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 October, follow this link.

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

 

You might also be interested in these posts – mostly concerned with Hallow’een:

 


Week’s menu for October No 1

autumn and winter in the Vallais

the end of October and beginning of November – when autumn and winter coexist in the Vallais

This month I’m in Spain, so instead of a starter for the dinner party there’ll be some suggestions for tapas… and this month’s cocktail will be ‘Spain in a Glass’.

 

Saturday lunch:

 

Sunday evening:

 

Monday evening chicken:

 

Tuesday evening:

night out!

 

Wednesday evening meat:

 

Thursday evening dinner party:

 

Thank God it’s Friday drink:

 

Friday evening fish:

 


 

Week’s menu for October No 2

Food for a week in October

The anniversary of Agincourt

This month is the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, and we’re lucky enough to have The Old Foodie aka Janet Clarkson, specialist food history blogger as our guru for the month, giving a background to this battle. In the meantime here (also read in the video clip below) is the rousing Shakespeare speech to inspire you.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers:
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhood cheap while any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day

Henry V, Shakespeare

 

This is the menu for October

 

Saturday lunch:

  • soft herring roe recipe

    soft herring roes make a quick and different lunch

    soft herring roes found when visiting The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

 

Sunday supper:

 

Monday evening meat:

 

Tuesday evening:

minced pie recipe

Cretan celebration pie

night out!

 

Wednesday evening poultry:

  • molasses chicken with a winter cabbage salad

 

Thursday evening dinner party:

 

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

 

Friday evening fish:

 

 


 

Week’s menu for October No 3

 

Saturday lunch:

  • luxurious leftover salad with marinated anchovies
  • chocolate, peanut butter and caramel cheesecake

Sunday evening pasta:

  • Chorizo and vegetable lasagne

Monday evening poultry:

  • chicken, sherry, marcona almonds
  • ragu of red vegetables

Tuesday evening:

night out!

kipper pate recipe

Authentic kipper pate

Wednesday evening meat:

  • pulled apart lamb with tapenade

Thursday evening dinner party:

  • Starter: kipper pâté and a visit to a smokery
  • Main course: early autumn slow cooked lamb with peanut and mint pesto, mashed potatoes and broccoli
  • Pudding: ultimate maple and brandy soufflé
how to make a Blood and Sand cocktail

How to make a Blood and Sand cocktail

Thank God it’s Friday drink:

 

Friday evening fish:

  • moules marinière

 


 

Week’s menu for October No 4

 

recipes for october

…and this month we have Hallow’een

Saturday lunch:

  • Renaissance ham and grapes
  • Bountiful broken leg cookies

 

Fresh and dry mushroom with pomegranate molasses sauce for pasta

Fresh and dry mushroom with pomegranate molasses sauce for pasta

Sunday supper:

  • Fresh and dry mushroom with pomegranate molasses sauce for pasta

 

Monday evening meat:

  • venison sausage and rosemary red sauce

 

Tuesday evening:

  • night out!

 

Wednesday evening poultry:

  • Chicken with plums

 

Matej-inspired melon with ricotta and cornbread

Matej-inspired melon with ricotta and cornbread

Thursday evening dinner party:

  • with drinks: paprika courgettes curled around mascarpone
  • starter: Matej-inspired melon with ricotta and cornbread
  • main course: slow cooked lamb with peanut and mint pesto, mashed potatoes and broccoli
  • pudding:  sweetness and light, carrot halwa

 

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

  • Blavod black vodka with blood-red cranberry juice

….. and to nibble at with it:

  • seducer’s deep fried mussels
Seducer's deep fried mussels

Seducer’s deep fried mussels

Friday evening fish:

  • baked turbot with truffled potatoes, and red-speckled broad beans with vanilla and chives; or mango and lambs lettuce salad

 

 

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