Patricia Wells' Braised Beef with Carrots (adapted)

Equipment:  A large, heavy-duty skillet with a lid: 12 warmed dinner plates (or in our case three cold dinner plates, and four melamine kids plates, a lidded Pyrex in the fridge, and a plastic to go container.) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 pounds of beef in a single piece from …

Planning For Thanksgiving: Cook It

If you’re coming over for Thanksgiving, this is what’s on our menu. Roast Turkey with Bacon-herb butter and cider gravy (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) Roasted Fall Vegetables in Cheddar Crust (Eating Well Dec. 2008) Herb and Onion Stuffing (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) or Rustic Bread Stuffing with Dried Cranberries & Oyster …

This Week's Pizza

In the fridge:  eggplant from Lindentree CSA, fresh mozzarella cheese from the CSA, plain old-school white mushrooms from Market Basket,  a tiny bit of Applegate ham left over from making lunches, whole wheat dough from whole foods thawing In the pantry:  pizza sauce, oregano, Maldon’s sea salt, pepper grinder On …