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Diet December 2012 Menu

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For a detailed explanation of what is meant by “diet” we have a post explaining what we mean. If you are new and not sure how to get started we have a wonderful series starting with 5 easy steps to get you on your way to once a month cooking. Good luck! If you like this menu you might want to check out all our past diet menus or in-season menus – September 2011’s menus if you are looking for something different!

The links below are just so you can see which recipes are included in this month's menu. WE DO THE WORK FOR YOU! To see freezer instructions and adapt recipes to your family size see the DOCUMENTS below.

Hashbrown Quiche




Spinach Ravioli Soup

**Indicates meals that require NO COOKING on your OAMC BIG DAY aka “throw and go” meals, perfect for the family who needs to adjust to just do the quick meals!

Update: This menu is now available in Menu Builder in addition to the Google Docs below!  As you can see we have a NEW way of getting and printing your monthly menu documents.  As part of that change, we have also changed the type/size of labels we use. The below labels in Menu Builder will print four to a page and line up with Avery 8168/5168 labels or equivalent.


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Grocery List

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Are you a person that likes to see the menus visually? Perhaps you should check out the December 2012 Diet Menu via Pinterest to see the yummy goodness you will be cooking up on this menu. Not sure what Pinterest is all about, check out what Once A Month Mom has to say about it.

  • This menu will be pinned some time before the end of the day on the 2nd.

Test Cooks

Each month we have some wonderful volunteers who “test” out the menu prior to publication. They do an amazing job of helping to eliminate confusion and mistakes. They may not catch everything but they sure do catch A LOT! If you are interested in test cook, feel free to volunteer. Here is a little bit about this month’s test cooks:

  • Shanna Freeman: I’m a freelance writer for both the Web and print, and mostly work at night while caring for my toddler during the day. I enjoy baking and cooking healthy, from-scratch meals, trying to balance my adventurous palate with the more pedestrian tastes of my family. You can find samples of my work at about.me/shannafreeman.
  • Amy Haines: My name is Amy Haines and I have been happily married to my best friend, Wade, for almost eight years now. We seem to be starting a small zoo at home with our 3 cats (Sasha, Zara and Sirius Black) , 2 cockatiels (Buster and Sweetie), parrot (Louie), and 3 aquariums. I enjoy reading, cooking, baking goodies from scratch and crocheting.

Get Started

Are you new to Once A Month Mom or once a month cooking (oamc) in general? If so, you might want to spend a few minutes (or hours) on the Get Started Series. If you are in a real hurry to catch on we have written some simple steps for getting started. Welcome!

9 Responses to “Diet December 2012 Menu”

  1. Crystal Jeffs says:

    Um, there are loads of mistakes in the grocery list and the recipe cards. The grocery list doesn’t have beef broth listed on it, so far I ahven’t found any other problems, but the recipe cards chopping prep list wants me to use something like 400+ cloves of garlic, 58 cups of onion, and 24 bunches (or 16 cups) of fresh basil. The other amount look more reasonable, though it’s asking for me to yeild eight cups of cilantro from .56 bunches. I’m cooking for 8. (well, four, but I’m just doubling so we have enough meals for the whole month+)

  2. Cassie Myers says:

    Hi there…my husband and I are just beginning our once a month journey and he noticed that the grocery list did not match up with the chop list (as above). Were the corrected documents ever attached? He made corrections himself, but we would like to double check them before hitting the stores. Thanks!

  3. Amy Forester says:

    (For 4 servings) Chopping list should read: Meat needed & Thaw sections: 40 oz chicken breast(not 10). 32 oz ground chicken (not 64). Chopping list: 1 cup chopped basil (not 0.5), Missing Chopped carrots (2 cups), 0.5 cups chopped cilantro (not 1.98), 6.5 cups diced onion (not 14), 0.5 cups chopped parsley (not 2).

    Found some other errors, but more minor.

    Thanks for the menu!

  4. Amy says:

    Do you think the calories on the baked falafel are right? Maybe it includes pita bread? 427 calories seems high.

  5. I love the Peppermint Smoothie. It’s on my permanent breakfast rotation now, thanks!

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