Saturday night – 03/03/2012

I had to work for much of Saturday so my husband Ted took over the cooking duties. He came up with a menu that allowed him to do much of the work ahead of time, allowing for a fairly stress free day for him.

Chicken and Sausage Bake
Macaroni & cheese (from the Joy of Cooking)
Roasted butternut squash with browned butter
Sauteed Swiss chard with garlic and lemon
Sourdough raisin bread from Nashoba Brook Bakery

Meringue with Pear, Chocolate Sauce & Whipped Cream

Full house once again this week (9 adults & 4 kids).

Everything was very well received. Ted used 8 chicken thighs and 12 sausages; all the chicken and 2/3s of the sausages were consumed.

Ted made 1.5x the Joy of Cooking recipe and maybe 10% was left. There were many nice crispy bits from the panko and irregular surface.

2 bunches of Swiss chard cooks down to something like 2 cups of sauteed greens. It’s crazy and delicious.


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