Winter is the perfect time to make soups and stews and casseroles. And as you can see, this week I have a couple on the menu!!! A soup or stew bar is a fun and easy way to entertain friends. I just set it up on my island or kitchen table and let everyone help themselves! Easy peasy way to have friends over for a meal! Now here’s what’s on the menu this week…
But first, today’s DTT will be a huge help to all of us wanting to be more organized…
Look for my WINTER SOUP BAR post coming soon…
Planning a menu each week gives me the opportunity to collect lots and lots of scrumptious recipes and it also introduces me to so many A-MAZING food bloggers! I’m obsessed with Cooking For Keeps, a new-to-me foodie blog with the most mouth-watering recipes and images that will make you want to lick the screen!
Bobby loves pasta and short ribs so this dish is Bobby perfection!
- ONE POT SHORT RIB BOLOGNESE
- TOSSED SALAD
Scallops are crazy easy to make and so delicious. I wait till I find them on sale and use them fresh if I can! For me, the key is to get a good golden crust on them and to not overcook them. Scallops are a gift from the sea!
- HEALTHY GARLIC SCALLOPS
- SAUTEED SWISS CHARD
I think I’d love almost anything that is covered with buttery cracker crumbs and cheddar cheese! Today’s easy dinner is a keeper!
If you have been following StoneGable for any time you will know that I LOVE soup! And there is not a soup on the face of this earth that is as good as my Nani’s Chicken Noodle soup! There are many things that make it stand out but making my own broth is one ( NEVER used boxed or canned broth) and the “noodle” trick.
Make a huge stock pot of soup and freeze it for lunches and dinner.
If you make one new-to-you thing this week… this should be it!
THURSDAY- TEX MEX NIGHT
Oh YUM! I love Tex Mex and I love a good casserole. Look at this beautiful casserole from Julia’s Album!!!!!
- BLACK BEAN AND BEEF ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
- NACHOS AND SALAS
I think this is the third time I’ve made this stunning and luscious dish! I have a confession, I don’t like most fish with cheese! But this recipe is such a winner even with the cheese! Isn’t it pretty? And even tastes better. And an additional bonus… so easy to make!
I first ate Red Chicken when I took a weekend painting class a couple decades ago. I forget everything I learned but I have been making this chicken dish ever since! It is so so good and so so easy!!!
SWEET TREAT OF THE WEEK
This is the most gorgeous loaf cake! SIGH!!!!!! I like to keep one sweet thing on hand to take to a friend, give as a little hostess gift or have here at home. Bobby and I are not big sweet eaters, but a nibble of something that looks this delicious with a cup of afternoon coffee is beyond decadent!
I like to eat “seasonally” and find great food that is fresh in my area. January is a very cold month here so I’m getting oranges from Florida and California to eat as snacks and use in recipes.
Have a Scrumptious week!