December can be a really busy month, except maybe when you get sick. I came down with that horrible flu last week and it knocked me flat for the whole week. I was kept busy canceling all activities by email because I couldn’t talk! Thankfully, the weekend before I got sick we inventoried our freezer. That way I had proof and a list of what we had frozen to eat and it wasn’t a huge deal that I couldn’t cook. I also drank a lot of this tea! I’m thankful that I’m better now and looking forward to some fresh yummy eats!
The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over Celiac Family is nutmeg. Nutmeg is my favorite spice. I used to drive my family nuts when I stilled lived with my parents by sprinkling nutmeg on most everything that sounded good to me! I would go through a lot of nutmeg when I bought it pre-ground because it seemed like I could never get enough. Now that I buy whole nutmeg I find it is a lot stronger and even better smelling and I only go through about 4 nutmegs per year. I’m looking forward to some vegan eggnog (I still have to find a recipe!), and maybe I’ll make some custard this week and sprinkle nutmeg on top.
The picture above is my Sunday dinner from two weeks ago. I was particularly proud of it because I made my own sauce for the salmon with some apple cider and spicy mustard and it turned out very well. I also grabbed some mashed sweet potatoes that no one had eaten leftover and made potato cakes out of them. They turned out pretty good and tasted a lot like sweet potato french fries–just a little flatter!
It’s the last week of school before Christmas break! It’s sure to be a busy one!
Mushroom stroganoff (with ground beef added to my husband’s portion) from “Clueless Vegetarian” cookbook
Shepherd’s Pie with a meat version for everyone else
Leftover Chili and cornbread
Anything I can find in the freezer to clean out!