Happy Monday, everyone! Happy menu planning. Happy, happy, happy! Is that enough “happy’s” to wake you up? I’m thinking positive, but this cold, cloudy morning with snow flurries doesn’t exactly inspire me. Time for some warm comfort food! The theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week is potatoes. Mashed potatoes is probably my favorite comfort food, but I don’t eat it much anymore. My husband is the one who makes mashed potatoes in our family. He makes them with roasted garlic, butter and sour cream. They are delicious and always requested at big family gatherings. But, with my intolerance to dairy, it isn’t really comforting anymore. Wendy’s post last month about twice baked potatoes, got my taste buds yearning for potatoes again. So, I’m going to make some twice baked potatoes without the dairy this week. Hopefully, that will satisfy my craving for potatoes. If not, I may have to make baked potato soup for lunches this week.
For more ideas of including potatoes in your menu plans, scroll down for this week’s roundup of Gluten-Free Menu Plans. You may also want to check out Wendy’s roundup of Root Veggies from last month.
Potato Recipes at Celiac Family:
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday - Teriyaki chicken served with Basmati Rice and Green Beans
Tuesday – Eating Out
Wednesday - Hamburgers served with Twice Baked Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli
Thursday – Leftover Buffet
Friday - Pizza served with Rainbow Apple Salad
Saturday - Grilled Pork Chops served with Red Potato and Green Bean Salad
Sunday – Spaghetti and Meatballs served with a Spinach Salad
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
I’m sending happy thoughts to Paige at Not Missing a Thing!, who seems to be feeling a bit drab this week, too. She’s trying to change things up a bit this week by revising a Chicken recipe with Broccoli and Cashews and trying a new recipe for Pioneer Woman’s Ranch Style Chicken. Also on her menu this week is Salad Dressing Chicken, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Hamburgers on the grill (hopefully!).
Rachel at Rachel Cooks has a week full of family-friendly meals: Pizza and wings, Lisa’s Parmesan Fried Chicken, Tacos, Brats, and more. And, I certainly didn’t miss the mashed potatoes and gravy that she’s serving with pork chops this week. Yum!
Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness is joining the menu swap this week with Beef Stew, Simply Yum Quinoa, and Baby Greens with herbs and Salmon on her menu. She also posted a link to newsletter she wrote about Gluten-Free Passover Foods, a great way to find gluten-free foods this time of year. And her Macadamia Maple Butter looks so decadent, you won’t believe how simple it is to make.
Please stop by and welcome Brandy at Gluten-Free For Me!, as she is joining us for the first time. She has a delicious menu planned this week with Bourbon Chicken, Chicken Marina, Chicken Pot Pie, Derby’s Cobb Salad, and Chile-Lime Tacos. She’s also serving Au Gratin Potatoes with a country ham and Stephanie’s slow-cooked Honey Garlic Chicken.
Thanks to all our bloggers for sharing their menus with us today. Be sure to check back next week for more menu plans and ideas for using eggs in our meals.
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 Eggs at Celiac Family.
- 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.