Menu Plan Monday, December 1!


So apparently, I took a whole month off. First the internet went down during the only time I had to write. It got fixed quickly, but then the Princess got sick. Really super sick and remained so for a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, I tried reintroducing some chicken into my diet with very poor results, so taking care of family became all I could handle for a while. Then the internet went down again! (We think the squirrels ate the DSL line–it would be just like them.) And because we were going to have a normal week this week–the first one in about a month–my daughter got sent home from school because they found nits in her hair. When things like this happen I try to think like Laura Ingalls Wilder and say, “There’s no great loss without some small gain,” but today my small gain must be so tiny because I am having a hard time seeing it.

The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over Celiac Family is cinnamon. I do love cinnamon! The easiest way for me to eat it lately is some sautéed apples which are a delightful warm way to eat some fruit for breakfast. I will also be making some apple cider donuts per request of the Princess for her breakfasts. I am enjoying some grain free Pumpkin bread which has some cinnamon in it, and I added some to the mashed sweet potatoes I made for lunch yesterday! I’m glad I purchase cinnamon in bulk because it certainly disappears quickly this time of year!


I’m working a lot this week, so meals are simple as usual. I think that I like to keep meals simple even when I am not working outside of the house just to keep kitchen time to a minimum. I enjoy cooking, but I like eating better and cleaning up is at the bottom of the list!

Apple Cinnamon Waffles with bacon
Pork Chops (salmon for me), mashed sweet potatoes, asparagus, and three bean salad.
Dinner: snacks

Rest of the week:
Breakfast Choices:
Some sort of Cherry smoothie…haven’t had a chance to look up a recipe yet
Mini quiches

Grain Free Pumpkin Bread
Apple Cider Donuts, sausage
Overnight Egg Salad

Clam Chowder
Fish, sweet potato fries, veggie
Apple Ginger Carrot Soup
Veggie soup from freezer and anything else we can find in there to clean out!
Pizza, salad

For more menu ideas check out Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for gluten-free menus check out Celiac Family and the Gluten Free Menu Swap!


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