Weekly Menu, November 29 ~ December 5, 2010

I trust everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend. I certainly did! Full of family and eating and fun and eating and shopping (NOT on black Friday) and … well you get the picture.
I had a productive day putting away all of my fall decorations and trying not to be stressed out by other blogger who have their Christmas decorations up already! Over achievers (but I’m sure they are lovely people)!
It just seems to take me a week or so to get the inside decorated. The outside takes a whole weekend.  I love to think and create. Because I decorate most every room in my house with at least a wreath, decorating is not done in a day or even three. So if I’m still hanging mistletoe the week before Christmas that’s okay. I’ll try to enjoy other blogs and get inspiration from them… and try not to feel guilty about being poky.
We have eaten so much over the Thanksgiving holiday that I am going lite on food consumption this week, but not on the food itself. I’d rather have a few scrumptious bites than a lot of something just okay.
Have a happy week of delicious food and fun decorating!

StoneGable Mile High Quiche Lorianne
Cream of Mushroom Soup With Madeira Wine
Mixed Greens, Sugar and Spice Pecans, Tangerines and Bleu in an Orange Vinaigrette

Recipe: StoneGable Mile High Quiche Lorianne aka Herbed Quiche Lorianne
This is a must try recipe. I don’t make any other quiche now that I found and tweaked this recipe. To see this recipe, click HERE.

Seared Salmon in a Herbed Garlic Butter
Roasted Broccoli
Leak and Potato Tart with Gruyere’

Recipe: Seared Salmon in a Herb Garlic Butter
My friend at Savoring Time In The Kitchen has a BRILLIANT way of cooking Salmon. You must go see!!! I’m sure this will now be my prefered way to cook this delicious fish. Click HERE for a whole new way to keep your kitchen from smelling fishy while cooking a delight of a dinner!

Recipe: Leek and Potato Tart with Gruyere’
This recipe sounds almost heavenly!!! It is from Cooking Light. Click HERE for all the yummy details.

Wednesday ~ Soup Day
Turkey Noodle Soup (from the turkey carcass)
Arugula, Shaved Parmesan, Pine Nut with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe: Turkey Noodle Soup
I am using my turkey carcass to make a delicious turkey noodle soup.  This soup goes FAST! Great for dinner and lunch too.  When turkey/chicken noodle soup is on StoneGable’s menu my family is very very happy! Click HERE and look for it on Sunday’s menu.

Thursday Slow Cooker Day
Slow Cooker Holiday Beef Brisket
Potato Stuffing
Roasted Root Vegetables

Recipe: Holiday Beef Brisket
Make this the day ahead and it will be an easy and company worthy meal.
1- 3 lb beef brisket
1 pkg. Lipton onion soup mix
1 can cranberry jelly/ or cranberry relish
1 bottle beer

Combine all ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours. Take brisket out of slow cooker and shred. Cool and refrigerate. Refrigerate sauce in a separate container. When totally chilled skim fat from the top of the sauce.
To reheat: Put beef and sauce in a 350 degree oven until warmed through.

Steaks On The Grill
StoneGable Rice-A-Roni
Roasted Cauliflower

Saturday~ Book Club Christmas Dinner
Out To Dinner

StoneGable Artisan Pizza
Apple, Beet and Carrot Salad

Recipe: Artisan Pizza on the Grill
Delicious and easy to make, this pizza is a crowd pleaser. I let everyone make it their way by putting out all the topping and letting each person choose what goes on top of their very own pizza. Click HERE  for recipe and how-to!


Have a delicious week!


  1. says

    Yvonne, You sound like me. It takes me a while to get things done nowdays. My grandsons brought all the boxes and tree down. That is the last to go up. I may even post one room at a time.
    This recipe sounds great. I love a good quiche
    Have a great day. Ginger

  2. says

    Yvonne, you always have the most yummy sounding menus.

