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Old 12-01-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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December 2012 Weekly Dinner Menus

Each week I pick out 6 things to make for dinner (one night is what we call FFY, or fend for yourself, night). This weekly menu becomes the base for the shopping list. Shopping is now on Tuesdays, so that's the start of my "menu week".
I start these menu threads every month so I have a record of what I fixed and to share to help others perform this sometimes tedious task. I have been doing this since June 2010 and as far as I know, all of the threads are still in this forum if you just go back far enough or search for them, you can find them.
Please share your weekly menus here, too, and post or ask for recipes related to your menus. We are no longer allowed to post links to recipes on outside websites, but if it's here on LCF, please link to it. You may also list the recipe title exactly and say it's from "such and such website", or "so and so's blog".

Here's what we were making last year at this time: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...ner-menus.html

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OK, so I have to tack on a half-week to the first menu. Also, I had a few recipes I didn't get to the last couple weeks, so I'm recycling them this week and next.

Dec. 1-3
SAT: Peppery Roast Beef (ToH)/Baked Artichokes with garlic dill sauce
SUN: Orange Glazed Pork (ToH)/Stir Fry Veggies
MON: Mayonnaise Lover's Chicken (ToH)/broccoli-cauliflower au gratin

Dec. 4-10
TUE: FFY
WED: Tacos (LC tortillas)
THU: OUT
FRI: Baked Salmon/Zucchini Chile Cheddar Mash (Linda)
SAT: Sausage, Peppers & Onions
SUN: Caramel Apple Pork Chops (ToH)
MON: Creamy White Chili (ToH)

Dec. 11-17
TUE: FFY
WED: Whitecastle Hamburger Pie (Linda)
THU: Carne Rellenos (from food dot com)/side???
FRI: Thai Shrimp and Cabbage (ToH)
SAT: Linda's deep dish pizza
SUN: Parmesan Crusted Pork (originally for chicken from Best Food's Mayonnaise label and website)
MON: Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken ("A year of slow cooking" blog)

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:25 AM   #2
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Trying to get back on track...we had a baby Thanksgiving weekend, a sweet baby girl grandchild I was cooking for DD and her DH and for a future SIL who had hernia surgery and my DH. Had soups, roasts and chickens going in pots and slow cookers and pressure cookers. Had to stop at one point in mid kitchen and figure out what was what Hoping to get back to normal and have only a lasagna to make by special request.

Monday-lentil soup with smoked ham, trying my hand at some muffins made with almond flour
Tuesday- pork tenderloin, massive yummy salad
Wednesday- cod filet, green beans, salad
Thursday-Baked Fauxtato soup (cauliflower, leeks, bacon, and using coconut milk as stand-in for cream)
Friday- New Orleans BBQ shrimp, crispy baked avocado
Saturday-OUT to party
Sunday-OUT to party-taking guacamole
Monday- Baked chicken, green beans, fauxtatoes
Tuesday- Tortilla soup
Wednesday- pork roast, apples, roasted sweet potato
Thursday- making a big mess o' bolognese sauce to eat and freeze, spaghetti squash
Friday- butternut squash soup, salad

Ending here....a big week/weekend in store. Lord, help me
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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Excuse this newbie's ignorance but, ToH= what? The only thing I can think of is Taste of Home magazine.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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Hi Jane, I have cooked some of Speck's dinners and yes I do believe when she types ToH she means Taste of Home Magazine. There use to be links but now they are not allowed so credit is given to the recipe so observers like us can look it up. I get tons of great ideas here. - Kristan
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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Thank you Kristan. Jane, yes. I meant to put in a footnote. Taste of Home online (or in print).

