Weekly Menu: August 28 – September 3, 2011
Sunday: In San Diego
Monday: Suz Client Dinner, Christian frozen leftovers
Tuesday: Tofu & Veggie Stir-fry (DIY)
Wednesday: Suz Work Dinner, Christian Omelet
Thursday: Leftovers: Stir-fry
Friday: Christian's Posole Soup
Saturday: Leftovers: Posole
This week is a bit crazy...we fly back from San Diego Monday morning and then I have two work dinners.  So we're keeping it simple and leaning on some old favorites.  Feel free to dig back in the archives to fill the nights where this week's menu isn't helpful for your schedule!  

I'm embarrassed to say that I've lived in San Francisco for almost 5 years and last night was my first time eating at Incanto. I've heard so many good things about executive chef Chris Cosentino's food (and have been following his career for a while) that I was honestly a little worried Incanto wouldn't live up to the hype I had built up in my mind...but not to fear, Cosentino's food and my first Incanto experience absolutely delivered!

If you don't know much about Chris Cosentino there is one important thing to note in order to be prepared for the Incanto menu.  Chris is a big part of what I will call the "whole animal" movement...meaning he is passionate about using every part of the animal in his cooking.  Snout to tail if you will, including all of the delectable organ meats that I personally love so much.  Take a quick spin to his site, OffalGood for all of the delicious and gory details on his work in this area.  For me, and my dining partners for the night, this was very exciting and we tried our hardest to sample as much as we could on our visit.
Weekly Menu: August 21-27, 2011
Sunday: Eggplant Putannesca Stacks with Roasted Balsamic Seasonal Veggies
Monday: Disappearing Zucchini Orzo with Shrimp & Salad
Tuesday: Leftovers: Eggplant Putannesca
Wednesday: Leftovers: Orzo
Thursday: In San Diego
Friday: In San Diego
Saturday: In San Diego
The menu is a bit bare bones for those of you using it this week since we're heading down to San Diego to see our good friends Nancy & Adam and our little sister Katrin.  But fear not! There are 8 months of archived menus to dig back through for other ideas for the weekend if you're interested.

Both of the dishes we are making this week are old-time favorites of ours...the first one from our Almost Meatless cookbook (this is the cover recipe) and the second one actually comes from the book Animal Vegetable Miracle...which if you haven't read yet you definitely should!  It's an incredibly inspiring book and it has lots of good recipes throughout...we add grilled shrimp to this one to add a bit of protein, but otherwise it's fantastic.    
Weekly Menu: August 14-20 2011
Sunday: Camping in Tahoe: Leftover Brats & Corn Salad
Monday: Takeout on way home from Tahoe
Tuesday: Chicken Tacos, Roasted Red Pepper Salad & Refried Beans (DIY)
Wednesday: Summer Minestrone Soup
Thursday: Leftover Chicken: Quesadillas
Friday: Leftovers: Soup
Saturday: Eat Out: Incanto!
Weekly Menu: August 7-13 2011
Sunday: Roasted Tomato Soup with Spinach Pesto
Monday: Fish Fillets in Mole Verde with seasonal veggies
Tuesday: Curried Red Lentil, Kohlrabi & Couscous Salad
Wednesday: Leftovers: Soup
Thursday: Leftovers: Lentil Salad
Friday: Camping in Tahoe: Grilled Salmon with Ratatouille (DIY)
Saturday: Camping in Tahoe: Brats with Peppers & Onions and Grilled Corn, Black Bean & Jalepeño Salad (DIY)
This week we have pretty light and mostly vegetarian meals since we’re heading to Tahoe to go camping this weekend and I know we’ll have quite a bit of meat for dinner there. All of the links are to the actual recipes I’m using this week except for the Tomato Soup...the recipe I am using is actually from “Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever,” but I couldn’t find it online. The one I linked to here isn’t a slow cooker recipe and I’ve never used a recipe from this blog, but it looks yummy...so if you try it out let me know how it is!