What’s for dinner? This week’s gluten-free menu plan (5/20)

by Emily from Frugal Living NW on May 20, 2013

Menu Plan by Laurie

I have been in a planning funk lately. This time of year always feels like the “home stretch” for our family with school and the many activities we are involved in.  More often than not, I get overwhelmed trying to keep up with everything going on, and dinner is the big loser. Thankfully, my family loves surprises like “breakfast for dinner!” It’s always so much easier to carry on when my lack of planning is met with grace.

Now that the sun is back behind the clouds where it’s supposed to be I am ready to jump back into this and commit to having a dinner plan for the week.

Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:

Monday Cherry Balsamic Short Ribs (I use home canned cherries and juice instead of frozen and cherry cola), Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Swiss Chard with Feta

Tuesday — Falafel (We like the recipe from The Moosewood Cookbook) on Corn Tortillas with Lemon-Feta Yogurt Sauce, Home-Canned Pears, Chips and Hummus

Wednesday Parmesan Garlic Quinoa with Al Fresco Roasted Pepper and Asiago Chicken Sausages, Raw Tuscan Kale Salad, Applesauce

Thursday — Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos (Have you tried these yet? They are so good!), Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, Fresh Fruit

Friday Cowboy Dinner, Coleslaw, Canned Apricots

Saturday — G.F. Pasta with Pesto and Asparagus, Dinner Rolls (this is seriously the best GF bread recipe I have ever made. My awesome friend Alyssa introduced it to me, and it is so versatile.  Try it; you will love it!), Spinach Salad

Sunday — Leftover Buffet

And although I have been slacking in the dinner planning department, I have made sure that we have fresh juice or smoothies most every night.  It is a great way to get in some extra veggies every day, and the kiddos love it.
Here’s what we are snacking on this week (converted to G.F., of course):  Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies (using up the shredded zucchini in the freezer from last summer’s garden), Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffins, and Apples

Find more great recipes on Frugal Living NW! Find more frugal homemaking posts here. Find past menu plans 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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tia May 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

LOVE your zuchini brownies recipe! So chewy and chocolatey! Mine stuck to the pan pretty bad, so they aren’t nice neat pick-up-and-eat brownies. I eat them in a bowl with a fork. But so delicious!


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