Weekly Menu:

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This is catch up week at StoneGable! Catch up on gardening, catch up ( or continue my peace accord ) on housework, catch up on bills, catch up on friends, catch up on odds and ends. It seems I have been away for several weekends in a row, or at least part of them.  So I am happily at home for awhile!

This week I am serving my family some StoneGable favorites as well as some new and exciting recipes! I am also busying myself  creating some fun posts for the next couple of weeks! See sidebar for upcoming posts (hopefully) this week.
Thanks to Kendra at Haden New for Monday's Twice Baked Potato Recipe! Her blog is adorable and one I visit often. I hope you will try some of these recipes! Let me know what you think if you try any. I really appreciate the feedback.

Twice Baked Potato Haden News Style
Roasted Broccoli with Drizzled Garlic Oil

Recipe: Twice Baked Potatoes
What a yummy sounding recipe! Kendra at Haden News featured them on her blog last week, and I 'm making them! Click HERE for this delicious recipe!

Mongolian Beef
Sticky Rice
Leftover Roasted Broccoli and Roasted Carrots.

Recipe:Mongolian Beef
I am a big fan of flank steak. In this recipe it is sliced thin and sauteed quickly to keep it tender. Lots and lots of great flavor in this recipe!

1 1/2 lb. flank steak, thinly slice across the grain
1 TBS + 1 tsp butter
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 TBS water
2 tsp. minced peeled fresh giner
1 TBS roasted garlic (recipe below)
2 tsp dark sesame oil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
4-6 green onions, cut crosswised into 1 inch pieces

Heat oil and butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook steak for 3 minutes on each side until browned. Do not overcook steak.

Remove steak to a plate. Add onions and cook until slightly browned and soft.

Meanwhile combine all other ingredients in a small bowl. When onions are slightly browned add steak and sauce back to the pan. Heat for 2 minutes until sauce is slightly reduced.

Serve over sticky rice .

Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken
Smashed Potatoes
Collard Greens

Recipe: Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken
4 Chicken Thighs
salt and pepper
1 TBS Mrs. Dash
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp paprika
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup crushed cornflake crumbls
1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
olive oil-flavored cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Salt and pepper chicken.

In a shallow dish combine cornmeal, flour, Mrs Dash and paprika. In a second shallow dish add buttermilk. In a third dish add cornflakes and ranch dressing mix. Dredge chicken in the cormeal. Dip in the buttermilk and dredge through the cornflakes, pressing firmly.

Place a wire rack on a large rimmed baking sheet pan. Coat rack with cooking spray and put chicken on rack. Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray.

Bake at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes until juices run clear.

Recipe: Collard Greens
If you are from the South you know how fabulous Collard's are. If you have never tried them... DO! They are fabulous. The best I've eaten are from  Paula Deen's restaurant's The Lady And Son's!!! And I make her recipe. This is a real winner!!! And worth the work. To see Paula's recipe click HERE.

Grilled Salmon With Sweet Corn, Tomato and Avocado Relish
Cheesy Polenta
Grilled Asparagus

Recipe: Grilled Salmon With Sweet Corn, Tomato and Avocado Relish
When I saw this whole dinner recipe I knew I would make it this week. The corn in our area is still being brought in from Georgia, and it is WONDERFUL. This recipe looks so good, doesn't it? Click HERE to visit Emeril and get his great recipe!

Friday: Company's Coming~Light Relaxed Dinner and Game Night
Cheese Board
Chicken Ceaser Salad
Individual Cherry Cobbler With Homemade Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
Recipe: Chicken Ceasar Salad With Homemade Ceaser Salad Dressing
This week's menu has many of many of my favorites! But if you are going to make 1 thing this week, make the ceaser salad dressing! I am often told that my ceaser salad is the best... I say with humility (sorry, I didn't mean to sound braggy). Click HERE and look for Tuesday's menu.  You will be swamped with compliments when you make it!
Grilled Sausage With Carmelized Onions and Peppers
StoneGable Tortellini Salad
Sliced Tomatoes Drizzled With Pesto

Recipe: StoneGable Tortellini Salad
I get many requests to bring this summery salad to picnics!

1 large bag frozen tortellini
4 green onions, thinly sliced, use white part only
1 carrot, grated
4 slices of roasted red pepper, chopped
1/8 lb. sliced pepperoni, cut in thin strips
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup shaved parmesan cheese
1 jar marinaded artichoke hearts, rough chopped
1/2 cup sliced greek olives, pitted
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
2 TBS chopped fresh parsley
2 TBS chiffonade fresh basil
Greek dressing, Gazebo House
salt and pepper to taste

Cook tortellini according to directions, drain and cool. Add all ingredients, except Greek dressing and salt and pepper. Once all ingredients are mixed, add dressing to taste. DON'T OVER DO IT! Salt and pepper to taste.

Sunday: Slow Cooker Soup Day
StoneGable Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Arugula, Pine Nuts, Shaved Parmesan Salad With Lemon Viniagrette

Recipe: StoneGable Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
This is as good as the often tedious stove top method! Click HERE and see Wednesday's menu. This will be one of your go-to best recipes! It's one of mine!

Recipe: Arugula, Pine Nuts, Shaved Parmesan Salad With Lemon Viniagrette
This is another absolute favorited!!!! Click HERE and look for Tuesday's Menu. I eat this at least once a week. Usually much more. It is fabulous for lunch!

Bon Appetit!