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!
Tuscan Veal, Sausage And Porcini Ragu for Pasta
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!
Potato Turnip Mash With Buttermilk
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?
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!
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!