Archive for November, 2010

Nov
10

Bisquick Pancake Prize Pack Winner

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Thank you to everyone who commented, tweeted, blogged, and announced the giveaway on Facebook. There were so many great ideas for using the new gluten free Bisquick:

The winner of the Bisquick Pancake Prize Pack, who was chosen by Random.org, is Gretchen (comment #116). I love that Gretchen was thinking about making gluten-free Russian Tea Cakes for her mother-in-law. Bisquick Gluten-Free is a great product for people who want to bake gluten free for friends and family. But, as a precaution, please be careful to avoid any cross-contamination if you are baking in a kitchen that also uses any gluten-containing ingredients. I would recommend using parchment paper for lining baking sheets and pans. For mixing, I would also recommend using metal spoons and glass bowls that have been thoroughly scrubbed of any possible traces of gluten.

Other Giveaways. I wish I could send samples to everyone who entered, but of course I can’t. You can however, enter another contest. But enter quick as these two are expiring soon!

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Nov
08

Menu Plan November 8

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Chocolate! Yep, Cheryl chose Chocolate as the theme ingredient for this week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap. Love, love, loooove chocolate! Just thinking about chocolate makes me feel better, that is, unless I’m craving it and can’t find any. Really, savoring a piece of good, dark chocolate is the best. Here are some of the chocolate recipes you’ll find on CeliacFamily.com and often at my house:

Check out Cheryl’s post this week at Gluten Free Goodness for more Chocolate ideas from her and other gluten free bloggers.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday – Cheeseburgers
Making cheeseburgers with cheese bread rolls. I’ll serve them with French fries and corn.

TuesdayChicken Cacciatore
I’ve been looking for a new recipe to cook chicken in a slow-cooker. I found this one at The Gluten-Free Homemaker. Linda always has great recipes, so I know it will be good. Hopefully, my kids will like it, too. I’m going to serve it with rice and green beans.

Wednesday – Quick and Easy Garlic Shrimp
I didn’t get a chance to fix this last week, so I’ll try again this week. I’ll serve it with rice noodles and asparagus.

Thursday – Pizza
My son has been requesting pizza for a while. I’m going to use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix to make two medium pizzas. The pizza crust mix, as well as other Bob’s Red Mill products are currently on sale at Amazon. So, if you use BRM, take advantage of the sale to stock up!

Friday – Chicken Tacos
Using slow-cooked Mexican chicken to make tacos. We’ll fix them with corn tortillas, chopped lettuce, shredded cheddar, sliced black olives, guacamole, etc.

Saturday – Leftovers
Pulling all the leftovers out of the refrigerator to let everyone make their own meal.

Sunday – Pork Chops
Boneless pork chops simply seasoned and grilled. Serving with roasted butternut squash and asparagus.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap. There you will find the rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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Nov
01

Menu Plan November 1

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If I wasn’t feeling the holiday pressure creep in before, I certainly am now. Halloween has been taken off my countdown calendar and replaced with 24 Days to Thanksgiving and 54 Days to Christmas. Combined with the daily pressures of school, health, activities, and house, the stress is really starting to add up. I’m going to have to make some changes to get through the end of the year as a happy, sane person. 🙂

One of my top priorities has to be healthy meals. A healthy body is better able to handle the stress of daily and holiday activities, right? But the meals can’t be too time consuming to prepare either. So, here’s this week’s attempt at a healthy menu that’s quick and easy to prepare.

Peppers is the theme ingredient for this week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap. Wendy is hosting the roundup of gluten-free menus at Celiacs in the House this week. She was inspired by some beautiful peppers she found at a Mexican grocery store last week. I love the way the bold colors of peppers seem to make a meal more enticing. For some great ideas for incorporating peppers into your meals, be sure to check out the roundup of gluten-free menus this week at Celiacs in the House.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

MondayBeef Kabobs
I’ll marinate some cubes of sirloin and skewer them along with sweet peppers, onions, and small potatoes.

TuesdayQuick and Easy Garlic Shrimp
A simple meal that’s quick and easy to prepare. I’ll serve it with rice noodles and Brussels sprouts.

Wednesday – Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms
I think I’ll chop up some red sweet peppers to saute with the mushrooms to add to this dish. That should bump up the vitamin C to ward off the colds.

Thursday – Leftover Buffet
Everyone gets to choose from a variety of leftovers, but I’ll have the kids help me make a tossed green salad to serve with them.
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Friday – Baked Salmon with Dill
I’ll bake salmon with fresh dill and lemon juice, and serve it with brown rice and asparagus.

Saturday – Chicken Chili
I haven’t gotten my fill of chili, yet. This week, I’ll make White Chicken Chili and serve it with leftover rice.

Sunday – Egg and Hashbrown Casserole
I’ll make this for dinner, so that I have leftovers for a high-protein breakfast next week.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap. There you will find the rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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