Gluten Free Avocado, Black Bean and Bacon Omelet

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for Easter Brunch and the Week of April 5, 2015

This week for the gluten-free menu plan I have an Easter brunch that will satisfy the whole family, complete with an omelet, crepes, quiche and muffins.

Later on there’ll be a pork roast dinner with rhubarb pie for dessert, and then 6 more days of gluten-free meals that everyone can enjoy, whether or not they eat gluten-free.

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Gluten-Free Crab Cakes for the Whole Family

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of February 15, 2015

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! :)

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Gluten Free Mini-Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of February 8, 2015

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! 😉

Here’s this week’s menu…

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Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of February 1, 2015

… 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…

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Gluten-Free Spinach, Cheddar and Monterey Jack Quiche

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of January 18, 2015

Welcome to another week’s Gluten-Free Menu Plan!

This week I’m featuring a mid-winter variety of soups, roasted vegetables and baked quick breads to go with our hot meals.

Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a little menu planning. It always makes the week go more easily…

…and enjoy!

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The Gluten-Free Menu Plan for This Week Begins with Beef Pot Roast for the Crockpot

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of January 11, 2015

For this wintry week in January our gluten-free menu plan has plenty of dishes to feed you and your family and keep everyone warm and satisfied. There are pot roast, stir fry, bean soup, sandwiches, skillet-braised pork, roasted chicken breasts, stuffed peppers, and more.

Stay warm!

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Gluten-Free Chicken Stew with Carrots and Celery

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of January 4, 2015

To start the year off, here is a gluten-free menu plan for the week, complete with main dishes, sides and even a couple of sweets for lunches, desserts and snacking.

While this is a complete, family-style menu, many of these recipes have options for healthier low carb eating. Sometimes these are sauces and gravies that are not thickened. To do that, I will remove my portion of a dish before thickening a sauce, and I’ll just keep it warm while I finish preparing the regular thickened sauce or gravy that the family is expecting.

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