This week I’m sharing the top 12 main dishes from 2013 on Elegantly, Gluten-Free.
These are the most popular with visitors, so I’m featuring them here in the first full week of 2014 instead of a gluten-free diet menu plan.
Some of these are a complete meal by themselves. Some are only the main dish. For those, when I choose side dishes, I usually try to include some healthier options, like low carb veggies to replace my serving of pasta or starchy dishes.
I’m starting off this week’s meal plan with an old favorite, Chicken and Dumplings, with a “dessert chaser” of Chocolate Cream Pie that the whole family will like.
Then, Day 2 features a Roast Boneless Pork Loin whose leftovers are used to make the Day 3 Dinner Sandwich… I know, I know, the…
This week in the Gluten-Free Menu Plan I’m planning meals from the simplest pasta and sauce dinner to a full table, Thanksgiving feast.
I’ve tried to keep it simple and also include healthier options when I can, like low carb veggies to replace most of my serving of pasta with that meat sauce I mentioned.
I hope you can find some dinners here that suit you during this holiday week. On the day set aside (in the U.S.) to give thanks for the abundance we have, I hope you have some time to remember what you are most thankful for. Personally, I don’t want to focus on just the food that we have to eat, although that’s certainly important, but also on the family, friends and neighbors we can share it with.
This week in the Gluten-Free Menu Plan I have a few Thanksgiving previews. Some of the easy holiday dishes are so good to serve throughout the year, like the Turkey Breast for the Crockpot, that I thought I’d include them this week.
There are also Spiced Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Pie Minis to round out the short preview. There’s no sense in crowding all the best recipes into only one day when we can spread them out across the month a little.
This week in the Gluten-Free Menu Plan I have included beef roast in the crock pot, sausage and peppers with baked polenta, a paleo pork roast with apples, onions and sweet potatoes, broiled fish fillets, chicken in the crock pot, a soup and sandwich supper, and mini meat loaves.
Along the way there are extra goodies like applesauce cake with cherries and walnuts, potatoes and green beans in the slow cooker, and a delicious chocolate cake.
Three of these dinners are 30 minute meals, so I don’t have to spend so much time in the kitchen. Several days I use the crock pot, which gives me more freedom to do other things – like bake an Applesauce Cake or a loaf of bread. One of the days is entirely paleo, right down to the macaroons for dessert.