What’s for dinner? This week’s gluten-free menu plan (11/12)

by Emily from Frugal Living NW on November 12, 2012

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

Friday — Chicken Vegetable Soup (I will make Chicken Stock  overnight on Thursday in the Crockpot using the carcass from Monday night’s meal), Gluten Free Biscuits with Freezer Jam, Fresh Oranges

Saturday — Steak, Baked Yams (same as baked potatoes, we just prefer whole yams), Gluten Free Cornbread and Fresh Apples with Dulce de Leche

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.

Here’s what I am doing for snacks this week:  Juice!, Fresh Apples, Home Made Larabars, Gluten Free Zucchini Bread with Walnuts and Chocolate Chips.

Looking for some gluten-free cooking inspiration? Amazon has Deliciously G-Free: Food So Flavorful They’ll Never Believe It’s Gluten-Free by Elisabeth Hasselbeck in stock and ready to ship! Find more gluten-free cookbooks from Amazon here.

Find more great recipes on Frugal Living NW! Find more frugal homemaking posts here.

What are you making for dinner this week? Be sure to leave a link to any recipes in the comments!

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Lori November 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I totally agree Tara – however, you can call a lot of the companies and they will send them to you. I find the cheapest place to purchase gf stuff is Amazon. Also, you are way cheaper to find a flour mix you like and make it yourself – (I have been gf for over 4 years and I love to bake)


Tara November 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I just wish they had more G Free coupons!!! :(


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