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Menu Plan Jan. 11

Posted By Heather On January 10, 2010 @ 10:25 pm In Menu Plan,Product Advisory | 11 Comments


menu-swap-009 [3]This week, the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is being hosted by Kimberly at Gluten-Free Is Life [4]. She chose Gluten-Free Pizza as the theme for the week. I have to tell you I have tried a lot of gluten-free pizzas: frozen, made with mixes, made from scratch, and at restaurants. A few have been awful, most have been pretty good, but I still haven’t found my favorite.

For frozen pizzas, I have had good luck with Foods by George [5] and Amy’s rice crust pizzas [6], but my favorite frozen pizza to buy is Glutino’s cheese pizza [7]. It is a small, personal-size pizza to which we add toppings before baking.

And the pizza crust mixes I’ve tried? Chebe [8], Namaste [9], Schar Bread Mix [10], Bob’s Red Mill [11], and probably some others I can’t remember. If I had to pick my favorite mix, it would probably be Namaste. It has a great flavor and aroma, and is quick and easy to make. One package makes two large pizzas so we can eat one and freeze the other.

I’ve also made pizza crusts from scratch, most recently from Robert Landolfi’s Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook [12]. It was a very good pizza crust. The only downside to the recipe is that there are so many ingredients, it takes longer than I want to spend on making a pizza. Remember when pizza was what you had on nights when you didn’t have the time and energy to cook?

Last week, I tried going to zPizza [13] to try their gluten-free pizza, but was disappointed to find that the restaurant near us had been closed. I was very disappointed with the gluten-free pizza at Uno’s [14]. I should probably give it another try, but the one I tried was cold, and fell apart when I tried to pick it up. So far, my favorite restaurant gf pizza is Godfathers [15] found in the midwest.

MondayWhite, Chicken Chili [16]
Cooking up some chili made with chicken, white beans, chicken broth, etc. Serving with arepas.

Tuesday – Leftovers
I already have too many leftovers in the refrigerator. I think I’m going to have to start eating more leftovers for lunch.

Wednesday – McDonald’s
I’ve promised to take the kids to McDonald’s this week (though I can’t remember why). They always get a Happy Meal with a burger (served without a bun).

Thursday – Rice Bowls
I’ll be using slow-cooked Mexican chicken [17] to top Cilantro Rice [18], black beans, and green chiles. I’ll garnish with shredded cheese and guacamole [19].

Friday – Pizza!
I think I’ll try a couple new gluten-free pizza crusts I found at Wegmans [20]: Schar shelf-stable Pizza Crust [21] and Nature’s Hilights frozen pizza crust.

Saturday – Saucy Shrimp [22]
I’ll be making a recipe I got from the Bonefish Grill website. I’ll serve it with leftover Cilantro Rice [23].

Sunday – Leftovers
More leftovers to eat up.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com [24] 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 [25].

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[4] Gluten-Free Is Life: http://glutenfreeislife.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/weekly-menu-plan-january-10-2010/

[5] Foods by George: http://www.foodsbygeorge.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=178201

[6] Amy’s rice crust pizzas: http://www.amyskitchen.com/products/category_view.php?prod_category=3

[7] Glutino’s cheese pizza: http://www.glutino.com/content/view/79/115/

[8] Chebe: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ACMCNA?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001ACMCNA

[9] Namaste: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LKZA1I?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000LKZA1I

[10] Schar Bread Mix: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FA1LF2?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001FA1LF2

[11] Bob’s Red Mill: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D0676C?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001D0676C

[12] Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0740778137?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0740778137

[13] zPizza: http://www.zpizza.com/

[14] Uno’s: http://www.unos.com

[15] Godfathers: http://www.godfathers.com/Menu/Gluten-Free/

[16] White, Chicken Chili: http://celiacfamily.com/white-chicken-chili/

[17] slow-cooked Mexican chicken: http://celiacfamily.com/slow-cooked-mexican-chicken/

[18] Cilantro Rice: http://celiacfamily.com/cilantro-rice/

[19] guacamole: http://celiacfamily.com/quick-easy-meals/

[20] Wegmans: http://www.wegmans.com

[21] Schar shelf-stable Pizza Crust: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C1CWLA?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002C1CWLA

[22] Saucy Shrimp: http://celiacfamily.com../bonefish-saucy-shrimp/

[23] Cilantro Rice: http://celiacfamily.com../cilantro-rice/

[24] OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/2009/12/menu-plan-monday-dec-21st.html

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

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