Are you thinking about holiday menus yet? If you are doing any kind of hosting, even family it is important to at least start thinking about food and drink for any type of get-together. Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away followed closely by Hannaka and Christmas! So create a holiday food board on Pinterest and start collecting great ideas! l Now, here’s what’s on the menu this week…
Just a heads up that there is something a little wonky with the back office of my blog right now. It went haywire in the middle of this post. So things might look a tad different. But I pushed through and you should too! My tech company will be working on it in the am to get things straightened out. Just like the toilet breaking or the heat/air conditioning not working, these things seem to always break down on weekends!
Now about that menu… let’s get started!
Soup is almost always on the menu when the weather turns chilly. And this soup full of vegetables looks amazing! I might switch out ground turkey for hamburger to make it WW friendly! Thanks, Serena for the delicious soup to add to my culinary repertoire! Go to Serena Bakes to see more fabulous recipes. Serena Bakers is a STONEGABLE FAVORITE FOODIE BLOG!
What if you would take a pumpkin about the size of a bowling ball, clean it out and stuff it with bread stuffing and cheeses and bacon and other delicious goodies. Then you baked it in the oven until it was all piping hot, put the top back on and brought it to the table. Then you scooped out the contents and the pumpkin too and served it to family or guests. You would be there fall culinary hero. This recipe has trilled, literally delighted everyone I have served it to. It has done this to all who I have served it to!
- GRUYERE BACON AND GREEN ONION STUFFED WHOLE PUMPKIN
- CHOPPED SALAD WITH PECANS, PEARS AND CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE
WEDNESDAY- SLOW COOKER DAY
On busy days my slow cooker is my best friend! I can start dinner early in the day and let it cook away while I’m working. Photo shoots, styling, schlepping decor up and down the basement, editing, business call, etc. And that’s not homekeeping or doing something fun. I hope you use your slow cooker and enjoy delicious homecooked meals. Another wonderful recipe from Closet Cooking.
I make the enchilada recipe often. It is soooo good. If you like southwest or Mexican food as I do, give these a try. From Ali who has one of my favorite foodie blogs, Gimme Some Oven (love that name!).
I have such a love/hate relationship with pork. When I was a little girl living in Scotland and England the pork was HEAVENLY! But now it’s sorta tasteless. You know what foodies say, “The taste is in the fat”. I’m pretty particular where I buy pork and how I cook it to try to get the best flavor out of it I can. I am so excited to try this slow cooker, bacon covered pork loin! Thanks, Sabrina from Dessert Then Dinner
I bet you did not know that I get a little squeamish eating most fish with cheese. I heard that fish and cheese don’t mix when I was young and ever since that I have a hard time eating the combo. I know I’m missing out on lots of great fish dishes but I just can’t! So this is one cod recipes that looks amazing! From House And Garden.
SUNDAY- FAMILY DINNER
I LOVE Sunday dinners! The family home and my little babies toddling around my feet while I try to cook. I’m a gal who loves all her “chicks in the nest”. Dinners should be absolutely scrumptious and evoke memories but also be easy to prepare. I could make this chicken in y sleep! Now that’s what I call sweet dreams, right?
TREAT OF THE WEEK
What is your favorite Trick or Treat candy? Mine is a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup! And second is a Butterfinger. So I’m going to use all the leftover butterfingers from Halloween to make this yummy dessert. And just because you did not ask… Marie Antionette (before beheading) was my favorite Halloween costume! Thanks, Danelle from Let’s Dish.
Have a scrumptious week!