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First week of school dinners

As promised, I thought I would share some weeknight dinner menus that I'm planning. (Links to some recipes provided.) This week we transition from the unstructured days and later evenings of summer into the start of school (Wednesday).  Here's the plan, beginning after the long weekend:

TUESDAY: Last night of summer. Quick roasted fish, heirloom tomato salad, corn on the cob* (If I'm feeling more ambitious, or it is very hot, I'll do a corn-based salad.)

WEDNESDAY: Green salad, shrimp and grits. (A favorite of my son) Grilled peaches. Smoky Shrimp and Grits from Food & Wine magazine (photo: Quentin Bacon)

THURSDAY: Lentil + vegetable salad (I like David Waltuck's in Staff Meals from Chanterelle). With some mezes picked up from the store: stuffed grape leaves, babaganoush, pita bread, and clean-the-vegetable bin crudités.

FRIDAY: Movie night. If we don't order in, then rotisserie chicken, herby green salad, popsicles.

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