Recipes and menus for August

Saucy Dressings aims to complete this post – four weeks’ menus and recipes, plus a few spare by the end of 2020. Every year an additional week’s menu, with the links to the individual recipes, is added.

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

For food in season in August, follow this link.

You might also be interested in these posts:


Week’s menu for August No 1

recipes and menus for August

An August Midnight

A shaded lamp and a waving blind
And the beat of a clock from a distant floor
On this scene enter – winged, horned, and spined –
A longlegs, a moth, and a Dumbledore;
While ‘mid my page there idly stands
A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands

Thus meet we five, in this still place,
At this point of time, at this point in space
– My guests parade my new-penned ink,
Or bang as the lamp-glass, whirl, and sink.
“God’s humblest, they!” I muse. Yet why?
They know Earth-secrets that know not I

-Thomas Hardy

… and you could munch a few flapjacks whilst burning the midnight oil. Here are some other recipes for August also.

Saturday lunch:

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  • Šaltibarščiai – a Lithuanian cold soup with a shocking, smack-you-in-the-face pink hue

AND

OR

Sunday evening pasta:

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  • Meatballs with fennel and small pasta in a tomato sauce

Monday evening chicken:

OR

Tuesday evening:

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening meat:

Thursday evening dinner party:

OR

Thank God it’s Friday drink:

WITH

Friday evening fish or seafood:

OR


Week’s menu for August No2

recipes and menus for August

August is the month for the sea. It evokes images of treasure hunters, smugglers and pirates….buckets and spades and ice creams. And there’s a delicious fresh minty crème de menthe ice cream among the recipes for this month.

I’m staying at The Pig on the Beach, so lots of ideas from there (how to make The Pig’s dirty martini; and an interview with Lora Strizic, the energy behind setting up The Pig on the Beach and now the manager there). And there’ll be a post about one of their suppliers, The Dorset Charcuterie Company.

Saturday lunch:

OR

FOLLOWED BY

Sunday supper:

Monday evening meat:

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  • if you have lamb left over from your butterflied lamb of the previous week, lamb with roast sweet potato and pesto served on a bed of salad leaves

Tuesday evening:

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening chicken:

OR

WITH

  • sweet and bitter roast vegetables

Thursday evening dinner party:

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

WITH

  • almost instant artichoke dip

Friday evening fish:

OR


Week’s menu for August No3

food and drink for the month of August
Café in Tallinn

Saturday lunch:

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AND

Sunday evening supper

  • Chicken and mustard sandwich

Monday evening meat

Tuesday evening

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry

OR

Thursday evening dinner party

OR

Thank God It’s Friday Drink:

Friday evening fish:

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  • swordfish with a lightly curried mayo sauce

Week’s menu for August No4

“I rushed to the potager – you know my weakness – and walked up and down between spinach and dahlias in ecstasy….I feel as if alone in the world…. But then comes the enormous satisfaction of always finding a man dressing a hedge or a woman in a gingham and black bonnet on her knees picking up weeds”

-Harriet, Countess Granville (born 1785), Letters

Saturday lunch:

  • Esme’s favourite –  tuna and beans, aka tonno e fagioli 

OR

OR

FOLLOWED BY

  • Shrewsbury biscuits

Sunday supper:

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  • Fettucine with gorgonzola and walnuts

Monday evening meat:

  • Barnsley lamb chops with green nettle sauce, stuffed mushrooms and potatoes boulangère

Tuesday evening:

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry:

  • Glorious Twelfth grouse stuffed with raspberries

Thursday evening dinner party:

  • with drinks: convenient onion dip
  • starter: ferry smoked swordfish (or eel) on a bed of green and gold
  • main course: North African herb encrusted lamb meatballs with fresh mint couscous and yoghurt and tahini sauce
  • pudding:   Giorgio Alessio’s peach (or rather nectarine) and ricotta cheesecake

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

….. and to eat with it:

  • aubergine dip with sundried tomatoes

Friday evening fish:

  • kerala prawns masala and
  • paneer with ginger and curry leaves

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