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Menu for November 29th-December 3rd

Welcome back and the menu for this week!

This week we are cooking up many things, but I am especially excited about, Tuscan kale! 

Tuscan Kale, aka "Dinosaur" Kale

My daughter loves to help me shop at the market and I find it is one of the easiest ways to get her to try new things. When I introduced her to Tuscan kale, I told her it is also called "dinosaur" kale, as a HUGE fan of the Museum of Natural History, her eyes immediately lit up and she was IN. 

With almost no help she cleaned the whole bunch, tore it into pieces and then and helped me blanch and sautéed it with oyster mushrooms and a splash of cream for a pasta sauce. She ate the whole thing with gusto, so I call that a culinary and fine motor skill win. 

Without further ado or stories about kale, this weeks menu:


Monday November 29th

Cacio e Pepe

Vegan Cacio e Pepe

Sautéed Kale

Sandwich: Salami & Provolone

Soup: Roasted Caulilfower


Tuesday November 30th

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Chicken

(V) Lemon & Garlic Roasted Tofu Cutlets

Roasted Broccoli

Parker House Rolls

Soup: Minestrone


Wednesday December 1st

Sofrito Marinated Pork Tacos

(V) Black Bean Tacos

Pico de Gallo & Sour Cream

Oven Fries

Lime & Cilantro Slaw

Rustic Sourdough Roll

Tortilla Soup


Thursday December 2nd

Vegan Pasta e Ceci (Chickpea & Tomato Pasta)

Sautéed Tuscan Kale

Melted Mozzarella Bruschetta

Chunky Vegetable Soup


Friday December 3rd

Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew)

(V) Red Bean & Butternut Guisado

Steamed Rice

Collard Greens

Garlic Bread

Split Pea Soup

Dessert! White Chocolate Chip Blondies