As I head out the door for qigong this morning, my husband asks, “What’s for supper?” I reply, “I don’t know.” I have a bunch of recipe clippings sitting in my notebook on the kitchen table. Later on, I peruse a few, review the weekly specials at Whole Foods and decide on Spicy Shrimp and Chickpea Salad. Off to Whole Foods and disappointment. It seems they ran out of the Shell-On White Shrimp 10-15 count over the weekend. The fishmonger said he requested more, but his order wasn’t refilled. This is the second time this has happened to me where specially priced items are not available until the end of the sale week. Lesson learned, don’t wait until the final day of the sale.
Do you ever find yourself standing in front of the meat case at your local market waiting for inspiration to hit? Or do you open your freezer door thinking, “What can I make for supper?” I had that happen to me recently when I couldn’t think of what to cook on a hot, steamy night.
We have a subscription to The New York Times and I subscribe to their newsletter NYT Cooking. The variety of contributors to the newsletter is quite diverse and the recipes reflect this. In Sunday’s July 17th newsletter, “What to Cook This Week,” there was a recipe by Ali Slagle for Chicken Parm Burger. Dinner decided!
It’s peach season and they’re coming in sweet and juicy! In the past I’ve prepared Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops with Summer Peach Salsa from the “Bounty of Biltmore Cook Book” by Oxmoor House, Peach Cobbler from Gourmet Magazine and Raspberry Peach Jam from the website Oregon Transplant. I have another one to offer for your consideration, Roasted Chicken Thighs with Peaches, Basil and Ginger.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.