menu monday*

The husband is out of town this week. So in essence I have the week off. But this is also a great time to experiment in the kitchen. There are a couple of things I want to make for Thanksgiving dinner that will need a little practice. My friend Sarah will be coming over on wednesday to play in the kitchen.

I don't know about you, but my idea of the perfect dinner is a bowl of soup, crusty french bread and a glass of wine. So for sure I will be making soup this week. Our local farmers market is winding down but they still had a great assortment of potatoes and onions, leeks, carrots and beautiful garden lettuces. So this week the menu is going to look something like this...

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monday
farmstand vegetable pot pie
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tuesday
leftovers
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wednesday
carrot cappuccino soup
garden lettuce salad
french bread
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thursday
farmstand vegetable pot pie
carrot cappuccino soup
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friday
potato leek soup
recipe by julia child (sheer perfection)
french bread
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saturday
husband returns - dinner out
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potato leek soup
garden lettuce salad
*not a single animal was harmed in the making of this food.
~RECIPE~
carrot cappuccino soup
recipe by rick tramanto of tru restaurant
1 lb carrots, sliced thin
1 celery rib sliced thin
1/2 med onion sliced thin
1 1/2 T grated fresh ginger
2 oranges juiced
3-4 c no salt or low salt vegetable stock
s & p to taste
sweat carrots, celery and onion. add vegetable stock and ginger. bring to simmer, add oj and cook until carrots are tender. puree in batches until smooth, pass through chinois or fine strainer, season to taste.
note: as you pass the puree through the strainer, use the back of a ladle or spoon to really press the liquid out. i hope you enjoy this soup as much as i do.

13 comments

  1. Menu sounds pretty darn good. Leftovers? What are those? It seems with me out of town your dinners are going twice as far.

    I miss you, your cooking, and sleeping in my own bed. I gotta get back home!

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  2. Don't you just love soup!!! One of my favorite things about fall is starting to make soup again. They are so warm and cozy and very delicious AND make great leftovers! And so affordable! LOVE soup! xoxoTrina

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  3. Oh, I so love soup and a crusty bread. Have fun with all your menus this week.

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  4. Dear Janet, If I go to USA someday please consider having me for lunch or dinner, I don´t like cooking but I do love eating delicious meals from expert chefs like you.
    Anything would be just right for me.
    Have a great week
    María Cecilia

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  5. Carrot Cappuccino Soup? Please post the recipe! This just sounds delightful :).

    Daryl

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  6. Would love to know if you have a good rice and beans recipe.

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  7. Thanks for posting the recipe! I'll definitely try it. Have a great day!

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  8. Love your menu, love that no animals were harmed. More and more I'm thinking of becoming a vegetarian.....meat has been turning my stomach.

    I love soup, crusty bread and wine!

    Wonderful post!

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  9. OK so when so I get my invite, Love soup so much!

    xo kelley

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  10. Hi Janet - This menu looks delicious. I have to try the Potato Leek soup recipe. Just checked and the recipe is in Julia's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" which I bought a few years ago. Thanks for the tip (and your nice comment!).

    Deborah

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  11. The menu looks great! I think I will do a post about "white" favourite rooms next week, if you look at at my labels, you will find many white rooms under my labels: white homes, bright rooms

    Have a happy weekend:)

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  12. Mmm, soup, bread, and wine... Minimalist eating at its finest! :-)

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  13. Hi dear Janet, it´s looks perfect to me, if you come to visit we will chat about our children and grands, you cook for us and I will give you all the roses of my garden. This is the perfect time for you to come here.
    Can´t wait!!!
    María Cecilia

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kindness is never out of style.

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