HAPPY MARCH, my friends! March is such a transitional and unpredictable month. The robins are back and the daffodils are beginning to sprout up and the threat of a snowstorm is also ever present. My menus are taking a turn towards spring. YUM! Here’s what’s on this spring-ish menu!
Oh, YUM! This week starts off with soup! Yes, even in the spring (and especially in early spring) soup is always On The Menu at StoneGable!
This scrumptious ZERO WW (blue) POINT soup is so so satisfying and it makes enough for lunches. You will love love love this very delicious waist-friendly soup!
Thanks, Addicted 2 Recipes!
Flat iron is such an easy and delicious steak I like to make on my stovetop when we are not quite ready for grilling season (just wait till Sunday). It’s a quick meal and with the addition of a fresh, herby chimichurri sauce it just screams “spring is here”!
Asparagus is not quite ready to stick its head above the ground yet, here in Lancaster Co, but we can get it at our local grocers and it’s pencil-thin and so so good!
- THE PERFECT PAN SEARED FLAT IRON STEAK
- THE BEST CHIMICHURRI SAUCE
- NANI’S SAUTEED RICE
- PERFECTLY ROASTED ASPARAGUS
This glorious recipe is from Lavender And Macarons! I just had to try it after seeing the beautiful image of lemons and cod in this creamy dreamy sauce! It looks scrummy!
And yes, I’ve been watching the Great British Baking Show. Mary Berry says “scrummy”, a hybrid of scrumptious and yummy! And it perfectly describes tonight’s main dish!
Today I have a big afternoon of work at home. So I’ll throw a pork shoulder into the oven and make some delicious pulled pork! What a great and easy recipe from Wonky Wonderful.
My goal is to make BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and freeze the rest for a fun lunch the next time company comes our way! You will want to make homemade coleslaw with this glorious pork sandwich! YUMMY!
And what’s better than french fries with a BBQ pork sandwich? There are about a zillion air fryer french fry recipes but these fries look so so good!
Oh, my! Two words… SPRING DELIGHT!
I have a new foodie crush! Just look at this glorious flatbread!!!! I can’t wait to give it a try!!! For tonight’s dinner, I’ll prepare this on a storebought Lavash Bread.
But I’m so excited to try my hand at making my own flatbread with from Jessica’s recipe. Thank you so much for being my new crush, How Sweet Eats!
SATURDAY- COMPANY’S COMING
This recipe is so special to me! First of all it is a very early recipe from the StoneGable archives. I used a point-and-shoot camera and the images are pretty awful!
However, this is probably one of the best recipes I have ever made. It is so good that when our son-in-law Jonathan proposed to our daughter Jacqueline he asked us to be a part of the event and asked me to make an on-the-spot engagement dinner. And requested tonight’s main dish.
Bobby and I offered to take him and Jacqueline out for dinner along with the gaggle of friends in on the engagement but he was so insistent on this special dish! And it was a magical evening, indeed.
Great food, good wine, lots of tears and laughter, amazing young people, one gorgeous engagement ring and cigars all ’round!
Every time I make this feast-for-the-eyes spring dish I think of a fairytale time on an island in the St. Laurence River and true young love!
- SALMON ASPARAGUS AND BOW TIE PASTA IN A CREAMY SHERRY SAUCE
- ARUGULA, SHAVED PARMESAN, PINENUT SALAD IN A LEMON VINAIGRETTE
SUNDAY- EASY PEASY DINNER NIGHT
After cooking for company, Sunday dinners are very easy! Break out the grill, Bobby! Today starts the grilling season!
This gourmet burger recipe from The Project Pile is just so intriguing I have to give it a try! Four ingredients. One very surprising one! And when I read what it was I wondered why I hadn’t thought of it before! Pretty ingenious! You will want to give it a try too!
SWEET TREAT OF THE WEEK
I’m not much of a baker so when I come across a recipe LOVED by everyone, it’s a keeper! And I’ve made this beautiful lemon loaf cake for years always to rave reviews! It’s dense and moist and very lemony!
Perfect for our company served with vanilla ice cream. Now I just have to stay away from any leftovers.
Have a scrumptious week, friends!