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ThanksgivingThis week, we’re sharing our Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menus for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. So, if you haven’t finalized your plans yet, visit Angela’s Kitchen for the roundup of gluten-free menus and ideas for a gluten-free Thanksgiving meal. 

I’m not hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year. Instead, I’ll be taking some gluten-free and dairy-free dishes with us to have dinner with family and friends. We’ll be bringing a ham, and a dessert. I haven’t quite figured out the dessert, yet. My son has requested Grandma’s Apple Crumb Pie, but I may have to make a Pumpkin Pie…or maybe a chocolate cream.

For more inspiration, check out these recipe links:

My favorite Thanksgiving Recipes at Celiac Family:

Easy Apple or Peach Crumb Pie

Easy Apple/Peach Crumb Pie

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Red Potato/ Green Bean Salad

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Monday Eating Out (something fast, like Chick-fil-a or Chipotle)

Tuesday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Steamed Broccoli

Wednesday – Roasted Chicken, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Thursday – Leftovers

Friday – Mexican Chicken Pizza and Spinach Salad

Saturday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Rice, Sautéed Broccolini

Sunday – Baked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Yellow Rice, Acorn Squash

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura 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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Freezer Meals — Menu Plan Nov. 11

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AutumnleavesThe Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this week is Freezer Meals. Visit Melissa at Mom’s Plans for the roundup of gluten-free menus.

I don’t freeze as many meals as I could. That’s mostly because I often use leftovers for lunches instead of freezing them. With the holidays approaching, I realize that it sure would make those busy holiday evenings easier. How great is it to just pull a casserole out of the freezer, defrost and bake?! I think I need to start cooking double batches of meals and freeze them for some of the busy nights ahead.

This week, I’m using shredded Mexican Chicken from the freezer to make Chicken Tacos and Chicken Rice Bowls. I’m planning to make a large batch of Baked Chicken Nuggets, and freezing half of it. I may make a large batch of Chili to freeze, too. Other recipes that I find are good for freezing are BBQ Pulled Pork and Chicken Enchiladas. I often freeze items for breakfast, like pancakes, waffles, and muffins. It makes the mornings go a little more smoothly before getting the kids off to school.

I’m anxious to see what everyone else is freezing. I know Melissa and Angela freeze meals on a regular basis. And, Amy from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free did a round-up of freezer meals earlier this year. Anybody else make it part of your weekly menu plans? What do you love to pull out of the freezer…besides ice cream?

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Parmesan Tilapia

Parmesan Tilapia

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Monday Chicken Tacos with Guacamole, Lettuce, Sliced Olives, etc.

Tuesday – Beef Stew, gluten-free French bread

Wednesday – Shredded Chicken Rice Bowls with Avocado Salsa and Cilantro Lime Rice

Thursday – Parmesan Tilapia with Spaghetti Squash and steamed Broccoli

Friday – Baked Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans sautéed with bacon and garlic

Saturday – Pork Tenderloin with Oven-roasted Potatoes, Spinach Salad

Sunday – Traditional Chili and Cornbread

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, visit Mom’s Plans.
  • Next week’s roundup will be at Angela’s Kitchen, and the theme will be Thanksgiving Menus. Share with us your favorite Thanksgiving meals, and we’ll share ours.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura 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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CranberriesIt’s Cranberry Week at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap.

We are definitely into the holiday season, now! The stores are clearing out the Halloween goodies and filling up with Christmas merchandise. I even saw fresh cranberries at the grocery store last week, so I bought a bag.

I don’t use a lot of cranberries. Well…dried cranberries get tossed into salads throughout the year, and cranberry juice is served every week at out house, but fresh cranberries don’t often make it into our evening meals. Do you cook with fresh cranberries, use dried cranberries, or both? I found some great recipes for both.

Fresh Cranberry Recipes:

Dried Cranberry Recipes:

And, since it is the season…does anyone have a favorite Cranberry Dressing recipe?

The Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup will be included below. Don’t forget to check it for more gluten-free menus and ideas for using cranberries in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Monday –  Rotisserie Chicken, Kale with Cranberries, Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Tuesday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Sautéed Spinach

Wednesday – White Chicken Chili, Avocado

Thursday – Hamburger Stroganoff, gluten-free noodles, green beans

Friday – Bacon-wrapped Chicken Tenders, Broccoli, Rice

Saturday – Grilled Pork Chops, Baked Apples with Cranberries

Sunday – Red Beans and Rice

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Awkward Girl Gets Fit: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Menu
Samantha is back with us this week with a wonderful menu. She’s working on a recipe for a Cranberry Cinnamon Granola that sounds good. We’ll have to watch her site for the recipe. For dinners this week, she’ll be preparing Shredded Beef Taco Roast, Chicken and Vegetable Lo-Mein, Slow Cooker Chicken, Grilled Steaks, Sausage Bake, and Chocolate Chili.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa’s family is enjoying a bounty of squash this week. You’ll see Sausage and Vegetable Stuffed Delicata Squash, Stuffed Acorn Squash, and Acorn Squash and Apple Soup on her menu this week. She’s also planning for Taco Salad, Tuscan Vegetable Soup, Chicken Apple Sausage Kale and Rice Soup, and Sweet Potato and Kale Soup.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth is making Chocolate Cranberry Smoothies this week. She and her husband have created a flexible menu plan for the week including Baked Fish with potatoes and squash, Baked Beans, Grilled Fish (for Elisabeth and pork chops for others), and maybe Beans and Rice from the freezer.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee has a full menu this week with lots of recipe links. For dinners, her family will be eating Mexican Stuffed Peppers, BBQ Chicken Nachos, Italian Pasta with Chicken, Turkey Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese, Spicy Black Beans, Easy Potato Soup, and BBQ Pepper Jack Bacon Burgers.

Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free Menu
This week, Amanda shares her recipe for trail mix with dried cranberries. On her dinner menu, there will be cranberries in her Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Cranberry & Orange Pancakes. Also on her dinner menu this week is Baked Chicken, Chicken Tacos with Corn & Bean Salad, Pork Loin, and Roasted Chicken.

Thanks for joining us this week. Join us again next week at Mom’s Plans for more gluten-free menus and ideas for freezer meals.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us again next week for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for Freezer Meals.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura 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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slowcook28We’re talking about Slow-Cooker meals this week for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap.

I seem to use my slow-cooker more in the fall and winter. I love the thought of coming home to a meal all cooked and ready to warm me up on a chilly evening. And, it’s perfect for a night of trick-or-treating, don’t you think?

I do use my slow-cooker year round to make shredded Mexican Chicken and Pulled Pork. But, I’m more likely to make Chilis and Stews in my slow-cooker during the colder months of the year. I don’t use my slow-cooker as often as I could…or maybe should. I don’t use it for breakfast or desserts, but I’m willing to give it a try. So, maybe I’ll make Angela’s French Toast Casserole this week and Chocolate Flan from The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes. Oh, and I’m going to try Gina’s recipe for cooking Gluten-Free Garlic Bread in the slow-cooker, using Pillsbury’s® new gluten-free pizza dough.

Need help with your slow-cooking? If you are not familiar with the blog Crockpot 365: A Year of Slow Cooking, you should really check it out. All the recipes are gluten-free and for the slow-cooker. Stephanie  has a great article with cooking tips for getting good results from your slow-cooker, too.

Laura at OrgJunkie is also sharing Slow-Cooker recipes this week: Slow-Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili at Queen Bee Coupons, Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder from Eat at Home, and Stephanie’s Maple Barbecue Beef.

The Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup will be included below. Don’t forget to check it for more gluten-free menus and ideas for slow-cooker meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

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Chicken Enchiladas

Parmesan Tilapia

Parmesan Tilapia

Indian Chicken

Indian Chicken

Monday –  Beef Stew and gluten-free dinner rolls

Tuesday – Chicken Enchiladas made with my Slow-Cooked Mexican Chicken and Rice

Wednesday – Tilapia Parmesan, Sautéed Spinach,  GF Garlic Bread made in the Slow-Cooker (made with Pillsbury® pizza dough)

Thursday – Chili, Hot Dogs, and Cornbread

Friday – Pizza and Spinach Salad

Saturday – Indian Chicken with rice, steamed green beans

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free Menu
Amanda says slow-cooker meals make her feel like a supermom — having dinner ready when everyone walks in the door from school and work. She is getting plenty of inspiration from Stephanie O’dea’s recipes this week: Chili and slow-cooker Corn Bread, Cream Cheese Chicken, and Slow-Cooker Mac ‘n Cheese. She also plans to make French Dip Sandwiches, Potato Leek Soup, and Angela’s Pork Roast with Apples and Pears.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says she always uses her slow-cooker to make two things: Chili and Apple Butter. So, in addition to the Chili this week, she’s also planning Stir-Fry with Shrimp, Tacos with Mushrooms, Baked Potatoes, Fish, and Pizza.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee is using her slow-cooker this week for Southwest Chicken Chili and a more traditional Beef and Bean Chili. She’s also making Quesadillas, Pizza with a Chebe Crust, Sloppy Joe’s, and Poor Man’s Meal.

