Well I missed the first of December with my monthly menu but I’m going to make up for it with sharing some different combinations that you may or may not have tried before. I’m guessing things are probably busy around your house too so first thank you for taking time to stop by and see what I’m sharing. I hope you take a few minutes to write out a menu for the week or month or just use mine. It will help avoid frustrating evenings. Don’t forget with all the hustle and bustle to try to eat more vegetables and fruits than those tasty desserts and spirits. If you are heading out to parties eat a good salad before you go and make sure you’re not hitting their front door starving. That is a recipe for over indulging and possibly eating something that is not safe for you.
I hope you all have a wonderful month of December. Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating.
Don’t forget A Gluten-Free Holiday is open until December 8th at 10pm. Head to that post and share your favorite Hanukkah and Christmas Entrees and Side Dishes. You can use the linky provided to link your blog post. Make sure you leave a comment and follow the other options to be entered into the drawing for some wonderful cookbooks. Shauna and Danny Ahern are giving away their new cookbook, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef and Shauna’s first book, Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back…And How You Can Too. Ricki Heller is sharing her cookbooks, Sweet Freedom: Desserts You’ll Love without Wheat, Eggs, Dairy or Refined Sugar, Dessert Without Compromise, and Anti-Candida Feast Book.
December Menu as always, gluten and dairy free
1 Pancakes (Elana’s Pantry) with Chipolatas and a fruit salad
2 Crab cakes, sweet potato fries, peas
3 Braised Short Ribs with Green beans
4 Veggie stuffed fritrata- spinach, mushroom, onions, potatoes topped with crispy prosciutto
5 Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Stew (I added a little worcestershire sauce)
6 Trout, green beans, quinoa and romaine salad
7 Sweet potato and Chorizo Soup (Jamie Oliver) and a large salad
8 Birthday dinner! Spatchocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Zucchini fritter, Broccoli, Roasted Potatoes
9 Dairy free ground beef roll up (similar to Danny’s Kitchen)
10 Spaghetti with chicken meatballs
11 Bacon wrapped Cod with roasted leeks, thyme and rosemary
12 Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad with Spiced Shrimp Salad
13 Cod Cakes, dark green salad, sweet potato fries
14 Roasted Chicken thighs with tomatoes, potatoes and sausage and a large salad
15 Quick fry pork chops with roasted vegetables
16 Winter Salad (Jamie Oliver)
17 Chickpea Veggie Pizza
18 Ginger and Parsnip Soup (Jamie Oliver), and a big salad
19 Salmon Cakes, black beans, kale salad
20 Sausage and pepper potato hash with spinach
21 Hamburgers, french fries, and peas
22 Chicken roll-ups stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and caramelized onions with Cauliflower Rice
24 Christmas Eve– mushroom and spinach lasagna, whole roasted Salmon, beef brisket, roasted potatoes- white and red garnet yams with onions and garlic, and a fennel salad with pistachio pesto
25 Christmas– Spatchcocked turkey, Pancetta Sage Sausage Stuffing, spinach salad, macaroni & cheese, roasted cauliflower and broccoli
26 Boxing Day Party– Lunch- Fire Roasted Tomato Soup, Six Onion Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Seven Minute Egg Salad and Pasta Salad, BBQ beef, hummus with cucumbers, celery, carrots,and peppers.
Trail mix- roasted chickpeas, seasoned pecans, almonds, raisins, cranberries, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips
Dinner- Chipolatas, Ham, Turkey, Mac & Cheese, Lasagna, Carrot Soldiers and Scotch Stovies (Jamie Oliver), Kale Salad with mango, pomegranate and pumpkin seeds, and roasted brussel sprouts with bacon.
Desserts for the holidays- Captain Jack’s Chocolate Rum Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies (Elana’s Pantry), Brownies, Twisted Chocolate Bark, and Mincemeat Pies
31 New Year’s Eve– Organic Black Bean Pasta with Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops with a Black Garlic wine sauce.
This was shared on OrgJunkie.
Next week I'm using some of your meals and recipes for my menu plan.
Oh my, great list of recipes! I might have to borrow a few of these!
Definitely a great list of recipes for the month!
Thank you Peggy!