Happy Spring! Monday, March 20th is the beginning of SPRING!!! It’s still cold and snow covered here at StoneGable but that won’t stop us from celebrating that spring is surely on its way! If you have seen spring in your area please send it here. As the days of spring warm up my recipes and menus take a lighter turn. I am such a seasonal cook and soon I’ll be enjoying the spring fare from our garden and local food stands across my beautiful bucolic area! I can’t wait for garlic rants and tender lettuces. Yum! Culinary spring is a favorite of mine! Now, let’s see what’s on the menu this week…
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A big thank you to all my readers who are listening to our podcast Decorating Tips and Tricks! We are thrilled with the response and listening interest! If you have not been listening you can start right now!!!!
Listen to all of our podcast episodes HERE. You can also get the show notes and links to things we are talking about! My favorite podcast is episode 16, HOW TO CHOOSE A SOFA. There is so much good advice here, but it’s just so so funny! Anita tells the funniest story!!!!!! If you need sofa tips and a very good laugh today you can listen below.
If you need sofa tips and a very good laugh today you can listen below.
Now, let’s get some good recipes!
It is still very chilly in my neck of the woods so I’m making another batch of love-in-a-bowl! My Nani’s chicken noodle soup is the perfect meal for a chilly day! If you make one thing this week, this soup should be it!
My kiddos used to take things like Nani’s chicken noodle soup in a thermos for lunch. I loved making very fun lunches for my babies! One day a mom from school called me and asked me not to send such great lunches with my children. She said it made the other mom’s look bad! I wear that comment like a badge of honor to this day!
- NANI’S CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
- CELERY WITH BLEU CHEESE
I’m a fussy shrimp eater! I never eat shrimp out… only at home! Shrimp can so easily turn from delicious morsels from the sea to rubbery, chewy bites. I won’t eat Lobster out either! And salmon… don’t get me started! Woe to the chef who overcooks seafood! For some reason, seafood has been almost labeled a food to only eat out. No, no, no! Cooking succulent seafood is so easy and cheaper to cook at home!
I must have a hundred recipes for chicken under my belt, but I’m still on the lookout for another scrumptious chicken recipe. Like this one!
I am so crushing on THE RECIPE CRITIC, where the image below (I think the image is photography perfection!) and the recipe comes from. Oh, yum! If you like to peruse recipes like I do then you will get lost in this amazing foodie blog!
Bobby and I work long, long hours. But Wednesday afternoons my sweet husband takes off. I love Wednesdays just for that reason. We really don’t go anywhere, we mostly putter around StoneGable together. So fun. As soon as the snow melts from our mid-March snow storm, we will work in the garden together. I can’t wait!
Who knew digging in the dirt together could be so romantic!
I’ve had lots of emails asking how my left foot is doing. Thanks for your prayers and well-wishes! I’m now walking without a cane for the most part and my foot is slowly recovering. It’s been a very, very long process and I still have a way to go. But, each week I can see a little improvement! By summer I should be running marathons! Well, at least walking them.
I love a good hot dog every now and then. And my friend Kelly from MY SOULFUL HOME serves up what she calls a “haute” dog. It’s an upscale, chic way to make an all-American favorite! I love the name and Kelly too!
Don’t miss Kelly’s Irish Soda Bread Recipe. She’s famous for it. Get the recipe HERE.
- HAUTE DOGS
- OVEN FRIES
- WEDGE SALAD
Another fabulous recipe from my new favorite foodie site THE RECIPE CRITIC! Alyssa’s recipes rock!!!!! The food bowl craze is big right now so I’m bringing it home today! I wonder what my meat-and-potatoes-Bobby will think.
My husband is such a funny (as in very interest and endearing quirks) guy! Change is difficult for him. But when he embraces it he goes all out. Like his crocks obsession. I bought Bobby his first pair of crocks and he was very, VERY skeptical. Once he got used to the idea of crocks he got a little crazy with the whole thing. He now has everyday crocks, camouflage crocks, garden crocks, fur-lined crocks and dress crocks.
I hid his dress crocks. Don’t tell him! Like I said… so endearing!
Other Recipes on the Menu this week…
The intense favor of this broth is a must try!
I’ll make a batch and freeze them this week. I just feel better knowing they are there in the freezer when I want a yummy snack!
Hope you have a delicious week!
Did you know that I have over 2,000 pins on my FOODIE FUN Pinterest board? Lots of yummy recipes I hand picked! You might like to follow me on Pinterest and see what I’m pinning every day HERE!