September 15th – September 21st

by Alison Mountford on September 10, 2014

One of my earliest food memories is watching my best friend’s mom cook meatballs. I was actually a picky eater as a kid (they say its a control thing) and wouldn’t touch my own mom’s meatballs with a 10 foot pole. But Mrs. Thomsen’s meatballs were a different story. It was an all day process, making the meat, searing each one then letting them simmer for hours in her homemade “gravy.” [Gravy is what some East Coast Italians call pasta sauce and if you're privileged enough to be eating their awesome, all day meatballs and sauce, gravy is what you say too.]

I’ve put my own twist on Mrs. Thomsen’s meatballs (she didn’t use ricotta and I form them a little larger) but nonetheless, I always think of her when cooking them. And, I think serving a delicious, tender, juicy meatball to someone is one of the nicest things you can do. So come on by this week if you don’t have time to make your own all day meatballs and gravy, and share some of ours with your family.

 

MAIN DISHES:

Turkey Meatloaf with tomato BBQ Glaze (D)

King Salmon with Melted Leeks (GF D)

Teriyaki Chicken Breast with Pickled Cucumber Salad (GF,D)

Beef and Ricotta Meatballs with Early Girl Tomato Marinara (GF D)

Stuffed 8 Ball Squash with Brown Rice, Feta and Summer Vegetables (D V)

Rosemary Peach Glazed Pork Loin with Dijon (GF)

 

VEGGIES:

Red Beet Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, Feta and Tarragon Dressing (GF,V)

Seared Squash with Cauliflower and Jimmy Nardello Peppers (GF,V,D)

Kale Salad with Queso Fresco, Pepitas and Tomatoes (GF N V)

Broccolini with Roasted Garlic Dressing (GF,V)

Slow Cooked Green Beans with Onions, Garlic and Herbs (GF V)

Fresh Market Salad, Season Veggies (GF,V)

 

GRAINS/STARCHES:

Quinoa Salad with Red Flame Grapes, Blue Cheese, Red Onion, Arugula and Toasted Pistachios (GF,V)

Orecchiette Salad with Spigarello, Carrots and Pesto (GF V D)

Rice Noodles with Tomatoes, Cucumber, Radish, Carrots, Cabbage and Sesame Vinaigrette (GF V)

Oven Roasted Potatoes with Onions and Herbs (GF,V,D)

Polenta Fries

 

SOUPS:

Classic Tomato Gazpacho Soup (GF,V,D)

Ribolita (GF V)

 

OUR SUGGESTED PAIRINGS:

Salmon with Kale Salad and Rice Noodle Salad

Teriyaki Chicken Breast with Seared Squash and Rice Noodle Salad

Beef and Ricotta Meatballs with Broccolini  and Orrecchitte  Salad

Rosemary Peach Glazed Pork loin with Green Beans and Roasted Potatoes

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