I hope you are staying safe and enjoying this three day Memorial Day weekend. We are going to grill at home and enjoying our newly decorated patio! This week begins the unofficial start of summer! That means lots of farm fresh meals and time outside! Ready for 23 scrumptious recipes On The Menu this week?
MONDAY- MEMORIAL DAY
I count an amazing hamburger among one of my favorite foods! Just thinking about one makes my mouth water! Today’s hamburger recipe comes from Stephanie at Plain Chicken. Bobby is grilling and I’m making the french fries in the Air Fryer and the cucumber salad.
We are also having Strawberry Shortcake for dessert tonight. Fresh strawberries are now becoming local! This recipe is a StoneGable favorite. The shortbread is made in an 8 x 8 pan instead of dropping the batter like a biscuit. And it is low fat, although it does not taste that way at all!
We will splurge tonight and have it with ice cream. But, the real way to eat it is for breakfast swimming in milk.
I have to say, if you make one thing this week the StoneGable Strawberry Shortcake must be it!
Okay what’s not to love about chicken and queso? Oh, this recipe looks and sounds so so good! It does have lots of scrumptious cheese but if you just scoop a couple tablespoons (if you can) to serve yourself the calorie count can’t be that bad! For me, this recipe is so worth walking an extra 30 minutes twice on Tuesday!
If there are leftovers, I’ll shred the chicken and serve it over Nachos, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sliced black olives, and sour cream. This recipe is insane!!! Thanks, Barbara at Butter And Baggage.
- CHICKEN QUESO
- WHITE RICE
Salmon pairs so well with oranges. Recently, my daughter Jacqueline made tangerine marmalade from the tangerines in her tree. I used some as part of a marinade for salmon and it was just delicious!
Today’s wonderful recipe from Lubya at Will Cook For Smiles reminds me of that salmon recipe I put together, only easier! I usually have all the ingredients to make it on hand so I’ll call this a pantry meal! A delicious pantry meal!
I think tonight’s dinner is so beautiful! Puff pastry makes every food more glamorous! Asparagus is still in season here but not for long so I’m so excited to make this last hurrah of a main dish as a way to bid our local grown asparagus au revior until next year! Oh, I’ll can still find asparagus but it won’t be local and not nearly as fresh.
Tonight’s amazing dish come from Aline at Aline Made.
- GREEN ASPARAGUS CHEESE TART
- SLICED TOMATOES IN OLIVE OIL WITH BASIL
This week’s soup is hearty and has so many of the ingredients we love… well, except for kale. YIKES! There I admitted it! I am a kale hater! I know this is so so politically incorrect! But I believe there is a large, silent, underground, every-growing swell of humanity that just does not like the curly vegetable that until most recently was the garnish on salad bars!
I say kale haters arise!!! There are much better alternatives! Did you know that romaine lettuce is actually healthier than kale? Not that I’d use romaine in tonight’s soup. But I’ll probably use swiss chard or spinach or another leafy green.
A big thank you to Natasha at Natasha’s Kitchen.
For this recipe I’m substituting equal part of evaporated milk and greek yogurt for the heavy cream.
I can’t wait to make this really tasty soup!
- ZUPPA TOSCANA (COPYCAT OLIVE GARDEN’S SOUP)
I think appetizers are so work intense! There should be 4-6 appetizers per person. Say you make three different kinds and you are having 8 people over! See lots of work!
I found these gorgeous appetizers at Skinny Kitchen and thought they would make a really amazing summery main dish! Thanks, Nancy! I can’t wait to make them for dinner. AND I’ll be sure to make them the next time if need a fun and yummy appetizer!
We are also having bruschetta with the stuffed antipasti shells. Oh I could eat a gallon of bruschetta! This is one food I really need to watch myself! Bread, tomatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic … what’s not to love, right?
I’ve been making fish tacos for years. They are my mom’s favorite! They really are best with batter dipped fish but now I am making my fish in an Air Fryer and it has lots of crunch but not the calories. Here is my very favorite Air Fryer Cod from BerryMaple.
Honestly, you cannot beat batter dipped fish but Air Fryer fish is really delicious too! Just follow the recipe either way!
SWEET TREAT OF THE WEEK
This week’s sweet treat is not a pie, technically! It’s a tart! And what a tart of a pie it is! Before strawberries go out of season make this beautiful dessert!
Isn’t it so so pretty?
OTHER RECIPES THAT CAUGHT MY EYE THIS WEEK…
- ROASTED TOMATO BASIL SOUP
- ASPARAGUS IN PHYLLO DOUGH WITH LEMON DIPPING SAUCE
- CHOCOLATE CHIP CARAMEL BARS
- CORN AND CHEDDAR MASHED POTATO FRITTERS
- CREAMY BACON CHICKEN
- COFFEE NICE CREAM
- ROASTED GARLIC AND ASPARAGUS SOUP
- STRAWBERRY POUND CAKE
Have a scrumptious week!