This Weeks’ Menu Ideas


It’s the time of the year when we seem to be running off in all directions!  All those invitations come rolling in, housecleaning to be done, decorating to be done…whew!  I won’t even mention the shopping!  It’s my turn to get out there next week but I find if I can avoid the malls it makes things a lot more pleasant!  With slightly more than a month to go until Christmas, if you are like me, you are probably trying to keep things on the simple side and lightened up a bit before the holidays are upon us with all the delights they have to offer.  Here are a few menu ideas for you to enjoy!  Pour a glass of what takes your fancy and cook up something delicious.  Some of the recipes could be made on the weekend, ready to be heated up one night during the week!  Put the music on and begin cooking!

While we don’t often eat pasta as a main course, sometimes when a good ragu, or vegetarian pasta comes along, why the heck not?  Pasta is always so darned comforting!  Make a big green salad and there you are!

garofalo pastaTurkey Ragu for Pasta

Tuscan Veal, Sausage And Porcini Ragu for Pasta

Red White And Green Lasagne

Chanterelle Mushroom Tagliatelle

You can never hurt my feelings with a really good roast chicken.  I always pray for leftovers!  There are so many things you could choose to serve with the chicken, from mashed potatoes, barley pilaf, red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, or a really great salad!

DSCN0480Phyllis’ Roast Chicken

Potato Turnip Mash With Buttermilk

Barley Pilaf

Danish Red Cabbage

Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta

Potato Latkes With Sweet Potatoes

Braised Carrots With Crisp Sage

Pear And Coronation Grape Salad

And who doesn’t like a big steaming bowl of homemade soup to come home to on a miserable night?

Mushroom Beef Barley Soup

Tomato Beef Barley Soup

One of things we really enjoy at our house are main course salads and here are a few of our favourites to choose from!  All you need is some multi-grain rolls or homemade biscuits and you are all set!

DSCN2661 wall of lettuce resizeShrimp Salad

Spinach Salad

Cobb Salad

Homemade Biscuits

What to make for Sunday breakfast/brunch?  Well, here’s an idea:

Phyllis’ Mouth-watering Buttermilk Waffles served with Apple and Dried Fruit Sauce

Sausage Red Pepper Kebabs served with eggs

Scroll the Fall Dessert section if you are so inclined!


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