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What’s Cooking in September

September 7, 2023

September in Orlando is a delight for Foodies like me. We have Magical Dining Month, Epcot Food & Wine Festival, three family birthdays, and the Jewish New Year. Where to eat first? This is not the month to diet! Magical Dining offers a three-course meal for $40 at numerous dining establishments throughout the Orlando area. It’s a great way to find new places to eat or to return to an expensive favorite at a reasonable price. We started out this year at TerraMia, an Italian restaurant, where we joined friends we’d recently met at a Carrabba’s Wine Dinner. Yes, we like those events, too.

Next on the list are three upcoming birthdays. We’ve already made reservations for The Nauti Lobstah, Blu on the Avenue, and The Tap Room at Dubsdread. It’ll be our first time at Blu in Winter Park. Magical Dining Month makes birthday celebrations a lot easier to plan.

This year, we are hosting Rosh Hashanah or the Jewish New Year, for the family. My menu is only partially planned until I see how many people are coming. This is a traditional meal with chicken soup and matzo balls, gefilte fish, roast chicken, pot roast/brisket, and accompaniments. Our guests all bring a dish so the work is shared. We eat apples and honey to look forward to a sweet year ahead.

It’s been too hot to go to Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival. I wouldn’t make it around World Showcase nor do I have much of an appetite in 95-degree heat. I’ll have to wait for cooler weather. We might venture out to Hollywood Studios instead for a shorter walk.

Soon our thoughts will turn to Pumpkin Spice and everything nice for Fall. But right now, it still feels like a steam kettle outside.

Do you have any special foodie traditions for September?

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37 thoughts on “What’s Cooking in September

  1. I am a little envious of your magical dining month, festival, and celebrations! I don’t have any September food-related traditions; only the opportunity to continue frequenting farmer’s markets and enjoying the summer bounty while it lasts!

  2. Love the fall season time for Pumpkin Bread, Zucchini Bread and Apple Fritters. Love Taffy apples and apple cider and donuts.

  3. That Festival sounds like fun & happy Birthday to September Babies.
    Now do I have any September special foodie traditions well… sort of drink cider every now and then and drink Hot Chocolate with lots and lots of Marshmallow.
    The books Trimmed to Death & Five Belles To Many look like good reads and would love to win either book and I hope I do.

  4. I love to drink apple cider in September and on through fall and winter. For some reason, once I round into the new year, I’m done with apple cider until the following fall. I’ve never tried honey on apples, and I am looking forward to trying that. Happy Fall!

  5. Nancy, enjoy. For me, the only tradition is RESERVATIONS. For group dinners, like the one we are going to for Rosh Hashanah, I am usually the shopper, but this time, I was assigned a vegetable dish. A friend is going to help me …. the non-cook hasn’t changed.

  6. what wonderful things to celebrate. Our 40th anniversary is this September and my brother in laws anniversary and four close friends (2 couples) anniversaries and 7 birthdays. Yup September is busy for this type of celebration.

  7. Most foodie things around here start in October from the local Bean Fest and Outhouse Races, birthdays (mine included) and Harvest and Halloween events. September for us is the “let’s do it again” type things before the weather changes meaning outdoor adventures, grilling outside, capturing with our camera the migratory birds as they come back through and finishing up on enjoying the last of the garden goodies. Lots to do and lots to look forward to next month.
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  8. Nancy, what a good time you seem to be having on your food journey. I love trying new things but the hubster prefers to stick with the tried and true, so there’s that. The only thing food-wise about September I particularly look forward to is that the Publix pumpkin pie ice cream will soon be on the shelf…woohoo!

    1. I haven’t seen that flavor before. I love pumpkin pie itself. It’s very hard to resist once I see it in Costco. I also like pumpkin spice flavored K-cups for an afternoon energy boost. Now you’ll have me looking for that ice cream.

  9. Nothing special in September. But, I’m about ready for some relief from this heat. It’s been a brutal summer.

  10. In our town we have lots of (food related) “stuff” in Sept. and Oct. We have Asphalt Cowboys Bar-B-Que, Paesano Days spaghetti feed, Manton apple, Turtle Bay October fest and more! Fall is for eating!

  11. No special foodie events in September. Just the usual fall events in the Midwest. Looking forward to the cooler weather.

  12. We have our Apple Orchard that will be having their Festival this month and we can’t wait to go and get all the apples and other apple related goodies they have!

  13. It’s always fun and enjoyable when there are celebrations with all sorts of food. Your September food tradition is very meaningful and festive. I don’t have any food traditions in September, but we will go to some pumpkin patches just to enjoy the atmosphere and ambiance of fall..

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