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


Head over to Laura’s for Menu Plan Monday.  The Gluten Free Menu Swap is being hosted by Gluten Free Goodness.  She has chosen seasonal fruits!  I am still going to have to pick up my asparagus at the farmer’s market and store this year and next BUT I did plant 25 asparagus plants this spring and can’t wait until I can harvest them.  I am very excited about it!  Asparagus is even something my littlest picky girl eats (she calls it Junior, as in Veggie Tales, and gleefully bites off his head).  And strawberries?  We love them here.  I am planning on getting them in my garden next year (I garden in baby steps and add only so much a year to keep it in my time and money budget).  I am planning on making a fruit juice sweetened strawberry rhubarb jam this week to take advantage of my big crop of rhubarb and to stretch out the strawberries from the market.  Plus, they are so yummy together.  I will be harvesting the first salad from my garden this week, also, which is always a big deal for me.  


Hope you all have a great week!  Come back on Friday for Gluten Free-zer Friday!


Monday:  Last orchestra practice of year/last dance class of year/track practice/Girl Scout leader meeting/Boy Scouts

    Cashew Chicken and broccoli stir fry, rice


Tuesday:  Last year book club meeting/orchestra to local nursing home (in the morning)/district track meet (1 p.m.)/Piano recital (bring gluten and dairy free music themed cupcakes for everyone)

    Slow Cooker pulled pork on toasted gluten free buns, red cabbage slaw


Wednesday:  Mom volunteer in school library/kindergarten track and field/baseball game

   Dinner salad (with lots of chopped veggies and crispy chickpeas, though I may try this recipe), quinoa and asparagus pilaf


Thursday:  mom last volunteer in kindergarten class (sob!)/track meet/soccer/baseball game

    Caribbean Pineapple Black Bean Bake  and another big salad (are you sensing a theme?), and a big pile of strawberries

Friday:  grandpa here for visit

  Salsa Burgers, GFCF hamburger buns, Broccoli salad


Saturday:  husband run/bike/swim at New Brighton Tri

  Chicken and veggie kabobs, gluten free French Bread, salad (from the garden – Woo!)


Sunday:  husband birthday/husband volunteer at Buffalo Tri

  Steak Fajitas, mixed green salad, gluten and dairy free French silk pie


Other things for the week:  make 30 cupcakes and frost with a music theme for piano recital, make strawberry rhubarb jam (fruit juice sweetened), make coconut orange white fudge,  make new batch of kimchee, make pie crust and freeze ahead for birthday pie, add dirt to my asparagus and potatoes, weed and divide more plants, make chive blossom vinegar, etc, etc….


Countdown to the 3-day walk: 12 Weeks

Your Training Schedule for This Week:

Monday Rest  
Tuesday 4 miles Easy walking
Wednesday       30 minutes Moderate cross-training
Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking
Friday 45 minutes      Easy cross-training
Saturday 12 miles Easy walking
Sunday 7 miles Easy walking