Menu Plan June 21

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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.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

MondayLeftover Buffet
Pulling out the leftovers for everyone to choose their own meal.

TuesdayEasy 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.

WednesdayChicken 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.

Sunday – Beef Kabobs
Grilling marinated sirloin cubes and fresh vegetables.  Serving with a broccoli salad.

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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I was under the impression the grilled chicken was ok from McDonald’s. All these years I have been eating them because getting a bunless burger is too risky for me since I am SOO….. incredibly sensitive and it is so messy. So I got right online and checked out McDonald’s nutrition facts and sure enough there is wheat in the seasoning. I really want to cry. That was the ONLY thing I could eat out ever beside their fries. I guess I can’t eat out ever again. What’s the point in crying, I should have known. I don’t eat out very much because we are a family of 8 and Outback is way too expensive for that so this was the ONLY safe place to go. OH WELL!! More reason I am wanting to start my own bakery/restaurant for gluten free only. It will happen, we are working on it.


Sunnie, don’t despair! I don’t really want to encourage you to eat at McDonald’s, but the burgers do work for us. They cook them without the buns and put them on top of lettuce in a small plastic salad container. They also give us plastic utensils to eat it. And, you can always get a side salad (no chicken).

I don’t know where you live, but there are other inexpensive places to eat gluten free. Chik-fil-a makes a very good grilled chicken salad. Their waffle fries are also gluten free. Boston Market has some good options, too. Check out my page about Eating Out for some other ideas. Hope you find something that works for you, until you start your own restaurant. 🙂


I’m still lurking around reading your posts. I’m not a big burger fan anyway and am perfectly satisfied with fries. I heard that their fries are not perfectly safe either but they don’t bother me and I’m very sensitive. My daughter gets the bun-less cheese burger all the time and does just fine with it. I usually cut it up in bits and she eats it with a fork! :-).


What a wonderful & simple menu!! I have a jar of the tikka masala sauce, now I really want to try it! I will definitely have to pick up the paste next time I see it, upon your suggestion! 😉


happy almost vacation! And I really do need to make chicken tikka masala…I’ve hit a rut, and so I love seeing other ideas!


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