Menu Plan June 14 – Strawberries

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menu-swap-009When the prices of strawberries go down at the grocery stores, you know they are in season. Or, maybe you’re finding them plentiful at the farmers’ market or getting them through your CSA. Perhaps you are fortunate enough to have them in your own garden. Whatever the case, you know there is plenty of sweet, flavorful strawberries to go around this time of year.

Are you eating them before you get to cook, bake or even slice them up? Or, do you have so much that you are using them however you can?

We love to have them sliced with our breakfast, or tossed with other berries in a Fruit Salad. We’ve also put them on our fruit kabobs, tossed them in a spinach salad, and made smoothies with them. I almost forgot to mention making strawberry lemonade, strawberry daiquiris, strawberry gelatin salad. Wow, once you get started thinking about eating them, it’s hard to stop coming up with good ways to eat them. I can see that I need to start posting some of those recipes. Until then, here’s what we are having for dinner this week.

Celiac Family’s menu this week:

Monday – Salmon with dill
Baking salmon fillets with a butter lemon sauce and dill. Serving with brown basmati rice and simple asparagus.

Tuesday – Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli
Marinating strips of sirloin and stir-frying with broccoli, mushrooms, water chestnuts, etc. Serving over leftover rice.

Wednesday – Grilled Chicken
Chicken breasts simply seasoned and grilled with a slice of cheese melted on top. Serving with sliced avocado and Strawberry Fruit Salad.

Thursday – Lemon Basil Shrimp
Using my recipe for Cilantro Lime Shrimp, but using lemon and basil instead. Serving over rice noodles and roasted asparagus.

Friday – Sub/Hoagie Sandwiches
Still working on making foot-long submarine/hoagie sandwich rolls that are both gluten free and egg free. Last week’s attempt was pretty good, but a little heavy. I’ll try to lighten them up a little this time. We’ll serve them with leftover fruit salad and cucumber salad.

Saturday – No-cook night
We’ll be cleaning out the refrigerator and choosing our own meals.

Sunday – Happy Father’s Day!
We’ll be having a common favorite for fathers: grilled steaks, baked potatoes, and a tossed green salad. 🙂

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

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness has a small strawberry plant, but has an abundance of raspberries in her garden right now! She’s using them to make a raspberry tart and to top a flourless chocolate torte. She also enjoys making these adorable, but elegant, Tuxedo Strawberries. It all sounds good to me! As far as her menu this week, Cheryl is making Coconut Bison Curry and Rosemary Roasted Salmon, as well as other tempting dishes.

I’m happy to have Linda at The Gluten-Free Homemaker join us this week. I love how she formatted her menu plan with photos. Maybe salmon should have been the theme this week, because she’s having salmon this week, too. Her Salmon Cakes look delicious. But don’t miss her Strawberry Smoothies and Strawberry Rhubarb Dessert Topping!

Renee at Beyond Rice and Tofu is trying some new strawberry recipes this week from a couple of our favorite food bloggers: Andrea’s recipe for Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado and Amy’s recipes for Strawberry Orange Cornmeal Cakes at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free. Renee is also planning for a Gingered Skirt Steak with snow peas and rice. Check it all out on her menu this week.

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.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap. 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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looks delicious! I’m intrigued by the flank steak marinade. I tend to avoid most meat dishes because, quite frankly, I’m inexperienced at cooking them. However, I have no doubt DH would really enjoy it


Your meals always sound fantastic, Heather! 🙂



Stir fry beef & broccoli sounds really good to me right now. I might have to plan that for next week. Thanks for hosting the menu swap!

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