Menu Plan Monday

Welcome back for another menu plan from my kitchen.  So glad to have you!  Pull up a chair and let’s get started.  :)

What are you up to this week?  This is the last week of summer vacation for my family, so this weekend we did some fun stuff to wrap up our summer.  We had a Girl Scout overnight, hung out at the Minnesota State Fair, and made cupcakes for my son’s birthday.  I still have a few school supplies to buy and I need a to help my youngest pick out a back to school outfit, but otherwise I think we are pretty ready for school to start.  I am hoping to have a nice relaxing week of just hanging out together.  I am going to miss those kiddos when they head off to school…

I am hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Angela’s Kitchen this week.  Stop by and see what everyone else is serving this week!  As we are heading back to school (and I know many of you have already started your school year or need lunches for work), I picked Lunch Box Solutions as the theme for the week.  What sort of things are you packing up in lunch boxes at your house?


Freezer cooking plan for the week:  This is week four of my plan to fill my freezer over four weeks to prepare for the upcoming school year.  We have covered breakfasts, lunches, and dinners so far.  This week you can either catch up on any cooking you would like to get to but missed from the past weeks, or take the week off and relax.  :)  If you are up for more freezer filling fun, you can follow along and make some treats and desserts with me this week.  I would love for you to join me and fill our freezers together!  To entice you I am providing a grocery list, printable recipe cards and freezer labels.  Below in the menu you will see what I am cooking up each day, but there are alternative recipes listed if you have a favorite Better Batter recipe you would rather bake up.  :)

Menu highlight from last week:  My family really enjoyed the Coconut Lime TilapiaCoconut Rice, and the Tropical Fruit Salad.  Yum!  All the recipes tasted special, yet were easy to put together.
On to the menu plan!  I won’t bore you all with our weekly activities, but if you are interested on why I may have certain meals on certain days (slow cooker, freezer meals, and/or portable meals often end up on busier days), I have this week’s activities posted over at Angela’s Kitchen.  Stop by and say “Hi!”
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Treats & Dessert Week – Cooking for the freezer:  Make a double batch of Pumpkin Streusel Bars or  bake up these amazing looking vegan Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Muffins.


Tuesday:  Chicken & Fresh Apricot Thai Salad with Egg Rolls

Treat & Dessert Week – Cooking for the freezer:  Make a double batch of Gluten & Allergen Free Brownie Bites or whip up a batch of this Brownie Mix Master Mix (after baking a double batch, you will have enough mix made up to make 2 more pans of brownies on another day.  Yay!)


Wednesday:   California Turkey Burgers, GF Hamburger BunsSuccotash and apricots

Treat & Dessert Week – Cooking for the freezer:  Make a double batch of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies.


Thursday:  Crock Pot Fajitas on corn tortillas with all the fixings.  Yum!

Treat & Dessert Week – Cooking for the freezer:  Make a double batch of Maple Cinnamon Granola.  


Friday:  State Fair themed dinner:  Corn Dogs, grilled corn on the cob, pickles, veggie sticks with Avocado Dip and Spudnut Clones (rolled in cinnamon sugar and cut into mini doughnut shapes like at the fair!)

Treat & Dessert Week – Cooking for the freezer: Catch up on any treats or dessert cooking/assembling that might not have happened, bake up a double batch of your family’s favorite  treat to freeze, or take a well deserved day off!  I hope you enjoyed stocking up your freezers with me the past few weeks. :)

About Angela

Angela has been cooking dairy free since 1994, and gluten free since 2001 for her family and herself. Her cooking goal after diagnosis was to develop recipes to taste as good or better than the pre-gluten-free days and that fit the needs of a growing, active family. Angela is the owner and author of Angela's Kitchen featuring gluten and dairy free recipes, weekly menus, slow cooker, preserving and freezer recipes. When she isn't blogging or teaching gluten and allergen free cooking and food preserving classes, Angela enjoys spending time with her three children and husband, dogs, chickens, gardening and camping.

3 Responses to Menu Plan Monday

Gigi Gigi says: August 27, 2012 at 9:56 am


I was looking through all the contributors’ posts here, and had to giggle when I saw Fish Tacos on your Mon. menu… same at our house! Great minds! :)

Everything looks/sounds wonderful!


Cindy Cindy says: August 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

Your brownie bites look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! My boys will be in heaven! :) Your granola looks fantastic as well! Thanks for sharing! :) Cindy