Before we begin... a great BIG thank you to everyone who left a comment on my blog last week. I had eye surgery and  was recovering...I did not visit or comment much! I appreciate every sweet comment and every one who participated in ON THE MENU MONDAY and TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS! I'm much better and can see great... back to normal...ready to visit... thanks everyone for your prayers and good thoughts!

Are you capturing the last ounce of summer? Even though I can't wait for fall... I am giving summer it's last hurrah by hosting a Labor Day family weekend... so we will be celebrating the remains of summer in a big way...

Lot's of family... lots of food... lots of fun!

 I am looking forward to our big croquet tournament on the side lawn!!!! Everyone is to wear white and bring their most civil manners ( do you hear me boys?). I'm planning a great spread on the side lawn, old fashioned libations and prizes!  We are a rather competitive group, so this should be a blast!

When I say goodbye to everyone on Monday evening... I will also say a fond farewell to summer. The first sign of fall at StoneGable will be the big seasonal wreath I 'll be hanging on the front door!

Have a blessed, safe and fun LABOR DAY!

Now here's what's ON THE MENU...

MONDAY~ CHRIS IS COMING HOME
Fresh Tomato Grilled Flatbread
Marinaded Artichoke Hearts

TUESDAY
Crab Stuffed Crepes
Garden Salad With Champagne Vinaigrette

WEDNESDAY
Heirloom Tomato Tart
Cucumber Salad


source~ My Carolina Kitchen

THURSDAY
Asian Grilled Salmon
Leek And Potato Galette
Roasted Broccoli With Garlic Oil

FRIDAY~ COMPANY'S COMING
TACO NIGHT AND MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOES
Fresh Salsa And Nachos
Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Tacos
Black Bean Salad
Mexican Flan

SATURDAY~ LABOR DAY FAMILY PICNIC
Smoked Beef Brisket Barbecue
Corn On The Cob
It's Not Rocket Science Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Panzanella Salad
Peach Cobbler With Vanilla Ice Cream
(look for recipe on an upcoming foodie friday)
Old Fashioned Spiked Lemonade Punch
StoneGable Iced Tea

SUNDAY~ FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Leek And Potato Soup
Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Bisque
Crusty Bread
Assorted Cheeses
New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies




StoneGable Recipes
Fresh Tomato Grilled Flatbread
Cucumber Salad
Asian Grilled Samon
Fresh Salsa
Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Tacos
Black Bean Salad
Chicken Radcliff
It's Not Rocket Science Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Leek And Potato Soup

StoneGable Culinary Tutorials
StoneGable Salad Dressing
Panzanella Salad
Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Bisque

Great Recipes From Other Sources
The Easiest Crepes You'll Ever Make
Heirloom Tomato Tart
Leek And Potato Galette
Mexican Flan
New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

MARVELOUS MONDAY at This Gal  Cooks
FULL PLATE THURSDAY at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Here are some great dishes from last week's ON THE MENU MONDAY...

Mary at HOME IS WHERE THE BOAT IS made these fabulous SKILLET APPLE DUMPLINGS! Don't you want to reach into the computer screen and pull one out! YUMMY! I just bought a small cast iron pan to make these!





Wouldn't these LAVENDER SHORTBREAD COOKIES be perfect with a cup of hot tea or tucked away as a treat in a lunchbox? You can find these beautiful cookies at COASTAL COTTAGE DREAMS... thanks Kelly!





I have heard so much about KING RANCH CHICKEN CASSEROLE lately. Nicki at POSED PERFECTLY has a great culinary tutorial for it! This is on my must-try list!





The recession is hitting everyone... and Sherry at THE CHARM OF HOME has a very informative AND yummy post on RECESSION ERA COOKING helping us stretch our already skimpy food dollars! Great post and good food!!!





Look at this GRANOLA! I always keep a big canister full of homemade granola out on my counter!  Run over to Creative Ideas for this touch-of-fall recipe!





Go visit Jo at LOBLOLLY LANE (cute name!) She has an adorable blog... and a recipe for adorable CORNBREAD SOUFFLE! So so easy and very impressive!




QUICK CHICKEN AND OLIVE PASTA SALAD is on my menu next week... it is amazing!!! I can always count on great recipes from Lisa at SIMPLY... THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER! I want to make everything she posts!




This weeks featured MENU PLAN comes from Alison at UNDER THE BIG OAK TREE. She has some delicious recipes and great foodie photos! Look at these mini barbecue meatloaves!





NOW WHAT'S ON YOUR MENU...




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