Menu of the week: recipe ideas from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November
This week, we offer you a perfect balance between comforting preparations and refined dishes. To start off on the right foot, the first few days will be devoted to heart-warming classics, such as soups, quiches, savory pies or meatballs. It is only from Friday, to end in all beauty, that we embark on the realization of more original recipes certainly, but not more complicated. Lacquered salmon, duck breast, beef stew or endives with ham: wouldn’t this be a coded message to announce the beginnings of the festive season which is fast approaching?
At each meal, pleasure and gluttony are not left out, quite the contrary, since this week, the desserts are all as delicious as each other. Autumn tiramisu, cinnamon Jesuits, warm cake, and chocolate cream are on the menu.
Tuesday, November 15, it’s around recipes inspired by Anglo-Saxon culture that we meet, a fun way to congratulate ourselves on having accomplished this first half of the month. Between cookies, butternut macaroni and boiled eggs with bacon: any excuse is good to treat yourself!
What menu for the week?
Quiche without dough with smoked salmon and broccoli
Bacon Mushroom Boiled Eggs
Butternut squash macaroni
Granola cookies with oatmeal, nuts and seeds
Carrot salad with candied lemon, yoghurt with herbs
Meatballs, dill sauce
Faisselle with hazelnuts and honey
Lentil soup with smoked tofu
Tarte flambée with oyster mushrooms and gorgonzola
Autumn jelly with grapes and spices
Pan-fried roasted bread and puntarelle
Duck breast and caramelized grapes
Chestnut cream pear tiramisu
Roasted cauliflower, lemon tahini sauce
Grilled salmon with sriracha sauce
Endives with ham, buckwheat bechamel sauce
Beef stew, carrots and dried porcini mushrooms
Warm raisin-almond cake
My shopping list for the week
On the menu this week: carrots, mushrooms of all kinds, broccoli, cauliflower, endives and butternut squash are to be slipped into our shopping cart. On the fruit side, grapes adorn many preparations – sweet and savory – in addition to pears, which are available in tiramisu for the Friday meal.
At the butcher, we ask for duck breast, beef loin, minced pork loin, bacon and white ham. On the seafood side, we stock up on smoked and pavé salmon.
If necessary, we stock up on eggs, sugar, flour, butter, fresh cream and puff pastry. The same goes for herbs and spices such as cinnamon, dill, thyme or bay leaf, which will enhance each of our preparations.
In the dairy products section, we plan to buy milk, Greek yogurt, fromage blanc, gorgonzola and grated emmental cheese. Finally, on the grocery side, we stock up on lentils (green and coral), but also mung beans for the Monday daal, generally available in the produce section of the world. To make the desserts, you will also need chestnut cream, oatmeal, nuts and seeds, in addition to the classic dark chocolate bar, which will be used for the chocolate cream.
Let the music !