A Fall Dinner Plan With Make-Ahead Recipes
This Fall Dinner Idea Is Comfort Food At Its Best!
The weather is starting to cool and fall is approaching. Now is the time to start planning a special fall dinner. Whether it is for your family, your friends or both, this menu plan features delicious recipes some of which can be made in advance. They are not the easiest recipes around but they are definitely some of the tastiest ones. If you are looking for an amazing fall family meal, this fall dinner might be just what you are looking for.
Mix 'N Match Fall Dinner Ideas
On this page you will find links to my best-ever recipes for chicken pot pie, tossed salad and country seed bread. You will also find more links to some other menu ideas and a whole lot of fall-themed dinnerware and décor items. I hope you enjoy your visit and take a moment to say hello at the end.
Of course you can choose to try any of the parts of this meal plan on their own. Maybe you would just like to give the chicken pot pie a try or the low-fat salad. Maybe you will simply be intrigued by the country seed bread. I hope you find some ideas to take away and try to that if you try some of my recipes that they become favorites of yours, too!
"Food is the most primitive form of comfort." ~~ Sheila Graham
The Best-Ever Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
One of my absolute favorite recipes!
This IS the best-ever chicken pot pie that you will ever eat. It has an unusual cheesy crust and is packed with vegetables. I know I'm blowing my own horn here and that you might think I need a piece of humble pie but I'm telling you this is one of my all-time favorite recipes and more than worth the effort when you want to impress your family and friends!
Check out my recipe for this down-home country pie by clicking right here!
My Favorite Pie Pan
My favorite pie pan is by Pyrex and has handles, just like this one.
This is Amazon's top rated glass pie plate. I know from experience that this style of pan is great because of the handles. Pyrex deliberately set out to make a pie plate that is easy to use and the handles on this plate from the Grip-Rite series certainly make it easier to put pies in and out of the oven!
Pie Makers Need Pie Birds
Pie birds are also called pie vents and pie chimneys.
If you have never seen them before, watch out. Once you do you may decide you have to have one and just one little old pie bird may lead to two and so on and so on and so on! Even people who do not bake are sometimes lured in to having a collection of pie vents that they wind up displaying on the kitchen windowsill!
To see a page filled with a fock of pie birds, visit A Pie Bird, A Pie Baker's Tool.
Fiesta Fall Dishes
Set a fall-themed table this year! Fiesta china is made with a focus on customer safety, preservation of natural resources and a lower environmental concerns.
Are you aware that Fiesta dinnerware is still being made in the United States? Homer Laughlin China Company reintroduced fiestaware in 1986, making a product that is suited to modern life. It is safe for your everyday use and can be put in the dishwasher, the oven and the microwave oven. It is made with a lead-free glaze that has been vitrified which yields a very strong, restaurant quality china. What I think is especially amazing is the wonderful range of colors that this china is available in, like these fall colors.
The Best-Ever Garden Salad Recipe
The salad I team with this chicken pot pie is one that wins rave reviews all the time. It is a recipe from the cookbook which I call The Best-Ever Garden Salad Recipe. The authors, also know affectionately as the ladies or Janet and Greta Podleski, call it the Beyond Belief Garden Salad and it really is beyond belief! You can find the recipe by clicking Looneyspoons: Low-fat Food Made Funright here. What is extra special about this salad recipe is that it is delicious AND it is low-fat. What a winning combination!
The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner
This salad spinner will make washing lettuce quick and easy!
The OXO Good Grips salad spinner really is an amazing salad spinner, I love mine! It makes washing lettuce less of a dreaded task and even my teenage sons are willing to wash the lettuce with this handy little kitchen tool. You can read all about it by clicking right here.
Thank you for...
Always "rising" to the occasion
Never letting things rub
against your "grain"
Being there when I "knead" you
No matter how you "slice" it,
you're a "cut" above the rest!
The Best-Ever Country Seed Bread
Those words certainly express my feelings of gratitude for my bread recipe. It is delicious and it is reliable, turning out time after time and year after year. It is a bread machine recipe but you'd never know the difference between it and an old-fashioned loaf of bread, especially when the smell is wafting down the hall while it is baking. You will also be more than satisfied when you bite into a freshly cut piece with or without butter. This bread is perfect with this fall dinner, with a chicken dinner or with a pot of homemade soup.
More Fall Dinner & Menu Planning Ideas
- A Star Chef's Harvest Dinner | Food & Wine
When chef Peter Pastan helps California winemaker Sashi Moorman at harvest, he lugs fruit, hauls barrels and, best of all, cooks an exceptional meal with just-picked grapes and Moorman's wines.
- Fall Menus - Martha Stewart Menus
Favorite recipes and video cooking tips from Martha Stewart on marthastewart.com. Great recipes for chicken, cakes, pasta, cookies, easy meals, healthy dishes, family-friendly menus, holiday food, special occasions, and more.
- How to Plan Dinner Menus for the Family: 17 Steps (with Pictures)
Having a regular dinner schedule invites a peaceful end to what may have been an otherwise hectic day, and whether you have the type of family that sits together for meals or everyone comes and goes as schedules allow these steps will work for you.
- Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe | Epicurious.com
This comforting dish is infused with the flavors of a traditional bouquet garni enhanced by celery leaves, and the filling of the pie is more brothy than that of most versions.
- Plan my dinner party - Home Cooking - Chowhound
Please help me plan a delicious harvest dinner, using all the wonderful local foods that are available to me in New England.
More Great Recipes
One of the foods that I have fond memories of from growing up are biscuits, buttermilk biscuits.
If you love corn chowder and you are looking for a great corn chowder recipe, you have come to the right place.
The Best-Ever Country Seed Bread Recipe is a delight to throw together using your bread machine...
This combination of sweet cake and tart cranberries is absolutely perfect.
The Best-Ever Creamy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe is Umm, Umm, Good!
Recently, we had Christmas dinner in July and, of course, that dinner had to include a turkey
If you are looking for a simple and easy pumpkin pie recipe, you have found it.
We've been eating this super delicious egg salad sandwich for almost twenty years.
If you love chicken pot pie, you know that there is absolutely nothing as yummy or comforting as a fresh, HOMEMADE CHICKEN POT PIE...
This green salad is my favorite and comes from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks.
Sloppy Joes. YUM. Ffast and easy and devoured by every member of our family...
A cheater recipe that makes an easy addition to any meal.
Chocolate pudding is easy and fun to make and yummy to eat!
© 2009 Treasures By Brenda