October food calendar

Double Chili Cheeseburger
2013/10/01 10:46:35
Here are the special foods of the month and week for October.  Something for everybody! 

Re:October food calendar 2013/10/02 08:33:17
I'm booking certain days for sure...

10/9 (Italian) Sub Day

10/13 Yorkshire Pudding Day

10/26 Pretzel Day

10/30 Candy Corn Day

No Vodka for me on the 4th & certainly no moldy cheese on the 9th.

The 4th is also National Cinnamon Roll Day....in Sweden. I'll go with that. Maybe some Swedish Fish on the 9th.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/10/02 08:42:45
Filet Mignon
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/02 13:26:48
I love the picture...everyone who stops by my office comments on it! 
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/02 13:53:24
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/02 23:30:41
Wow!  They have a day for everything!
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/07 10:27:52
I hit both National Apple Month and National Caramel Month yesterday by making apple cake with caramel icing.

Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/07 10:51:27
Oh my, Ruby--that looks incredible!! 
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/07 11:22:34
It sure does!  Maybe she'll be kind and post the recipe???  Puhleese???
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/07 11:51:41
In the photo, I put the walnuts on top of the frosting rather than in the batter. I like to use a tart apple like Cortlands.


4 cup peeled and chopped apples
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon (or 3/4 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts

Mix together apples, raisins, sugar and cinnamon (and nutmeg, if used) in a large bowl and stir thoroughly. Let this mixture sit for one hour, stirring occasionally. Juice will begin to form - do not drain off. Meanwhile, mix together flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Grease and flour a 9" X 13" pan.

After the apples have marinated for an hour, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the eggs, oil and vanilla and add to the apple mixture. Stir well, and then add the flour mixture. Mix well with a spoon and then add the nuts. Mix and pour into prepared pan.

Bake for about 45 minutes. Cool on a rack. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

Notes: I like to substitute chopped dates for the raisins. Walnuts are the traditional nuts for this cake but I have used pecans or more often, omitted the nuts altogether.


1/4 lb (1 stick) butter
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk (not the sweetened condensed milk)
Pinch of salt
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan, add the brown sugar, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low for two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add the milk and salt. Return to the stove and bring to a full boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and let cool until lukewarm. Gradually beat in the confectioners sugar and vanilla, beating until icing is thick enough to spread.

NOTE: I don't use a mixer for this, just a big spoon.

Yield: enough for a 13 X 9 inch cake or a 2-layer cake. Recipe should be doubled for a 3-layer 8-inch cake.
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/07 12:23:49
Thank you!  I will do the same with the nuts, but only on half the cake since MH doesn't like them.  Now I have to go out and get a cake pan.  (I'm not a baker.)
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/07 21:20:19
Wow that does look good!  I have 3 lbs of apples starring at me over the counter and all I need is the evaporated milk!  This is going to be hard to resist.
Re:October food calendar 2013/10/08 11:29:46
My lawyer is helping me celebrate National Apple Month by baking me a gorgeous & sinfully delicious apple pie. Talking her into going to law school means I get an apple pie at this time of the year & a pecan pie @ Christmas....

post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/10/08 11:54:59