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What to cook this weekend

Hello. The Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday at 6:57 p.m. EST at Churchill Downs in Louisville. (I’m not a handicapper, but you know my money is in soup and sandwich!)

Naturally, you’ll want to drink a mint julep while you watch, if you watch, but I’m more interested in the meal that might follow: Hot Browns, maybe, or chili cheese and stuffed eggs. You can fill the endive spears with benedict, follow with fried chicken – or, if you’re outside, with fried chicken cookies (above). How about melting bourbon balls for dessert? I think so, yes.

It’s Saturday night, for some. Others may prefer this excellent chicken katsu recipe, with a simple tonkatsu sauce that you can use for many other recipes. (It’s great on karaage, the Japanese fried chicken. It’s great on plain rice!) Or you can make adasi, a Persian dish of stewed lentils that’s often eaten for breakfast in Iran, but which combines wonderfully with a hard-boiled egg for lunch or dinner. And there’s always spring tofu soup. It’s a fabulous weekend meal.

Whatever you do, I think it would be great if you could run those steel cut oatmeal in the slow cooker before stopping to watch a screen before bed. It’s a great way to wake up to perfectly cooked oatmeal, fuel for a day in the kitchen before the week ahead.

You could make a lasagna for the freezer. You can assemble stuffed peppers to put in the fridge and cook on Monday evening. You can bake brown butter cornbread, make chili to go with it, use leftovers as a garnish for some baked eggs with kale, bacon, and cornbread crumbs. And if you’re working from home next week, or will be home next week, this roast beef recipe makes delicious breakfast sandwiches. You can make it too, and if you’re not going with chili for dinner, end the day with a stir-fry of grated tofu and shiitake. It is an excellent meal.

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Now that’s a long way from fennel and thyme, but you should read Allison P. Davis on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Court, Marriage and Divorce, on Vulture. Gossip! I had missed it.

See what you think of “The Investigation”, a police case on HBO that resulted from the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall in 2017, which you may remember as “The Submarine Affair.”

Alice Randall edited the latest issue of Oxford American, A Food Issue. Start with the letter from its editor.

Finally, here are the Bottle Rockets, “Thousand Dollar Car”. There is some truth to this.

Take advantage of it all and I will see you on Sunday. (Soup and sandwich, folks! Don’t forget to bet!)

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