you choose ::::
For something a little different, today’s post is about various menu plans, colored to your mood, your audience, or the environment in which you will enjoy the food. I had a hard time not wanting to change items around constantly. But then, that’s the beauty of it: you can do just that. There is no right or wrong. These are eclectic combinations, fusions of Middle Eastern with German, Italian and Mexican, and other-inspired.
I hesitated calling this “a reprise of some of story’s favorites,” I mean, there are so many favorite recipes in my index, it seems almost unfair to only call the list below my favorites. This is just the beginning. I could go on for pages with various permutations, but why? You are just as able, if not better, to do the same.
A picnic in the sunshine (note the lack of mayonnaise)
hard boiled eggs with dukkah
A nice dinner with family, and maybe a snobby dinner guest who needs to be impressed
campanelle with pork, pine nuts, and olives
A light vegetarian lunch on the weekend
pasta + zucchini + feta + sun-dried tomatoes
buckwheat salad with mushrooms, fennel, and parsley oil
persimmon (fuyu), pomegranate, and apple fruit salad
A care package to your favorite college student
peanut butter granola bars with cacao nibs
Chill out drinks and snacks for a ladies’ weekend
persian-style iced tea with rosewater
Tea tawlk on a lazy day
Comfort food all the way
whole-wheat chocolate “PB&J” brownies (or two layer cake)
A weekend breakfast with out-of-town guests
kaiserschmarrn with peaches and blackberries
What a great idea! I love these sample menus — are you sure your true calling isn’t to write a cookbook?!!
Ha! I wish! Maybe someday if my dayjob doesn’t work out. 🙂