Menu Plan January 24

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This week, Angela of Angela’s Kitchen is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap. I love that she choose slow-cooking as the theme. I often use the slow-cooker to make dinners easier on nights of after-school activities. I can get the dinner started in the slow-cooker when it’s convenient during the day, and then finish up when we get home.

Almost every month, the most popular post on CeliacFamily.com is my recipe for slow-cooked Mexican Chicken. It is so simple and easy, but so tasty and so versatile, too. I use the shredded chicken for tacos, rice bowls, enchiladas, enchilada soup, tostadas, pizza, quesadillas, Southwestern chicken salad, etc. And yet, I don’t actually have it on my menu this week.

Instead, I’ve got my slow-cooked pulled pork on the menu for Friday. It’s the same idea as the chicken recipe, but with different ingredients. It also makes a huge batch. (It’s hard to find a small pork shoulder!) But, that makes it great for parties or for freezing portions for future dinners. For more gluten-free meals in the slow-cooker, check out the roundup at Angela’s Kitchen.

I’m on hosting duties next week with nuts as the theme. So, come back next week and add your GF recipes (or find GF recipes) with nuts.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday - Chicken Spaghetti with tomatoes and spinach

Tuesday - Flank Steak, baked potatoes and broccoli

Wednesday - Chicken Nuggets, fries & green beans

Thursday - Balsamic Salmon with rice and asparagus

Friday - Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Kale chips

Saturday – Pizza
I’ll make a crust using Kate’s cheese bread recipe.

Sunday – Leftovers!

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
You’ll find the rules, as well as the current and upcoming schedules, at Gluten Free Goodness.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura 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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You have pics of each of your meals – Wow! They all look so good! Thank you for participating in the GF Menu Swap. Your menus are always so yummy. Gotta love kale chips – even my little one snarfs those down!

Hope you have a great week!


Your slow-cooked Mexican Chicken is still one of my favorites. I made that nearly every week last winter because our exchange student loved Mexican and all the variations I made from your recipe.


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That all looks good, Heather! Love seeing what you are making as well as reading about it. 🙂 You’re right there are no small pork shoulders or Boston Butts, but recipes using them are so wonderful to pull out of the freezer later. We love pulled pork at our house.

Have a good week! Hugs,

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