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Menu Plan Monday, June 19!

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We loved the lemon chicken recipe! Coming soon to the blog. Doesn’t that picture look delicious? Just imagine some sauce to go with–I hadn’t made the sauce yet when I took this picture. The Strata turned out well too! No one liked it except for me (of course the sauce was a big hit, so I ran out before I ran out of strata) but that was okay because I enjoyed the whole pan by myself.

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Breakfasts:

My daughter helped plan some meals this week and we used cookbooks she got out the library. One thing she wanted to try was eggs cooked in a muffin tin with ham underneath. They turned out super yummy this morning!

We will also have some bread/grain free bread.

And I’m really into strawberry banana smoothies with almond butter right now!

 

Lunches:

For me–chicken (I picked up a cooked chicken at the store yesterday) with honey mayo mustard sauce and lots of veggies. We have lettuce to use up, tomatoes, peppers from the garden, some cucumber, and broccoli.

For my daughter: she wants mac and cheese with some of the chicken. We have a box of gluten free mac and cheese with chickpea noodles, so we’ll be trying that out!

Dinners:

Sticky Ribs with Baked potatoes and corn on the cob –this is my daughter’s choice from her cookbook and she’ll be helping me make it tonight.

Shrimp Fried rice

Burgers or BBQ chicken from the freezer with salad/potatoes

Eating out

Leftovers

Cookout at a friends (I will probably bring some sort of salad and my own grass fed beef burger)

If time allows I would like to try the following–still haven’t tried this and this week isn’t looking good either. We did go blackberry picking this weekend, so I have some blackberries to use up. I will definitely be trying this cobbler recipe that I found even if I am the only one who eats it. Bring on the coconut whipped cream!

Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding

Vegan Gluten-Free Blackberry/Blueberry Cobbler apparently blackberries aren’t very good by themselves–I didn’t get to go blueberry picking this year, so I’ll be using some up from the freezer (even though the recipe says to use fresh!)

If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for specific gluten-free ideas check out Celiac Family and their June 19 Menu plan!

Menu Plan Monday, June 12!

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Vacation Bible School was last week and it was a blast! And now I’m tired–the special kind of Vacation Bible School tired! 🙂

My favorites from last week were the Sweet Potato Brownie (it really was amazing!) and the Taco Pie. Well at least two of us enjoyed the taco pie–the hubby wasn’t a fan, but as always around here he had a choice: take it or leave it! He took some, so there you go!

And not my favorite? The crock pot Ravioli. I actually never finished making that because when I put a meal in the crockpot I expect it to be hands off and this one wasn’t–I had to cook the meat before I put it in the crockpot, then cook the noodles and add them and the spinach last minute…yeah doesn’t happen around here! So no thank you 🙂

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*Please note: some of these recipes are family favorites and I either make them by taste or am still looking for the recipe. I will update the post if I find the recipe!

Breakfasts:

Grain Free Bread, eggs

Whole Grain Apple Strata –I will be using up my grain free bread and of course it will be dairy free with almond or cashew milk and dairy free cream cheese.

Chia Seed Pudding–I’m still looking for a good recipe or maybe I will just do this smoothie instead

Maybe some waffles if I have time–it was too hot to do breakfast for dinner one night, so we don’t have any leftovers.

Lunches:

Burrito Bowl–the usual onions, peppers, beans, and rice yummies with probably some guacamole on top

Leftovers including steak on top of some lettuce and other salad goodness.

Dinners:

Stuffed Peppers–I don’t have a recipe, but if I’m not in a rush I’ll take pictures and post it later in the week!

Spaghetti with a salad or cooked spinach–with the leftovers from the Failed Crockpot Ravioli from last week

Leftovers

Lemon breaded chicken with mashed potatoes and snow peas

Shepherds Pie for Father’s Day per request of the hubby

Pizza–There was a sale on Daiya pizzas at the store, so I’m hitting the easy button for a couple of weeks!

Breakfast for dinner

If time allows I would like to try the following:

Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding

If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for specific gluten-free ideas check out Celiac Family and their June 12 Menu plan!

Menu Plan Monday, June 5!

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I always thought that the new-born days were busy and they were to a point. You were busy feeding, changing diapers and doing naps…but now–life never seems to slow down! We had an extra day off this past week and I have no idea where the whole week went!

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I finished off (or actually my amazing husband did!) my grain free bread by making it into French toast. It was amazing! I’m currently making another loaf with modifications.

Breakfasts:

Grain Free Bread, eggs

Sweet Potato Brownies

Leftover French toast/pancakes as needed

Lunches:

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar CopyCat Soup –I never got to make this last week because I realized that I forgot to buy carrots AND I forgot to make broth. This week I remembered the carrots and I’m making broth in the crockpot, so the odds may be in our favor!

Leftovers including steak on top of some lettuce and other salad goodness.

Dinners:

Crustless Taco Pie–sounded yummy and I’m always looking for an easier way to make tacos. I love them, but all the chopping–whew!

Crockpot Ravioli with lentil pasta–I am loving how lentil pasta fills me up and doesn’t make me crave more and more servings. I will use daiya cheeze as a substitute for what the recipe calls for.

BBQ chicken on the grill with corn on the cob and salad

A casserole that seems more of a concept then a recipe. It’s similar to this recipe… I forget where I saw it, but you layer leftover chicken, spaghetti sauce, and cheese and warm it up. Super quick, and high reviews at my house! Perfect for a another crazy week.

Pizza–There was a sale on Daiya pizzas at the store, so I’m hitting the easy button for a couple of weeks!

If time allows I would like to try one or both of the following:

Dairy free fudge pops

Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding

If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for specific gluten-free ideas check out Cealic Family and their June 5 Menu plan!

Menu Plan Monday, May 29th!

