In an effort to share a bit more of my cheffing for others, I'll be posting my upcoming menus I develop for the families I cook for.  I think it will serve as good inspiration for those of you home cooks, just thinking about what to make for dinner -- the ultimate question in my mind.  The dinners I make are always fresh and usually pretty seasonal, so even if you don't have a personal chef around -- a meal I may mention may serve as a spark for that yummy dish you've been meaning to try.  I'd love to know what you think!  

This is a funny week to start, as it's Thanksgiving on Thursday, but I thought I'd rather jump right in with this idea, instead of waiting for the "perfect" time.  

Whole wheat penne with fresh tomatoes, red chili flakes, broccoli, lemon zest and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
Romaine Salad with shredded carrot, apple and cucumber.

Cream of Broccoli Soup (made without cream -- blended silken tofu is the secret ingredient!)
garlic croutons
Winter salad of mixed greens, candied walnuts, red onion, dried cranberries, slivered pears and Stilton blue cheese

Big Cesar Salad with homemade vinaigrette, sliced avocado and grilled tofu.  Served with sliced tomatoes and a baguette.

fresh cranberry ginger relish
roasted brussel sprouts with lemon
sweet potato souffle
sauteed kale with raisins and onions
cornbread dressing
mushroom and onion wellingtons
Dad's famous Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Individual Rustic Apple Tarts (as seen in photo above)

Seasonal fruit platter
Big green salad


  1. This is FAB! I'm so making that winter salad.

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  3. so great to hear! winter salad is one of my fav things to eat.