Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 1st
Happy February 1st everyone! How was your week? I’m scrambling to finish up my post for the 28 Day Organizing Challenge that starts tomorrow so I’ll try and keep this short and sweet.
Some of you have noticed that I learned how to make the comments threaded in WordPress without having to add a plugin. Threaded comments means that I (or anyone) can reply to an individual comment in the comments section so that it then appears right following the comment you are replying to instead of at the end of the comments. Gosh did that make any sense at all? I’m loving this feature and am definitely using it more so that if someone asks a question now everyone who is interested will see my response. Hope that helps!
Oh and I received an email earlier this week that I thought I’d answer for everyone here just in case there are others that are wondering the same thing. My son has food allergies (his story here) and is allergic to dairy, gluten, eggs, fish and nuts and a reader was wondering how I tweak my meals to accommodate him especially considering that many of my meals include cheese.
For instance last week three of the meals I made were not safe for him…the homemade Mac and Cheese, the Cheese-Stuffed Meatloaf and the Bacon Mushroom Chicken. All of these contained dairy and of course the macaroni has gluten in in. On the mac and cheese day I simply made my son is own rice pasta separately and he could eat the same sausages that I served alongside it. With the meatloaf I cooked my son some plain meat patties (I just bake them in the oven) to eat instead which I always have on hand in the freezer. Then with the chicken dish, I baked my son his own piece of chicken in the oven separately (with a little oil and spices) and for a side we had baked potatoes which he can have. Other meals require simple substitutions like with the beef stew we are having this week. This recipe calls for a 1/4 cup of flour and I’ll just use rice flour instead. Other times, the meals require no substitutions like the Simply Delicious Italian Beef recipe I made last week. I try and keep his meal as similar to ours as I can even if it isn’t the same. If there is an interest I certainly don’t mind sharing each week how I adjust each meal to make it safe for my son. Let me know!
On our menu this week:
Monday: Spaghetti with Zesty Bolognese
Tuesday: Baked Teriyaki Chicken (I could seriously eat this every single day…soooo good!)
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Beef Stew (family favorite)
Thursday: Leftover Buffet (or as my youngest calls it “picking night”)
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Best Canadian Buttermilk Pancakes
Simple Supper Sunday: Church potluck ~ Salmon Appetizers
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
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