This is going to be such a fun weekend! Our whole family and lots of extended family members are getting together at StoneGable for a big family costume party and to celebrate my little Anderson’s first birthday! Bobby and I are going as a hunter and a deer. We will have lions and tigers and Curious George and the Man In the Yellow Hat and more! Anderson will have a “smash cake” in the shape of a pumpkin… how fun!
Today we are talking about WHAT TO DO N-O-W FOR CHRISTMAS. We can walk and chew gum at the same time so we can certainly plan for Christmas and enjoy fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!!!!!
This episode is a must listen to! So listen below…
Here’s my sweet little one-year-old grandson…
This was taken at his dedication a couple weeks ago.
Okay, ready for some great recipes? Here’s what’s on the menu…
I don’t buy those emaciated, overcooked roast chicken at most grocery stores (except C0stco, they are fabulous)!!! Not when it is so so easy to roast my own big, full of flavor chicken. And no store-bought chicken can make my home smell that good!
- PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN
- MASHED POTATOES
- BRAISED BRUSSEL SPROUTS
I’ve made this absolutely delicious fish dish from Cafe Delites and it is THE BEST! We try to eat fish at least once a week, but I could eat this for a few meals a week! Yes, it’s that good!
- CREAMY LEMON GARLIC SALMON
- SPINACH LINGUINI
- CHOPPED SALAD WITH APPLES AND WALNUTS
Steak is such an easy meat to cook for a weeknight. My steak of choice is a small ribeye because it packed with flavor! I sear it in a cast iron pan and finish it off in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. If these green beans are new to you add them to your must-make list!
I love soup day!!!! Nuf’said!
- MINESTRONE SOUP
- CRUSTY BREAD
I’m a thigh girl, how about you? I love chicken thighs because they have lots of favor and stay moist. No dry chicken here!
Scallops are one of my favorite foods. I make them occasionally because Bobby could eat at least a dozen, if not more. So they get a little expensive. I’m okay with five! This is the perfect scallop recipe. Classic and lemony and the scallops are seared to a lovely golden brown. YUM!
Have you ever made your own pizza. I think it’s so fun to make a great crust or buy one at your local pizza shop. Then adding toppings to make it yours! WOW! Spinach and artichoke!!!! My fav!
- SPINACH ARTICHOKE PIZZA
- GREEK SALAD
TREAT OF THE WEEK
Aren’t these Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices adorable? I can’t wait to make them… and eat them, of course! When making this kind of desserts with apples I like to use those of a more tart variety like Granny Smith or Steiman.
Have a scrumptious week!