Happy December… or is is Merry? Well, whichever way it is I’m delighted it’s December. I love Christmas. I think the key to enjoying the season is to concentrate on the real meaning of Christmas and to make lists! In the coming weeks, I’ll share a guest room or two ready for Christmas, give you ideas for Christmas gifts, 10-minute Christmas decorating, have scrumptious menus and so much more! When you feel a little stressed come visit me here at StoneGable!!! Now let’s see what’s on the menu this week…
This months Reader Appreciation Giveaway is a $200.00 VISA GIFT CARD!!!!!
Today on Decorating Tips And Tricks we are talking about KITCHENS DONE RIGHT. Kelly, Anita and I all have very different kitchens and points of view about decorating but there is a whole lot we can agree on about making a kitchen the heart of the home and someplace you love to be!!!
You can listen to episode 132 below:
Listen to all DTT podcast episodes HERE.
It’s important to make and eat good and healthy meals when we are so busy, like during the Christmas season. Planning ahead is the key. I hope you find inspiration and yummy recipes today!
Sunday’s are such family days around StoneGable. And making dinner for whoever shows up is here is a must. I don’t like to fuss every Sunday (well, most Sunday’s) and salmon is an easy dish that everyone loves! Look at these great potatoes from Eatwell 101! A must read! You will get lost in all it’s heavenly recipes for sure!
- ROASTED SALMON WITH DILL SAUCE
- GARLIC PARMESAN BUTTER ROASTED POTATOES
- CHOPPED SALAD
My favorite food is probably Mexican or Tex Mex! Oh, YUM!!! Look at these oven baked tacos. Gotta love them!
- BAKED BEEF AND BLACK BEAN TACOS
We love pasta in this house!!! And today’s recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch looks and sounds delicious! I’ll probably divide this recipe in two after I cook it. We will eat half and I’ll freeze half for a quick meal!
I’m always thinking ahead so I have great, easy meals in my freezer for lunches and dinners.
- CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI ALFREDO STUFFED SHELLS
- GREEK SALAD
My Daddy was a southern boy so pork chops and white gravy was a must in my home growing up. I just love it. But I don’t smother everything in gravy now, just a little for that comforting taste. Oh, YUM!!!
- CRISPY BAKED BREADED PORK CHOPS
- WHITE GRAVY
- MASHED POTATOES
- GREEN BEANS
When you have an afternoon at home it’s so easy to make a roast chicken for dinner. So, so much better than those horrid store bought ones! Make it yourself!!! And save the bones to make your own Chicken broth for soup. Your home will smell absolutely amazing!!! Easy peasy meal!
- PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN
- NANI’ SAUTEED RICE
- ROASTED CARROTS, CELERY ROOT, AND PARSNIPS
I’ve made this cod dish several times and I love it! It’s so easy and buttery and has a mild fish taste. Great for those in your family that might be “on the fence” when it comes to dinner from the sea. You can find this scrumptious recipe at Valentina’s Corner!
This is hand’s down the best chicken noodle soup you will ever, ever make. No kidding and no bragging… just fact!!! Give it a try and you will make it again and again!!! Making this brings back such wonderful memories of my grandmother, Helen Pinter Jackwood who taught me to make this made-with-love soup!
- NANI’S CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
- CRUSTY BREAD AND CHEESE
SWEET TREAT OF THE WEEK
I’ve heard of Christmas Crack for years but have never made it. So I turned to one of my go-to foodie blogs Cafe Delites for this sweet treat recipe!
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