We stayed fairly true to our menu plan last week, except I decided I wanted to try to make lasagna! I made the cashew ricotta, bought the mushrooms, and got the spaghetti sauce out of the freezer and layered everything together! It was better than I expected and with a bit of practice and some tweaks will be super-duper. The last time I made lasagna it was less than stellar, so I’m delighted to add another favorite food to my once in a while stash.
The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is honey! Honey is super yummy and is one of the sweeteners I keep stocked up on since I no longer buy white sugar. It is very sweet, but is a delightful addition to some baked goods. I think my favorite discovery this year is that it is helpful when you are sick. Sore throats, colds, and coughs have all been treated with a spoonful of sugar or mixed with something else to create a health restoring drink. Maybe Mary Poppins was on the right track, but instead of helping the medicine go down honey can be the medicine!
I keep getting so hungry that I am almost done eating before I realize I haven’t taken a picture of food. Here’s a picture of the Princess after she enjoyed the brownie bar for dinner yesterday. (Notice the coconut whipped cream in the hair after licking the plate!)
We had a busy weekend, and I know I am already looking forward to a three-day weekend at the end of this week. Here’s our simple, easy menu plans!
Protien bar, egg, coffee
Lunch: Chili, cornbread (recipe coming this week!), coleslaw, brownie bar
Dinner: Popcorn and smoothie
Rest of the week:
5 Ingredient Detox Smoothie
Lighter Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins
Mini Cinnamon Rolls (Something like that link anyway–I used the recipe from her book without pumpkin and I will be attempting to make them smaller so I can bring them to the school for the Princess’ summer birthday celebration.)
Paleo Chocolate Breakfast Cookies
Breakfast for dinner: Oven baked pancake with more blueberries! and sausage for the meat eaters
Tuna Apple Salad (The Princess made this for dinner for the first time last week! It was yummy!)
Fruited Spinach Melon Salad (tuna or other fish added for protein)
Random special smoothie (with blueberries), popcorn
pan cooked fish, pan roasted potatoes, roasted broccoli