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 February, follow this link.

For eleven pieces of pink and rosy music to cook to in February, follow this link.

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Week’s menu for February No 1

recipes and menus for February

China Town in London celebrates Chinese New Year

This month I’m off to the States so I’ll be looking into brownies and chocolate chip cookies; and drinking an appropriate Manhattan. We have Valentine’s Day – excuse for all food and drink pink, red, heart-shaped and chocolate. 19th February 2015 heralds the new Chinese Year of the Sheep (or goat) – so we’ll be exploring mutton and the goats’ cheese, Riblaire.

Purple sprouting is the new vegetable on the block so we’ll be incorporating that first taste of spring into some recipes to pep up our winter-jaded palates.

There is also Pancake Day – follow this link for how to make pancakes.

 

minced beef pie

Taco-topped beef pie -a Mediterranean, crisp-textured version of cottage pie. Making ‘pastry’ with tacos is very successful, and of course very simple and quick.

Saturday lunch:

Sunday evening:

Monday evening chicken:

Tuesday evening:

  • Leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening meat:

chocolate mousse recipe

The most delicious chocolate mousse

Thursday evening dinner party:

Thank God it’s Friday drink:

amarena cherry

One of the compromises is an amarena cherry

Friday evening fish:

This month’s cheese:

 


Week’s menu for February No 2

 

recipes and menus for February

Valentine’s Day – a day for chocolates and roses….

“Now from his breast into the eyes the ache
of longing mounted, and he wept at last,
his dear wife, clear and faithful, in his arms,
longed for as the sunwarmed earth is longed for by a swimmer
spent in rough water where his ship went down
under Poseidon’s blows, gale winds and tons of sea.
Few men can keep alive through a big serf
to crawl, clotted with brine, on kindly beaches
in joy, in joy, knowing the abyss behind:
and so she too rejoiced, her gaze upon her husband,
her white arms round him pressed as though forever.”

Homer, The Odyssey

 

cabbage and avocado recipe

concocted cabbage collation

Saturday lunch:

  • concocted cabbage collation – an unusual pairing of cabbage with avocado, which you can make into a hearty lunch by adding nutty lentils

Sunday evening pasta:

Monday evening rabbit:

Tuesday evening:

Leftovers or night out!

recipe for a pie using duck confit

Duckkeepers’ pie

Wednesday evening meat:

Valentine’s dinner for two:

Conceived to reduce cooking time to a minimum… plenty of time for ….other things:

Friday evening fish:

 


 

Week’s menu for February No 3

recipes and menus for February

 

“‘As the days lengthen, the cold strengthens’ is an old country saying. February brings the severe frosts and the snow….. But while the sun glows low and red above the frozen fields there is shelter and comparative warmth in the coppice. Here men are busy felling the undergrowth. Black they look against the thin covering of shining snow on the ground, all varieties of colour lost in their contrasting depth of tone.”

Clare Leighton, The Farmer’s Year: A Calendar of English Husbandry

 

omelette Arnold Bennett recipe

Omelette Arnold Bennett

Saturday lunch:

 

Sunday supper:

 

Monday evening meat:

 

Asian spinach recipe

Asian spinach recipe

Tuesday evening:

  • Leftovers or night out!

 

Wednesday evening poultry:

 

Thursday evening dinner party:

 

smoked salmon roulade recipe

La bohème smoked salmon roulade

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

 

Friday evening fish:

 


 

Week’s menu for February No 4

 

food for a week in February

 

“The sky is gone. It is not clouded, it is swathed in gloom. Upwards the still air thickens and there is no arch or vault of heaven. Formless and vague, it seems like some vast shadow descending. The sun has disappeared and the light there still is, is left in the atmosphere enclosed by the gloomy mist as pools are left by a receding tide.”

Richard Jeffries, Haunts of the Lapwing, 1883

carrot cake recipe

The secret to a good carrot cake is the banana

Saturday lunch:

Sunday supper:

  • sunset inspired sweet and salty black rice with prawns

OR

  • breaded calves’ livers with a bright tomato salad

Monday evening meat:

  • roast rose veal with rose vermouth sauce
chicken curry recipe

Learning how to make chicken curry in Mysore

Tuesday evening:

Leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry:

Thursday evening dinner party:

Lipstick cocktail at Kong restaurant in Paris

Lipstick cocktail at Kong restaurant in Paris

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

Friday evening fish:

  • Vineet-inspired black lentils and prawn

OR

  • Modigliani white fish fillets with a mussel and saffron sauce

AND

  • peppers stuffed with apple and mascarpone

 


 

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