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:55 AM   #6
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Here are my menus for this week and next week:

Monday
Homemade beef burger with cheese, bacon and salad

Tuesday
Five spice duck breast with tender stem broccoli

Wednesday
Fillet steak with a black pepper cream sauce, field mushroom and roasted tomatoes

Thursday
Grilled halloumi with tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms

Friday
Chicken and mushrooms in a parmesan cream sauce with green beans

Saturday
Garlic butter king prawn stir fry with courgette, peppers and mushrooms

Sunday
Homemade mushroom soup with cheddar garnish

Monday
Scallop and bacon salad with lemon oil

Tuesday
Spicy chicken with lettuce, cheese, soured cream and guacamole

Wednesday
Salmon fillet pan fried in butter with ranch salad

Thursday
Big Mac salad with burgers, lettuce, gherkins, onions and special sauce

Friday
Chef salad at Ye Olde Swan

Saturday
Pork tenderloin with mushrooms, onions and a mustard cream sauce with green beans

Sunday
Cajun spiced chicken wings with cauliflower mash
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #7
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Nice to see you again, Amber!
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:45 PM   #8
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Thank you, it's good to be back. Wish I'd never left!!
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Uhg have to get on this again! Makes life so much easier.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:39 AM   #10
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Rest of the month...

Hi Friends, so I've got menus for the rest of the month, through the holidays. I'll come back around New Year's to start the new thread.

Dec 18-24
TUE: FFY
WED: cabbage rolls (crock pot)
THU: OUT
FRI: Fish (depends on sales) and buttered veggies
SAT: Grilled Steak/au gratin cauliflower
SUN: Parmesan crusted pork chops/buttered veggies
MON: Chili Verde Chicken(crock pot)

Dec. 25-Jan. 1
TUE: FFY
WED: Merry Christmas! Dinner at the in laws'
THU: Christmas dinner with my folks: Prime rib, glazed carrots, roasted brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, SF boysenberry cheesecake
FRI: spaghetti squash casserole with Italian sausage and ground beef
SAT: artichoke-spinach chicken bake
SUN: Chili/flourless chili cornbread
MON: Paleo meatballs/Asian stir fry veggies
TUE: Linda's deep dish pizza
WED: Happy New Year! Navy bean soup/almond flour-cheddar biscuits
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Thanks for all the hard work you do Speck. Restarted LC'ing today.

Wishing you and your Family a wonderful Holiday!

-Kristan
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Thursday
Scallop and bacon salad with lemon oil

Friday
Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs cooked in butter with salad

Saturday
Cheese and mushroom omelette with salad

Sunday
Spicy chicken with lettuce, cheese, soured cream and guacamole

Monday
King prawn, pepper, courgette and tender stem broccoli stir fry with garlic butter

Tuesday
Traditional Christmas dinner

Wednesday
Five spice duck breast with tender stem broccoli

Thursday
Chicken mini fillets in a parmesan cream sauce with mushrooms and green beans

Friday
Gammon with fried eggs and salad

Saturday
Steak in a pepper cream sauce with mashed cauliflower and mushrooms

Sunday
Grilled halloumi with peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms

Monday
Pork tenderloin in mustard cream sauce with mushrooms, onions and green beans

Tuesday
Salmon with lemon and parsley butter served with ranch salad

Wednesday
Cheese and onion omelette with salad
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Tonite-tamales (3) and bacon/chicken bites, a few low sugar/no sugar 'tinis
Sunday- crawfish pasta (with Dreamfields), 3 tamales
Monday- leftovers (if none, will have to improvise)
Tuesday- sweet potatoes stuffed with pulled pork
Wednesday- big batch veggie/beef soup
Thursday- lamb meatballs with tadziki (sp?), Greek salad
Friday- lentil soup with sausage
Saturday- BBQ shrimp, big a** salad
Sunday- beef roast, roasted cauliflower, creamed spinach
Monday- spaghetti squash and meatballs
Tuesday- ribs n' wings, salad
Wednesday- white chicken chili
Thursday- burgers, sweet tater fries
Friday- seafood stew or gumbo
Saturday- slow cooked turkey thighs and big a** salad
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Ha! I just realized I'm off by a day starting on Christmas. oops. Oh well.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the hard work you do Speck. Restarted LC'ing today.

Wishing you and your Family a wonderful Holiday!

-Kristan
Thank you Kristan,
hope you are doing well!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #16
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Hello everyone. I'll be back tomorrow with the new thread for January 2013. No time to do it today!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #17
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new thread, new year, here: January 2013 Weekly Dinner Menus
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