I never intended to take an entire month off, but that is exactly what happened! I had no idea I was in such a busy stage of life, but between Vacation Bible School(s), starting my new job, swimming lessons, being out-of-town, etc. this past weekend was the first time we had to “sit quietly and just smell the flowers.”
The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is peaches! What a lovely summer fruit. It’s not my favorite to eat because of the fuzzy skin, but whenever I get some I always make this lovely coffeecake. Even my husband who boycotts all cakes actually loves this coffee cake. Other than that we usually skip the peaches and go right to the nectarines!
We are still in the middle of swimming lessons. The Princess FINALLY made some progress on the last two days of her 2 week class. We signed her up for another two weeks in hopes that we’ll have a little fish at the end. Swimming lessons really put a damper on cooking though as they are right around dinner prep and we get home starving with no time to cook!
In addition, our garden has taken off with TOMATOES of all sorts and shapes. We made around 4 quarts of fresh tomato sauce and froze some last week and this week we have another whole window sill of ripe tomatoes again. I’m trying to come up with some ideas of what to do with them that doesn’t involve canning.
Pancakes with strawberries and coconut whipped cream and frozen coffee!
Lunch: salmon, sweet potato tater tots (I used almond meal with mixed reviews from the troops), steamed brussel sprouts, corn
Dinner: fruit and cereal
Breakfast for dinner: Omelets with veggies
Spinach Melon Salad
Gluten-free pasta with fresh tomato sauce
Garden Enchilada Bake (from Peas and Thank You, no longer available), using this Enchilada Sauce
Pizza, salad (I usually use daiya cheese for my pizza, but I’m going to try this! I use my own favorite gluten-free crust)
Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie, popcorn