Monday, December 3, 2018

First Monday Favorites - December 2018 -25

I don't know about you but I've already started my Christmas Baking.  I got my home made Caramels done yesterday, made a few truffles and then went OMG, it's almost time for First Monday Favorites, again.
So here I am.
I started this link up party as an homage to a group called Secret Recipe Club, I was a member of for many years until it faded away.  We were a group of bloggers who were assigned another blog to make a recipe from and tell everyone else about it.  I got some great recipes and made a few online blogger friends from it.   We posted our recipes on a Monday and then got to see what everyone else made.   Since I missed that, I started doing doing my own version of it, only I asked other bloggers to come on by and link up their favorite recipe from the previous month. 
And here it is. 

I made a few new dishes last month, but the one that sticks out is actually the one I made for my daughter who is vegan, and who loves her Mexican flavored food. 
I'd made the initial dish back this spring when we visited, but didn't take any pictures of it, but decided I wanted to feature it on the blog, so I made it again.
And even though I'm a carnivore, or rather omnivore, I thought it was excellent, and I will make it again.
I called it Vegetarian almost Vegan Chile Verde.   And with the addition of the beans, you really don't miss the meat, much.  At least I didn't.  Vegetarian Chile Verde
First Monday Favorites

Can't wait to see what dish you made last month that was your favorite.

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 recently made a chili using beans and was very pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it! of course, mine had meat too, but I hope you can forgive me?


    Thanks for organizing the First Monday Favorites!

    1. Always. I'm no purist on any kind of food anymore. I would never have even considered making Chile Verde vegetarian or vegan before my daughter became 98% vegan in her eating habits. The only transgression she makes anymore is to add cheese to her verde or eat Cheese pizza. She loved the one I made this spring and I bet she'd like this one even more.
      And thanks for participating in First Monday Favorites.


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