Dietz Eats: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
No slow-cooker meals in Fawn’s menu this week. Instead she’ll be enjoying veggies from a local co-op. Her menu this week includes Meatloaf, Oriental Chicken Salad, Pork with Caramelized Onions, Taco Salad, and Chicken and Ham Roll-ups.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Angela definitely puts the slow-cookers to use at her house. Just check out all the recipes she has on her Slow-Cooker Recipes Page. This week, she’ll be making for her family Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken, Slow-Cooker French Toast Casserole,  Asian Pork Roast for the Slow-Cooker, Slow-Cooker Pulled Italian Chicken and Kale, and BBQ Turkey Sloppy Joe’s.

Thanks to everyone for sharing their menu plans and slow-cooker meals with us this week. Join us again next week for meals and menus with cranberries. 

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us here again next week when we’ll be sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using cranberries.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura 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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MushroomsFor this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap, the theme is mushrooms. I walked by the mushrooms at the grocery store a couple weeks ago, and realized that I hadn’t purchased any for a while. Lately, my grocery shopping is done so quickly that I often end up just picking up the usual ingredients. This week I’ll be adding mushrooms to my shopping basket — probably some baby bellas and white buttons.

I also tend to think about mushrooms as we get close to the holidays. Mushrooms can really add a nice flavor to gravies and casseroles. Here are some links to gluten-free recipes and products to get you started thinking about that:

Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy Recipes

Homemade Gluten-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipes

Canned Gluten-Free Mushroom Soups you might be able to find in the grocery stores:

The Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup will be included below. Don’t forget to check it for more gluten-free menus and ideas for using mushrooms in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Broccoli

Quinoa, Mushrooms, Broccoli

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Monday –  Rotisserie Chicken, Oven-Roasted Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach

Tuesday – leftover chicken added to Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Wednesday – Hamburgers with Sweet Potato Fries and Oven-Roasted Broccoli

Thursday – Adding Sautéed Mushrooms to Easy Garlic Shrimp

Friday – Turkey Breast, Rice, and steamed green beans

Saturday – Hamburger Stroganoff with Mushrooms and gluten-free flat wide noodles

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Mushrooms are plentiful at Angela’s Kitchen this week with Burgundy Mushroom Stew, Supreme PizzaCrock Pot Chicken CacciatoreLemon Tilapia with Spinach and Mushrooms, and Ultimate Beef Stroganoff. And if you think that’s a lot of mushrooms, she has a list of a dozen more recipes with mushrooms on her menu post this week.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
I don’t see mushrooms in Kimberlee’s meals this week, but she has plenty to keep her family warm on these cool fall evenings. She starts the week with Black Bean Chicken Chili, Roast Beef, and Beef and Veggie Soup. Then, finishes the week with BBQ Chicken Nachos, Spicy Black Beans, and a Crustless Quiche.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa is planning breakfast, lunch, and dinner this week. So if you need ideas for breakfast and lunch, check out the whole plan this week. Her dinners this week include Beef and Broccoli with Rice, Slow Cooker Polish Sausage, Chicken Apple Sausage and Kale Soup, Turkey Meatloaf, and Polish Sausage.

Dietz Eats: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Fawn doesn’t have mushrooms this week, but has lots of chicken on her menu: Fried Chicken with Oriental Salad, Roasted Chicken with carrots and potatoes, BBQ Chicken Pizza, and Half Chicken with coleslaw and mashed potatoes. She also has one meal reserved for meatloaf.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is joining us again and is sharing recipes for Chicken Marsala and Pork Chops with Mushrooms. She is also planning Chicken and Rice Soup, Hamburger Patties, Hummus and Veggie Wraps, and Pizza for her menu this week. And I like the sound of the Farm Salad she’s making this week with fresh peas and mushrooms.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says she uses mushrooms for replacing soy and meat in her diet. This week, she plans to put mushrooms in her Spaghetti Sauce, Shrimp Stir-Fry, and on her Pizza. For lunch and dinners this week, she also plans on making Apple Dumplings, Beans and Rice, Avocado Salad, and Smoothies.

Thanks to everyone for sharing their menu plans with us this week. Join us next week when we pull out our favorite slow-cooker recipes.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us here again next week when we’ll be sharing meals and menus for the slow-cooker.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura 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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