Friday, June 4, 2010

The First June Menu

This is going to be a very June sort of week. A number of delightful things are happening... Sarah's birthday is on Tuesday, which she is celebrating with a glamorous picnic in Annapolis...our dear neighbors are getting married on Friday (at a castle!)...and Saturday brings the infamous Honfest to our back door, during which David will be playing the lap steel as our friend Cameron covers some Hank Williams tunes!

In keeping with such a fun week, our menu is chock full of recipes I have been anxious to try. A summery menu, a spicy menu, a June menu. I will let you know how it all turns out.

Saturday: Lentil and Rice Salad, Lacinato Kale Salad, Baguette and Chile Chocolate Granita

Sunday: Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza

Monday: Southwestern Pulled Brisket (including the Slaw and the Pickled Onions)

Tuesday: Rosemary Olive-Oil Cake and Carrot-Harissa Salad for Sarah's Picnic

Wednesday: Pantry Night (i.e. use things up and attempt to be frugal night)

Thursday: Rehearsal Dinner at Abacrombie's

Friday: Wedding!

Snack and Lunch Ideas: Spiced Nuts and Seeds, Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles, Homemade Creme Fraiche Dip with Veggies and Smoky Deviled Eggs


  1. Lovely to see you again. Wow - what a busy week you have ahead of you!

    I'd love to hear what you think of that olive oil cake. I haven't had a chance to make it yet, but I'm dying to. I actually went out and bought Kim Boyce's book (I had a little credit at Borders), and I'm dying to try everyting in it!

    Have a good week.

  2. I want to eat at your house all week :) Did you get some popsicle molds? I've had my eye on some nice metal ones (see tumblr). And I found ricotta salata at Whole Foods for the kale salad. See you soon!