Time again for another Menu Plan Monday!  Thank goodness for menu planning.  With this busy holiday season, having a plan means never having to wonder what is for dinner.  So much less stressful for for the mamma!  🙂

Gluten Free Menu Swap-Entertaining

Heather is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family this week.  The theme is “Entertaining.”   The big entertaining I do for the season is a cookie decorating party.  Basically we make a bunch of cutouts and frosting, put out my crazy sprinkle stash, then people drop by throughout the day to frost-till-they-drop.  It is totally fun!  I love watching the creative ideas that the kiddos come up when cookie decorating.  I like to have Taco Chili and Chicken Wild Rice Soup in a couple of slow cookers in case people are here over lunch and/or supper.  Cookie decorating with our friends is one of the things my kids look forward to every year!  I’ll do a full post on hosting a cookie party this weekend, if you are interested.  It is really quite simple and a lot of fun.

Cookie decorating party aftermath...

Freezer cooking this week:  No freezer cooking this week.  I will be using things from the freezer this week to fill out my meals this week and next week as needed.  Time for mom to relax with the family!  🙂

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The week’s breakfast options:  I have been experimenting with some high-potein breakfast options (with and without eggs), so will keep experimenting with these.
The week’s lunch options:  Leftovers, deviled eggs or whatever we feel like picking up.  Kids choice!


Monday:  Slow Cooker Island Pork Roast (from the freezer) with salad


Tuesday:   Christmas Eve!  Herbed Roast Beef, Swedish Potato Pudding, Lingonberry Sauce, Fresh Spinach Salad, Cranberry Relish, Rice Pudding, and Cut-Out Cookies.  We will also have gluten free Lefse and gluten free Swedish “Rye” Bread at the meal.


Wednesday:  Christmas!  Caramel Pecan French Toast Casserole with Homemade Turkey Sausage and fruit


Thursday:  Leftovers


Friday:  Thai Thighs (from the freezer) over quinoa with salad


This is being shared at Menu Plan Monday at Organized Junkie.

For some AMAZING desserts for the holiday season check out the Supergrain Dessert E-Book from Attune Foods.