Here’s this week’s gluten-free menu plan. I hope you all enjoy what I’ve planned for you to prepare for you and your loved ones.
I really look forward to my weekly planning because it helps me to be able to serve meals that are both interesting and served on time. And, that helps my family want to eat together, when possible.
I’ve learned that meal times are very important for strengthening family communication and cohesiveness just by the regular, daily reinforcement of sharing time and resources and of showing respect and consideration for everyone, big or small.
As I have grown older, I’ve come to realize just how important the act of sharing can be after seeing the negative effect that not sharing meals had on me when I first went gluten-free. It was terribly difficult for me…. And, I’m glad that I finally got it right!
I hope that this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Plan will encourage you to plan your menus in the future. I have found that when I plan my meals not only does the week seem to work better, it also helps to bring variety to our meals as well lower food costs.
If I ask my family what they want for dinner, I’ll usually get a very small list of suggestions…
… Generally something like spaghetti, meat loaf or hamburgers. I think they’d get tired of that short list really fast! So, I try to help them out.
Planning helps me combine what they want with what I know they need AND it helps me avoid going shopping again mid-week when I discover 4 or 5 things that I forgot to buy.
If I can make do with what is in my kitchen, I’m happier, but having everything that I need is much better. A good plan helps me do that; and do it well!
… So this Gluten-Free Menu Plan is going to be just what “the Doctor ordered”…
… Plenty of cold weather-type, “snowed-in” foods like GF Carne Guisada with Pico de Gallo and warm Tortillas or Chips… on Sunday…
… And which, by the way, should go quite well with this year’s SuperBowl on Sunday Evening.
Then on Monday, as the storm begins to wind down, Crock Pot Gluten Free Split Pea Soup with Carrots, Celery, Onion and Ham accompanied by homemade
gluten-free flat bread will be just the thing to warm us up as the front behind the storm passes by and the temperatures begin to tank.
Which will remind us that while Monday may be Groundhog Day a few miles across the border…