Menu Plan Monday ~ January 5th
Hello everyone, we are experiencing a huge snowfall here with no signs of stopping (we’ve had about 4 feet in two weeks!) and my internet keeps acting up. I’m hoping it doesn’t interfere with Menu Plan Monday today. It is definitely interfering with my ability to answer emails though so if you are waiting on a reply from me I haven’t forgotten and am hoping to get to it soon. Sorry!
Previous week recipe highlight:
Feta Stuffed Chicken – this dish was fairly easy to make and fun to get your aggression out smashing flattening the chicken :) Everyone enjoyed it and I’ll definitely make it again.
Let’s talk gluten free for a minute. I know many of you who follow or participate in MPM are also cooking gluten free either for celiac or allergy reasons. My son is allergic to gluten and so most nights I’m usually doing a modification of our meal for him (he also can’t eat dairy, eggs or fish). I’ve been doing it for nine years now so it’s really become second nature to us as it has for many other gluten sufferers. But what happens if you don’t have to deal with gluten avoidance everyday but suddenly find yourself with a friend with celiacs that you’d like to have over for dinner? Cathy from the Strawberries are Gluten Free blog has written an article to help you called “So You Wanna Cook For The Celiac” that will provide you with some great pointers to get you started. She also has many great recipes on her site as well that you might want to check out. Oh and I just saw that she is also doing a giveaway as well for a recipe organizer here!
I have always said (and will continue to say because I’m annoying like that) that menu planning is an EXCELLENT place to start in your organizational journey. So if you are on the fence about it why not try it for one week and see how it goes. I promise you menu planning is easy once you get the hang of it and the benefits far outweigh any of the reasons for not doing it standing in your way. But just in case you need another little nudge, next week I’ll be hosting another menu planning resource giveaway that looks super fantastic and will surely help you in your menu planning endeavors. The catch? You’ll have to participate in next week’s MPM to be eligible. Think about it, get your mind around it and then come back and link up next week with all the other wonderful ladies that participate here week after week! You gals are the best!
Okay with all the snow going on out their in my neck of the woods (which is really in the middle of NOWHERE!) I’ve got comfort food on the brain. Lucky for me I picked up Taste of Home’s Comfort Food DIET Cookbook last year so many of my recipes today are taken from there. I can’t find the cookbook on their site any longer but I was able to find the recipe links below.
Monday: Bacon-Tomato Bagels Melts and spinach salad
Tuesday: Chicken with garlic-tomato sauce served over pasta
Wednesday: Black Bean Soup – using leftover chicken
Thursday: Sweet ‘n’ Tangy Pot Roast served with potatoes
Friday: Leftover buffet
Saturday: Southwest Lasagna Rolls – I’ve made these before and they were really yummy
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
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