Saucy Dressings aims to complete this post – four weeks’ menus and recipes, plus a few spare by the end of 2020.

Every year an additional week’s menu, with the links to the individual recipes, is added.

 

For food in season in November, follow this link.

For music to listen to while cooking in November, follow this link.

 

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Week’s menu for November No 1

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 “Autumn’s end in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland is electrified with colour and charged by war in heavens, although occasional snow may dance across the high peaks before Halloween. Glacial airs from the arctic begin to do battle with warmer Atlantic ‘westerlies’, bring storm-force winds and flood rains. They skirmish for position and influence like gladiators in a battleground stretching from the westernmost edges of the Outer Hebrides to the eastern flanks of the Torridon mountains”

-Annie Worsley, quoted in Winter, Edited by Melissa Harrison

Saturday lunch:

OR

FOLLOWED BY

Sunday evening:

OR

Monday evening poultry:

Tuesday evening:

Leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening meat:

Thursday evening dinner party:

Thank God it’s Friday drink:

Friday evening fish:

 

 


Week’s menu for November  No 2

recipes and menus for november

November and the first frosts

“The sight of a bare wintry landscape is almost as lovely as autumn. It is delightful to see fallen autumn leaves scattered among the plants by the water’s edge, or vapour rising from the garden stream on a morning white with frost.”

-Kenkō, A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees (written circa 1330)

 

Saturday lunch:

  • Slete Soppes – Vermouth-stewed leeks and porcini on brioche
  • kumquat financiers

OR

  • colourful Smartie cookies

Sunday supper:

Monday evening meat:

Tuesday evening:

Leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry:

Thursday evening dinner party:

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

And to eat with it:

  • Secret Snack Sandwich Recipe For One, Or Illicit Nibbles To Share With A Drink

Friday evening fish:

AND/OR

  • fabulous fennel salad with feta, black olives and pecans

 


Week’s menu for November  No 3

recipes and menus for november

“When polar air sweeps down from the high north the world turns blue, a glacial clarity descends and, seizing the world for itself, encases everything in glittering crystal. Showers then are ice and hail, shards of stinging wickedness coating the ground in rhinestones and silver. A billion jewels are lit up by the pale sun, reflecting the bands of lemon and cream across the fields.”

-Annie Worsley, quoted in Winter, Edited by Melissa Harrison

Saturday lunch:

or

Sunday evening:

  • Black rice with ceppatelli mushrooms

OR

Monday evening chicken:

  • Brazilian pie of chicken and hearts of palm

Tuesday evening:

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening meat:

  • Goulash

Thursday evening dinner party:

Thank God it’s Friday drink:

and to eat with it,

  • Parma ham sesame breadsticks

Friday evening fish:

 


Week’s menu for November No 4

recipes and menus for november

Bonfire night…serve sausages and hot ham and cheese puff pastries…

“Before the change it’s all about crisp blue skies with a chill at the edge, the leaves turning and sweaters coming out of the wardrobe. After, it’s mud, rain, bare branches and those recently beautiful golds and yellows and browns clogging the drains and flying in your face. In short, Autumn Part One is a time to be outside. Part Two is the bit where you rediscover the joys of open fires, home baking and soup.”

-Pete Brown, from a post entitled Apple Porn

Saturday lunch:

  • ham and cheese puff pastries
  • Joanne’s winter vegetable salad
  • lardy cake

Sunday supper:

  • Engadine ricotta-stuffed cavolo nero parcels

OR

  • crab and avocado omelette

Monday evening meat:

Tuesday evening:

  • Leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry:

Thursday evening dinner party:

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

  • Jackie’s jacked up gin

OR

….. and to nibble at with it:

Friday evening fish:

  • Teriyaki salmon
  • Green beans with Brazil nuts

 


 

 

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