Recipes and Menus for January

Saucy Dressings aims to complete this post – four weeks’ menus and recipes, plus a few spare by the end of 2021.

Every year an additional week’s menu, with the links to the individual recipes, is added.

For food in season in January, follow this link.

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

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Week’s menu for January No 1

recipes and menus for january

“All the doors in this spaceship have a cheerful and sunny disposition. It is their pleasure to open for you, and their satisfaction to close again with the knowledge of a job well done.”

-Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

January’s name is derived from the Latin, ianua, meaning ‘door’. It’s the month that opens onto the New Year, you want the first person who comes through your door after midnight to be bringing salt (symbolising money – people used to have their earnings paid in salt, hence the word ‘salary’), or bread and wine (symbolising plenty).

This is the month to take advantage of the scallops, the rhubarb, and the oranges in season.

Saturday lunch:

OR

OR

FOLLOWED BY

  • leftover, light-as-air brandy butter biscuits

Sunday evening pasta:

Monday evening meat:

Tuesday evening:

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry:

Thursday evening dinner party:

OR

OR

  • pudding: warm panettone and butter pudding with hot whisky or rum syrup and cold ice cream

Thank God it’s Friday drink:

Friday evening fish:

OR


Week’s menu for January No 2

food for a week of January

Saturday lunch:

  • cheesy-quichy-souffly – a sort of tart/souffle hybrid, a souffle in a pastry case, light, puffy, very cheesy – which is also good when eaten cold the following day. It becomes solid and intense, easy to eat in your fingers, good for picnics and lunch boxes

OR

Sunday evening pasta:

Monday evening meat:

Tuesday evening:

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry:

Thursday dinner party:

OR

Thank God it’s Friday drink:

WITH

Friday evening fish:

WITH

  • Asian Cabbage and Cashew Salad, or what to do with leftover cabbage

Week’s menu for January No 3

music to cook to in January
This month’s cocktail is Gaspar’s Trice-Gold Cocktail.

Saturday lunch:

OR

OR

  • a salad of blue cheese, grapes, walnuts and celery – food pairings galore

FOLLOWED BY

Sunday supper:

Monday evening meat:

  • Steak with chocolate gloss

Tuesday evening:

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry:

OR

Thursday evening dinner party:

OR

  • pudding: bright blood oranges winking through a marmalade glaze over wintry warm steamed puddings
  • after dinner: sweetmeat lovechild between Ferrero Rochas and Nutella

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

OR

and to eat with it:

Friday evening fish:

OR


Week’s menu for January No 4

food in season in January

Saturday lunch:

Sunday supper:

  • Sausages with chutney sauce

Monday evening meat:

  • Country Thatched Pie

Tuesday evening:

  • leftovers or night out!

Wednesday evening poultry:

Thursday evening dinner party:

  • With drinks: pesto palmiers…. or other palmiers
  • starter: stuffed portabello mushrooms
  • main course: Brazilian style fried chicken  with elephant garlic
  • vegetable: Portuguese punched potatoes

AND

  • vegetable: zesty carrots
  • pudding: holy heavenly trinity of caramel, rum, and chocolate – Angel Delight!

Thank God It’s Friday drink:

OR

Friday evening fish:


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