Menu Plan Monday

by angelaskitchen on February 19, 2007

Over at the Organizing Junkie, Laura hosts “Menu Plan Monday.”  I thought I would join in this week.  It’s kind of fun to see what other people are having and get some ideas to mix up your own menus a bit.  No, they aren’t gluten and dairy free, but some ideas might spark a new recipe for you.  Besides, the blogs are fun to check out!

Our menu this week (printable grocery list for this week’s dinners):

Monday:  Beef stew (using left over pot roast) and a salad

Tuesday:  My grandma’s calico beans (in the slow cooker) and blender cornbread

Wednesday:  Broiled fish and steamed broccoli

Thursday:  Slow cooker orange chicken with winter squash and sweet potatoes

Friday:    Black beans and rice with Tex-Mex salad

G-ma's Calico Beans
For our 6 quart crock pot, we usually double this to have extra for lunches and my son’s after school snack. He loves this!
Recipe type: gluten free, dairy free, gfcf, beef, main, beans, slow cooker
Serves: 6
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 15 oz. can gluten free baked beans
  • 1 15 oz. can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (my addition because they’re yummy)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup gluten free ketchup, fruit juice sweetened preferred
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon prepared gluten free mustard
  1. Mix everything well in a slow cooker. Cover. Cook on low 4-6 hours until flavors are well blended. Serve with gluten free corn bread and a crispy green salad.
  2. Variation: I like to add a couple of cloves of minced garlic. You can also add a chopped green pepper.
6 Comments $manage-tooltip$

Monday, February 19, 2007 – 10:01 PM
I am always amazed at your ability to plan!  Let’s see…my plan for dinner this week…… Rossa Luna’s on Friday with the girls….have no idea what we’re having tomorrow!  I’m horrible!

Speaking of plans…how’s your cookbook plan going?

Monday, February 19, 2007 – 11:42 PM
Oh I loved looking over your menu.  I cook gluten and dairy free (along with egg free, soy free and nut free) for my allergic son.  I also cooked dairy, wheat and soy free for myself for 7.5 months while I was nursing my youngest in hopes of preventing allergies.  I find that now I am cooking two separate meals each night….one for my son and one for the rest of us since often my allergic son is too fearful to try any new foods even if they are all safe for him.

I will definitely be bookmarking your site.
Thanks for joining in!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 – 06:52 AM
Cari, I am still being a slow poke.  I have been sorting things out.  On Friday I actually don’t work so I am going to finallize the outline.  You won’t laugh at me will you?  I am such a chicken butt!

Org Junkie, I had really enjoyed your site.  I hope you can find some good ideas here for your son.  Everything in my kitchen is gluten and dairy free (with rotation on eggs, nuts, and soy).  The celiac divas rule the kitchen!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 – 07:53 PM
Oh yum….your Calico Beans. I love those. I want to make some, but I think G. might go “ewww” because, well he’s 12 and that’s what he does.

I did menu planning today too, but I don’t adhere to a schedule, I just have the list on the fridge and ingredients at hand. Tonight we had cornmeal crusted scallops, sauteed spinach and sweet potatoes. I have some cool stuff on the list to try:

Turkey and Bean Burritos
Asian BBQ Pork
Pork Fried Rice (with the pork)
Panko Ginger Salmon
Moghul Braised Chicken with Saffron Pilaf
Wheatberry Lentil Soup

Dig it!!!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 – 09:08 PM
I want to move in with you!  Yummy…scallops…..

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 – 01:37 PM
Since visiting Menu Monday I’ve noticed an increase in special diets. (including our diabetic approved) It’s great to see that because I know that people are looking for those types of recipes.
I’m glad that you’re participating.  See you next Monday.

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