I took a little break from Once a Month Cooking because one month we got a host of bad meat from Winco and it pretty much ruined every meal. Also, in that time Once a Month Mom changed and started charging for their menus. We floundered and ate a lot of burritos before I decided to give a try again. It costs $8 per month and I've decided that it's worth it to have a complete menu and shopping list made for me. This time I did my shopping at Winco again but I purchased all of the meat from New Seasons Market. I cooked on New Years Day and had the smoothest Once a Month Cooking Day yet. Seriously, everything went off without a hitch and I didn't even have a giant mess to clean up! It made me feel like I've finally figured it out. We've just eaten the last frozen meal from this menu. Today I'm cooking for February but I needed a little break and I know that some of you really liked our recipe reviews.
Remember, my family rates these recipes on a scale of 1 (no, thanks, I'd rather not take another bite) to 5 (I would love to eat this every day for the rest of my life). Here's what we thought of the December 2012 Gluten Free/Dairy Free menu. The original recipes are linked to the recipe titles. They do not reflect the changes Once a Month Mom made to make these recipes gluten/dairy free.
I better get back to cooking for this month. I'm trying the Paleo menu this month which so far has been very expensive. Not too happy about that but hopefully the meals will be amazing. I'd love to know your thoughts if you try any of these recipes out!