StoneGable Weekly Menu Plan July 12~18, 2010 & Giveaway

Weekly Menu Plan
200th StoneGable Post Giveaway:

I am celebrating my 200th post with a giveaway! Help me celebrate!

Since we are in the hot, DOG days of summer, how about a cool teat of a giveaway? I am giving away a Cuisinart Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet Maker. Make your favorite icy treats in 20 minutes in this 1 1/2 quart, fully automatic maker! I love mine and use it all the time! One lucky winner will too!
There are 3 easy ways to enter. You can enter all three times!

1~Enter by leaving a comment on this post. If you do not have a blog~ please leave a comment~ and check back to see if you have won!
2~Enter by becoming a follower or letting me know that you already are a follower.
3~Enter by posting this giveaway on your blog!

StoneGable’s 200th post giveway ends Wednesday July 14, 2010 at midnight EST and the winner will be announced on Thursday July 15 in the evening.

The Menu:
The zucchini in my garden are riotous! I can almost SEE them growing. This week I’m making chocolate chunk zucchini bread. But I want to also pick it fresh from the garden and make a a couple of yummy recipes! Zucchini Latkes (Pancakes) and Grilled Veggies with a wonderful balsamic reduction are on this week’s menu!


Zucchini Potato Pancakes
Pan Fried Tilapia With A Lemon Wine Reduction

Recipe: Zucchini Potato Pancakes
Lynn at Happier Than A Pig In Mud posted these wonderful Latkes! I am tweaking the recipe just a tad and adding 1-2 grated baking potatoes to the mix. I LOVE zucchini latkes! They freeze beautifully. Just put them on a large baking sheet and put parchment between each layer of latkes. Freeze and then transfer to an airtight container. Thaw and reheat on a hot skillet before serving. Sooooo yummy! Click HERE to get this recipe. Lynn has become a dear blogging friend and I so enjoy her wonderful blog~ it’s one of my favorites~ and her delicious recipes!

Tuesday: Easy Dinner Night
Chopped Steak With Grilled Onions
Mashed Cauliflower
Panzanella Salad

Recipe: Mashed Cauliflower
This is very similar in technique to mashed potatoes. Cook 2-3 boxes of frozen cauliflower according to directions, they should be very soft and almost mushy. Drain any water.  Add whole milk, butter, salt and pepper to cauliflower just like making mashed potatoes. Whip with a mixer. Serve with a pat of butter.

Recipe:Panzanella: Tomato and Crouton Salad
This is a wonderful summer salad. Extremely flavorful and bright! Please make your own crusty croutons! If you don’t the salad won’t be nearly as good.

1 large baguette, cut into large croutons, approximately 1 inch
drizzle of olive oil
2-3 large vine ripened tomatoes
1/2 sweet vidalia onion, chopped very small
1-2 cloves garlic pressed (you can also used roasted garlic)
1 large cucumber, peeled and cut paper thin
salt and pepper
2 TBS capers, rinsed
3 TBS balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup good olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put cubed baguette on a large rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil and salt. Toss. Bake for 20-30  minutes, turning a couple of times. The croutons should be browned and crisp.

In a large bowl mix tomatoes, onions, cukes, capers, salt and pepper.

In a small bowl whisk together balsamic vinegar, oil and salt and pepper. Pour dressing over veggies and toss. Add salt to taste. Right before serving add croutons on top of veggies and take to the table. Toss quickly and serve immediately.

Wednesday: Soup Day
Roasted Corn Chowder
Radicchio Spears With Bleu, Orange Slivers and Toasted Walnuts with a Balsamic Orange Reduction

Recipe: Roasted Corn Chowder
The recipe and how-to will be posted on Foodie Friday!

Dinner Shrimp Cocktails
Arugula With Shaved Parmesan, Pine Nuts in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe: Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan, Pine Nuts in a Lemon Vinaigrette
A StoneGable favorite! Click HERE for recipe under Tuesday’s menu.

Thursday: Crock Pot Dinner
Mushroom Steak Roulades
Mashed Potatoes
Braised Carrots

Recipe: Mushroom Steak Roulades
2 TBS olive oil
1 lb shitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
1 pkg. cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 cup Italian seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
2 TBS chopped fresh thyme
2  1lb flank steaks
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup red wine
1 bag baby carrots
2 TBS water
1TBS flour

Filling: Heat 1 TBS olive oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add mushrooms and onions and cook for 6-8 minutes until they are very tender. Liquids should be absorbed. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in breadcrumbs and 1 TBS thyme. Set aside.

Empty the bag of baby carrots in the bottom of the slow cooker.

Place steak on cutting board and starting at one end slice 3/4 the way through and open like a book. With steak open add 1/2 filling evenly to the top leaving 1/2 inch border. Starting at the narrow end of the steak roll up jelly roll fashion. Tie up with kitchen string. Do the same for the 2nd steak.

In a large skillet heat 1 TBS olive oil on high. Add steaks and brown on  about 5 minutes all each side.Transfer to slow cooker. Add beef broth, wine and remaining thyme and scrape up all brown bits from skillet. Bring liquids to a boil. Turn off heat and transfer to slow cooker.

Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low 8-10  hours.

About 25 minutes before cooking time is up. Mix water and flour into a slurry. Add to broth in slow cooker and mix. Replace lid and let cook for 20 minutes to thicken gravy.

Remove roulades to a cutting board and cut each steak into into 8 rounds. Remove carrots with slotted spoon to serving bowl.  Serve with gravy.

Friday: Company’s Coming
Ceaser Salad with Crabcakes
Raspberries and Mascapone in Puffed Pastry

Recipe:StoneGable Crabcakes
These are nothing but lump crabmeat goodness! I love to make these for company because they are a breeze to make and are real crowd pleasers! Click HERE and look for them on Monday’s menu.

