Friday, December 26, 2014

Cookbook Inspiration for 2015 and the Weekly Menu.

I got a new cookbook for Christmas.  That brings my total number of cookbooks to one hundred thirty nine.  This does not include 10 years worth of Cuisine at Home that I share with you quite often.

I love cookbooks.  I read them like novels.  I flip through them at my leisure and get ideas.  I cannot wait to curl up in my chair as soon as I have a free afternoon or evening and delve into this one.

I have numerous cookbooks that I have taken recipes from that have become family favorites and are made quite often.  I have other cookbooks that are marked with recipes I want to try and have not yet gotten around to them.  I have also found that each time I pick up a cookbook and thumb through it I discover recipes that I missed every other time I opened them.

So one of the things I am going to do for this coming New Year is pick one recipe from each cookbook for every meal that I cook.  I am just going to go down the line of shelves when I am doing my Weekly Menu and have at least one item each day that I am cooking come from the cookbook for that day.  I will list the title and author of the cookbook on my menu plan and share photos and recipes when the meal is prepared.

I am still going to have Meatless Mondays, Try it Tuesdays, Fish Fridays and Soup Saturdays
 but every day will also feature one item from that days chosen cookbook.

Saturday, Amy and Chuck are taking me to see Wicked!!  Don't be jealous....ok be is a great show and I am very excited.  Afterwards Frank and Doug are meeting us for dinner at a local Mexican Restaurant that we love.

Sunday we have to take Chuck back to the airport and then we are stopping to see Frank's Aunt Irene and cousin, David.  We are going to stop and pick up carry out to enjoy with them for dinner.

We have no big plans for New Years Eve or Day.  We will celebrated quietly or have a small gathering depending on how things pan out during the week.

So please enjoy our weekly menu for this week. Stop by for photos and recipes each day and on Monday join me at MPM for many more wonderful menu ideas.  I am also sharing this post at Inspiration Monday, stop by and share with us what inspires you!

Happy New Year everyone!!

Out for Dinner

Taking Carry out to Aunt Irene's

Meatless Monday
Broccoli Cheese SoupWent out for Mexican

Try it Tuesday
Cranberry Chicken
Baked Potatoes
Venison Pasties- Wild Life Chef Cookbook by MUCC

Wednesday-New Years Eve
Prime Rib Roast
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Glazed Carrots

Thursday- New Years Day
Waffles with Fresh Strawberries-Cooking with the Best, St. Anne Catholic Community
Fresh Strawberry Syrup
Breakfast Pork Sausage
Venison Pasties- Wild Life Chef Cookbook by MUCC
Dinner at Dan and Rebecca's

Fish Friday
Halibut with Puttanesca Sauce-What to have for Dinner by Martha Stewart
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Garlic Green Beans


  1. I really need to find new recipes!! I like reading party planning books like novels. haha Hope you loved Wicked!


    1. I was my third time to Wicked and I was as excited as the first time. It is a great show.


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