Menu Plan Monday – October 15, 2012

by angelaskitchen on October 15, 2012

My menu plan is now sponsored by the great people over at Better Batter Flour.  Stop by and say “Hi!” and check out all the fun.   For more menu planning inspiration at Better Batter Flour, check out the gluten free vegetarian menu from Cindy of  Vegetarian Mamma, the weekly menu from Kristi of Mommy Hates Cooking, and the informative gluten free articles from Gigi of Gluten Free Gigi.  Thank you Better Batter Flour!

 

This past weekend was the Girl Scout Centennial Day of Service.  I have two Girl Scouts (and troops!) and so we helped our local service unit to rake a local park area to help prevent phosphorus from entering waterways.  We had a fun time (a little leaf jumping also happened, as you might imagine).  Afterwards we had cupcakes and hot cocoa to celebrate.  I brought a gluten and dairy free cake for those that needed it.  I was pleased we brought it because more girls and leaders needed it than just my girls and myself.  Isn’t it a fun cake?  It is decorated to celebrate Girl Scout’s 100th Birthday.

This week I am hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap.  I picked eggs as the theme, because, well… I thought my chickens would be laying eggs by now.  They aren’t.  Boo-hoo!  However, my neighbors a few houses down who have chickens born the same week as ours got their first egg on Saturday.  So I have hope!  I know not everyone can use eggs, so I have and article on how I substitute eggs in baking.  Naomi also has a great egg yolk substitute made fromBetter Batter Flour to help you out.  As we may be having eggs soon I would love to hear your favorite ways to use eggs!

Freezer cooking plan for the week:  I am actually not going to be cooking up a lot extra this week…  Instead I am going to work on organizing my freezer and taking a little inventory of what I have on hand.  It has gotten a bit crazy in there, so a little clean up is in order.  I am also developing a fun pumpkin-y Halloween fun freezer menu for you all, so keep an eye out for that next week!

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On to the menu plan! 
The week’s breakfast options:  Sausage and Egg Biscuitspancakes(made egg free and from the freezer), eggs scrambled with veggies and various fruits.

The week’s lunch options:  Nut butter and sunbutter sandwiches on Egg Bread or turkey and avocado on Ciabatta Bread, hard boiled eggs, various fruit, and veggie sticks.

Monday:   Orchestra (Elementary)/mommy works/mommy volunteers at school library/CC practice/dance lessons/Boy Scout practice
Tacos made with Ground Turkey Fajita Hash (from the freezer) and Cilantro Lime Rice with Cilantro Cashew Salad
Tuesday:   CC practice/Piano lessons
Easy Pork Chops with a mixed green salad topped with chopped apples and walnuts

 

Wednesday:  Orchestra (high school)/mom works/CC practice/youth group at our house

Slow Cooker French Toast CasseroleHomemade Turkey Sausage and fruit

 

Thursday:  Mom works/CC practice/NO SCHOOL

Swedish Meatballs over wide gluten free egg noodles with steamed broccoli

Friday:  CC practice/NO SCHOOL

Apple Sausage Quiche (full sized so increase baking time and keep an eye on it, and made with half regular potato, half sweet potato) and a big salad.  For dessert I will be serving Slow Cooker Baked Apples.

 

Next weekend I am planning on cooking up some Blueberry Breakfast Cakes and Mini Zucchini Muffins.  Yum!

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What is on everyone else’s plate?

Heather at Celiac Family uses eggs quite a bit in their meals.  This week she’ll be making French toast casserole as well as scrambled eggs.  She has the cutest meringue cookies on her sight shaped like ghosts, Christmas Trees and Duckies. Squeal!  For dinner this week Heather is serving Paige’s Creamy Chicken, pizza, Chicken NuggetsEggs and Hash Browns CasseroleTropical Fruit Salad, Fish Sticks, and Flank Steak.  Sounds delicious!

Samantha at Awkward Girl Gets Fit is serving up a delicious paleo menu this week of Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Bowl, Tuscan Chicken with Roasted Green Beans, Lasagna (she’ll be trying one with eggplant and zucchini for her), Rosemary Pot Roast and Cauliflower Butter RiceButter Chicken with wilted spinach, BBQ Beef and Fajitas.  Such a great menu!

Lisa at Extraordinary Life has a fun link to how to hard “boil” eggs using muffins tin and baking in the oven.  You could get a lot done at one time that way…  :)  Her family is off camping this week, so she’ll be doing prep for that this week.  During the week she will be serving Asian Style Pepper Steak over Cauliflower Rice, Green Leaf Lettuce Taco Dinner, hot dogs,and Paleo Chicken Pot Pie.  You have to check out her camping menu.  It is amazing and includes everything from pre-made Almond Flour Pancakes to Paleo Graham Crackers and Almost Paleo Corn Free Marshmallows.  Awesome!
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The Prudent Patron has just started eating paleo and is using the Whole 30 to help her jumpstart into it.  She has all kinds of tasty items for her menu this week like Sundried Tomato Basil Meatballs with Roasted Asparagus, grilled chicken breasts, steak lettuce wraps tacos, pumpkin and carrot soup, almond chicken with sweet potatoes and broccoli, and Salmon with Cherry Tomato Salsa and Asparagus.  A delicious start to paleo!

Need more menu planning inspiration?  Head over  for Menu Plan Monday at Organized Junkie.  For an awesome month long gluten free money saving menu, see Melissa’s October plan at Stockpiling Moms.  

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather @CeliacFamily October 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

Thanks for hosting this week. I hope you start getting some eggs soon! Here’s my menu this week: http://celiacfamily.com/menu-plan-october-15-eggs/.

I’m making French toast for breakfast this morning. Wish I had put it in the crockpot so it was all ready this morning! Fortunately, my kids are on fall break this week, so I have plenty of time to cook breakfast today.

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Kristy October 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

Sounds like a delicious week of food!! I’m with the above poster, it’s fall break so lots of time to cook this week, thanks for the ideas!

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Samantha October 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

So glad you linked that apple sausage quiche! I’ve been craving something like that =]

I don’t have any egg recipes on my menu plan this week, but here’s a link to my gluten-free menu plan: http://wp.me/p2GN4Y-49.

My parents chickens aren’t laying well, either, and my dad is threatening them with a big chicken fry if they don’t start up soon. I’m not sure they’re taking him seriously!

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Lisa @ Extraordinary Life October 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

Hey Angela! I think having your own chickens is so cool! I would totally do that if I were not so lazy as it is! LOL…..

I am making nothing with eggs except baked goods! :-D . Here is my menu.

http://my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com/2012/10/menu-plan-monday-week-of-october-15th.html

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Prudent Patron October 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I eat so many eggs at breakfast that there are none during dinner, except for in tonight’s Sundried Tomato Meatballs. I can’t wait for those!

http://theprudentpatron.com/?p=34045

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Lisa @ Extraordinary Life October 16, 2012 at 6:05 am

Loving all the Paleo ideas!!! :-D

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Cheryl October 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

awesome cake! I wish I could eat eggs–they’re so easy and versatile.

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angelaskitchen October 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

I feel grateful that we can, though I rotate them so I only use them every-other time I bake. I can’t wait to get some home grown eggs from my sweet chicks. I thought I would like having chickens, but it turns out I enjoy it even more than I thought I would. They make really sweet sounds and are very funny and curious. Lots of fun!

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