ON THE MENU MONDAY~ Week Of September 10, 2012

I am such a seasonal cook! How about you? Here at StoneGable, we have turned over a new leaf…. a fall leaf…. and my menu reflects the flavors and tastes of my favorite season.
I’m not only cooking up warm savories for our tummies, but lots of simmering potpourri filled with cinnamon, cloves and vanilla to make StoneGable smell like Autumn too! To learn how I make my potpourri (my Christmas version~ added oranges and star anise) click HERE… and look for an upcoming post about my fall version…

Did you notice my new fall header? It’s full of Autumnal colors and elements! How could you miss it.. it’s so big and bold. It seems the trend these days, blogs  have lots of white space and very minimal photos….great for them…but that is NOT StoneGable! I’m staying true to my own style and voice… lots of pictures… lots of color… and big!

 Julie at BLOGGER BOUTIQUE made it happen! Thanks, Julie!

Now here’s what’s ON THE MENU…

Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Chuck Roast
Roasted Butternut Squash With Apples
Source: Butter Yum

Wedge Salad

Apples And Caramel Sauce
Crusty Bread

Roasted Turkey Breast
Mashed Potatoes


Green Beans In Garlic Oil

Here are just a few of the yummy recipes and menus from last week…

Is this art or something to eat!  LAYERED CORNBREAD AND TURKEY SALAD from Mary at HOME IS WHERE THE BOAT IS makes my mouth water… her blog is so inspiring!!!

You must see this post and if you missed it!!! This was the number 1 viewed post last week.  Laura at DECOR TO ADORE took us along to a FARM TO TABLE FEAST at Andreas from FRENCH BASKETEER .  Look at this beautiful table!!!!! Laura, thanks for taking us along!

farm to table 133

PUMPKIN SOUP is a fall favorite! Where is my spoon…. Pat from PAT’S PINK APRON offers up a soup that is not only beautiful but so good for you!

Okay, you know that I’m going to have to make something called HISSY FIT DIP!!!! And the story of how it got it’s name if fabulous! Run on over to Libby’s at TWIRL AND TASTE for the recipe and story! 

BAKED APPLE PIE TORTILLA ROLLS  really caught my attention! What a fabulous recipe from Mary at SWEET LITTLE BLUEBIRD.  What a great easy dessert for a tailgate or even a fancy dinner party! On MY must-try list!

Doesn’t biscotti make coffee even better? Can you imagine how good your daily Joe will taste with these ORANGE PECAN BISCOTTI! Janelle from NEVER DESSERT YOU has a real winner! Just the thought of these make me swoon!!!!!

Orange Pecan Biscotti

My recipe this week is SMOKED BEEF BBQ WITH COOL RANCH COLESLAW. I made these last week for a family croquet tourney and get together. There was not even one tiny bite left…. and I usually have leftovers!

This week’s featured menu comes form Alison at COUPON KITCHEN. Alison, a health coach has great recipes and a shopping list that gives the cost of everything!!! FABULOUS!

Coupon Kitchen


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  1. says

    Your new header is so refreshing for the season! You know that I am a big seasonal eating girl, and love the change of cuisine with each season. I can’t wait to try the pumpkin soup, it sounds so rich and delicious. Thank you for hosting, Yvonne!
    xo, Andrea

  2. says

    Yvonne- Your menus are just phenomenal. Is it okay if I invite myself over for Tuesday dinner?;>) Actually, ANY day would work for me! Blessings and I hope you have a wonderful week- xo Diana

  3. says

    Oh my…I’m salivating and I don’t know where to dig in first with my virtual fork! I love your new header Yvonne and I love your style, the more photos & color, the better for me! Thanks for hosting and thanks so much for featuring my layered salad :)

  4. says

    Thank you for hosting and thank you for featuring my Apple Pie Tortilla Rolls! It was such a fun surprise to see the feature when I arrived tonight!

    I love your fall header…and your menu for the week, especially Tuesday with cheesy grits on the menu, one of my favorites!

    Have a wonderful week! Cheers!

  5. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    Like you I am also a seasonal cook and have begun to put the fall flavors into my meal planning. I just love the warm and comforting flavors of fall. Your Ham and Bean Soup looks like it is coming to my table very soon. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  6. says

    OMGoodness I am drooling all over the place with these features! I don’t know which one to print first! Love your new header and am going to go over to her blog and see if she can help me with mine too! LOVE this weeks menu. I want to come for dinner EVERY night:):):) XOXO, Pinky

  7. says

    Hi Yvonne: I love your new header, and I thank you for hosting the party today. I noticed that you have cheesy grits on the menu this week–I adore grits–save me a serving! The features are just gorgeous–lots of food inspiration here!

  8. says

    Fantastic features…oh my goodness I could eat ham and bean soup three times a day.
    Is it just me or doesn’t the food just keep getting prettier and prettier.

  9. says

    Oh My God, Yvonne… everything looks so good! I have read, and drooled and pinned, and joined the party!
    I could go days reading only your blog, so many wonderful ideas!!!
    Yes, I noticed the Fall heading, and yes, I am so glad you go colorful and bold! I am afraid of color, LOL!
    Oh, and today my husband made my favourite dinner, I have to take pictures next time to share the recipes here.
    Salmon Teryaki (he makes the sauce himself) and mushrooms and peas risotto. Yum!!!
    Have a great week!

  10. says

    Hi, I hope you had a great weekend. Yes I love to cook seasonally too and only cook what I can find on offer usually.

    This week I’ve shared a healthy gluten free quinoa green smoothie that you can actually make a meal of.


    I’ve also shared the final results of my challenge where I just drank green smoothies all week, and what an amazing detox that was.


    Thank you so much for hosting


  11. says

    Yvonne, your fall header is gorgeous and a very nice welcome into fall. I love Stone Gable and how you’ve arranged everything.

    I’ve shared an easy version of Cherries Jubilee, served over toast rather than the traditional ice cream. Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting.

  12. says

    Yvonne, thanks for hosting and sharing such wonderful recipes. Aren’t we blessed to be able to enjoy and share delicious (sometimes nutritious) food. My recipe today, cheesy potatoes can be healthy and nutritious if low fat products are used. Your header is very nice.

  13. says

    Oh everything/looks sounds so delicious! You are making me crave ham & beans. My mother used to make it, but I never have because my dear husband won’t touch beans and has corrupted all our children 😉

  14. Anonymous says

    Oh dear…I am in the midst of making the Chicken Divan and while the recipe calls for a shallot, I am not told what to do with the shallot. HELP!!

  15. says

    Yvonne, I love your new header and you own menus for the week are, as usual, outstanding. You provide such visual treats for your readers. I love to visit here. I hope you have a great week. Blessings…Mary

  16. says

    Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, Bicalutamide and keeping yourself as healthy as possible– all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you.

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