Sabor: What’s on the Menu this Week?
My husband writes long, organized grocery shopping lists. He asks me what I want for dinner for the week as he fills in his sections (produce, cans, dairy) and I usually just stare blankly and shrug a “no idea.”
Sometimes, I have time to thumb through my cookbooks before he heads out to the store – How to Eat, Sabor, the South Beach Diet,Vegetarian Planet — or my beloved magazine, Bon Appetit. But, often I just tell him to bring a whole chicken, salmon and a top loin. I can manage the week with those things, plus the vegetables I know he’ll bring home.
But, meal planning like that leads to boredom, no?
I know I am not alone in my “ay, que cocinar hoy?” thing. So, what if we share some menu ideas here on the Tiki Tiki this week?
They can be your recipes, or just the names of dishes you’ve got planned, maybe a link to a recipe online, or even just the name of a dish you wish you could make.
We have such variety of Latins here, with a wide variety of traditional dishes, and how great would it be to learn from each other? Kind of like this great blog’s Menu Plan Monday, but with Latin sabor.
In the comments section, tell me what you think of making this a regular feature on the Tiki Tiki…or send an e-mail if you like. I hope plenty of you say yes, I neeeed this.
I have many food blogs bookmarked, including all the ones we’ve written about here on Tiki Tiki. Marta and her Big Fat Cuban Family recipes always gives fun ideas, as does Laylita’s blog, where I discovered an arugula, mango, avocado and red chili pepper salad that marries my most favorite tastes on the planet in one dish. The delicious and summery salad is on the menu this week, as is Laylita’s brother’s ceviche recipe.
Later this week, my Cuban parents and three other relatives will be here for a few days, so I’ll roast a couple of chickens inspired by British cook Nigella Lawson. (Glossed with olive oil and roasted at 400 with unpeeled garlic and and lemons. Sea salt sprinkled on the skin to deliciously crisp it).
OK, amigas and amigos, that’s all I’ve got.
What have you got?
Bring on the inspiration.