Monday, January 1, 2018

First Monday Favorites January 2018-13

It's time for First Monday Favorites, and can you believe how lucky we hit it?  I mean not only is it the First Monday of the month, but also the first day of the new year.


First Monday Favorites

I started this group because I used to be a member of the Secret Recipe Club which was dissolved, and I had gotten used to logging in on Monday mornings to see what amazing recipes people had made.  I would be assigned a blog to find and make a recipe from, and had to post it on my assigned day.  I got some great recipes along the way, the few years I was a member.  I missed it a lot when it went away. 

This is the place where you can link up your favorite recipe from the previous month. Not the one with the most views but your own personal favorite, that one you made that amazed, delighted and blew you away with how good it was.

And I was back and forth on a couple of recipes.  I made my usual Risengrød for the Nisse, but that's an old recipe, and one I make every year.  I also made a soup for blogger challenge from Chef Yaki and I had to pick that one.  I called it Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup.   It hit the spot for a lovely light meal, with a hint of spice, although I will probably make it a little more spicy the next time I make it.  But I thought it was almost perfect just as it was.
Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup

I'm wishing everyone out there a wonder-filled New Year, replete with good friends, good food and great times.


Check out what some of my blogger friends made last month that they loved.   The ones that amazed, delighted and blew them away with how good they were. 

My cookbook Hygge - Danish Food and Recipes would be a great gift for any foodies in your life. Available as a Kindle e book or in paperback. Autographed copies are also available at the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn, Iowa or on their website.
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I miss SRC too! Thank you for bringing some of us together again! This sounds delicious!

    1. I want to thank you for stopping by and sharing that amazing fish recipe. I do miss SRC, I got so many great recipes from all the members. But best of all, I got some online friends out of it as well.

  2. When does the First Monday Favorites open/close for submissions?

    1. It opens the first Monday of every month, about midnight if I make a correct link code and stays open for 2 days. I have a FB page called First Monday Favorites and you're welcome to come on by there and join us. You don't have to make a special post, unless you want to, but are encouraged to link your own personal favorite recipe from the previous month to the link up. Hope to see you next month, Feb. 5.


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