Need dinner ideas? I have a week's worth of scrumptious dinner menus and lots of other holiday inspired recipes. Get main dish, side dish, salad and dessert ideas and recipe.
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 of course my favorite thing to do is to spend time with family. This week I’m making cookies and doing a lot of prep work for all the family coming our way at the end of the week!
Let’s eat good meals even if we are busy! Here’s what’s ON THE MENU this week…
Salmon’s on the menu, again! We eat salmon about 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.
Sweet and spicy orange salmon looks so so good!
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 Ceasar salad 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! Your salad dressing won’t taste fishy but anchovies give it a salty umami flavor we all LOVE!
I love this one-pan pasta meal by Carlsbad Cravings! Pasta made in one pan is a winner in my book!
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
I Gotta have my Tex-Mex fix! Scrumptious!
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! And I make Ham And Bean soup with the bone.
Even though the cost of ham is crazy high I can make it go a long way.
I love the glaze on this baked ham from Roti And Rice!
SATURDAY- FAMILY DINNER
My daughter and her family are coming today and staying with us through Christmas. I am so excited!!!!!
We have a new baby for Christmas this year. MacAlister Robert was born on Dec 6th and joins his two brothers Anderson (5) and Alexander (3). We have so much planned!
My boys love my meatballs so tonight is spaghetti and Grandma Lo Bianco’s meatballs. These meatballs came to me from a friend and there is a very funny story that goes along with them! Beware! Eat them at your own risk! LOL!
SUNDAY-BREAKFAST FOR DINNER
Our grandkids love breakfast for dinner. So when they come to Gigi and Pops house we aim to please!
- THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES
- BERRY SMOOTHIES
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 myself 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!
MORE RECIPES I WANT TO MAKE…
CRANBERRY MEATBALLS will be part of our Christmas appetizers!
And BAKED OLIVES AND FETA will be right next to the meatballs!
I think this SAUSAGE POTATO AND KALE SOUP will be great to have on hand!
I think this PINECONE CHEESEBALL is so delicious and so tasty!
I serve CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST CASSEROLE every Christmas morning. Thank goodness it is a make-ahead recipe.
Our grandkids will love this CHRISTMAS TREE PIZZA.
Here are MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIES!
Salad? Try HOLIDAY HONEYCRISP SALAD.
I’m thinking of serving PRIME RIB for Christmas dinner. I’ll be checking out this recipe!
GARLIC MUSHROOM CAULIFLOWER SKILLET is beautiful!
For my gluten-free friends, CRUSTLESS SPINACH AND MUSHROOM QUICHE.