Menu Plan Monday – July 3, 2017

by angelaskitchen on July 3, 2017

 

 

The weather couldn’t be more perfect heading into the Fourth of July. I’m actually writing this on Sunday afternoon and I am feeling extremely blessed today ~ sitting in the hammock on the porch, iced coffee nearby, a dog snoozing next to me while I write. I can hear the chickens cooing at each other in the back and my youngest laughing with the neighborhood kids down the street. For me it couldn’t get any better!

I have two days off in a row this week. Woo-hoo! My husband and I both have off on the 4th, so we are planning on seeing the fireworks at a lake that holds them a day early with a whole lot of pre-firework festivities and fun. As he works (EARLY) on the 5th, this means we get to spend a great time together as a family, we ALL get to sleep in after a late night if we want, and we’ll still have a whole day off of fun food and relaxation without rushing anywhere on the actual day of the 4th. I can’t wait!

Heather is rocking out summer produce for the Gluten Free Menu Swap. I love this time of year with the farmer’s markets overflowing with berries and stone fruit. Yum! We actually got cherries before the birds this year. It is a sour cherry tree (the only kind I can grow in my cold area), and I don’t have a ton (maybe 4 cups cleaned) so I am thinking about making a sweetened sauce to serve over coconut milk ice cream or waffles.

Grocery list for this week’s menu. (Updated template is still in the works. Will update when complete.)

Monday: Mom works/CC captain’s practice/watch the early showing of fireworks

Calico Beans, mixed greens salad with strawberries and Orange Poppy Seed Dressing, Corn Bread

Tuesday: Fourth of July!

Slow Cooker Carnitas, gluten free wraps (gluten free flour-style), with all the fixings (fresh salsa, guac, chopped tomatoes, sautéed peppers and onions, etc.), spicy rice, Tex-Mex Chopped Salad. Gluten free strawberry and blueberry shortcake for dessert with Whipped Coconut Topping.

Wednesday: CC captain’s practice

One Pan Kielbasa & Noodle Casserole, sliced cucumbers and grapes

Thursday: Mom works,/CC captain’s practice

Chicken Pumpkin Enchilada Casserole and Cilantro Cashew Salad

Friday: Mom works/CC captain’s practice

Garlicky Shrimp Skewers (working on recipe. Will post if yummy.)

 

 

If you need some more menu inspiration, see Organized Junkie for Menu Plan Monday or Celiac Family for the Gluten Free Menu Swap.

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Heather @CeliacFamily July 3, 2017 at 8:54 am

Sounds like a great start to the week. And the shortcake with strawberries and blueberries looks delish! Have a Happy 4th!

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