This week’s winter menu is full of big, bold main dishes! Stews, soups, roasts and a couple other lighter selections too! We eat seasonally, here at StoneGable… mostly! This week there is something for everyone! I love week like this! YUM! Here’s what’s on the menu …
MONDAY- SLOW COOKER DAY
Today’s glorious pot roast is from The Kitchen Magpie. We love a slow cooker chuck roast. YUM! Perfect for a cold winter night.
I’ll be adding carrots and potatoes to the mix. My Mondays are often quite busy so getting up early in the morning to begin dinner works for me!
Here’s my pick for a bowl to eat this delicious winter dinner HERE.
- CREAMY MUSHROOM BEEF CHUCK ROAST
- WITH POTATOES AND CARROTS
I love a dinner that I can make in a foil-lined sheet pan! So easy! And so so easy to clean up! Yay!
Tonight’s scrumptious salmon recipe comes from Averie Cooks.
And Elise from Simply Recipes suggests spinning fresh, rinsed spinach in a salad spinner! Great tip!!! Here’s the salad spinner I have and love HERE.
Do you have an air fryer? I LOVE mine! It makes the best crispy food. I have a multifunction small appliance that toasts, bakes, roasts, is a convection oven and air fryer too!
I keep it on my kitchen countertop because we use it every day. If you buy one new small appliance this year this should be it!
I can’t wait to make this delicious, crunchy chicken recipe from Skinnytaste.
Here’s another tip… when you make a pretty colorful salad serve it in a clear bowl! Remember we eat with our eyes.
THURSDAY- SOUP DAY
Oh, my! Bobby will love this soup that is disguised as hot-out-of-the-oven Lasagna! But I won’t be cooking for hours! This soup looks so tasty! I can’t wait to make it for dinner tonight!
A big thank you to Amanda at I Am Baker!
See my DUTCH OVEN HERE. It will last my whole life and I can pass it one!
My two favorite steaks are ribeye and flank! They both cook quickly and have big beefy flavor. Instead of making this glorious steak from Our Salty Kitchen on the grill I’ll be cooking in my large cast iron skillet. See it HERE.
A perfect steak for a quick meal!
- GRILLED ROSEMARY FLANK STEAK
- AIR FRYER CRISPY GARLIC ROSEMARY POTATOES
- ARUGULA SALAD WITH PINENUTS, SAVED PARMESAN IN A LEMON VINAIGRETTE
SATURDAY- COMPANY’S COMING
Since we have moved into a new neighborhood we are trying to get to know the folks living around us. Our favorite way is to invite a few neighbors over for an easy meal. Nothing big. Just good food and lots of conversation!
Tonight’s company-worthy dinner is the BEST linguine and clams I have ever eaten!!!! It’s a quick dinner to make so my time won’t be spent in the kitchen. And much of it can be prepped ahead! If you make one thing this week THIS should be it!!! Thanks, Bon Apetit!
Serve this in a huge shallow dish and let everyone help themselves. Transfer to large shallow individual bowls like THESE.
SUNDAY- SUNDAY DINNER
Why roast one chicken when you can roast two? This is such an easy-peasy dinner! And leftovers are great for sandwiches!
I think every home cook should know how to roast a perfect chicken. So much better than their scrawny grocery store rotisserie chicken cousins (except for Costco).
A word about roasting pans. I use a glass pan to cook roasts etc. However, I am saving up for a Le Creuset Roasting Pan, HERE.
Yes, it is expensive but here’s why I love Le Creuset products. They last a lifetime. And if you cook they are worth their weight (they are a bit heavy) in foodie gold. They make such great food!
In a glass pan or other baking type pan, I can’t take the pan to the cooktop to make a pan gravy. And we know it’s all about the gravy!
I do have a Dutch Oven that I use as a roaster but not for bigger cuts of meat!
So, Bobby if you are reading, this is a “legal” gift. NOT like an iron or a vacuum. More like jewelry! And yes, red would be perfect!
No matter what you roast a chicken in… JUST DO IT!
A tiny word about mashed potatoes. Don’t mash or whip them. Use a ricer. It has changed how I make mashed potatoes and rocked my culinary world! See mine HERE.
- PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN
- MASHED POTATOES
- ROASTED CARROTS AND ONIONS WITH THE CHICKEN
SWEET TREAT OF THE WEEK
I made these no-bake cookie balls for Christmas and have made several batches since! They are not only for Christmas but good any time of year! I’ll be adding some Chia seeds to add a bit of Omega 3!
I love one after dinner or when I need something little in the afternoon!
Here are a few of my favorite kitchen items I’m using this week…
Get this pretty printable GROCERY SHOPPING LIST
Have a scrumptious week, friend!