My husband, Al, and I are enjoying the sun shining in our windows this afternoon while we’re holding hot mugs of tea and trying to ignore what the thermometer on the deck says.
Since it’s been in the low teens, I’m inspired to find more gluten-free recipes for the oven for this week’s gluten-free menu plan. Not all of this week’s dishes are oven-baked — some are in the slow cooker and some are 30 minute meals on the stove top — but plenty are..
Come join us and let me know what your favorite is.
For this week I have gluten-free recipes lined up to feed the whole family…and make your gluten-free diet menu plan work from the beginning to the end…from the Beef Pot Roast meal at the beginning all the way to the Green Chili Pulled Pork over Bean Burritos at the end of the week.
Here is my next gluten-free diet menu plan, complete with some of my family’s favorite meals.
I haven’t prepared a menu plan lately, and I’ve been feeling the lack of organization. To be honest, it’s been crazy! Having a plan should return a tad more peace into my kitchen – it always does.
Another benefit: Most of these gluten-free meals also are fairly simple to prepare. The baked snacks and desserts take a little more time, but if you don’t want to turn on the oven for them, you can always serve more of the fruit and yogurt snacks…or buy a few goodies from your local gluten-free bakery or health food store. The Oatmeal Bars and the Applesauce Nut Muffins are favorites for packing and snacking around here. The Chocolate Potato Cake is planned for a birthday request.
My gluten-free menu plan for the week is here, even if it is a little bit late. (I like to start the week on Sunday….) I’m putting my week into order with a menu to simplify my daily routine, help with my shopping and manage my family’s apparent tendency towards our less-healthy old favorites four nights out of seven. Now when we have a comfort food, it will be in the plan!
Onions add their sweet, savory flavor to many of the things I cook. They also deserve a spotlight of their own. You can usually find pearl onions year-round in the produce department (or if you want, in the freezer case). Dressed up just a little with butter and parsley, and maybe a little paprika, they’re a great side dish for many meals. You can easily use a substitute for the butter to make the onions casein-free.
Navy beans are one of our favorites here…well, especially Al’s favorites. He likes them with just about anything…in a salad, as part of a main dish or as a side in a main meal. He likes them in many combinations, but most of all, he likes them in soup.
Snacks are always popular around my house, sometimes more so than meals! Gluten-free snacks that my husband likes can be especially hard to find, so when we have one that we both like, like these redskins, I take note. Don’t tell him but these are also much healthier than many of his favorite snacks. I recently served them with some carrot and celery sticks on the side – he was well on his way to a whole day’s worth of veggies before he even got to dinner!
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