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The theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Entertaining. With Christmas and New Year parties this month, entertaining with gluten-free foods may cause you concern. Whether you are gluten-free, or want to prepare gluten-free meals for friends and family, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Stick with whole foods and recipes with simple ingredients. Here are some of the recipes we’ve used when entertaining friends and family.

Cocktails:

Chocolate Martinis

Chocolate Martinis

Appetizers:

Main Dish:

Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Sides:

Desserts:

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Breakfast/Brunch:

The Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below will have more gluten-free menus and recipe links for Gluten-Free Entertaining. We’d love to hear your ideas for entertaining with gluten-free foods, too. Please share them in the comments below or link up your menu post.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Monday –  Chicken Tacos  with Corn Tortillas and Guacamole

Christmas Eve – Roasted Turkey Breast, Sweet Potato Casserole, Broccoli and Mushroom CasseroleApple Crumb Pie

Christmas Day – Smoked Beef Brisket, Oven-Roasted Potatoes, Spinach Salad, Pumpkin Pie

Thursday – leftovers

Friday – Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Green Beans

Saturday – Grilled Flank Steak, Steak Fries, Steamed Broccoli

Sunday – Chicken Chili served over rice

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa is planning for holiday parties, by making Banana Bread (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free) and gluten-free pretzels dipped in melted chocolate chips (allergen-free Enjoy Life brand). She’s also planning a special breakfast for Christmas morning with a Blueberry Buckle and Sausage. For dinners this week, her family with be eating Salmon, Pork Chops, Hamburger Soup, Sausage and Peppers, Ham for Christmas, Ground Beef Goulash, and Cabbage and Ham Sauté.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth has found some great recipes at Gluten-Free on a Shoestring that are perfect to make this holiday: Dairy-Free Egg NogReally Nice Dairy-Free FudgeGluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookies, and Quickest Yeast-Free Cinnamon Buns. She also plans to make the Apple Clafoutis from The Nourishing Gourmet for breakfast this week. Dinners for her family this week will be Waffles, Shepherd’s Pie, Clam Chowder, Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa, Salmon BLT, Pizza, Fish, and Mac & Cheese. Looks like a busy week of cooking and baking at her house!

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Angela entertained friends this month with what looks like it was a very fun cookie decorating party. I love that idea! In addition to the cookies, she says she keeps the slow-cookers going with soup and chili to keep everyone fed. For dinners this week, she’ll be making Slow-Cooker Island Pork Roast, Herbed Roast Beef for Christmas Eve dinner, and Thai Thighs. Christmas morning, her family will be enjoying  Caramel Pecan French Toast Casserole with Homemade Turkey Sausage.

Check back later to see who else may be joining the 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 again next week for sharing gluten-free menus.
  • 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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HolidayFavesIt’s less than two weeks until Christmas! I’m wondering what everyone’s favorite things are to cook, bake, and eat during the holidays. Since it is the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap, please share with us your favorite meals and recipes this season!

Our Gluten-Free Christmas Favorites:

More Gluten-Free Holiday Recipe Roundups:

What are your favorite things for the holidays? The Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below will have more gluten-free menus and recipe links for Christmas/Holiday Favorites.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Pork Chops with Black Beans

Pork Chops with Black Beans

Hot Dogs in Pizza Dough

Hot Dogs in Pizza Dough

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Monday –  Eating Out

Tuesday – Pork Chops with Black Beans and Salsa, Rice, Oven-Roasted Broccoli

Wednesday – Bacon-wrapped Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Thursday – Party Dogs and Chili, leftover rice

Friday – Kimberlee’s Ranch Chicken Casserole made with Follow Your Heart’s dairy-free substitutes

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Grilled Steaks, Sweet Potato Casserole, Sautéed Spinach

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa says she’s spending too much time cooking these days, so she’s pulling out the slow-cooker to make better use of her time this week. For this week’s menu, she’ll be making Roast Beef with Vegetables, Bratwurst Stew, Sloppy Joes with Nacho Chips, and Paleo Chili with Veggies. She also has Halibut and Stuffed Acorn Squash on her menu, as well as plans for filling the freezer with make-ahead meals.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee’s menu this week is filled with yummy meals to warm you up this season.  Beef and Veggie Soup, Taco Bowls, BBQ Chicken, Cheeseburger Pasta, Easy Potato Soup, Mexican Burgers, and one night of breakfast for dinner. She also has meal plans for breakfast and lunch. The Baked Oatmeal and Crunchy Chicken Salad got my attention.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth is keeping the meals simple for Christmas this year, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the day. She’s planning quick and simple Cinnamon Buns for breakfast and her favorite Grilled Shrimp (which my family enjoyed, too) for dinner. This week, she’ll be making Pumpkin Molasses Cookie Dough Balls, and Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats. The remainder of her meals this week will include Pancakes, Grilled Cheese, Sloppy Joe’s (Sloppy Lentil Joe’s), Veggie Soup, Pizza, Spiced Salmon, and Smoothies with Popcorn.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Angela’s Christmas Favorites begin with a variety of cookies. Check out her recipes for Allergen-Free Brownie Bites, Jam-Filled Thumbprints, Russian Tea Cakes, Spritz Cookies, and more. Other holiday favorites at their house include Potato Pudding, Lefse, Swedish “Rye” BreadMaple-Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped SmokiesFresh Spinach SaladChicken (or Turkey) Wild Rice Soup, Dairy-Free Eggnog, and Slow-Cooker, Dairy Free Hot Chocolate. For dinner this week, Angela’s family will enjoy Balsamic Glazed Chicken, Shrimp Pad Thai with Broccoli, Beef and Butternut Stew, Braised Mediterranean Chicken, and Taco Pizza. Be sure to check out her full menu for all the recipe links.

