Sunday, November 01, 2020
Menu Plan: November 1 - 7
Since Rich and I fell in love with Croatia, and especially the Dalmatian region, I have been trying to cook more of their food. I have been looking at a particular cookbook, but didn't buy it for ages. However, a cooking friend strongly recommended it, so I finally ordered it and it came Friday! We may be cooking through Dalmatia for quite a while. There were very few recipes that I thought we might not be able to get the ingredients for easily or that we wouldn't like. Their food is like the best of Mediterranean, Central European, and Middle Eastern cooking all mixed together. I also have Croatian Desserts and I have been enjoying that for a little while, and will probably be trying some of those treats for All Saints, too.
We tried to have our All Hallow's Eve movie night, but were thwarted by the movies not coming to us in time, and none of the ones we wanted were available for streaming anywhere. So, the oldest kids set up a candy scavenger hunt for our youngest three, and we gorged ourselves on candy and spent a little time at the Grocery Outlet, with their generous fun, and had a few friends over for an easy dinner.
As today is the Feast of All Saints in the west, we are spending our day in prayer and remembrance, but also using it as a good excuse to eat some more treats. It is also the anniversary of Nejat's baptism Monday, on the day after the Feast of All Souls. We have a lot of blessings in our home this week. The weather warmed up a tiny bit just before the big cold hits us again. We are bundling up and preparing here. I wish you a blessed week!
Just an administrative note: I am going back through my posts from this year to re-enter photos that cannot be hotlinked from Instagram any longer. I'm starting with more recent posts and going backward.
- Sunday - Feast of All Saints
Breakfast: Biscuit, Egg, Cheese and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, Raspberries and Cream, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Rouz Bedoui, Duqqus, Lentil, Apple and Pomegranate Salad, Spiced Roasted Squash Slices, Key Lime Pie* with Coconut Macadamia Crust and Chantilly Cream
- Monday - Feast of All Souls
Breakfast: Shakshouka*, Toast, Sliced Pears, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: BLT Sandwiches, Pickles, Veggie Sticks, Pomegranates
Breakfast: Fried Ham and Potato Hash, Fruit Plate, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Lemon Za'atar Chicken and Potatoes, Summer Squash Fritters, Marinated Beets and Onions, Duqqus, Fruit Salad
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast with Honey, Sliced Apples, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Tomato Fritters, Battatas Harra, Roasted Squash with Tahina and Pine Nuts
Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats with Cinnamon Sugar, Chopped Apples and Raisins, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Cornbread with Sausage and Sausage Gravy, Mashed Garlic Winter Squash
Breakfast: Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese, Sliced Pears, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Loaded BLack Bean Nachos with Mixed Greens, Salsa, Sour Cream and Guacamole, Melon Salad
Breakfast: Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Sausages, Fruit Plate, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Poached Chicken with Olives, Croatian Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry Pear Tart with Almond Cream