I almost feel spring in the air, could that be right? We are having some lovely weather this weekend but I’m sure the cold will be back for a few more weeks. I am such a seasonal cook. I say, “what’s local is best”! And that means cooking from my garden and local farm stands. Right now not much is growing, except in local greenhouses, so I’m so looking forward to the earth waking up and blessing us with great things to eat! For now I’m eating from last year’s bounty safely tucked away in my freezer!
Did you know that you can listen to DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS, my new decorating podcast? You can listen to all 9 episodes by clicking on the word Podcast at the top of my blog, under the StoneGable header! Or you can listen on your iphone by going to itunes or your android too!
Here’s an episode about decorating a mantel you might enjoy…
Now let’s see what’s on the menu this week…
I know my favorite pot roast is on the menu here at StoneGable quite often. Yes, we love it and it is a great family meal! Leftovers make the best sandwiches or even fajitas! YUM! Make an extra big roast and use it as leftovers!
- PERFECT POT ROAST
- ROASTED VEGETABLES
Do you like to add a little of this and that to a recipe? I think that is why I love cooking so much more than baking. I take lots of liberty. I’m adding potatoes and carrots, extra fish, and some silky cream to this stew recipe!
- CRAB STEW
- Homemade Sourdough Bread
I adore marsala in almost anything! It’s rich and a little sweet and complex. If you have never cooked with Marsala please do it this week!
- PORK MEDALLIONS WITH MUSHROOMS IN MARSALA SAUCE
- WIDE NOODLES
- BRAISED BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH BACON AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR
Tonight’s dinner is a take off of hamburger’s and french fries. I’m changing up the hamburger for a scrumptious chicken salad I make almost weekly!
Even if you don’t make this flank steak… make this marinade! It’s fabulous, amazing, wonderful and yummy to the 6th degree! Use is to marinade chicken, fish, pork and as a salad dressing. My fav way to use it is over grilled veggies!
And if you make one thing on this menu make the mac and cheese… and the marinade. Yes, it’s two. You will thank me!
- MARINADED FLANK STEAK ON THE GRILL
- AUNT SUE’S BEST MACARONI AND CHEESE
- SLICED TOMATOES IN GOOD OLIVE OIL
I try to eat salmon once a week. I love it for lunches when I’m out with my friends but then Bobby does not get the benefits of salmon if I don’t make it at home. So this is for you sweetheart!
Arugula salad is a must try! We love it!
I judge a restaurant by its Ceasar salad. I make the best ever! No bragging… just fact. It’s all about the dressing. Poo to that sorry-bottled-excuse-of-a-Ceasar-salad-dressing! They are a pallid and poor imitation of the real scrumptious thing! If a restaurant serves bottled dressing I turn my snooty, culinary nose up!
Make the dressing!!!! It’s easy and can be frozen in ice cube trays. You and your family will love it and beg for more! And you just might start judging restaurants by their Ceasar salad dressing too!
OTHER RECIPES ON THE MENU THIS WEEK
The only dip/dressing you will ever need. It’s THE dip!
Now you know what’s on my menu. What are you cooking this week?
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