Salmon On The Grill
StoneGable Grilled Vegetables

Recipe: StoneGable Grilled Vegetables
My summer go- to! Hot or cold! Add these to pasta or salads. But I just love them on their own! YUMMY! This is one recipe to try! Click HERE to get this yummy recipe.

Grilled Chicken Burgers with Garlic Rosemary Mayonnaise
Grilled Onions and Peppers
Mary’s Lemony Coslaw
Baked Beans

Recipe: Chicken Burgers with Garlic Rosemary Mayonnaise
Mary’s Lemony Coslaw
Both of these delicious sounding recipes are from Martha’s blog, Lines from Linderhof. This is a classy, fun blog with an old world flavor that is so attractive!!!! This blog has so much personal style and beauty. To find this yummy recipe click HERE.


  1. says

    kicking myself for not making mashed cauliflower- will definitely make this. having bread salad tonight with my cherokee purple and cukes- love those capers in it.

  2. says

    Every day your menu sounds wonderful. I want to eat at your house. We just had grilled salmon and it was so good. Just some salad, salmon and rice and I am a happy camper.
    The ice cream, yogurt maker is such a wonderful giveaway. I would love to win this. Yes of course I am a follower. Always love your posts. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

  3. says

    Everything sounds yummy! I can’t believe you are going to do all this cooking with the challenge going on! You are superwoman!

    Can’t wait to hear how you liked the Poulet en Croute!

    BTW-I have a trailer to fill with my trash that will make it’s way to the dumpster at our office! Don’t feel bad!

  4. says

    I would love to win the ice cream maker. I have been looking at these but haven’t made the investment. We love ice cream at my house.

  5. says

    I could just let you do my menus each week since I have trouble being so organized. I love mashed cauliflower! And just about everything else on your menu. Have a great week!

    I enjoy your scripture and photos each Sunday.



    PS Funny thing–I keep thinking you live in Savannah until I see a picture of your outdoors and remember it’s up north–PA I think?

  6. says

    I love your menu and salmon on the grill sounds just perfect!
    Thank you for the chance to win the ice cream maker! I too am a happy follower and will post about your contest on my side bar!
    Congratulations on your 200th post!

  7. says

    Yvonne, this week’s menu sounds so yummy! I am also making jumbo shrimp cocktail this week and grilled salmon, but we have those two things often in the summer, being vegetarians but eating seafood.
    Also, crabcakes, YUM! I hope your week is fantastic!

  8. says

    Yvonne-I always come over to visit when I am making my grocery list and meal plan for the week :) We are back from the beach and full of seafood so the steak roulades sounds delicious! Congrats on 200 posts! Could you believe when you started that you would ever get to 200?? Great giveaway too!! I am an ice cream girl!!!

  9. says

    Congratulations on 200 posts…all of which are wonderful. I would love to win the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker…I’ve been thinking about one all summer. I also follow you on Twitter (Kittenpaws).
    I love all your scrumptious menus.

  10. says

    Hi Yvonne,

    What a great giveaway! I did just sign up as a follower, can’t believe I wasn’t already, yours is one of my favorite blogs! I love your recipes, and you have convinced me to start planning a weekly menu – something I have never done. I’ll be spending alot less time running to the store now, so thank you! My 16-year-old LOVED your mini-lunchbox idea, too, so creative.
    Cheers, Andrea

  11. says

    Yvonne, forget MY cooking! Put an extra late on the table … what time are you serving? Chuckle. Everything sounds dee-lish!

    Have a lovely week!
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  12. says

    I am a follower and love this giveaway. I have always wanted a real food processor. The food line-up is looking good this week. Must try those zucchini cakes.


  13. says

    Hi Yvonne!
    My father would LOVE your menu!
    He makes zucchini pancakes and freezes them! He cooks and freezes a lot of “pancake” meals.

    We love grilled veggies and I will look forward to your chowder recipe on Friday!
    Have a Happy week, Yvonne!

  14. says

    Yvonne, what a refreshing menu you have planned for this week! I love to make zucchini bread, but have never added chocolate. I’m sure it would be delicious since a little chocolate makes everything better. And the crab cakes sound fabulous and perfect for a summer evening with friends. yum!

  15. says

    Thank goodness you don’t post your address here cause I would be on my way there:):) Everything sounds so yummy and we get a bonus as you oragnize all these menus and we can just copy! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!! We have made crabcakes several times this summer….SO good. I wish my hubby liked salmon…I LOVE it! Have a great week! I am a happy follower! XO, Pinky

  16. says

    I finally got home a few days ago and I’m glad to see your menu post. I’m afraid that I’m still so tired that I’m not very creative with my cooking yet. I was literally starving for fruits and veggies when I got home. I was so busy at my dad’s that I was simply too tired to cook at the end of the day. I can only go so long on restaurant food…so, I’ve been roasting veggies the past few days. I’m actually doing mashed cauliflower tonight, using a fresh head instead of frozen. I’m sure I’ve missed wonderful posts of yours. Congrats on the 200 posts. Of course, I follow:)

  17. says

    I hope you’ll get a chance to stop by Hospitality Lane and see the details for a spontaneous Blogger meet at Sight and Sound on Wednesday afternoon. I would love to meet you!

    Becky K.

  18. Capi says

    Hi Yvonne,

    We enjoyed your zuchini latkes for dinner tonight with pecan crusted tilapia that I baked in the toaster oven. I used Red Mill gluten free all purpose flour since DH avoids wheat (except for the occasional pizza. It worked like a charm and they were a hit all around.

    Thanks for the inspiration. Love, Capi

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