On The Menu At StoneGable And GWAHM Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter in StoneGable’s Exclusive Gone With A Handsomer Man Giveaway… there is still time!
I am thrilled to announce an exclusive GIVEAWAY for StoneGable readers!  As a part of Michael Lee West’s newest book release Gone Wtih A Handsomer Man, one lucky person will win…
*a copy of Gone With A Handsomer Man
*a $100.00 Horchow Gift Certificate

* a set of American Atelier Stoneware Dinnerware
in your choice of
What a fabulous giveaway by Michael Lee for all of us here at StoneGable!
How To Enter:
1- Leave a comment. You do not have to have a blog to enter, just leave a comment using the anonymous choice, but remember to leave your name at the end of the comment.
2- Visit Michael Lee’s web page and return to comment about your visit (make sure to see the  free e-cookbook) . Click HERE  for website.
3- if you have purchased your own copy of GWAHM, leave a comment
4- become a facebook fan of Gone With A Handsomer Man and let me know in a comment. Click HERE  for GWAHM facebook page.
5- Mention this giveaway in a post, twitter, facebook page etc.
6-Advertise it on your sidebar.
You do not have to become a follower of StoneGable to enter, but I would love new friends too!
Giveaway ends Wednesday April 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM EST.
Gifts will be sent directly by Michael Lee West
On The Menu At StoneGable

Fried Ravioli In Lobster Sauce
Arugula, Shaved Parmesan and Pine Nuts in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe: Fried Ravioli In Lobster Sauce
I had Lobster Bisque soup the other day from the deli counter of my local grocers. It was FABULOUS!!!! Rich, complex, and full of lobster flavor. I had a light bulb moment! I could easily make a sauce out of this to put over pasta. Just thickened, it makes a luxurious sauce… and adding a little lobster would make this a world class company dish! I am thinking the mushroom soup, cheddar soup, broccoli soup, tomato bisque or any other great creamy soup could be transformed into a wonderful sauce!
Fresh Cheese Ravioli (not frozen)
2 1/2 cups Lobster Bisque soup (from the deli section of my grocers)
1/2 cup light cream
2-3 TBS. flour
2-3 TBS butter
good freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Make ravioli according to package directions. (I’m making mine in a large electric frying pan). Drain and set ravioli aside.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 3-4 minutes until golden blond. Add 1/2 cup light cream and lobster bisque soup. Stir to thicken.

Plate ravioli and spoon sauce over the ravioli. Sprinkle with cheese.

Tuesday~ Soup Day
Cream Of Asparagus Soup
Crusty Bread

Recipe: Cream Of Asparagus Soup
This has been a very popular recipe with StoneGable readers. It is scrumptious and quite healthy! Asparagus is popping up at the market, and will soon be popping up in my garden.  Click HERE for this taste of spring!

Printable Recipe

Wednesday~ Slow Cooker Day
Killer Fajitas
Refried Beans

Recipe: Killer Fajitas
This is one of the best recipes on the menu at StoneGable. EVERYONE loves this!!! It looks like a lot of work, but it is not. I have just given very detailed instructions. This is a must try! The red pepper jelly  is the secret to these most requested fajitas!
2-3 large onions
2-4 peppers, assorted colors
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
olive oil
salt and pepper
2-3 heaping TBS jalapeno red pepper jelly
lime juice from 1 lime
flour tortillas
refried beans
2 cups GOOD cheddar cheese, grated
toppings and fixins’

Preheat grill.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel onions. Cut in half from end to end. Cut halves into half moons. Put a toothpick through the half BEFORE you slice it. Toothpicks should be through the half moons and hold the onions together. Continue until you have cut all onions.

Put onions on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush olive oil over both sides of the onions.
Grill on medium heat until charred (we like them well charred). Sprinkle with salt.
Remove toothpicks and set aside.

Cut peppers into quarters and pull out seeds. Place them on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill.

Grill until skin of pepper is blackened. Remove from the grill and peel off char. Slice into strips and set aside.

Place chicken on rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Grill on medium high until done through. Remove from grill. Let sit for 10 minutes and slice on the diagonal.

If your grill is large enough, the veggies and chicken can be cooked at the same time.
While the veggies cook, Put a large can (or 2) of refried beans in an ovenproof bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Heat for 30 minutes in the oven.

Add the veggies and chicken to a large skillet. Heat over a medium heat. Add 2 or 3 HEAPING TBS of red pepper jelly. This pepper jelly is NOT hot. And don’t use green pepper jelly. It looks horrid! If you use a hot jalapeno pepper jelly, adjust the amount according to how hot you like it… go easy!

When heated through, turn off heat and squeeze a lime over the mixture. OH, YUMMY!!!!!

