It’s Christmas week! The most beautiful week of all the year! I hope you soak up and drink in every minute! On a personal note, I have something to tell you that I have been hiding for awhile. Have you noticed that I’ve been missing a bit this week? Well, time to fess up. I’ve been walking around on a fractured ankle (in a boot) for a few months. Unfortunately, it was near a very arthritic area of my ankle/foot and got so bad I had surgery on Tuesday. A pin and a plate later and 5 days in the hospital will hopefully give me an ankle as good as new. I just got home this afternoon…
I’m feeling fine and taking very good care of myself. I have never felt so happy to see StoneGable!
However, I am not able to put any weight on my left foot for 8 to 12 weeks! YIKES!
You might be wondering how this will effect my blog. Hopefully, very little. I have a wheel chair and a knee scooter and lots and lots of help lined up. My assistant Katie who usually helps me put things away will be helping me in many more ways for awhile! Katie is THE BEST! It’s my goal to keep StoneGable up and running and active and beautiful and better than ever!
I’ll keep you posted on my recovery. Right now I just need prayer for healing and your friendship, like always!
To be honest I will not be cooking every day because my wonderful friends are bringing me meals several times a week. I still want to give you a full week of On The Menu even though I won’t be making everything each week.
Let’s get to a week of yummy recipes!
My mom made a big pot of Cabbage soup for Bobby and me to enjoy tonight. I love this soup. I make it with lots of meat. When I’m on my feet again look for the recipe!
- Nani’s Cabbage Soup
- Crusty Bread
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas week! It just “feels” different than any other week of the entire year! Join me in basking in the true meaning of Christmas this week!
My friend Fran makes legendary meatballs. This meatball recipe was given to her by her grandmother with a promise she would never share the recipe. But the cat’s or should I say meatballs are out of the bag. They are too good to keep secret. Fran always says, “If you see me sitting outside the pearly gates, you will know it’s because I have shared my grandmother’s meatball recipe”. lol!
- Spaghetti And Meatballs with Grandmom LoBianco’s No Fail Meatballs
- Caesar Salad– The best dressing recipe ever!!!
Did you see my post on last minute gifts? If you have to fill in your gift list you might want to check out some great gifts I found that you can get before Christmas. Find it posted on Monday Dec 19th.
The last time I had surgery my amazingly talented friend Kim made these Chicken Enchiladas for me. YUM! Hint, hint Kim!
- Kim Rice’s Chicken Enchiladas
- Tossed Salad
Just a reminder… make sure to take lots of pictures this Christmas! They make such amazing memories!
I have Clam Chowder in the freezer and this is so so delicious!
Christmas is only three days away. Everyone do their happy dance! I love to sit in my dark living room with the tree lights on. Magical!
Time to finish up the last little details before Christmas. I like to go to bed on the 23rd with everything totally done! Christmas Eve and Christmas day are meant for enjoying!
This is such a fresh, easy to make, tasty meal!
- Baja Fish Tacos
- Refried Beans
SATURDAY- CHRISTMAS EVE
I almost love Christmas Eve more than Christmas day itself. I look so forward to Chrismas Eve church. Silent night, holy night!
- Nani’s Halupkies
- Crusty Bread
SUNDAY- MERRY CHRISTMAS!
May the Author of Christmas fill your hearts and home with His greatest blessings today!
- Holiday Beef Brisket
- Twice Baked Potato
- Green Beans with Bacon
- Garden Salad
- Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake
Other recipes ON THE MENU…
We eat this for brunch every Christmas morning!
If you need to make one more kind of cookies for Christmas these cookies would be my pick!
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