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I’m getting more excited about food again as I transition to some grain free goodness. It’s been a funny cycle this past week–I’ve done my best (not perfect, but good!) to eat less sugar, drink water, exercise (walking about 45 minutes a day), and go to bed on time. Because I’m exercising I’m sleeping better and therefore have more energy throughout the day. Since I’m making sure I eat better (just paying better attention overall) then I have more energy to get through the day and exercise–and the cycle has really been almost the same every day!

First grain free bread!

Check out this grain free bread I made last week! It was pretty easy–all in the blender. Once I got in the middle of the loaf I was a little concerned because it was a bit mushy, but I found out by visiting the blog that there was a misprint in the cookbook and there was too much liquid. So, I can share the recipe with you! It’s from “Celebrations” by Danielle Walker. It’s her third book and there are some amazing recipes in it! Here’s the Blender Bread Recipe.

Breakfasts:
Grain Free Bread, eggs
Cupid Pancakes from Celebrations Cookbook (she has other grain free pancake recipes on her blog that I would like to try if you don’t have the book!)
Creamy Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Lunches:
Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar CopyCat Soup
Leftovers including shrimp fried rice with cauliflower rice

Dinners:
Chef Salad with ham–maybe I will attempt croutons with my grain free bread!
Breakfast for dinner–I’m not sure what this will look like exactly yet, but its an easy quick dinner!
Ham, noodles, peas with cheese sauce–I’m totally going to make this up as I go along. My daughter requested something with long noodles and this was my idea to comply with her request.
BLTs–Bacon, lettuce and tomato on grain free bread for me! I might add avocado with this too. This is an amazing hot weather meal.
Pizza–If I can get motivated to make crust. It’s been awhile since I’ve felt like it, but maybe this week will be different. Maybe I will try this crust in spite of the fact that I don’t have a food processor.

If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for specific gluten-free ideas check out Cealic Family!

Menu Plan Monday, November 7!

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So–after being busy busy busy last week I didn’t cook much. We only got take-out once though, so I was happy about that. I kind of just cooked a few things and we made meals with those things. For instance, I made 4 cups of rice thinking beans and rice, but we ended up doing fried rice and I used the rest to make Dijon broccoli and rice one day and rice with mushrooms and any other veggies I could find another day. I’m ready for some healthy comfort foods this week! How about you?

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall!

Breakfasts:
pumpkin pie–just the recipe on the back of a can with coconut sugar and 1/2 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup. (I always use coconut milk instead of the evaporated milk to make it dairy free.) I also used some leftover snickerdoodle cookies for the crust (usually I just make the pie without the crust!)
Toast–almond butter and jelly toast can take you a long way in the morning!
Eggs

Lunches:
Leftover soup and salad
hot dogs, green beans, and chips for the princess
I’m honestly not sure what my husband is eating!

Dinners: (I am using dairy substitutes for all these soups–my favorite cheeze is the daiya brand)
Potato Soup with biscuits
Breakfast for dinner: probably these pancakes with apple butter
cheddar chowder with muffins
Roasted salmon, potatoes, asparagus
If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for specific gluten-free ideas check out Celiac Family!

Menu Plan Monday, October 24!

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We have a crazy week with fall festivals and field trips and other random stuff happening, so the menu plan–it is super simple. The goal here is to keep us on track budget wise while using stuff on sale and keeping from picking up take-out! I think this plan will do it!

Last week's breakfast/dinner!

Last week’s breakfast/dinner!

Breakfasts:
pumpkin coffee cake (I actually ended up liking this cold? Maybe because its still warm in Florida or it could just be because I’m weird!)
apple cider donuts
Triple Berry Green Smoothie

Lunches:
Ham roll-ups with green beans and crackers for the princess
Sausages with sauerkraut and apples/Italian Sausage Potato Spinach Soup for me

Dinners:
Italian Sausage Potato Spinach Soup
Sandwiches –I’m thinking something like ham and guacamole for me
sausages/hot dogs with sauerkraut and apples, french fries
Out to lunch 😀
Chili and cornbread
If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for specific gluten-free ideas check out Celiac Family!

Menu Plan Monday, October 17!

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So, I completely planned to write out my menu plan…but I accidentally bought a bag of CHIPS (just potato chips, y’all!) that had gluten in them and the Princess ate them all week for school. Between dealing with the attitude and trying to figure out why in the world my daughter was only eating chips and applesauce…yeah that was about all I could handle really. So, I know that she is still sensitive to gluten (in case anyone was wondering)!

Yesterday's Chicken Ala King

Yesterday’s Chicken Ala King

So, let’s talk about food, shall we? Now that we’re eating more than just chips and applesauce this should be more interesting for you to read. I’ve gone back to doing weekly menu plans again–at least for a while anyway.

Breakfasts:
pumpkin bread
apple cider donuts
mango banana smoothie

Lunches:
Homemade gluten-free vegan mac & cheese (yes, the Princess requested this and yes she is spoiled–but also she will be helping to make it!) Recipe coming soon!
Bacon/blue cheese/balsamic reduction sauce wedge salad for the hubby
Soup–I’m torn between cheddar chowder (this link is to a similar recipe–the original was from one of my mom’s cookbooks and you could use ham or bacon and pretty much any potato you wanted) or apple carrot ginger soup. We’ll see!

Dinners:
grilled BBQ chicken, potato salad, veggie
Egg salad on English muffins, side salad
One Pot Taco Spaghetti
Baked potatoes with frozen veggies
Pizza
Fish, roasted acorn squash
Hamburgers
I’m still undecided on how I want to roast the acorn squash. I’ve gotten requests for lots of butter and brown sugar. Each half might end up being cooked differently! And I’m still undecided on the sides for the hamburgers–I’m open for suggestions!
If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or specific gluten-free ideas check out Celiac Family!