Menu Plan May 9

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Sorry for my delay with the menu plan this week. I’ve been completely distracted because my son came home from a school field trip on Friday and told me he ate pretzels (and not the GF variety!). It kind of ruined my weekend, and maybe my week, too. Ugh. I’m trying to work through it with my son and the school to make sure it doesn’t happen again, but I’m a little low on sleep and brain power.

I’ll be trying to keep the menus a little more plain than usual to help my son get through the next couple weeks until his gut heals. For more exciting menus, be sure to visit Carrie at Ginger Lemon Girl. She’s hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week with Garden Peas as the theme. Sounds good to me. But since I don’t really have fresh garden peas, I’ll have to settle for the frozen variety, and what I can find at the stores. Here are a couple favorite recipes with peas:

Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday – Grilled Chicken and rice served with green beans

Tuesday – Tilapia with Lemon and Basil served over leftover rice

WednesdayChicken Kabobs with potatoes

ThursdayPancakes with a Berry Fruit Salad

Friday – Roasted Chicken with Potato Farls

Saturday – Socca Pizza with spinach and a little cheese if we can handle it

Sunday – Leftovers

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
You’ll find the rules, as well as the current and upcoming schedules, at Gluten Free Goodness.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at 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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Sorry to hear about your son’s contamination. I have totally been in your shoes. The last time my daughter “accidentally” received gluten at school the teacher told me she simply forgot. What was she supposed to do, she tells me, take it back. YES!!! Take it back, spit it out, wash her hands. Heck wash out her mouth too. The next day I had our doctor fax a note to the principal. I know this move was over the top but I was beyond angry. Besides the physical pain, the mental disruption my daughter suffers is immense. And then she developed bleeding blisters in her mouth, down her throat. Heck probably tough her whole digestive system. My biggest thing is, “would they do this to an epi pen allergy kid?”. When was the last time they had to send an epi pen allergy kid to the hospital because they “forgot”? Never? Humph. It just makes me think that they are not really taking this seriously. I decided that it was my daughter’s responsibility to make sure she does not take any food at all from anybody. Now when you offer her food, she takes 3 steps back like you are trying to kill her. Over the top (again) I know. But its so frustrating to deal with when folks won’t take you seriously. OK so I’ve gone off on a tangent, as usual. I just wanted to give you my pat on the back. I know how you must feel.
Extraordinary Life


So sorry about your son getting gluten-ed at school. While I don’t have kids, I have friends who deal with that issue as well and it’s very frustrating for them! I’m so sorry! Your menu looks fantastic though and I KEEP meaning to try the socca pizza/ socca bread! I don’t know why I keep putting it off! 🙂


I’m so sorry that happened to your son. It’s so upsetting that happened, and sending both of you warm fuzzies to bounce back quickly.


Lisa – Oh, that sounds awful! My son is usually so good about not taking food from people. He doesn’t take three steps back, but maybe I should encourage that. 🙂


Carrie – You should definitely give the pizza a try. You’ll be surprised how quick and easy it is. And yummy, too!


Cheryl – Thanks for the warm fuzzies!


Heather, I’m so sorry about this incident. I agree with Lisa’s statement that if the condition involved immediate visible effects and an Epi pen, it would be taken more seriously. We have to keep educating those who serve kids food and the children though. Even some gluten-free adults can have issues dealing with similar situations. I know you’ll use this experience as a lesson for your son, but it is tough all the way around.

Love all the pea dishes! We’re pea lovers in our family. 😉 I still have to try the Socca Pizza!


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