Menu Plan Monday – September 2, 2013

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

Gluten Free Menu Swap-30 min or less

Amanda at Gluten Free Detroit Metro is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week.  The theme this week is 30 Minutes or Less.  School starts for our family this week on Tuesday, so this theme is so timely!  Of course, I like to use meals I have stashed in the freezer to help with my weeknight meals or tuck something into the slow cooker to have ready whenever we need to have dinner.  But there are the days I have forgotten to thaw a meal ahead of time or to set up the crock pot, or have just found out that we have an activity that evening and I need to RUSH to get dinner on the table.  Those nights require meals that cook up fast, such as a tasty stir fry (Beef and Almond Stir FryGinger-Beef Stir-fry, Chicken and Kale Stir Fry) or a one dish meals (like Goulash, Chicken Sausage Broccolini QuinoaEasy Ground Turkey Skillet DinnerTacos (Beef or Turkey)White Bean Spinach RagoutTostadas Salsa Verde and Egg-sadillas) or dinner salads (Steak and Potato SaladChicken Blueberry Mango SaladFresh Apricot Thai Salad).  Easy and quick family favorites also include burgers (Mexi-Burgers, California Turkey BurgersSpinach BurgersThai Chicken or Turkey Burgers) or yummy pork tenderloins that cook up quickly under the broiler (Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin).  What are your favorite meals to get dinner on the table quickly?


Freezer cooking plan for the week:  California Turkey Burgers and Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas will both be making their way into my freezer this 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 where you will also find a printable grocery list for the week’s dinner plan.  Stop by and say “Hi!”

The week’s breakfast options:  Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsChai Spiced Coconut Quinoa Hot Cereal, scrambled eggs with garden veggies, and melon.

The week’s lunch options:  Sandwiches made with Gluten Free Wholesome Multi-Seed Bread, veggies and fruit.

Angela's Kitchen BLT's with avocado


Monday:  BLT’s with Avocado on Gluten Free Wholesome Multi-Seed Bread, melon and romaine salad with Thousand Island Dressing


Tuesday:  California Turkey Burgers with Apple, Bok Choy and Carrot Slaw) Updated ABC Salad)

For the freezer:   Make a double batch of California Turkey Burgers, one batch for dinner and one for the freezer.  While eating

Angela's Kitchen California Turkey Burgers

dinner, freeze the second batch on a baking sheet lined with parchment, plastic wrap or waxed paper.  After dinner, place frozen patties into freezer bag separated with waxed paper.  Remove as much air as possible, seal, label and freeze.  


Wednesday:   Shrimp Pad Thai with Broccoli


Thursday:  Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas on toasted corn tortillas with salsa and avocado and mixed greens salad with Dairy Free Ranch 

Angela's Kitchen Thousand Island Dressing


For the freezer:   Make a double batch of Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas, one batch for dinner and one for the freezer.  While eating dinner, allow second batch to cool.  After dinner, place into a  freezer safe container or freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, then seal, label and freeze.

Chicken with Apricot Sauce with Quinoa Confetti Salad



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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