Whats For Dinner Next Week 12-4-11

It is really cold outside this morning, we have all our plants in the barn now to keep them all warm and cozy until next spring. We have just made a fire in the outdoor fireplace, I will  get  you a cup of hot chocolate and  you can  sit by the fire with me. When we are all rushing around trying to get everything done before a certain date, sometimes its just nice to sit with a friend and visit for a little bit. Let's get busy on this menu for next week.

Slow Cooker
Smothered Ribs
 Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs
4 or 5 large country style ribs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
2 1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
1 teaspoon allspice ground
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
2 teaspoons paprika
Optional ( 1 tablespoon brown sugar or sugar substitute)
1 tablespoon olive extra virgin olive oil
3 pods garlic minced
1/2 medium size cabbage sliced in 1 1/2 inch slices
1 large yellow onion sliced in 1 inch slices
2 medium size red apples (I used Honeycrisp) sliced in 1 1/2 inch slices
1 medium size Granny Smith  apple sliced in 1 1/2 inch slices
1 cups apple juice or apple cider
Mix all the spices together and sprinkle on both sides of the ribs.  Heat the olive oil in a very hot skillet and sear the ribs. Layer 1/2 of the cabbage and all of the sliced onion on the bottom of the slow cooker. Next place the seared ribs and top with the rest of the cabbage and minced garlic. Add the apples to the top of the cabbage sprinkle any left over seasoning and pour in the apple juice or cider.
Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. 
Mashed Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts Saute
Fresh Orange Tossed Salad with Fresh Buttermilk Dressing
Cottage Bread
Pumpkin Cake with Vanilla Sauce

Navy Beans and Ham Hocks
Spicy Oven Fries
Tossed Green Salad
Left Over Pumpkin Cake

Chicken Vegetable Soup
Hot Biscuits

Tossed Green Salad
Garlic Bread
Left Over
Buttermilk Pie

Seared Pork Chops
Black Eyed Peas
Cream Corn Casserole
Roasted Beets
Cottage Bread
Chocolate Pudding

Spicy Shrimp Scampi
Rice and Veggie Mix
Tossed Green Salad
Garlic Biscuits
Ultimate Brownie Pie

Beef Bourguignon  at Katie Kate's Kitchen
Waldorf Salad   at Everyday Mom's Meals
Rosemary Bread  at Elsa's Cooking Dairy
Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake  at Picture Perfect Cooking

I am so happy that you stopped by today to visit and have a cup of hot chocolate with me. Take care and be sure and come back soon! Hope to see you at Full Plate Thursday.
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. You are so smart to plan your meals for the week. The Tuesday meal with cornbread and beans reminds me of my southern roots.

  2. Beans and cornbread, a family favorite of ours...yum!

  3. I am going to give the Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs a try. I will have to leave out the cabbage to get it around hubby. Love beans and corn bread, but haven't had it for ages. Will have to remember that. Thanks for sharing a great menu as always.


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