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Menu Plan August 9 – Tomatoes

Posted By Heather On August 8, 2010 @ 8:23 pm In Menu Plan | 12 Comments


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So, I never got a vegetable garden planted this year. (I’m beginning to think I never will.) And yet, I still seem to have an abundance of fresh tomatoes this year. Our kind neighbors have been sharing their bounty with us. So, I’ve been finding ways to enjoy them in our meals. Here are some of my recent favorites:


Corn and Black Bean Salad


Greek Pasta Salad


Mexican Pizza


I’ve got a few more ideas in my menu this week, too. How are you enjoying the tomatoes this summer? Don’t forget to check below for the Gluten Free Menu Swap, where I’ll link up other bloggers who are sharing gluten-free menus this week. Hopefully, they’ll have some more ideas for tomatoes, too!

Celiac Family’s menu this week:

MondayChicken Kabobs [8]
I’ll be grilling chicken kabobs [8] and serving it with Cheryl’s lemony mint quinoa [9].

Tuesday – Pulled Pork [10] Sandwiches
I’ll slow-cook a pork shoulder [10] (or Boston butt) and serve with Amy’s Tomato Basil Salad [11].

Wednesday – Grilled Steaks
I’ve got some patty pan and yellow squash that I need to cook up. I think I’ll try cooking them on the grill, too.

Thursday – Sub/Hoagie Sandwiches
I’ll make a loaf of French bread for making sub sandwiches. We’ll get out some sliced lunch meat, and maybe leftover pulled pork, and let everyone make their own sandwich with lettuce, onion, tomato, etc. I’ll serve it with Avocado Salsa [12] and tortilla chips.

Friday – Fish Tacos
My kids haven’t been too interested in eating fish lately. Sometimes they’ll take one or two bites, but that’s about it. I thought I’d try making fish tacos and see if I get a better response. If I have any tomatoes left in the house, I’ll make my dad’s fresh salsa to go with it.

Saturday – leftovers
Clearing out the refrigerator, and eating up all the foods that didn’t get eaten for lunches.

Sunday – Chicken Curry
Making chicken curry and serving over rice.

Here is what some other gluten-free friends are planning this week:

Lisa at Extraordinary Life [13] tells me she has a tomato garden, and uses the tomatoes to make salsa and sauces. She has a great menu planned for this week, which includes gluten-free gnocchi with her super secret tomato sauce [14]. She’s also has Twice Baked Pork Chops, gluten-free Rice a Roni [15], and pizza on her menu this week [13].

Susan has a wide variety of meal ideas at I love nectarines [16] this week. She has a photo of a fabulous looking California-style okonomiyaki. She also has Baingan Bharta (eggplant curry), Mac ‘n Cheese, and tamale pie on the menu.

There are lots of tomatoes on this week’s menu at In My Box [17]: tomatoes on a pizza, tomato salad with shallots, tomato and cucumber salad, and roasted tomatoes. But it’s not just tomatoes. Check out the Indonesian Fried Rice, Szechuan-style tofu and more on the menu [17].

Celiacs in the House [18] has plenty of tomatoes this time of year, too. Wendy’s been making tomatoes stuffed with tuna and veggie salad for lunches, making tomato sauce to freeze, and is threatening to make tomato ice cream! I hope you try it Wendy. I’d love to hear how it turns out. For dinners this week, she’s planning on BBQ Chicken, a Greek meal, salmon cakes, and more great meals [18].

Cheryl says she doesn’t have as many tomatoes this year, but she must have some cherry tomatoes. She’s using them in Salsa Mole [19] and Quinoa Italiana [20] this week at Gluten Free Goodness [21]. The Malaysian Curry on the menu sounds good, too.

Renee at Beyond Rice and Tofu [22] says that pests have limited her supply of tomatoes this year. However, she still had enough to make white bean gazpacho last week. This week, she has Mushroom and Leek Pasta, Cucumber and Avocado Soup, and lots of homemade Tamales! on her menu [22].

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com [23] 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 [24].

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap [25]. There you will find the rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups. For this week, email the link of your gluten-free menu to me at celiacfamily[at]gmail[dot]com.

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[8] Chicken Kabobs: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/06/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-28-the-celiac-family/

[9] lemony mint quinoa: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2009/07/11/2056/

[10] Pulled Pork: http://celiacfamily.com/pulled-pork-recipe/

[11] Tomato Basil Salad: http://www.simplysugarandglutenfree.com/basil-chiffonade-on-summer-tomatoes/

[12] Avocado Salsa: http://celiacfamily.com/avocado-salsa/

[13] Extraordinary Life: http://my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com/2010/08/menu-plan-monday-week-of-august-9th.html

[14] super secret tomato sauce: http://my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com/2010/02/bolognese-meat-sauce.html

[15] gluten-free Rice a Roni: http://my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com/2010/02/gluten-free-rice-roni-mix.html

[16] I love nectarines: http://ilovenectarines.blogspot.com/2010/08/menu-plan-for-week-of-august-8-2010.html

[17] In My Box: http://inmybox.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/an-impeccably-seasonal-vegan-gluten-free-menu-plan-monday/

[18] Celiacs in the House: http://celiacsinthehouse.blogspot.com/2010/08/gluten-free-menu-swap-august-9.html

[19] Salsa Mole: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2008/09/23/salsa-mole/

[20] Quinoa Italiana: http://www.gfandhealthy.com/2008/04/08/quinoa-italiana/

[21] Gluten Free Goodness: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2010/08/09/menu-plan-monday-tomatoes/

[22] Beyond Rice and Tofu: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2010/08/09/meal-plan-monday-august-9-2010/

[23] OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/2010/08/menu-plan-monday-august-9th.html

[24] past menu plans: http://celiacfamily.com../category/menu-plan/

[25] Gluten-Free Menu Swap: http://www.gfgoodness.com/swaphqtrs/

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