Menu Plan Monday – February 11, 2013
My menu plan is now sponsored by the great people over at Better Batter Flour. The menus will also be published at Start Gluten Free, an online resource made to welcome people into the gluten free living community and help them not feel overwhelmed by new dietary restrictions. I am thrilled to be a small part of this vibrant community! Stop by and say “Hi!”
This week Heather at Celiac Family is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap. The week’s theme is cakes. Mmmm… Cake. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! BUT she doesn’t just mean the yummy frosting covered variety, but fish cakes, potato cakes, etc. For the non-sweet variety, our family enjoys Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes, which are great for dinner or for lunch. I have a few cakes and frostings on my blog (like Lemon Angel Food Cake, Dairy Free Cheesecake Pops and Carrot Cake) and I have some decoration ideas, too (like a Yoda Cake, Cupcakes of Catan or the Winter Olympic Cupcakes). I adore individual cakes, and right now Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Homemade Marshmallow Fluff is most on my radar. So, what type of cake makes your heart skip a beat?
The week’s breakfast options: Valentine Breakfast Biscuits with eggs, Pumpkin Spice Bread, and various fruits.
The week’s lunch options: Nut butter or roasted chicken sandwiches on Naomi’s Favorite Wheat-Style Bread, Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes, hard boiled eggs, and various fruits and veggie sticks.
Printable grocery list for this week’s dinners.
Monday: Orchestra (elementary)/robotics/dance lessons/boy scouts
Chicken Jambalaya served with Blender Corn Bread and broccoli
Tuesday: Jazz band/friend over/robotics
Ultimate Beef Stroganoff over brown rice noodles with a salad
For the freezer: Make a double batch of Ultimate Beef Stroganoff. Allow remainder to cool while eating dinner. Package the second batch as meal by placing into a gallon sized freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible, seal, label and freeze.
Wednesday: orchestra (high school)/robotics/youth group
Thai Chicken Thighs with quinoa and Cilantro Cashew Salad
Thursday: Jazz band/robotics
Heart shaped Pizza (still deciding on toppings, so use your favorite!) with Spinach Salad, strawberries and Poppy Seed Dressing
Friday: friend over for a freezer cooking day
Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps with Basic Brown Rice
For the freezer: This recipe makes a double batch of Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps, one for dinner and one for the freezer. Allow remainder to cool while eating dinner. Package the second batch as meal by placing into a gallon sized freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible, seal, label and freeze.
Need more menu planning inspiration? Head over for Menu Plan Monday at Organized Junkie. For an awesome month long gluten free money saving menu, see Melissa’s December GF menu plan at Stockpiling Moms.
Looks like we had a similar idea for a Valentine meal this Thursday. Have a great week!