MERRY CHRISTMAS! I love love love the days starting just before Christmas through New Year’s Day. They are so very special. We are all about celebrating and fun and family and pondering the true meaning of Christmas here at StoneGable! Food is a big part of our celebration. We put on big and festive holiday meals and easy no fuss ones in between! Whether a feast or a snack, it’s all about putting lots of Christmas love into each thing I make! Have a yummy and merry Christmas!
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SUNDAY- MERRY CHRISTMAS!
A very merry and blessed Christmas to you! May the Author of Christmas be present in your home this holy day!
- Holiday Beef Brisket
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Roasted Carrots
- Holiday Salad
- Icebox Cake (recipe upcoming)
Here at StoneGable we keep celebrating Christmas straight through New Year’s Eve! Today is for having friends in to enjoy a yummy libation.
It is all about no-fuss cooking! I made a big pot of soup earlier this week and that is dinner for tonight! The ham and bean soup is such an o-l-d post. You can see how my posts looked when I first started (ugh)! The recipe is fabulous (with a secret ingredient for making the best soup) but the pictures… not so much!
- Slow Cooker Hearty Ham and Bean Soup
- Crusty Warm Bread
Today I am working on a very very big surprise for all of you! It’s really top secret and I’ll be sharing it with you in the middle of January! I am so excited and hope you will be too! That’s all I can say for now… I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
If you have never tried Chicken Paprikash you will want to. It is scrumptious and smokey and filled with layers of flavor. And if you like Nani’s Sautéed Chicken you will love this! Serve it over noodles. YUMMY!
Today I’m using the leftover beef brisket to make brisket and coleslaw sandwiches. YUM! I’m substituting the smoky brisket with the holiday beef brisket leftovers. So delicious!
And I’m making homemade potato chips. A real treat!
Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup and a meal in a bowl. My daughter-in-law Abby LOVES Pho and I’m venturing into new culinary ground to make some for her. It looks delicious! Pho is customarily eaten for breakfast in Vietnam, but here in the States we eat it at lunch and dinner. HERE’S some very interesting facts about Pho and the proper way to eat it and pronounce it too!
Want to venture along with me? If you are a Pho eater, please comment on your experience.
- All the garnishes that go along with it
We are expecting our second round of family for New Year’s Eve today! My sister and her husband will be ringing in the New year with us. My mom and her husband Jim will be joining us too! I feel game night coming on. I am a wicked Mexican Train Domino player!
Please give these wonderful and easy hand pies a try. They will be a favorite for sure!
- Easy Puff Pastry Ham, Cheddar, and Broccoli Hand Pies
- Red and Green Salad
SATURDAY- NEW YEAR’S EVE
Bring out the hats and noisemakers. Let’s ring in the New Year in style!
No “dinner” tonight. But we are serving some delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres.
- Bacon Wrapped Almond Stuffed Dates- upcoming recipe… this recipe is oh, oh so fabulous!
- Pizza Pinwheels
- Oh, Christmas Tree Cheese Board
- Salmon Mousse in Phyllo Cups
- Radicchio Boats with Bleu Cheese, Mandarin Oranges, Candied Pecans and a Balsamic Reduction
- Brownie Bites
- Old Fashioned Gingerbread and Creme Anglaise
Here’s what else in ON THE MENU this week…
We have had the same Christmas Brunch menu for YEARS!!!! And Christmas Breakfast Casserole is the star! The toasted croissants make it extra rich and wonderful!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
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