Welcome back for another menu plan from my kitchen! I am so glad to have you! Pull up a chair and let’s get started.
I am hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week over at Angela’s Kitchen. I picked apples as the theme. Some apple recipes I cook up are Apple & Cinnamon and Apple Cider Muffins, Chicken with Cauliflower and Apples, Spiced Apple Pancakes, mini Apple Sausage Quiches, Chicken Apple Bacon Sliders, Juicy Apple Turkey Burgers, Apple Slaw. Updated ABC Salad, Freezer Apple Pie, Apple Barbeque Sauce, Slow Cooker Baked Apples and Homemade Fruit Rollups. How do you use apples?
Freezer cooking plan for the week: I will be serving two meals this week that I will double, saving the second meal for another day. Woo-hoo! Love that freezer stocking! I’ll also be using a couple of things in my freezer to make a meal on a night I could use the short cut.
The week’s lunch options: Nut or seed butter sandwiches (on Carrot and Zucchini Bread or gluten free Honey Oat Millet Bread), Chicken & Veggie Nuggets, Corn Dog Muffins, hummus, various fruit, and veggie sticks.
For the freezer: Make a double batch of Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Apricot Quinoa Pilaf for another day. Right before serving dinner, set aside the amount you will freeze to chill in the refrigerator. After dinner, package the cooled quinoa and chicken into separate freezer bag(s) or freezer safe containers, seal, label and freeze.
Friday: Chicken Thai Pizza and Cilantro Cashew Salad with Lemon Sponge Roll (You may have noticed, but I like to make something special for the weekend for my family and any friends that stop by. I like to celebrate the time together with a little yummy something. This cake looks perfect!)
For the freezer: Make a double batch of Chicken Thai Pizza, two for dinner and two for another day. Having pizza in the freezer makes it easy to have pizza night when ever you want it! On a foil or parchment lined piece of cardboard, smooth out your dough and top it. Immediately pop pizzas into the coldest part of the freezer. After dinner, wrap each pizza well (it should be quite firm by then), label and freeze.