Welcome to ON THE MENU MONDAY… I have been watching last year’s Celebrity Chef Cook-Off on the food network channel all weekend (except when I watched Downton Abbey). Of course I was cleaning and cooking and fluffing and puttering and nappinng and and blogging and reading and painting and taking the dog for a walk in between! I love these cooking shows!!!
The new series of Celebrity Chef Cook-Off begins tonight at 9:00 EST on the food network. I’ll be glued to the set… taking notes… yes, I will! Maybe a version of a celebrities dish will show up on my blog!

Remember to visit me on PINTEREST for lots an lots of great recipes and sites!

Thanks for stopping by StoneGable’s own virtual cookbook from excellent home cooks around the globe!!!

Now here’s what’s ON THE MENU…


Herb Butter Turkey Breast (look for upcoming post)
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Vegetables

Spinach Salad
Green Beans In Garlic Oil

Here are some yummy recipes from last week…

Tieghan from HALF BAKED HARVEST shared these scrumptious CHOCOLATE CHIP KAHLUA COOKIES


This yummy SLOW COOKER TORTILLA SOUP is from Julie at A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.  This is on my must-make list… Mexican and Southwest are my favorites!

I am so proud of my friend Gail at FAITHFULNESS FARM! She has gotten healthy and slim and trim by living a lo-carb lifestyle. I love this yummy recipe for LO-CARB BROWNIES AND SUGAR FREE COFFEE ICE CREAM. This desert looks scrumptious!

Michael Lee from RATTLEBRIDGE FARM has a fabulous food blog! She is also a great writer! Just look at that image! Isn’t it beautiful!!!! She shared a SIMPLE RUSTIC POTATO SOUP. Head on over to Rattlebridge Farm for FOODIE FRIDAY… a great foodie linky party!

Okay, I am in a soup mood… can’t you tell?  Baby, it’s cold outside!!! Curt and Jessica from DANCING CARROTS made this CREAMY TOMATO SOUP. Healthy and tasty… what could be better?

healthy tomato soup recipe

Oh my grits! I promise you I am not southern… but oh, I could be!!! Look at THE GRITS THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS… from Mary at HOME IS WHERE THE BOAT IS!  I am crazy about grits… well made grits!


Marty from MARTY’S MUSINGS made this lucky BLACK EYED PEA SALAD. This would be perfect any time of the year… or is that a Southern faux pas?

New Year's Day Black-Eyed Pea Salad-1

This week’s highlighted menu plan comes from J-Lee from  DOMESTIC ENGINEER EXTRAORDINAIRE. She has ideas for breakfast and dinner! BONUS!!!!

My offering this week is THE BEST STEW I HAVE EVER EATEN! No kidding… I made this for Christmas dinner this year. It’s that good!

BREAD PUDDING IN THE SLOW COOKER? Yes, sir! Just head over to Barb’s at TWO BIRDIES AND A BEE for this time saving delicious bread treat!


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  1. says

    Thanks so much for hosting, Yvonne! Thanks also for stopping by this week and leaving me a sweet comment on my As Time Goes By Watch Display. I think your idea with the forks would be adorable! Hope 2013 is off to a great start for you.

  2. says

    Your menus looks delicious!!!
    We, too, are having homemade chili later in the week.
    First, it’s homemade vegetable soup…January is Soup Month, indeed!
    Your turkey turned out YuMMy!!!
    Thanks for hosting, dear friend!!!

  3. says

    Everything looks and sounds delicious this week Yvonne! I’m anxious to make your stew! Thanks so much for sharing my grits, I honored. Have a wonderful week!

  4. says

    Hi Yvonne, Your chili and corn bread for Thursday’s menu sure caught my attention! Everything sounds so good……..
    Such great feature recipes. All look so good, making me hungry too.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year dear Yvonne….

    The French Htuch

  5. says

    Yes, I love the Food Network, it is usually on in my house while I am doing all the things you mentioned…it is so non-threatening, no bad news, no sad stuff, and definitely inspirational! You and yours will eat well this week! Enjoy and thanks so much for a fabulous party!

  6. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    Your menu looks very good, and I can’t wait to try those Grits. I love the Food Network and will look forward to your post. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  7. says

    Thank you, Yvonne, you are always so kind to me. I appreciate the shout out. It is easy and it is tasty. And, of course, your menu is always mouthwatering and inspiring. xo

  8. says

    Hi Yvonne! Everything looks delicious! This is such a great idea:) I think I watch the cooking channel more than anything else (and D. Abby! .. can’t wait to see it tonight!)

  9. says

    Your weekly menus always look so appealing. I am southern and I love good grits and Mary’s look perfect.

    Thanks for hosting Yvonne. I brought quick ham and cheese biscuits, a low-fat version of fast food. Have a great week.

  10. says

    It is SO good to be able to join in OTMM again, Yvonne! Thank you for faithfully hosting it each week. I can’t tell you how many of the posted recipes I have tried & love.

    Your week’s plan looks wonderful. Thank you so much for doing a reprise of the prior week’s entries. I often see a few that I would have missed otherwise.

    Wasn’t Dowton Abbey wonderful??

  11. says

    Soups are so delicious this time of year! I love to be adventurous with the flavors. You are so organized and well-planned with your menus. I am really working on that, especially with the crazy schedule our kids have us under. I just want to enjoy our family time at the table at home every night. That definitely takes planning!

    Have a wonderful week, and as always, thank you so much for hosting On the Menu Monday!

  12. says

    Oh all these features look so delicious!! I am a huge soup fan and the tortilla soup is one I will have to try!!! Thank you so much for hosting Yvonne and wishing you a wonderful week!!!
    XO Barbara

  13. says

    These recipes this week look marvelous! This year my goal is to get more slow cooker recipes and I am thinking I have come to the right party!! Thank you for hosting my friend and have a lovely week. Diane

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