I hope you are having a very happy and safe labor day!!!! This is the unofficial end to the summer. So have one last wonderful fling!

As you can probably tell by the tardiness of ON THE MENU MONDAY linky party, summer at StoneGable is going out with a big bang! Sorry this is so late. I had prescheduled this post but for some reason it did not work. I was shocked when I checked it! Again, SORRY!





Here's what's ON THE MENU this week...


MONDAY~ LABOR DAY PICNIC  LEFTOVERS
Beef Brisket Fajita
Black Bean And Corn Salad


Recipe:Beef Brisket Fajita
I am using the leftovers from our picnic and making  meal! The smoked beef brisket, grilled onions and peppers will be reheated with a heaping TBS of red pepper jelly and  the juice of 1/2 of a lime. All this yumminess will go into a warmed four tortilla that has been covered with refried beans. Top with cheddar cheese, tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream and you have a great meal!


Recipe: Black Bean And Corn Salad
Leftover corn on the cob comes off the cob and into this great salad. I'll be eating this for lunch... It just improves with age!

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can white shoepeg corn, drained~ if corn is in season use fresh~ 4 ears, cooked and kernels taken off the    cob
1 red or yellow pepper, diced 
dressing, follows

Mix all together and refrigerate. Should be made ahead for the flavors to marry.


Dressing:
3 TBS vegetable oil
1 TBS balsamic vinegar
3 TBS orange juice
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 clove garlic, pressed
salt and pepper


Mix dressing together and let it sit for 1 hour before pouring over salad.

TUESDAY
Mac And Cheese Lorraine
Tomato Basil Salad


Recipe: Mac And Cheese Lorraine
Oh this is such a wonderful idea! Pasta, cheese and bacon!!!!! I must restrain myself for sure! Barb, at Two Birdies and a B posted this in August and I knew that it would be perfect for an early Autumn meal. Go visit Barb, she is such a sweetie! Click HERE  to get the recipe and tell her I said HI!




WEDNESDAY~SLOW COOKER SOUP DAY
StoneGable Bean Soup
Buttermilk Sweet Corn Bread




Recipe: StoneGable Bean Soup
This is one of the most requested soups I make. The secret to this soup is using enough ham hocks and adding fresh squeezed lemon!
Click HERE for a culinary tutorial and recipe. This is an oldie but goodie post. I wrote it 2 months after I stared blogging~ almost 2 years ago!


Recipe: Buttermilk Sweet Cornbread
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup white cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8 inch pan.

In a large bowl, beat eggs and add sugar and combine. Stir in butter.
Combine buttermilk and baking soda and stir into egg/sugar/butter mixture.

In a separate bowl combine cornmeal, flour and salt.  Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in thirds.

Pour batter into pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and a toothpick comes out clean when tested.

Printable Recipe


THURSDAY
Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp
Rice
Roasted Broccoli With Garlic Oil


Recipe: Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp
One of my very favorite design blogs is Providence Ltd Designs. Owned by 2 glamorous sisters who have such a sense of style, this blog always delivers chic and class! Just look at this elegant shrimp!!!! To get this easy, upscale and company worthy recipe, click HERE.

FRIDAY~ CHRIS IS HOME!
Planked Teriyaki  Salmon On The Grill
Grilled Cheese And Carmelized Onion Polenta Cakes
Constructed Pear Salad Wtih Walnuts In A Poppyseed Dressing
Chocolate Cake With Double Fudge Frosting


Recipe: Grilled Cheese And Carmelized Onion Polenta Cakes
4 TBS olive oil
1/4 cup onions, chopped
salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup instant polenta
1/2 cup fontina cheese, grated
1/4 cup flour
Carmalized onions, recipe follows


Grease an large loaf pan.


In a large pot or dutch oven, heat 2 TBS olive oil. Add onions and sautee  for 2-3 minutes. Add the salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute.


Add milk to onions and bring to a boil. Add polenta and whisk until it thickens. Add cheese and let it melt. Incorporate well.


Pour polenta into the loaf pan, packing it down before it sets. Refrigerate for 1 hour for until set. When set, heat a 2 TBS olive oil in a large skillet. Slice polenta 1/2 inch thick and cook until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove to a paper. To assemble pate polenta and top with Carmalized onions.
I will add the salmon to the top of everything.


Recipe: Carmalized Onions
2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS butter
5 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped finely
salt and pepper


Heat butter and oil in a large skillet or dutch oven. Add thinly sliced onions. Cook slowly until browned and carmalized, about 45 minutes. Add thyme and salt and pepper, stir and cook for 1 more minute.


SATURDAY: Company's Coming
Parmesan Crusted Chicken With Sage-Sherry Butter
Smashed Potatoes
Green Beans And Mushrooms In Brown Butter
Peach Crumble


Recipe: Parmesan Crusted Chicken With Sage-Sherry Butter
This is such a fabulous sounding recipe!!!! Sage and sherry and butter.... oh goodness! I am such a fan of cooking savory sauces with a good sherry. What a taste! This recipe is as classy as the blog it came from... House Dressings! I am always so inspired when I visit! To get this recipe and inspiration, click HERE.


Recipe: Peach Crumble
I had peach crumble at a recent luncheon at my DEAR friend Barb's home. She is the ultimate hostess! Everyone was asking for this recipe... and I got it!  Look for it on FOODIE FRIDAY.


SUNDAY
StoneGable Hamburgers On The Grill
Coleslaw
Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Recipe: StoneGable Hamburgers On The Grill

1 lb 85% ground beef (no lower fat content)
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
3 TBS water
3 TBS Worchestershire Sauce (or more... we like lots!)
Freshly ground pepper
Pinch of salt

Heat up the grill to medium heat.
Put ground beef in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and GENTLY mix. Do not smoosh or your hamburger will be tough. GENTLY form into hamburgers. We love large hamburgers so I usually double the recipe. Grill until done to your liking. DO NOT press hamburger down with spatula! We want all those wonderful juices to stay IN the hamburger. So yummy!

Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
3 sweet potatoes
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS salt
2 TBS brown sugar

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Scrub potatoes. Cut in half and then cut into wedges. Toss with 2 TBS olive oil.
Put sweet potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and brown sugar.

Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Turn half way through roasted.

Recipe: Coslaw

1 bag coleslaw mix
1 carrot, grated
1 cup mayonnaise
2 TBS cider vinegar
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
2 TBS sugar (I use spoonable Splenda)

Mix mayo, vinegar, mustard and sugar in a large bowl. Add coleslaw mix and carrot. Toss to coat. Serve or refrigerate.

Now let's see what's on your menu...

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