AK canning jar

I’m walking 60 miles in the Breast Cancer 3-day!  Will you help me reach my goal?


To see what is on everyone’s plate this week, head over to Laura’s for Menu Plan Monday.  It is so crazy that over 400 people link their menus up now!  If you need purely gluten free inspiration, head over to Gluten Free Goodness who is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week.  She has picked carob as the theme ingredient.  My kid’s (and mine) favorite chips used to be grain sweetened carob chips.  Yum!  They had a subtle nutty sweetness, but, of course, they are a no-no now (barley grain sweetened) and I haven’t found any carob chips that are gluten and dairy free…  If any one knows of one, I would love to hear about it!



Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday


Hope you all have a great week!  I need to get the freezer stocked up for the upcoming crazy-end-of-the-school-year-activities/summer-sports-starting-up/dance-and-piano-recital insanity that usually marks the month of May.  I would also like to see a nice stock of meals in the freezer for the lazy summer days ahead so I can spend less time in the kitchen (except for all the canning I am planning and hoping for) and more time hanging out with the kiddos.  I especially like to use my crockpot and grill in the summer, so that is the sort of thing I would like to get stocked up on.  If I double a couple of meals a week and freeze the extra, it will be a big help with the busy schedule that is coming up.  I should also get a few personal sized pizzas in the freezer for the usual pizza parties every activity seems to have at the end of the year…  If you are interested in freezer cooking, come back on Friday for Gluten Free-zer Friday.  And if you have a gluten free recipe the freezes great, I would love for you to join in!


Monday:  Orchestra/dance/school meeting/Boy Scouts/finish and email packet for upcoming conference/finish prep and shopping list for conference/send in Girl Scout camp registrations

Beef braised in wine (slow cooker hold over from last week), sweet potatoes and salad


Tuesday: Piano Lessons/prep for conference

Almond Crusted Chicken and salad


Wednesday:  Mom volunteer in school library/Baseball practice/prep for conference

Mediterranean Patties with dill cucumber sauce, sauteed zucchini (double the patties, and freeze half after forming into the patty shape.)


Thursday:  Mom help in kindergarten/Baseball practice/prep for conference

Gluten Free German Pancakes, fruit, homemade turkey sausage, maple syrup my Boy Scout made!


Friday:  Mom Bible study/prep for conference

   Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken, rice, and salad (freeze a second chicken dish in freezer bag before it is cooked.  Be sure to label as a slow cooker meal…)


Saturday:  Teach dairy free class for Galactosemia Conference.  This should be really fun!  I am very excited about it…


Restock snack basket with dried banana chips, cereal-nut mix, etc…



Countdown to the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk: 17 Weeks

Training Schedule for This Week:

Monday Rest
Tuesday 3 miles Easy walking
Wednesday 15 minutes Moderate cross-training
Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking
Friday 30 minutes Easy cross-training
Saturday 4 miles Easy walking
Sunday 3 miles Easy walking