What a busy week! This week seems like it will be equally busy with several parties and the ending of school for the year 2013! Then it’s vacation and Christmas and I am excited about that!
The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is Christmas Favorites. Growing up we would always have another big meal like Thanksgiving on Christmas Day, but now that I’m responsible for it myself we tend to do something simpler on Christmas Day. If I could eat it I might even be one of those who order pizza–just so everyone could have time to play/read including me! However, I am planning on some simple and quick cinnamon buns for breakfast and my favorite grilled shrimp for Christmas dinner. I will also attempt to make my own egg nog like last year as the soy filled kind bothers me. First I have to find the recipe I used!
More easy recipes for this week! I have a brunch, a luncheon, a date out, and a cookie bake coming up this week so simple foods are a must or I would probably give up on cooking all together. I will be baking some Pumpkin Molasses Cookie Dough Balls (subbing a gluten-free flour mix for the regular flour!) for the cookie exchange and I will also be finishing up (including these treats for the dogs I know: Peanut butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats) and delivering Christmas presents to coworkers and friends!
Breakfast: Fried potatoes and eggs
Lunch: Dinner with the family: Chicken and stuffing casserole (leftover salmon for me!) with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, olives, broccoli, and corn.
Dinner: Apple, leftover pizza, and pickles
Breakfast for dinner: Pancakes
Lunch out with hubby (packed lunch for the princess)
Christmas Brunch with Bible study
Christmas Luncheon at work (bringing some protein like a fish fillet as they’re having ham and turkey)
Sloppy Joes with Lentil sloppy joes for me!
My husband’s clean out the fridge veggie soup–maybe I’ll be able to write down the recipe for you all!
Smoothie (Clean out the freezer smoothie!), popcorn
Spiced Salmon, baked potato, veggie