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Diet November 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.




**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.


Recipe Cards

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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 November 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:

  • Cece Braun: A mom who struggled for 3 years to get pregnant with her first child, found out quickly after his birth that you CAN get pregnant by having sex, gave birth to twins, and had one die completely unexpectedly in her sleep at 5 days old. Blogging about life with 2 small children, handling loss, and a crazy extended family to boot. Also a rather crafty gal – who loves to knit and quilt… and is trying to cover every square inch of her children with knitted items before they get old enough to protest. http://child-bearing-hips.blogspot.com
  • Meaghan Barry: Meaghan Barry lives with her husband and toddler son in a town on the south shore of Boston. She is a former finance professional turned stay-at-home-mom and tweets under Twitter profile @Meaghz and pins using the Pinterest profile 2Sisters2Cities. Meaghan blogs with her NYC-based sister about cooking, party ideas, and projects at http://www.2sisters2cities.com.

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!

10 Responses to “Diet November 2012 Menu”

  1. [...] was once again a test cook for the Once a Month Mom freezer cooking site for November’s diet menu.  The menu is accessible to anyone, but you have to sign up for a membership for access to the [...]

  2. Pamela Scott says:

    WHen I made the Cranberry scones (my amount of people was 4), the buttermilk showed up as 1/4 cup rather than the 1/2 cup the original recipe calls for. The taste was great but they were pretty dry! ;)

    • Kelly says:

      Hi Pamela, looks like that was an error on our part. Our test cooks didn’t say anything so I didn’t think to check. But I have corrected it now.

  3. Danyel Emerson says:

    I am new to this site…am I correct in saying the recipe links above are for a full month? If so, that doesn’t seem like a lot of recipes to for a full month.

    • Kelly says:

      The Diet menu is designed for you to enter the NUMBER OF PEOPLE you are cooking for. The menu will yield you approximately 6-10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 14 dinners. Throughout the month you will be eating each entree 2 times. No, this is not enough to feed you for every meal, but it should be enough to get you most of the way, after all, we still do eat out or eat with friends on occasion. If you are willing to eat the same meals up to 4 times each month (lunches and dinners) you can double the number of people that you are cooking for and you will get the quantities needed for each. For example, If I was cooking for my husband, myself and my 2 children, I would enter 4 into the YELLOW box above. That would give me what I need to yield 6-10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 14 dinners for EACH of us. If I was willing to eat meals 4 times in one month I would double the number in the YELLOW box to 8 and it would yield me 12-20 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 28 dinners for EACH of us! (That is A LOT of food!) Usually there are 30-31 days in any given month. This amount gives you a meal for every other day. There are several reasons we don’t plan a meal for EVERY day: 1) We often have a church function or gathering with friends – no meal needed. 2) We have leftovers from the other meals. 3) We do still go out to dinner somewhere every so often. 4) I LIKE to cook and don’t NEED to use the meals every night.

  4. Liz Girsch says:

    The recipe for Buffalo Chicken Quinoa bites does not note to spray the mini-muffin pan. This is an important tip – as those little things were really difficult to pop out of the pan.

  5. Becky says:

    Do you have to be a member to see the WWP+? Or if it’s not listed on the website that the recipe links to is there not one figured?

    • abbi says:

      The WWP+ points are figured for all recipes on the recipe cards that include the freezing instructions accessible to members.

  6. Karen Rush-Wilson says:

    I’m not sure the chicken pot pies are calculating correctly. The serving size is 2 pies, but it’s calculating that the recipe will make 12 pies instead of 16. (I’m cooking for 4). Thank you.

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