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TurkeyIt’s Turkey Week at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap…and for most of us in the U.S. Most of us will be enjoying roasted turkey for Thanksgiving meals on Thursday.

I think most fresh and frozen turkeys you buy in the grocery stores are now gluten-free, but you should still read the labels! Some turkeys are plumped with broth to make them nice and juicy. Broths can be made with wheat starch, so you still have to be careful which turkey you purchase. In addition, be aware of gravy mixes and pre-made gravies that may contain gluten. I did some research to give you a head start in your search for gluten-free turkeys and gravy recipes this week. Hope it helps you get through the Turkey Week, gluten free and healthy.

Gluten-Free Turkeys to look for in the stores:

Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy Recipes:

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

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Guacamole

Guacamole

Parmesan Tilapia

Parmesan Tilapia

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Red Potato/Green Bean Salad

Monday –  Chili and Cornbread

Tuesday – Shredded Chicken for tacos or maybe for nachos, Guacamole

Wednesday – Grilled Steaks, Oven-Roasted Potatoes, Sautéed Broccolini

Thanksgiving Day – I’m taking Ham, Apple Crumb Pie, and Gingersnap Cookies to the family feast!

Friday – Parmesan Tilapia, Rice Pilaf, Steamed Green Beans

Saturday – Pizza and Spinach Salad

Sunday – Pork Tenderloin, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa has a Turkey Meatball Soup on her menu this week. She will be also be taking advantage of Thanksgiving leftovers for Friday’s meal. For the remainder of the week, she and her family will be enjoying Roasted Pork with Apples, Turnips, and Cabbage; Bacon and Butternut Pasta; Chicken Apple Sausage and Kale Soup; Slow-Cooked Roasted Chicken, and a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth doesn’t eat meat, so no turkey for her this week. Instead, she’ll be eating Egg Salad, Spicy Shrimp in Saffron Tomato Sauce, Butternut Squash Nuggets, Fish, and Popcorn. For Thanksgiving, Lentil Mushroom Meatballs, Popovers, Mini Pumpkin Pie Shooters, and Apple Chia Seed Jam mini-pies.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Like so many other Americans this week, Kimberlee will be enjoying Turkey on Thanksgiving day. For the rest of the week, her family will be eating BBQ Pepper Jack Bacon Burgers, loaded Baked Potatoes, Taco Bowls, Spicy Black Beans, and Easy Potato Soup. She’s also sharing a link to her recipe for mini Pumpkin Pies.

Check back later to see who else may be joining the GF Menu Swap this week. 

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 for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for Holiday Cookies, Baked Goods, and/or Treats.
  • 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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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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