Back to the Classics!

Here we go, y'all!  Back to Tuesday, and back with one of our favorite meals!

Tuesday, October 23rd:

Rio Grande Chicken Enchiladas Verdes - mild or spicy
Black Bean & Corn Salad with red peppers, edamame & feta cheese
Tortilla Chips
Fresh Veggie Crudite with Chipotle Yogurt Dip - yummy!
Vegetarian Option:  Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas Verdes
Kids' Option:  Soft Chicken Tacos - deconstructed! ($6)
Dessert:  Camino Bakery Lemon Bars ($6)
Gluten Free Option:  Corn Tortilla Chicken Tacos with Ninfa's Green Sauce (individual portion, $6)

GYTTW #1:  Shrimp & Cheese Grits with Bacon ($25)
GYTTW #2:  Soup Night - one quart each, Sonoma Beef with Barley and Homemade Cream of Mushroom with Tarragon, and a loaf of Camino Rosemary Garlic Bread ($25)

Well, y'all, we're pulling out all the stops here.  I have been craving Enchiladas Verdes, and if you've had ours before, you will understand.  There is something addictive about Ninfa's Green sauce and Mimi's Queso, and eating them on top of a healthy chicken enchilada makes me feel better about life in general.  I mean, I may still wake up in a cold sweat wondering whether my children will ever lead productive lives or if the grass we keep planting is just going to keep dying, but the Enchiladas seem to take the edge off, you know?  Or is it the margaritas?  Well, I'm not sure (and I'm not going to risk any kind of experiments to find out), but in my experience, Mexican food is a very effective way to improve your overall outlook on life, and that's no lie.

Round out your family dinner with some Corn & Black Bean Salsa in our snappy Lime Vinagrette, and get in all your veggies for the day with a variety of crunchy raw veggies dipped in Chipotle Yogurt Dip - it's a dip that tastes as good as it is for you!

Finish off dinner with the most amazing Lemon Bars you've ever had - so tart and sweet, made with fresh lemon and a lovely, crumbly crust.  Perfection!

Okay, so now we're back to Tuesday nights, which means that you still have to get through the rest of the week (and maybe even the weekend!).  I know, you're thinking, you will cook that chicken breast in your freezer.  You think it every time you open the freezer for a bite of ice cream or a frozen peanut M&M.  And yet, there it sits, because either you have no sauce to go with it, or you have sauce but nothing else, or the idea of cooking dinner at the end of the day is miserable, and you'll just have it tomorrow night.  I know, I know.  I have a whole bag of frozen chicken breasts in my freezer that have been there for 3 months, shaming me every time I open the door (for the aforementioned M&Ms).

Enter the Get You Through the Week meal.  Easy, delicious, different.  And sitting down to eat dinner with your friends and family turns out to be a very nice way to spend an evening, especially if you don't have pots & pans to clean up afterwards!  And if you're really inspired about the frozen chicken, here's something you can do with it on Sunday (don't be afraid to click the link, it's a recipe for homemade chicken soup!).

This week we're offering something I said I would never make - Shrimp and Grits.  If I've said it once, I've said it 100 times, "there are so many places you can get great Shrimp and Grits in this town, that it would be silly for us to do it too."  However.  This is a new family favorite, and it's just hard for me to not make something for y'all that my own family really, really likes, because that's what this whole DOTP thing is about - getting people to sit down and enjoy eating together.  So, here we have it.  It's good, you'll like it, and I guess we're real true Southerners now.  (P.S.  If you're not into bacon, I'm so sorry to say that this is not the meal for you, because the bacon is what makes the whole thing happy.)

Our second GYTTW meal - Soup Night - will come in handy on a night when people are going in many different directions, and you need a quick, delicious meal.  With the weather changing, some nights just feel like you want something hot, hearty and delicious, and both of our soups fit the bill.  Alex has perfected this Beef with Barley - it's almost as hearty as a beef stew, with lots of great, complex flavors.  And the Homemade Cream of Mushroom with Tarragon is one that I made recently based on a pinterest recipe I saw, and we love it!  I am actually not a big fan of cooked mushrooms, so I'm not even sure why the recipe caught my eye, but it's awesome.  In fact, I'm thinking of a little taste right now ...

That's the main stuff, but don't forget to stock up on those little extras that make everything easier & tastier:

Optional Extras:
Mimi's Chile con Queso & Chips ($6)
Fresh Veggie Bag ($6)
Jalapeno Ranch Dressing ($4)
Salad Pack:  Organic Romaine, Veggies, Jalapeno Ranch & Croutons ($10)
Vantastic Pimento Cheese :  regular or Spicy!! ($5)

Camino Bakery Goodies:
Granola ($4)
Pumpkin Bread ($5)
Cinnamon Raisin Bread ($6)

Okay, that's really all!  Email us your order & we'll look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Tuesday!

Thanks everybody,

Claire & Alex

Answers to a few questions (for more, check out the links above):

  • Meals will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon between 2 and 5:30 pm, and you do not need to be home to receive it (but you do need to leave your cooler out!)
  • Confirmation of your order will be a reminder email on Monday evening.  That email will include specific delivery-related instructions.
  • Regular dinner orders are $38, large orders are $45, and tax is included
  • Special requests can almost always be accommodated - we will email you back if we cannot do something
  • If you live outside of our delivery area, you can pick up your meal at Sociale Gourmet at 380 Knollwood, or email us to arrange a delivery to your place of work in town.
  • If you are sending a meal as a gift, just let us know in your email and we will let you know how to pay, etc.