Menu Plan Monday – November 19, 2012

Welcome back for another menu plan from Angela’s Kitchen!  I am so glad to have you!  :)  Pull up a chair and let’s get started.

It is Thanksgiving week!  Do you have any special family traditions for the day?  Our family always runs the Turkey Trot (a 5K fun run) on Thanksgiving morning, then head back home to relax while out dinner is cooking.  We try to get some board game time in and, of course, plenty of snuggle time.


This week I will be hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Angela’s Kitchen.  The theme this week is Breakfast and Brunch.  How do you like to start your mornings?  A variety of hot porridges made with gluten free grains, eggs from our cute chickies (scrambled with veggies, fried, or baked up into French toast casserole), granola or granola bars, and muffins often find their way into our breakfast routine.  And don’t forget your leftovers!  My kids like to have leftover soup (especially thick ones), stir fry and curries for breakfast.  Protein, lots of veggies and whole grains – not such a bad start to the day!

Freezer cooking plan for the week:  I will be continuing to prep for Thanksgiving this week using my Thanksgiving Guide.  Outside of that, I will not be freezing any extra meals this week.  Too much other food prep will be happening.  :)  However, I will be sure to freeze enough turkey after Thanksgiving dinner to make Pumpkin Enchilada Casserole with added turkey next week.

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On to the menu plan!  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!”

The week’s breakfast options:  Pumpkin Waffles, Hunter’s Breakfast, quinoa porridge, and various fruits.

The week’s lunch options:  Nut or sunbutter sandwiches on Amish Friendship Bread, hummus, hard boiled eggs, various fruits and veggie sticks.

Monday:  Mongolian Chicken over quinoa

Tuesday:  Sausage and Peppers on GF Ciabatta Bread, salad topped with Thousand Island Dressing and chunky apple sauce

Wednesday:  Clean-the-Fridge Omelets with a salad

Thursday:  Thanksgiving Dinner

Friday:  Sesame Chicken Veggie Salad with Ginger Soy Dressing (using turkey instead of chicken) and other Thanksgiving leftovers, including more Impossible Pumpkin Pie

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.

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