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Menu Plan April 18
Posted By Heather On April 18, 2011 @ 12:25 pm In Menu Plan | 3 Comments
Last week’s plan of quick and easy meals worked pretty good, even though I didn’t actually make everything on the menu. Fortunately, we had plenty of leftovers to get us through the week. The best part was that the quick and easy meals gave me time to finish some projects and get started on some spring cleaning.
Now for this week. The kids are on Spring Break, my parents are visiting, we celebrate my daughter’s birthday with ALL her friends, and we celebrate Easter with the family. Looks like another busy week. I think I left out play dates, gymnastics, Eater activities, etc. Wow, that list looks long. I guess I better get busy, and keep the menu easy this week, too!
Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness  is hosting this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap . She chose a theme of sugar-free delights. Although I keep playing around with the idea of taking sugar out of our diets, I can’t quite commit to eliminating it completely. Instead, I’ve been working on reducing the amount of sugar in recipes. It’s a start, right? I have a Banana Coffee Cake  that I revised with less sugar. I’ve also been working on a recipe for cinnamon rolls that is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and contains less sugar. I’ve been using raw Coconut Crystals  to replace the brown sugar. So far, no one has complained, or even noticed the recipes have less sugar. And, for the ultimate in sugar-free delights, I always turn to fresh fruit! The Berry Fruit Salad  I make does call for 2 Tbsp of sugar, but it’s really the balsamic vinegar that brings out the wonderful flavors of the fruit. I think I’ll trying using the Coconut Crystals  for that recipe, too.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Saturday – I’ll be preparing food for Sunday’s Easter celebration. So dinner will be leftovers or maybe Boston Market .
Sunday – For our family Easter Celebration, we’ll be preparing Spinach Salad, Mashed Potatoes, and Carrot Cake .
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
You’ll find the rules, as well as the current and upcoming schedules, at Gluten Free Goodness .
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