Menu Plan Monday – December 21

I’m sharing my menu plan for this week but one never knows at this point.  Yesterday we had 20 inches of snow where I live and I think we may be digging out for some time.  Hopefully I have all of the ingredients on hand.  This menu is a good one for those long cold days.

The other exciting news this weekend was being able to give two people the wonderful news that they won Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook.

Congratulations to Erin and Nancy.

The winners were drawn using a random number generator.  They both had signed up for the newsletter and left comments.  I believe there was even a RT (retweet on Twitter) in there.

Thank you all for entering to win.  If you were hoping to win this book for a Christmas Gift there is still time to grab one from the bookstore.  It’s a great gift to give and to receive.  I say this as I am munching on the Chocolate Chip Cookies I made from Elana’s recipe.  Yum!!!

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Just a reminder that this week there will be no Friday Foodie Fix.  We will pick it back up next year on Friday January 1st with your favorite New Year’s Day Celebration Foods or Meals (can include best hangover cures).  I know a lot of families have traditions for the first meal of the new year.  I hope you’ll share yours.

Have a wonderful week, stay warm and safe.  If you are celebrating Christmas I hope it is a joyful day.

Monday – Roasted Pork Loin with  baked apples

Tuesday Whole Roasted Spatchcock Chicken, roasted root vegetables

Wednesday – Ostrich Steaks, green beans, quinoa

Thursday – Veal Shoulder Roast

Friday Mushroom Risotto

Saturday – Winter Fire Roasted Tomato Soup and sandwiches

Sunday – Italian Calzones

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9 Responses to Menu Plan Monday – December 21

  1. Kim December 21, 2009 at 3:23 am #

    Great menu! I love risotto, so I am going to give that recipe a try! 🙂

    • Diane December 21, 2009 at 11:27 am #

      Kim- Risotto is a great dish to make when it's cold outside. I usually keep it vegetarian for my son, but I have made it with seafood and boy was that good. Enjoy!

  2. gfe--gluten free eas December 21, 2009 at 5:46 am #

    Congrats to the winners! Very exciting to win always. 🙂

    It looks like another yummy and healthy week at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang!


  3. Rona December 21, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    Congratulations winners!

    You have a delicious menu planned!

    I'm so glad that my husband isn't working on Christmas Eve and Christmas. He really needs the days off.

    Here's wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

    ps Please feel free to stop by my blog and leave a comment regarding "Do you still read the newspaper"?

  4. Amy @ Simply Sugar & December 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm #

    What a great variety! Do you ever have leftovers?? I try to have them every other night. It makes my life so much easier. 🙂

    • Diane December 22, 2009 at 4:47 am #

      Amy- Actually lots of things on my menu are just that, leftovers. I freeze my leftovers right after dinner. This way I get to have them, just not the next day. We try to eat on a 4 day rotation. If you see something on my menu you saw last month or even a couple of months ago, it's probably being pulled from the freezer. It makes it really great when there are days when I don't want to cook. I just go to the freezer and pull out a TV dinner that I made! We LOVE leftovers!

  5. marla {Family Fresh December 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Great recipe ideas! Thanks for the inspiration. I too always have healthy choices on hand so there are no "mistakes" throughout the day. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    • Diane January 4, 2010 at 9:52 am #

      Marla- Hope you had a great holiday with your family.


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