Sorry for the delay today. I sat down more than once this past weekend to write this week’s menu plan and each time I didn’t get very far. Each time I wrote, it was a few sentences about something different. There are lots of distractions going on for me and my family right now. Some good, some bad, and some just part of being a wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, aunt, home-owner, volunteer, neighbor, blogger, etc. I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about.
Rather than show you the jumbled mess that I tried to write on several different occasions, let me just say that the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Eggs. I chose Eggs as the theme because I guess I’m already thinking about Easter. And…well, it’s getting to be the season for eggs. Yup, chickens will lay eggs more frequently during the seasons with more sunlight. (Of course, eggs are available year-round at the grocery stores because the chickens are exposed to artificial light to keep them laying.)
Breakfast seems to be the common meal of the day for eggs, but don’t forget about other meals, too. Egg salad, sliced hard-boiled eggs added to salads, quiche, frittatas, etc. are all good options for lunch and dinner, too! We recently ate at Austin’s Grill, where I found their Migas Plate (on their gluten-free menu) to be just what I needed to give me a boost of protein and energy. Does your family eat eggs? For more ideas of including them in your meals, check out the roundup of gluten-free menus below.
Egg Recipes at Celiac Family:
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday - Chicken Tacos with corn tortillas and slow-cooked chicken served with Refried Beans
Wednesday - Teriyaki chicken served with Basmati Rice and steamed Broccoli
Thursday – Roasted Chicken served with quinoa and Glazed Carrots
Friday - Eating Out
Saturday - Party Dogs (Hot Dogs wrapped in gluten-free pizza dough) served with sweet potato fries
Sunday – Leftover Buffet
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
Paige at Not Missing a Thing! cooks gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, so no egg dishes in her menu this week. But don’t let that stop you from checking out her menu this week. She’s trying my Quinoa Indian Chicken and Paula Deen’s Swiss Steak in the crockpot. She also has a dairy-free Cream of Potato Soup that looks great. Her family will be celebrating St. Pat’s Day with Corned Beef and Roast Potatoes on Friday and Turkey and Mashed Potatoes on Saturday.
Rachel at Rachel Cooks is trying some new gluten-free meals this week. She’s starting her week with Seafood Alfredo, trying Schwann’s Fire Grilled Italian Cod, and is going to try making homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. She also has Burgers, Tacos and Herbed Pork Roast on the menu. She has a Breakfast night planned, too, and says she might make eggs, but I bet her son will be able to convince her to make Pamela’s pancakes instead.
Wendy at Celiacs in the House was fortunate to have her daughter home from college last week cooking and baking up lots of yummy things. This week, however, Wendy is cooking some recipes from some new gluten-free cookbooks. Kale, Bacon, and Black Olive Egg Pie sounds deliciously healthy! She also has on the menu Homemade Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowls, Vegetable Soup with flatbread, and Salmon and Quinoa Cakes. And check out her photo of tempting Turkey Burgers on waffle buns.
My Big Apology. I thought I was distracted this week? Well, I must have been even crazier last week, because I completely missed two menu plans that were linked in last week’s comments. I have since added them to last week’s roundup. But, I wanted to post my apology to Cheryl and Brandy, and urge you to take a look at their menu plans from last week: Cheryl’s at Gluten Free Goodness and Brandy’s at Gluten-Free for Me!
Thanks to everyone who joined us this week. Next week, join us at Celiacs in the House for the Gluten Free Menu Swap.
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
- For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
- Next week’s theme will be Cookbook Inspiration at Celiacs in the House.
- The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.
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.