Two interesting features I would like to highlight on the new and improved Kitchen Gadget Girl site (eventually I will move over to the Food in the Kitchen name, but I hate to rush into new things).
First off, did you know you can print any of the recipes on Kitchen Gadget Girl? That’s right! At the bottom of each post, click on the Print Friendly button. A new window will come up and you can edit out the bits of the post you don’t want (click on the text or photos you want to remove) and when it is just the way you want it, you can print it out. Useful for such holiday favorites such as Dehydrated Persimmons, Becky’s Mincemeat Cookies and Barbara’s Easy Clam Dip. Try it, tell me what you think!
Second, did you know that there is an archive of every menu I have posted? Click Menus in the top navigation bar and it will show you all the posts about menus. And, you can even search on specific seasons. All this brought to you by my genius friend and web developer Dena of Buttonwillow Six.
Which brings me to point number 3 of today’s post – Thursday, December 22 is the start of winter (even though the weather may indicate differently) and I will now be categorizing my menu plans as winter menus. If you are looking for inspiration this time of year, be sure to check the late fall menus as well as early winter, as there is a good deal of crossover.
On Wednesday we will pickup a box of veggies from Mariquita Farms (click here for the delivery options in Santa Cruz, Los Gatos and Menlo Park) and so I just need to get through the next few days with what is in the fridge and cupboards. I think I can, I think I can, I hope I can.
My menu plan for the week of December 18:
Cookie of the Week: Hot Chocolate Snowballs from Penzeys
Sunday: Lentil Soup with Escarole and Sausage, bread, salad
(Meatless) Monday: Pasta with hearty greens and beans (recipe TBD), bread, sliced fruit
Tuesday: Taco Night (lots of leftover salsa in the fridge) – ground meat, pot o’black beans, cheese, sour cream, tortillas
Wednesday: Oven BBQ’d chicken, mashed potatoes, green vegetable
Friday: Takeout and Trashy TV (Chuck and Psych are two family favorites at the moment)
Sunday: Cinnamon rolls, eggs, grapefruit, braised lamb shanks, risotto, green vegetable, salad, persimmon pudding
What is on your menu plan this week? Are you cooking for Christmas?