Christmas is so thick in the air here at StoneGable I swear I am breathing in tinsel! This year decorating my home has been a process and not a race. A little every day. And I’ve really enjoyed taking my time decorating each room! Today I’m putting the finishing touches on my foyer. Bringing in holly clippings from our big holly tree. Make sure you stop by on Monday to see my Christmas Foyer! You can see a peak of my foyer below. But now let’s see what’s On The Menu…
SUNDAY- BOOK CLUB DINNER
I’m hosting our annual Book Club dinner at StoneGable tonight. I’ll be serving a Honey Baked Ham from Costco. YUM! And all the girls in our book club will bring side dishes and dessert! I can’t wait. Our book club is now going on its 8th year! We meet every other month so we have read 42 books together!
If you are not in a book club you might want to think about starting one. It has really expanded my literary taste. Something that would not have happened if not for book club!
- Honey Baked Ham
- Pineapple Casserole
- Baked Corn (look for this recipe right after Christmas)
- Green Bean Salad
- And More!
We love salmon here at StoneGable… and Nani’s Sautéed rice! It’s nice to have a lighter dinner after the big one we will have on Sunday!
- Baked Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce
- Nani’s Sautéed Rice
- Steamed Broccoli
Do you send Christmas cards? I must admit it’s kind of hit or miss with me. But this year the family was together at Thanksgiving and we took pictures at the Washington DC Arboretum. And they became our 2016 Christmas cards! It’s not too late to send out Christmas cards, at least to those you are close to!
- Perfect Roast Chicken
- Oven Roasted Potatoes
- Roasted Carrots
I am not faint of heart when it comes to testing recipes. My philosophy is if the meal flops there is always pizza! Don’t be afraid to try new things. This chili is new to me and it sounds so so good! Will you be daring enough to try it?
- Buttermilk Cornbread
Just want to give you a head’s up that I’ll be opening my virtual front door and lighting all the candles and plugging in the Christmas lights for a CHRISTMAS NIGHT’S tour next Thursday, December 22nd! You are all invited!
Here is my CHRISTMAS NIGHT’S TOUR from last year!
If you make one thing on this week’s menu it should be these! Killer Fajitas are just that… killer!
- Killer Fajitas
- Refried Beans
- Fixings- Shredded Lettuce, Cheese, Diced Tomatoes, Sour Cream
Did you see my WINTER WHITE CHRISTMAS TABLE? It’s snowy and filled with trees of all sizes. Come and visit! Each year I try to create a different Christmas table. I must admit I think last year’s BOXWOOD AND STARS CHRISTMAS TABLE was my favorite!
I made this Minestrone soup ahead and let all the flavors marry. Now it’s simply perfect to eat! YUM! This is a soup that eats like a meal. I often double the ground beef to make it extra hardy for my boys.
- Minestrone Soup
- Crusty Bread
One week until Christmas Eve! Christmas week is my favorite week of the year! It just “feels” holy to me! I try to get most of what Christmas prep is going to get done by today so I can settle in and enjoy the whole week before Christmas! If it’s not done by now it probably does not have to get done!
Gone are the days that I’m running around aiming for the “perfect” Christmas. Give yourself permission to breathe and let it go! Enjoy the real reason for Christmas!
These little hand pies are soooooo delicious and puff pastry makes them easy to put together!
Here’s hoping you have a delicious week!
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