Menu Plan Monday – June 13, 2011
I am hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap today! “Grilling” is the theme this week, so let’s see what yummy things we can share with each other. I can’t wait! What are your waiting for? Get your grill on!
My family loves to grill. When I was growing up, my dad was the one outside in the dead of winter, firing up our grill and roasting a turkey. Mmmmm… If you are stuck in a rut and need some grill-time inspiration, I have a bunch of marinades for summer grilling you can freeze ahead of time whenever your favorite grilling items are on sale. Also, the Gluten and Dairy Free Once a Month Mom freezer menu for May 2011 and June 2011 both have several marinades and kabobs (I love kabobs!) for you to try. I like to mix up my marinades ahead of time, pop in the meat, then toss the whole thing in the freezer. I also like to freeze already seasoned hamburgers (like Mexi-Burgers, salsa burgers, Spinach Burgers, or California Turkey Burgers). It’s so nice to be able to fish around in my freezer to find something yummy to thaw and grill up (without having to think about it or make it – Woo!) before heading out for a fun day outside with the family.
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What is on everyone else’s plate?
Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl doesn’t use the grill a lot, but she is using one of my other favorite cooking tools this week: the crock pot! This last week was a busy one, including working with a local journalist who is writing a story about Carrie’s blog and the local gluten free support group. So exciting! Carrie has her breakfasts and lunches planned out (those blueberry scones are calling me… mmm…) and some great things planned for dinner. Her dinners include crockpot rotisserie chicken, sauteed kale with mushrooms with an egg, crockpot white chicken chile, tuna loaf, GF spaghetti with homemade spaghetti sauce and pork chops with baked sweet potatoes and green beans.
Wendy at Celiacs in the House is rocking out her grill with me by serving up grilled marinated chicken breast on salad and grilled turkey sliders with spicy slaw this week. She will also be having Tilapia with coconut curry (yum! I am a sucker for a good curry, Wendy!), a mysterious salmon recipe test, an equally mysterious shepherd’s pie recipe test, and slow cooker thai beef. For snacks she is making roasted honey cinnamon chickpeas and sour cream and onion kale chips.
Claire of My Gluten Free Home has been working at mastering her grill and it sounds like she is doing great with the tasty eats she is dishing up! This week she is serving up fire grilled shrimp over penne pasta, grilled salmon salad sandwiches (swoon!), grilled hotdogs, pizza and grilled pork ribs with twice baked potatoes and grilled corn on the cob. Yum!
Renee at Beyond Rice and Tofu is camping in the mountains this week (lucky!) so they will be doing lots of cooking over the fire. This week they are having pasta with fava beans, sage and garlic, Ma Po Tofu with broccoli, chickpea curry, campfire roasted sausages with potato packets, pie iron pizzas and pie iron fruit pies. Totally fun! Hope you have a great trip!
If you would like to host the Gluten Free Menu Swap, drop Cheryl a line at Gluten Free Goodness. She would love to hear from you!
Need more menu inspiration? Check out the hundreds of ideas at Menu Plan Monday.