + Doof
Roasted Carrot Soup with Citrus and Cumin
-from 5 & Spice
Shrimp, Bacon, and Figs served with Goat Cheese Quinoa and drizzled with Fig Balsamic
-from Beth Michelle
possible weekend meal...
Mushrooms and Tofu en Papillote
-from The First Mess
I actually received Yvette van Boven's first Home Made book last year for Christmas...and now I need this one.
I adore her.
Ugh. I need this. In a bad way. Look at it. It's beautiful.
This comes out October 30th. Can't wait to see it. I love Smitten Kitchen!
So...I might have already purchased this one at Shake the Tree last weekend. Whoops. It's wonderful.
This is another one I've been browsing at Shake the Tree.
1) The recipes look delicious 2) There are adorable illustrations
I think I need another bread/baking cookbook. Expand my horizons you know?
Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson and Eric Wolfinger