Printable Recipe


Homemade Artisan Pizza On The Grill
Caesar Salad

Recipe: Homemade Artisan Pizza On The Grill
What an easy, impressive and delicious recipe! I buy homemade dough from my grocers, but it is easy to make too. Try this and let everyone choose their own toppings! Click HERE for the a  detailed picture tutorial.

Printable Recipe

Saturday~ Company’s Coming
Well, family really. My brother is coming to help install the new lighting. He LOVES meatloaf.
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Broccoli

Recipe: StoneGable Meatloaf
2  1/2 lbs ground beef~ 80 or 85 % lean
2 TBS olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic clove, pressed
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup beef stock
3 TBS Worcestershire sauce

1 TBS tomato paste
2/3 fresh bread crumbs
1 -2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup catsup
2 TBS fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and pepper and sautee for 6-8 minutes, until onions are translucent but not browned. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Remove from heat.  Add beef stock, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and mix. Let cool for 15 minutes.
Put all ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix. Do not smoosh it all together because it will cause your meatloaf to be tough. Gently mix together. Form into 6 individual meatloaves or make 2 larger loaf. Cover with extra catsup and if desired bacon strips.

Bake for 40-45  minutes for individual meatloaves or 1~ 1 hour 10 minutes for large loaf, until done through.

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Sunday~Smoker Day
Smoked Ribs
Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes
StoneGable Pink Coleslaw with Pickled Beets

Recipe: StoneGable Pink Coleslaw with Pickled Beets
1 bag coleslaw mix
1/2 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup pickled beets, sliced into very thin matchsticks
1/2 cup good mayonnaise
3 TBS pickled beet juice
2 TBS vinegar
3 TBS sugar
1/4 tsp celery seed
salt and pepper

In a small bowl mix mayonnaise, pickled beet juice, vinegar , sugar and celery seed. Refrigerate overnight to marry the flavors.

Put coleslaw mix, onion and pickled beets in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the salad. Salt and pepper.

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  1. says

    It’s funny but I was thinking of Cream of Asparagus soup the other day. I am going to have to try this one out. I was hoping to have some leftover asparagus for it, but it seems there was none left from 2 lbs of it! Everything looks so yummy! You are so clever to do all this without a working kitchen! Bravo!

  2. says

    Sounds like another delicious week at StoneGable Yvonne! Your pink cole slaw really caught my eye, I’ll have to try that out! I had a very small gathering yesterday so I actually threw a ham steak and asparagus on the grill-boy was that good! Your soup sounds great too! Hope you can see the finish line on the reno, have a great week:@)

  3. Anonymous says

    I got turned onto your site, about 3 minutes before I had to start getting ready for work. Here’s to a fast day at work, and a slow evening looking at blogs. Please enter me into your contest. Thanks. Jill Clements

  4. says

    Good morning! Hope your Easter went well. MIne, not so much. Anyway, I have leftover asparagus so the soup will be a must try for me! Joe LOVES fajitas so that too. The pizza sounds wonderful also but what REALLY got my attention is using the soups for sauces!!!!! Genius, GF! Can’t wait to try that!!!! Hope to see you again soon. XO, Pinky

  5. says

    Bonjour Yvonne,
    The Fried Raviloi and Lobster Sauce looks wonderful, so do the Killer Fajitas, haven’t had those for ages. Hope you enjoyed a lovely Easter. Have fun with your brother.
    WIshing you a lovely week ahead,

  6. says

    Your food choices look good, though I’m usually here for the tablescapes, and I’m going to have to give the Lobster and Ravioli a try. I would love to have my name entered into your giveaway! I’ve been a follower for awhile now, but don’t always have time to leave a comment – I’m a naughty girl – I read your blog at work! shh…


  7. Anonymous says

    Yvonne, your blog is like a short vacation for me, to a “perfect world”. thanks for taking the time to make it so beautiful

  8. says

    Hi Yvonne~ ~
    What a brilliant idea for the lobster sauce. I am filing that away till I can find some lobster bisque at the store. Thanks for sharing your a gem!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  9. says

    I want to dine at your house every day this week.Do I need an invitation or is the “door always open?”
    Every menu item looks delectable and actually makes me want to cook.
    Thanks for always inspiring me! You are the best!!!!

  10. Ann says

    Dear Yvonne,
    I love, love, love your beautiful site. I check it daily. You are such an inspiration. Your weekly menu spurs many weekly menus in my home as well.

    Thank you for your creatvity.

    Ann H.

  11. says

    I visited Michael’s web site, and her new book looks interesting. I am always on the lookout for new book club reads, and this one looks promising — quirky southern characters, romance and a bit of mystery. I would love to read it.

  12. says

    I am definitely a follower and would love to win. What a nice giveaway! I would also like to win a week at Stone Gable, because they have the best looking weekly menu around!!!

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