I love December! I revel in Christmas Spirit here at StoneGable! I love to soak in all the fun and festivities this time of year and that sometimes means lots of parties. I am watching portions sizes and I have a one glass-of-libation policy. AND I make sure I have a good dinner every night and drink lots of water all day long. Eating right when we are busy is so important to help us stay healthy! Here’s what’s on the menu this week…
Today in Decorating Tips And Tricks we are chatting about DECOR TRENDS FOR 2018. We love to see what has been forecasted for the coming year. I’m thrilled with many of the predictions!
You can listen below or listen to any or all DTT episodes HERE.
SUNDAY- BOOK CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
Tonight is our book club Christmas party! I’m hosting here at StoneGable and setting a version of my Christmas Table. You can see it HERE. I’m making a delicious beef brisket with au jus. This recipe is a very easy make-ahead recipe and is just so darn good!!!! If you are making Christmas dinner you might like to try this and see if it is Christmas worthy for your home!!
- HOLIDAY BEEF BRISKET
- BAKED CORN
- ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS
- CHOPPED SALAD
Salmon on the menu, again! YES! We eat salmon once a week and I am getting quite a file of great salmon recipes. Here’s one more to add to the others! New to me Sweet Basil (cute name!) is a luscious blog! You will want to take a look for yourself.
I have a little confession to make. I am a bit of a Caesar salad snob. It’s all about the dressing. Kick the bottled dressing to the curb and make your own. What a difference!!!! You can even freeze the dressing in ice cube trays and melt a cube or two as needed. Also, if you have not tried it with anchovies, give it a try!
Cafe Delites is one of my go-to foodie blogs! Karina’s recipes are always perfect and her images are lick-the-screen amazing! I’ve made this recipe before and we love it! YUM!
THURSDAY- SLOW COOKER DAY
Gotta have my Tex-Mex fix! Scrumptious!
- BEEFY NACHO SOUP
- AVOCADO SALAD
A spiral ham is a bunch of meals in one! I make it and we have it for dinner then I separate all the leftovers (and there are a whole lot) into freezer bags for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners! Really, an economical way to eat. I get my spiral hams from Costco… they are fabulous!
SATURDAY- FAMILY DINNER
Don’t you love to have the family come for Sunday dinners? We are having our grandson for three days and mommy and daddy are coming to pick him up. I bet I’ll be exhausted! So I’ll be putting a lot of this dinner together ahead of time.
We have so much planned for 14 month old Anderson! Can’t wait to take him to see Santa! Our goal is to wear him out! How can one little boy have so much energy packed into that little lanky body?
You can follow me on Instagram HERE and see what we are up to with him!
- CHICKEN LOMBARDY
TREAT OF THE WEEK
Okay, I am not a huge dessert eater, but give me peppermint bark and I’ll eat it all! I have promised my self I will only eat one piece (finger’s crossed)! YIKES!!! I love this stuff!
Sarah’s blog Sugar Apron (such a sweet name- pun intended!) is a sweets lover’s dream!
Have a scrumptious week…
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