Saucy Dressings aims to complete this post – four weeks’ menus and recipes, plus a few spare by the end of 2018.

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.

 

Trumpets of the Dead, on November 2, The Day of the Dead

The best lighter for sparklers and bonfires

 


Week’s menu for November No 1

recipes and menus for november

 “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

very very lemon cake

Exceptional because of the lemon pulp

Saturday lunch:

Sunday evening:

OR

  • tagliatelle with a black truffle sauce as enjoyed in Bardi

Monday evening poultry:

Tuesday evening:

Leftovers or night out!

pheasant in red wine

Pheasant in red wine. The meat just falls off the bone because it’s cooked so slowly

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

kibbeh

Middle-eastern kibbeh

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:

how to make the perfect dry martini

How to make the perfect dry martini

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:

 


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

cabbage with mayonnaise recipe

sunset-inspired no-reds-in-the-bed cabbage

Saturday lunch:

or

  • cima di rapa salad with avocados and soft-boiled eggs
  • Old Beemster cheese
  • Maria’s nutty, seedy, good-for-you bread

Sunday evening:

  • Black rice with ceppatelli mushrooms

Monday evening chicken:

  • Brazilian pie of chicken and hearts of palm
recipes and menus for November

A hearty carbonade flamande enriched with Belgian beer

Tuesday evening:

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening meat:

  • Goulash

Thursday evening dinner party:

haddock fishcakes recipe

haddock fishcakes recipe

Thank God it’s Friday drink:

  • A summery Brazilian cocktail for winter

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…

Cheese and ham puff

Cheese and ham puff

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:

  • Steak, Yorkshire blue and whisky pie
  • Quick spinach cake
recipes and menus for November

Steak, blue cheese and whisky pie

Tuesday evening:

  • Leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry:

  • Creamy Indian chicken with cashew nuts

Thursday evening dinner party:

grown-up cherries in vodka

grown-up cherries in vodka

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

  • Jackie’s jacked up gin

….. and to nibble at with it:

  • Sardine and mascarpone with lumpfish on pumpernickel

Friday evening fish:

  • Teriyaki salmon
  • Green beans with Brazil nuts

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