Menu: June 19-25 2011
Sunday: Lasagna w/ Asparagus, Leeks & Morels Monday: Fish in a Palace Way (SF Chronicle Cookbook Vol II)

Tuesday: leftovers: Lasagna

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Jamaican Chicken & Corn on the Cob

Thursday: Shrimp & Avocado Omelets (DIY)

Friday: leftovers: Chicken

Saturday: Eat Out

Unfortunately I couldn’t find the Monday or Wednesday exact recipes online to share.  For Monday, really just a simple broiled white fish with mango salsa a healthy grain and seasonal vegetable would be a perfect substitute for what we’re making.  
Menu: June 12-18 2011
Sunday: Braised Broccoli Rabe with Orecchiette & Sausage

Monday: Roasted Salmon Citrus Salad

Tuesday: Saigon Chicken Rice Soup

Wednesday: leftovers: Orichetti

Thursday: leftovers: Soup

Friday: Nectarine & Prosciutto Grilled Pizza

Saturday: Eat Out

I actually think I found all of the exact recipes that I am using from my cookbooks online this week...so everything linked is accurate.  This Sunday’s meal is one of our absolute favorites...it makes an appearance almost monthly while Rapini is in season, enjoy!  
Beef Tataki
This is one of our favorite summer beef dishes simply because it's light and Asian inspired. Often beef dishes come along with heavy seasonings and/or heavy sides but this is light and fresh...perfect for the heat. The recipe comes from our Eating Well in Season cookbook, but you can find it re-printed on line here. We often find the Beef Tataki on it's own to be a bit light for dinner, so we'll usually make some kind of DIY Asian-inspired noodles to serve on the side. To keep it even simpler you could just serve the noodles plain underneath the Beef Tataki...delicious and easy dinner, either way. Enjoy!
Menu: June 5-11 2011
Sunday Nona’s Umbrian Lentil Soup
Monday Grilled Grouper w/ Apricot Ginger Relish, Grain & Veg
Tuesday Leftovers: Lentil Soup
Wednesday Leftovers: Fish Tacos with beans & spicy brussel sprouts
Thursday Beef Tataki with side noodle salad (DIY)
Friday Eat Out
Saturday Leftovers: Beef Tataki
I actually think I found all of the exact recipes that I am using from my cookbooks online this week...so everything linked is accurate to what I’ll be cooking. I know it’s technically Summer, but it’s been awfully rainy and chilly in San Francisco lately so some good ‘ole lentil soup sounds perfect for a Sunday meal even if it is June!
Lots of Good Eatin’ Over Memorial Day Weekend!

What a fun Memorial Day Weekend we had...so much yummy food I’m almost sick of eating. Almost.  It started out with an afternoon at KQED filming the season 6 opener of Check Please! Bay Area...that’s right, yours truly is going to be on the show!  More on that as the air date get’s closer!

During the rest of the weekend we tried out three restaurants that we hadn’t been to before: Chouchou in Twin Peaks, Flour + Water in the Mission, and the new Bun Mee in the Fillmore.  We attended SF Carnival 2011 and even made it to the North Bay to go to the 22nd Annual Larkspur Flower & Food Festival after a 35 mile bike ride up Mt. Tam...gotta earn those calories somehow!

Phew, I’m tired, happy and full just thinking about it!  Since it was such a fun food-filled weekendI thought I’d give you a quick run down so you can decide which restaurants or events next year you want to check out yourself...
Weekly Menu: May 29-June 4, 2011
Sunday: Slow Cooker Tandoori Chicken w/ Rice & Veggies
Monday: Memorial Day BBQ!
Tuesday: Leftovers: Tandoori Chicken
Wednesday: Asparagus & Potato Frittata with Side Salad
Thursday: Leftovers: Frittata
Friday: YJI Fundraiser!
Saturday: Ginger Pepper Salmon with CousCous and Seasonal Veggies
  While the recipes linked to above aren’t the exact ones I’m using this week (they’re from my cookbooks Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever and SF Chronicle Cookbook Volume II and aren’t online) they are pretty close and a good starting point for those of you who want to make these.  
Grilled Chicken & Veggie Skewers in the Park

The weather has been so incredible in San Francisco lately that we’ve decided to do something simple yet indulgent for our Sunday dinner this week.

Simple in terms of the fact that it is all store-bought.  Indulgent in terms of it being leisurely, fun and involving a bottle of Champagne while watching the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge.  Lovely.