Menu Monday – November 11, 2013
Sorry I am getting this up so late this week. I am one tired momma… I had the fun of being in Tacoma this past weekend for the Gluten-Free Health & Wellness Experience for Attune Foods (love the Quinoa & Chia cereal). I met all kinds of really lovely people, saw some adorable little kiddos munching out on gluten free tastiness, and so wished I was closer to the speaker area because they had a wonderful lineup on Saturday. I was across from the Flying Apron Bakery (gluten free whole grain and vegan. The pumpkin muffins were amazing!) and GF Harvest (some of the best gluten free oats you will ever get) and next to Rudi’s who were featuring their gluten free Fiesta Tortillas (Yum!). That wasn’t what made me tired, because I get so energized chatting with people and talking gluten free with others passionate about it is inspiring. I am a sleepy-bear because I flew out at 11 p.m. Seattle time (1 a.m. ours) on Saturday night, then had a 4 hour layover in Chicago before finally getting home at 10 a.m. Sunday. (Please excuse me if I yawn a lot today…. zzzzz…)
Totally worth the overnight travel, though, because I missed my kiddos. This is how my youngest greeted me, the crazy little pickle. 🙂 My husband thinks she takes after me, for some reason…
Melissa of Mom’s Plans is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week. She picked Freezer Meals as the theme. Ya know I like that! You can find all my freezer meals on the big freezer meal tab at the top. I will be relying on freezer meals this week pretty much this exclusively this crazy week. On the weekend I will be doing a quick freezer inventory of what meals I have on hand. I want to know what I have on hand before heading into the holiday season. After that I’ll make a plan on what I am making ahead for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I like to have quite a bit of my big holiday meals made ahead of time so that I can simply toss them into the slow cooker or oven, allowing me to relax and visit much more during the holidays. It makes for a much more relaxing holiday for the main cook! 🙂 Next week will be the start of my prep for the holidays, so keep an eye out for that!
Freezer cooking plan for the week: I will be serving meals from my freezer this week and doing a quick check this weekend to see what I need to make to have on hand for the upcoming holidays.