A new year… a time to start fresh… a time to learn and try new things…

Menu planning came out of a New Year’s resolutions years and years ago! It has made my life sooooo much easier!

I’ll be sharing a few New Year’s resolutions on Tuesday… but now…

Here’s what’s ON THE MENU…


Broccoli Rabe 
Mashed Potatoes
Oven Roasted Sauerkraut
King’s Cake
Grilled Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers
Roasted Carrots
Parsley Buttered Noodle Nests
Kale Chips

Here are some yummy features from last week’s ON THE MENU MONDAY…

The the mention of crab makes my tastebuds go crazy!!! Mary at HOME IS WHERE THE BOAT IS shared her PARMESAN CRUSTED CRABCAKE BITES. These are a must-try at StoneGable!


These yummy ESPRESSO GLAZED NUTS are from Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest. These looks scrumptious!!!


This dish looks scrumptious and it’s gluten free!!!  ROASTED VEGETABLES OVER PASTA comes from Judee at GLUTEN FREE A-Z. Gluten free pasta makes this dish filling and will fool any picky eater!

Okay, this has to be the ultimate copycat recipe!!! PEANUT BUTTER BARS that taste like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Oh my thighs! I could eat the whole pan of these! We can all thank Paula from SWEET PEA!

Peanut Butter Bars that Taste like a Reese's Cup by Sweet Pea

Amanda, from THE TASTE TESTER shared a hearty SLOW COOKER SPAGHETTI SAUCE. Slow cookers work magic with sauce recipes. You know I’ll be making this… and freezing it! Thanks, Amanda!

Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Sauce #recipe #slowcooker www.the-taste-tester.com

Have you heard of the WAFFLENINI… well, you have now. This is such a fabulously clever idea from DEAR EMMELINE. I just got a Belgium Waffle Maker for Christmas… you bet I’m making this… it just may catch on!!!

Nici at POSED PERFECTION shared her beautiful ORANGE CRANBERRY NUT BREAD. I have a special fondness to sweet breads… they are so perfect with coffee or tea… especially on a cold morning! I can almost smell it’s goodness!


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  1. says

    Oh, what a scrumptious menu, dear Ivonne! Thank you for hosting the last party and for hosting in 2012 as well. I’m still so happy and feel blessed you came back to blogging so we won’t miss so much you have to offer…great recipes and beautiful decorating, you are a lady of many talents! Wishing you and yours and happy and blessed 2013.

  2. says

    Your menu sounds divine as always! You always inspire me “to kick it up a notch,” experiment, and push my limits. Thank you for so much continuous motivation, beautiful photography, and generous information. Happy New Year, can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring!

  3. says

    Yvonne, you are so organized! We sorta of wing it from one meal to the next. Your week of meals sounds delicious.
    Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

  4. says

    OMG I am craving a full course meal at 8 am!! Not good Yvonne….have to try those crabcake bites, the cranberry bread…it all looks soooo good! I can always count on you to inspire me to make something new and wonderful.
    Wishing you a wonderful and happy 2013 filled with all great things! Cheers!

  5. says

    Thank you, dear friend, for continuing to host On The Menu Monday again in 2013!!!
    I do have a request. . .during the Winter months in our area of the Midwest, the lettuce does not keep well at all! About one time on the Menu, then it’s the disposal for sure!!! I’m on the “look ~ out” for salads using other green vegetables with a longer shelf life. Any helpful solutions would be greatly appreciated!!!
    A Happy New Year, health & prosperity to you in 2013!!!

  6. says

    Hi Yvonne, I am so happy to join this week. It has been a long while. Your menu is always so scrumptious and perfect fr whatever holiday/season we are celebrating. All the best to you and your family for 2013! xo

  7. says

    Hi Yvonne…what wonderful features but I have to tell you that those peanut butter bars have got my complete attention! They look so yummy and I adore chocolate and peanut butter together. Thank you so much for hosting and I wish you and yours a fabulous New Year!!!

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