Thanks for joining us this week, come back next week to see what gluten-free meals we’re serving when Entertaining Friends and Family.

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 meals to serve when entertaining friends and family.
  • 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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SweetPotatoes

Hard to believe there is less than three weeks until Christmas! With Thanksgiving arriving so late this year, Christmas seems to be coming even faster than usual. Thank goodness for menu plans to make sure I don’t forget about healthy meals.

The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this week is Sweet Potatoes. Visit Lori at GlutenFreeWeek for the roundup of gluten-free menus. This week our family will be eating baked sweet potatoes topped with a little brown sugar and cinnamon. I may even add a few marshmallows to make the kids happy. We’ll also be having Sweet Potato Fries this week. Sweet Potato Casserole will have to wait until later this month…maybe for Christmas.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Parmesan Tilapia

Parmesan Tilapia

Monday – Roasted Turkey Breast, Baked Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday – Chicken Chili served over rice

Wednesday – Baked Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans sautéed with bacon and garlic

Thursday – Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Friday – Parmesan Tilapia with Spaghetti Squash and steamed Broccoli

Saturday – Hamburger Stroganoff, Brussels sprouts

Sunday – Beef and Broccoli with Rice

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, visit GlutenFreeWeek.
  • Next week’s roundup will be back here at CeliacFamily with Christmas/Holiday Favorites as the theme. Share with us your favorite Holiday meals, menus, and dishes, 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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Hard to believe, I know, but it is already December!!! I don’t know about you, but my week is looking very, very busy. I’ve created an easy meal plan for the week to help manage our crazy evening schedule this week.

As for the Gluten-Free Menu  Swap theme this week, I’m sharing recipe links for gluten-free Cookies, Baked Goods, and Treats. Make one batch for yourself to enjoy, or make several batches to share them with friends and family for the holidays.

Christmas Tree Meringues

Christmas Tree Meringues

Gluten-Free Cookies:

Poppyseed Bread perfect for gift-giving

Poppyseed Bread

Gluten-Free Cakes:

Gluten-Free Treats:

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Candy

Chocolate Macadamia Nuts

For more ideas check the roundup below and All Gluten-Free Desserts, where Shirley is celebrating its one-year anniversary with the Top 50 Desserts.

The Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup will be included below. Don’t forget to check it for more gluten-free menus and maybe more recipe links for gluten-free cookies, baked goods, and treats.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Chicken Rice Bowl with Avocado Salsa

Chicken Rice Bowl with Avocado Salsa

Indian Chicken served over Basmati Rice

Indian Chicken served over Basmati Rice

Broccoli and Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli and Mushroom Casserole

Monday –  Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Steamed Green Beans

Tuesday – Rice Bowls with Mexican Shredded Chicken and Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Beef Stew and Schar Ciabatta Rolls

Thursday – Rotisserie Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Oven-Roasted Broccoli

Friday – Eating Out

Saturday – Indian Chicken over Basmati Rice, Sautéed Spinach and Garlic

Sunday – Clay Pot Roasted Turkey Breast, Oven-Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli Casserole

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa says she has a busy week, too. I’m jealous that she has turkey leftovers still to use. With it, she’ll be making Turkey Meatball Soup, Turkey Noodle Soup, and Turkey Fried Rice. Her family will also be having Pork and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie, Slow-Cooker Polish Sausage, and Ham and Cabbage Bake.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu

Kimberlee has lots of easy, but delicious dinners on her menu this week: Garlic Shrimp Radiatore, Black Bean Chicken Chili, Pork Chops, Steak and Rice Burritos, Sausage Skillet, Parmesan Chicken Strips, and Loaded Baked Potatoes. Don’t forget to check her full menu for gluten-free breakfast and lunch ideas, too.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
The logo and motto at Angela’s Kitchen reads “Because Everyone Deserves a Cookie.” So, it’s no surprise that Angela has a variety of recipe links to share this week: Biscotti, Shortbread, Bars, Cupcakes, Muffins, Candy, and so much more! Her dinner menu this week starts with Bison Sweet Potato Stew and Chicken Cacciatore. Pumpkin Waffles with Turkey Sausage, Cabbage Roll Casserole, and Buffalo Chicken Pizza finish off her yummy week.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
This season, Elisabeth is planning to make Pumpkin Molasses Cookie Dough Balls, as well as molasses crinkles, spritz, and sugar cookies. For meals this week, she’ll be having Vegan Waffles, Spaghetti with Lentil Meatballs, Tacos with Mushrooms, Grilled Cheese, Tuna Apple Salad, Pizza, and Fish.

Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas, menus, and recipe links with us this week. Join us next week at Gluten Free Week, when we’ll be sharing more menus and ideas for using sweet potatoes in our 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 next week at Gluten Free Week for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for meals with Sweet Potatoes.
  • 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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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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