The week in suppers: short and seasonal

Monday. Baked macaroni and cheese, by request. With peas, not by request.

Tuesday. Mashed potato soup (with leeks.)

Wednesday. Potluck birthday supper at my bro’s. I brought quinoa salad and old-style coleslaw.

Thursday. Sweet potato curry with brown rice. Bad recipe. What are we, hippies? Won’t repeat.

Friday. Potatoes, yams, and beets cut like french fries, tossed with olive oil, and roasted with rosemary. Chicken noodle soup, minus the chicken, by request.

**Weekend cooking accomplishment: Baked four loaves of bread. I bake bread by rote. I can bake bread with my eyes closed. I can bake bread in a deconstructed house that teeters on the edge of revolution. All I need is yeast, and an oven.


This is a much-foreshortened week in suppers post. I am grappling with how to present these posts, and would appreciate feedback. Do you groan when you see it’s a “week in suppers” post? Too long? Too detailed? Are the menu ideas useful? I plan to continue doing them in one form or another because it’s easy to forget what’s working (or not), and I need constant reminders. But I also need to find the right format.

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  1. m

    I love the week in suppers! I find it interesting and helpful, and I like it when you link to recipes. I especially like to hear when you’ve planned on thing and do something else and why. Perhaps I’m just voyeuristic, but I enjoy them a lot. Don’t stop!

  2. Margo

    I find these posts really interesting! Yes, it’s true, sometimes I don’t have time to read them all, but I’m especially fascinated by the menu combinations.

    We love those same root vegetables roasted with rosemary too! Sometimes we have cranberry applesauce with that. yum.

  3. Leah

    I enjoy these a lot too – and echo M’s thoughts. Your vegetarian menus spin my imagination, as we can get into a rut or overplay a menu.

  4. Carrie Snyder

    Thanks for your comments. I’ll keep tinkering with this idea. Supper is such a focal-point in my weekly planning, as it’s the time when we all have the chance to get together (some evenings, anyway), and it’s our most elaborate meal in the day. And it is also the most stressful to prepare. We definitely get stuck in ruts over here, as you say, Leah. That’s why I love when kids suggest something, even if it’s just “mac and cheese.”

    In today’s post, I tried slipping a supper menu into a regular post …


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