Welcome back to school clip art

School starts here on Tuesday for the girls, on Wednesday for my big boy.  The kids are pretty excited to see their friends on a daily basis, but I still can’t believe my baby will be in 1st grade and my two big kids are BOTH going to be in middle school.  Yikes!

Go to Laura’s for Menu Plan Monday to see what is on everyone else’s plate this week.  she has some great links to menu planning printables this week.  If you are looking for some menu planning tools, check them out.  The Gluten Free Menu Swap is being hosted this week by Asparagus Thin.  She has picked tapioca (or cassava or yucca) as the theme ingredient.  I use tapioca in my baking and dairy free tapioca pudding with chai spices, but have never used the cooked root.  Maybe I saw too many National Geographic specials when I was little showing the root being cooked and mashed in the rainforest, warning of the toxic dangers on the raw root…  well, that, and not having it available around my area.  I will be interested to see what the rest of the Swap participants do with it.

Come back Friday for Gluten free-zer Friday.  I have a surprise for ya!

Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday


Monday: Labor Day/My mom’s birthday/bake cookies and freeze

Herbed Broiled Fish, stir-fried garden veggies

Tuesday: First day of school for both girls/son one of the 8th grade helpers/drop off dance applications

Deep Dish Pizza, salad

Wednesday: First day of school for my son/Youth Group/start corn bread for overnight soak

Curried Chicken Cashew Salad Sandwiches, salad, fruit

Thursday: son’s soccer practice/PAC meeting at middle school

Calico Beans, Blender Cornbread and salad


General Tso’s Chicken with Cashews and Bok Choy, Rice