Menu Plan by Laurie
Just a tiny bit of background information: three members of our little family of four (soon to be five!) are Gluten Intolerant. So I buy my husband his own bread and cereal, and basically everything else that comes into our house & out of my kitchen is Gluten Free. I have learned (over the years) many ways to adapt “regular” food to G.F, and I really don’t get any complaints from my husband (and my kids just think this is normal as it’s the way they’ve always eaten), so I think what we eat is pretty acceptable, even if one does not follow a G.F. diet. Enough about my issues, on to the menu!
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
Monday – Simple Roast Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes, Peas and Fresh Pears
Tuesday – Gluten Free Pasta tossed with (leftover) roast chicken, pesto and sun-dried tomatoes; Green Salad with feta, apples, almonds and craisins
Wednesday – Roasted Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas, Chips and Salsa, Canned Italian Plums.
What I make is very loosely based on the enchilada recipe, I like to add whatever fresh vegetables happen to be around to the saute’; this time I will throw in an anaheim pepper, garlic, patty pan squash, a zucchini, fresh corn and an heirloom tomato. I use canned enchilada sauce (some varieties are not G.F. so be sure to read the labels). Also, I substitute corn tortillas, and I never roll up the tortillas around the filling, I just place a layer of them on the bottom of the pan & a layer on top of the filling, much easier!
Thursday – Leftovers
Sunday – Leftovers Buffet. Sundays are pretty full for us, so to make my life easier I save all the random little bits of leftovers from the week that the kids and I don’t use up for lunches and re-heat them all up on Sunday evening. Everyone can choose whatever they want for their own custom meal. Kind of like the Old Country Buffet, but without the soft-serve ice cream machine.
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What are you making for dinner this week? Be sure to leave a link to any recipes in the comments!