    By the way, I emailed you my address for the Christmas Nativity dishes. I hope it made it to you. If not, please let me know.

  3. says

    Wow Sweetie,, your blog is fantastic!!!!
    Blessings to you from our Sweet LORD as you look to Him in this, His beautiful season, and those to come. Isn’t it Magnificent knowing He is the Reason for every Season……Hugs Dena
    PS:: I sooooooooo thank you for touching my heart with your note..

  4. says

    Hello Yvonne,
    don’t be stressed and not at all feel guilty not to be ready with decoration. I think, it is almost a months until the real Christmas happens. Plenty time to get ready. Nobody decorates for a birthday weeks before. And stress is the thing, which takes a lot of the nice Christmas mood away. You are so organized, everything will be ready and nice at Christmas. Thank you again for our wonderful recipes, which helps us a lot to be also organized.
    Greetings, Johanna

    P.S.: The little mice were later exposed safely in an orchard. 😉

  5. says

    Hi Yvonne, My decorating goes on for most of the season too. I decorate most of the rooms in the house, at least with a plant or some ornaments hanging on the window or a pillow or two…and even the packages under the tree keep coming and are part of the decor. Can’t wait to see some of your rooms and ideas! Linda

  6. says

    The quiche brought a tear of longing to my eye! It looks devine.

    I’m looking forward to seeing your decorations. So far, we have a tree up in the dining room fully decorated. Everything else is in transition but I’ll get there.

    I’ve re-opened my Fresh Express contest since no one left a recipe. So, please check out my blog and leave a comment.

    Happy festivating!


  7. says

    I so LOVE salmon, do you know where I can get one of the 2 sided cast iron griddles???? It sounds SO good. I think I will make your quiche too. Tonight we are having turkey noodle soup made from the carcass of the turkey, it has been simmering all day and smells SO good! Thank you for all this inspiration. BTW, I guess I am one of those “over achievers” cause I got all my Fall away on Fri. and then one room at a time got the house decorated. Today I did the tree. I will post pictures soon. I ahve outside decorating jobs so have to get MY house done early. Can’t WAIT to see your decorations, I know they will be MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXO, Pinky P.S. I need to get up to the Olde Mill House Shoppes!!!!!!

  8. Linda Hess says

    “It just seems to take me a week or so to get the inside decorated. The outside takes a whole weekend. I love to think and create. Because I decorate most every room in my house with at least a wreath, decorating is not done in a day or even three. So if I’m still hanging mistletoe the week before Christmas that’s okay. I’ll try to enjoy other blogs and get inspiration from them… and try not to feel guilty about being poky.”
    Ahhh . . . thanks for making me feel a whole lot less guilty! Takes me a week too, and I change/preen things the entire month . . . I never know what great ideas will pop on on these blogs and too, what cute item may call my name while out Christmas shopping!

  9. says

    I already made some of your menu plans…lol. We have had company, and help from relatives who have been working on our house. so the brisket was made on Friday…so perfect and the turkey soup this weekend. Thanks for the other brilliant ideas!

  10. says

    Your menu sounds straight out of a fancy restaurant (that I would enjoy!). I am definately going to try your quiche! My goal since I’ve been married has been to try one new recipe every week. So, for the past 10 years, that’s what I’ve done! I love trying new things…and I’m really glad to have found your blog!

  11. says

    Oh goody, someone else takes their time decorating. I am never in a hurry as I want to savor and reflect on the true meaning of the season. I also very much have my mother in me in that we would have to clean everything thoroughly instead of just “covering up the dust with some sparkly tinsel”. :)
    As I do not take down my decorations until after epiphany (Jan. 6th) there is still plenty of time.

    Thank you from the bottom of my corsage making heart for your kind comments. They warmed me.

  12. says

    We made turkey noodle soup from the carcass yesterday and it was great! Gave a large container to my friend who didn’t have any leftovers since they went to theor sons for Thanksgiving. Hope you are having a great week! XO, Pinky

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