I wanted to create a menu that was easy, flavorful and stress free as possible. And because it was fall, a menu highlighting seasonal flavors was a great idea. I thought about it for a few weeks and finally nailed down a menu I felt good about. There would be something for everyone, including the attending guests that were either gluten free and/or vegetarian. It also had to appeal to both adults and kids. So with all that in mind, my menu included the following:
Garlic & Onion Flatbread with roasted bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms, Italian sausage, zesty pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
Goat Cheese, Tomato & Pesto Flatbread - I topped an Italian Herb Flatbread with fresh basil pesto, crumbled goat cheese and grape tomato halves.
Bacon, Apple & Cheddar Flatbread - I topped a Whole Wheat Flatbread with Bacon Spread, thinly sliced apples, shredded cheddar cheese and more crumbled bacon.
butternut squash pasta sauce, topped with shredded Italian cheeses.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Cupcakes/Chocolate Pumpkin Cinnamon Cupcakes - I stirred in a bit of pumpkin puree into both the Cinnamon Swirl and Chocolate Swirl Crumb Cake mixes for a seasonal spin.
Some additional dishes on the menu included a Harvest Salad, made with spring mix greens, dried cherries, toasted pecans, chopped veggies and a blackberry orange vinaigrette... GF Snickerdoodle cookies (store bought),,, and a veggie/fruit/cheese/nut platter of fresh broccoli florets, baby carrots, sliced peaches, green grapes, assorted cheeses (harvarti, aged cheddar & white cheddar), nuts (spiced cashews, almonds, pecans), and gluten free crackers.
To continue the fun and bringing it home to you, I'm hosting a giveaway of Krusteaz Flatbread Mixes that I used for the menu above. The giveaway includes Krusteaz mixes: Italian Herb Flatbread (1), Whole Wheat Flatbread (1), Garlic & Onion Flatbread (1), plus recipe cards and Krusteaz Kitchen Accessories: a branded apron, kitchen timer and a handy pizza cutter! To get in on the fun, simply comment with your favorite flatbread flavor and topping combo. For more chances to win, follow Krusteaz on the social media platforms and leave a comment for each:
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A winner will be chosen and announced on Friday, October 3rd... so think of those flatbread flavors and topping combos to comment with for your chance to win!
If you're looking for some delicious inspiration, check out the delicious flatbread recipe ideas from Jen of Hostess with the Mostess with this link to free printables and some Back to School Activities!
Game Day Turnovers
Thai Chicken Flatbread
Pear & Gorgonzola Flatbread
Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Here's what my fellow Baker's Dozen friends are doing with Krusteaz Flatbread Mixes too!