Fall Menu Ideas

Menu Ideas with Recipes

Real Restaurant Recipes

I appreciate every season of the year, each for different reasons. This Fall Menu is a reflection of the harvests we enjoy after a lot of hard work during the Spring and Summer months by our unsung heroes ...our farming community.

There are more Fall-Winter menu ideas on the website, as well. All the needed recipes are provided of course.

And all the recipes are indeed tested (tasted) and approved by real restaurant customers. They are all real restaurant recipes.

Using the bounty of the harvest, you can design a delicious and personal menu for yourself and your family and friends.

When planning a menu, we should take advantage of seasonal products as they will be fresh and hopefully less expensive than at other times of the year.

For appetizers you can keep things simple, but simply delicious, by serving trays of fresh sliced apples, pears, familiar and uniquely wonderful cheese

Fall Menu and Recipes ... Ideas

Soups can be made from squashes, cabbages and root vegetables this time of year. When the days and evenings start to turn a little nippy, one of the things my restaurant customers ask for in the Fall is Chicken Noodle Soup  ...the old favorite.

And don’t forget another favorite restaurant recipe ... Traditionally Delicious Chili.

Restaurant guests also like to order Bean and Cabbage Soup. This recipe is fast and easy, but you’ll really like it.

Salads, of course, can also abound in seasonal delights. Try using fresh Washington State apples in a Waldorf Salad or an Endive, Apple and Walnut Salad.

Pears? You bet! The Gorgonzola Pear Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette  is a favorite restaurant recipe. Or you could certainly make use of all the cabbage available on your fall menu by creating an appreciated Cole Slaw!

Many meats are wonderful this time of year when graced with the tart and sweet flavors of apples.

Pecan Chicken with Lemon Butter or Chicken Parmesan with one of those delicious salads I mentioned?

Roast Pork Loin or Filet Mignon with Bleu Cheese Butter are other natural partners with this time of year. Alongside the meat, try the Sage-Cranberry Dressing and perhaps roasted Acorn squash or oven roasted vegetables.

Thinking about a casserole you could prepare ahead? Try the restaurant recipe forSpinach and Sausage Pie.

Want some seafood in a casserole? Try the Deep Dish Salmon and Potato Pie Recipe.

For many other seafood entree ideas for a Fall menu, click here.

Something easy and less expensive? Almost everyone I know loves a great Meatloaf.

How about Beef Bourguignon? My husband loves it. He (and most everyone I know) call it Beef Stew. :-)

Dessert? We must make some Apple Crisp with all the fresh apples we have available. And if you want something everyone enjoys that isn’t focused on seasonal products, I’d like you to make Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce.

How’s that for a wonderful finish for a fall meal or two!

Enjoy your menu ideas and the company of those you share them with!


“Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.”

Hal Borland