Menu Planning

It’s a well established fact that menu planning is one of my favorite past times. But, I’m willing to concede that not everyone gets as excited about menus as I do.

So, while you can still navigate through the trusty recipe index, here’s an accounting of some of the most successful menus on the site, divided by meal type.

Brunch | All Day Events | Dinners


aka the roof top brunch that wasn’t
Banana Poppy Seed Muffins
Egg Cups
Rainbow Cookie Cake

The Last Hurrah Brunch
Filled with End-of-Summer goodies, like Concord Grapes, tomatoes, and peaches
BLTs, featuring English Muffins
Concord Grape Focaccia

New Year, Same Us 2012 Brunch
Acorn Squash and Kale Strada
Blueberry Crumb Cake
Bagels (not homemade this time, but you can find a recipe here should you be so inclined)
Blueberries and Cream Cookies
Lime Meltaways

All Day Events

The First Annual Indian Summer Picnic (2010)
Pulled Pork and Barbecue Sauce
Vegetarian Baked Beans
Cabbage and Apple Slaw (No Mayo!)
Garlic Pickles

The Second Annual Indian Summer Picnic (2011)
Some of these recipes are repeats from the year before. I’m including them again, for the sake of having a complete record.
Pulled Pork, with barbecue sauce
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Garlic Pickles
Fennel Slaw
Four Bean Salad
Buttermilk Pralines
St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
Concord Grape Vodka Lemonade

The Third Annual Indian Summer Picnic (aka the one that took place in the Summer)

The classics are still here, plus some new additions

Honey Glazed Almonds
Pulled Pork, with barbecue sauce
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Fennel Slaw
Four Bean Salad
Buttermilk Pralines
Lavender Lemon Shortbread
S’mores Bars
St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
Spiked Lemonades

Jewish Deli Brunch
Chicken Soup with Matzoh Balls (or, Kanidela, as we call them in my family)
Rye Bread
Knishes, two ways (Classic and Spinach)
Corned Beef
Black and White Cookies
Rainbow Cookies (adapted from this recipe)
Cel-Ray Tonics
Not quite Manischewitz Cocktails
And, not on the menu, but worthy of inclusion: Garlic Pickles


The East Meets [South] West Coast Dinner
Salsa Cruda
Roasted Tomato Salsa
Chicken Tacos
Miso Cod Tacos
Stewed Black Beans (this recipe, but with half of the beans blended for better texture)
Lime Rice
Pickled Watermelon Radishes
Red Cabbage Slaw
Sweet Potato Ice Cream
Mexican Spiced Chocolate Cake

Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy
Cornbread Stuffing
Corn Pudding
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Spiked Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Custard
Corn Cookies
Cinnamon Ice Cream
Friendsgiving Cocktails with Cranberry Apple Vodka


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