Menu Planning for Novemer 9, 2013

Today I have the pleasure of hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap.  The theme is freezer cooking, which is perfect for me.  Every week I like to cook an extra meal or two to put in the freezer for those busy nights when I need something fast.  Sometimes I get more adventurous, like the time I cooked up 35 meals.  (I so need to have another freezer cooking session!)

Make sure to come back to this post throughout the day to read what others are planning to eat.  (All shared meal plans will be gluten free!)

Our no spend challenge continues and the acorn squash keeps rolling in.  I think we have about 14 in the pantry that need to be used up.  :)  Luckily, the kids are warming up to them.

Last week was our first week back to homeschooling after a 2.5 week vacation, and it was hard getting back into the routine.  This week I’ll make sure to use the slow cooker.  I’m also planning on freezing a few meals to make the weeknights easier.

Here’s our plan for the week:

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Menu Plan

Saturday
Lunch–Stuffed Acorn Squash
Dinner–Leftover beef and vegetable soup

Sunday
Lunch–Stuffed Acorn Squash
100_5727Dinner–Roast, Roasted Radishes & Carrots, leftover brown rice

Monday
Lunch–Garlic Sauteed Swiss Chard with Noodles (GF, of course)
Dinner–Loaded Baked Potato Soup (we’ll see how this turns out as I’m subbing all of the dairy with dairy free options)

Tuesday
Lunch–leftovers
Dinner–Butternut Squash Soup

Wednesday
Lunch–Roasted Carrot and Fennel Soup
Dinner–Turkey Meatloaf (I’ll share the recipe on Monday), Swiss Chard sauteed with Bacon

Thursday
Lunch–leftovers
Dinner–Crockpot Italian Wedding Soup (reciped doubled so I can freeze one batch)

Friday
Lunch–Grass fed Hot Dogs, carrot sticks, white rice with seaweed
Dinner–Carrots, Turnips, and Turkey Meatballs in the Slow Cooker

For the Freezer

Turkey Meatloaf
Meatballs

Gluten Free Swap Round Up

The Peaceful Mom is enjoying several tasty, seasonal recipes including Apple Sandwiches.  Her Gluten Free Lasagna sounds easier to make the traditional dish and sounds yummy!

It must be the perfect weather for hearty lasagna because Gluten Free Detroit Metro also has it on the menu.  In addition, she has Dosas on the menu, which I’ve never heard of before.  They sound delicious.

Celiac Family is planning to make some meals to freeze for those busy holiday weeks coming up.  I’m getting hungry just thinking about her meal of Chili and Cornbread, especially since it is snowing here today!  Her slow cooker chicken tacos also look tasty and easy, and even better, the leftovers can be used to make a meal the next day.

Angela’s Kitchen has a recipe for Apple Cider Muffins that I plan to make as soon as possible!  Seriously, what a delicious fall treat.  Her menu is packed with freezer friendly meals, so if you want to save time and enjoy ready made meals straight from the freezer, head on over to her site.

 

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to momsplans[AT]yahoo[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us again next week for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for Thanksgiving Meal Ideas.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send an email to (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

For even more meal ideas, visit Menu Planning Monday and Money Saving Mom.

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Comments

  1. Meatballs is a great idea! Even with meal planning, I sometimes forget about meals my family likes. I guess that’s one of the reasons I find the GF Menu Swap so helpful. Thanks for hosting this week.

  2. Oh, and my menu plan this week is at http://celiacfamily.com/freezer-meals-menu-plan-nov-11/

  3. Hello! Thanks for hosting this week, our weekly menu is: “Simple Gluten Free Weekly Menu {+ easy recipes!} 11/11″

    and here’s the link: http://thepeacefulmom.com/2013/11/11/simple-gluten-free-weekly-menu-easy-recipes-1111/

    Have a great day!
    Kendra Assistant- thepeacefulmom.com

  4. Finally got my menu up: http://angelaskitchen.com/2013/11/11/menu-monday-november-11-2013/

    Thanks so much for hosting! I LOVE freezer meals and they are saving my menu this week. :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

  5. Thanks for hosting this week. It motivates me to read about how you freeze meals. I need to get back into it to save time and money.

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