People at the door

One of my friends just wrote and told me that she has 4 people coming for 9 days. This could be a challenge to sticking to a budget.
A. If you are in the planning stages of redecorating you could take a sure bet route to minimize long stays. I didn’t knock all doors but bathroom doors down in my apartment for nothing. B. Get rid of that money guzzling giant of a coolbox and switch to a college size fridge–they’re on sale now for back to school. Nobody could expect you to be anything more than a designated snack station. C. Start making menus.

1. Roast a turkey breast set over a bunch of rosemary, a few heads of garlic, quartered onions, tossed with olive oil, salt and a splash of white wine. Baste with olive oil at the start, season well with kosher salt, and then drizzle every 20 minutes wine or water until cooked through (sear first then roast at 375 degrees). Great for leftovers sandwiches.

Warm Bread and Tomato Salad with garlic

String beans with garlic, shallots, small black olives and lemon

2. Veal shin with white wine, thyme and garlic (same technique as above, but it cooks longer)

Roast potatoes

Peas with pancetta and onion

3. Your favorite sausages

corn on the cob smeared with a garlic lemon mayo

tomato salad

lentil salad with wilted spinach and balsamic dressing

4. Salad of chicken breast, arugula, parmesan shavings and toasted pine nuts or walnuts, lemon, and olive oil
Pasta with pan roasted tomatoes, garlic and fried basil

5. Homemade Corn Chowder
Turkey or Lamb meatballs on skewers
Grilled Bread
Broccoli Rabe with garlic

6. Roast pork sandwiches with caramelized onions and homemade mayo
waldorf salad

7. Spaghetti with Mussels, white wine and garlic
salad of green beans, peas, fried parsley and homemade croutons
white beans with garlic and garden tomatoes

8. Tortillas with cheddar and jalapeno (fold in half and heat up in the frying pan)
Flank steaks with roasted peppers and onions
Corn on the cob with lime cilantro butter

9. Polenta with meat sauce
shredded carrot salad with balsamic, lemon, garlic, pignoli and raisins
roasted zucchini with red pepper flakes and mint

Don’t forget that FAYEFOOD (the cookbook) has loads of menus with all the recipes for just this kind of situation

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