German Inspired Pot Roast

Today is the last day of Oktoberfest. Some think it goes through October but it doesn’t. It actually starts towards the end of September and runs until today. The original Oktoberfest is a huge festival in Munich, Germany, that’s been going on since 1810. It lasts for two weeks and always ends on the first Sunday in October.

Oktoberfest started off as a celebration of the marriage of the crowned prince, Ludwig of Bavaria. Click here for just a little bit more about Oktoberfest.

Here is a German inspired pot roast to celebrate this fun holiday.

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link #387

October 2. Can you believe this year is almost gone? It’s been a wild year for me. Hurt my back in May and haven’t been able to do much. And just when I thought it was safe to go back in the garden, I crashed in the driveway and broke my wrist. I’ll be having surgery on it on Tuesday so things are still going be a little slow for a while. I’m going do my best to keep up with the posts and parties. I appreciate all of you and all your support. Hope your week is fabulous. By the way, at your house, what’s for dinner?

what's for dinner?

 So come on in and join the party – and bring your friends~

This is a collaboration of ideas ~ And we want yours! Bring your food related posts!

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as FIVE food related posts you haven’t shared recently (in the last month)!

Show a little love to a couple of posts before yours. 

Share to your blog (or vlog) post only, please- no instagram or facebook please.

             Please DO NOT link to Etsy or other sales sites or posts.

Links need to include a recipe or a link to the recipe.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!). You pick the winners just by visiting the page! 

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers. Show us your favorite by visiting their site – and next week might be you! It doesn’t have to be just for dinner.

Side Note: In order to be featured we must be able to copy your pictures to the post. We were unable to feature a couple of great recipes – Darn!!

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Lavender Sugar

I love cooking with lavender. You can make a latte, hot chocolate, cook your clams in the lavender broth, make scones, and all kinds of other wonderful things that lavender can flavor. With the holiday season coming and all the baking ahead of us, here’s an easy way to add a little touch of lavender to your cookies or cakes. Make lavender sugar. But get it started now.

I have several types of culinary lavender growing. They are doing absolutely fabulous this year. You can use it fresh or dried.

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Cabbage and Arugula Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a perfect dish to take with on a picnic, or serve at a barbecue. It’s a great tailgate side and goes with just about any barbecued meat. And who doesn’t like coleslaw?

A bowl of coleslaw can be refreshing and delicious, but sometimes it gets kind of boring. I decided to add a little spunk to this one. I added some arugula and green onions, along with some different seasonings in the dressing. Arugula has a slightly nutty taste and the texture is different than cabbage, adding a little variety to this dish.

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #386

Well hello finally. Sorry I’m late again.  Writing posts are going to be slow going for a while. Took a tumble yesterday and broke my wrist. It’s really hard to type with only one hand. So for the next six weeks this may be late, there will be fewer posts, but I’m hanging in there and I’m gonna get the job done.

Thank you all for your positive thoughts. And in the meantime, let me know what’s for dinner

what's for dinner?

 So come on in and join the party – and bring your friends~

This is a collaboration of ideas ~ And we want yours! Bring your food related posts!

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as FIVE food related posts you haven’t shared recently (in the last month)!

Show a little love to a couple of posts before yours. 

Share to your blog (or vlog) post only, please- no instagram or facebook please.

             Please DO NOT link to Etsy or other sales sites or posts.

Links need to include a recipe or a link to the recipe.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!). You pick the winners just by visiting the page! 

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers. Show us your favorite by visiting their site – and next week might be you! It doesn’t have to be just for dinner.

Side Note: In order to be featured we must be able to copy your pictures to the post. We were unable to feature a couple of great recipes – Darn!!

Continue reading

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