It is officially summer! My daughter finished school last week, but my son still has a few days left, thanks to the numerous snow days we had this year. I’m ready for a vacation, so as soon as he’s out we’re taking a break. Don’t know if it will actually feel like a break, but I’m hoping for some lazy summer days (or at least mornings).
Cheryl is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week. I’m jealous that she’s still getting so many raspberries! We’re putting raspberries in our berry fruit salad this week. I haven’t made the raspberry meringue tarts in a while, but now that I’m thinking about raspberries it sounds really good. I’m also thinking that Cheryl’s flourless chocolate torte would be fabulous with some raspberries on top.
Want to join the 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.
Monday – Leftover Buffet
Pulling out the leftovers for everyone to choose their own meal.
Tuesday – Easy Garlic Shrimp
My kids keep asking for shrimp, and I’m having a hard time saying no. It’s such a nice, light, but filling dinner to eat during the summer. Instead of noodles, I’ll serve it with quinoa and broccoli.
Wednesday – Chicken Tikka Masala
I’ve now tried several of Patak’s sauces and pastes. I definitely prefer the concentrated flavors of the pastes, over the sauces. The Tikka Masala paste is added to some yogurt and used as a marinade for the chicken. I’ll serve it over brown basmati rice.
Thursday – McDonald’s
Another request from the kids. We order our burgers without buns, and so far have had no problems eating there. I really wish I could eat their grilled chicken salad, but unfortunately they use wheat in the seasoning on the grilled chicken.
Friday – Pizza
I’m going to use the recipe for Cheese Bread Rolls for the pizza crust. Maybe just a pepperoni and cheese pizza with a tossed green salad. Or, maybe I’ll take Tikka Masala leftovers and put it on the crust with some mango chutney.
Saturday – Roasted Chicken
Roasting chicken and serving with a berry fruit salad and rice pilaf with pine nuts.
Need more menu ideas?