Menu Plan Nov. 9

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mpm121jpgFinally…my week slows down a little. Soccer is done, so I have fewer after-school activities to worry about. And, thanks to a casual dinner party over the past weekend, we have lots of leftovers to eat up. So, we’ll eat up what we can and freeze the rest. That means less cooking for me this week. Sounds like a good week to start working on our Thanksgiving menu.

Monday – Leftover Buffet
Today, I’m just going to let everyone choose which leftovers they want to eat.

Tuesday – Easy Garlic Shrimp
Cooking my quick and easy garlic shrimp recipe, but serving over leftover rice instead of pasta. Serving with sautéed green beans and carrot sticks.

Wednesday – Chicken Wings
I’m hoping to get my husband to make his tasty chicken wings for dinner. Serving with leftover baked beans, mashed potatoes, and broccoli.

Thursday – Mexican Casserole
I’ve been looking forward to trying this casserole recipe at The Gluten-Free Homemaker. I’m planning to have the kids help me make it, too.

Friday – Pulled-Pork Sandwiches
Leftover slow-cooked pulled-pork on gluten-free buns. Serving with sweet potatoes and leftover apple crisp.

Saturday – Chipotle Braised Chicken
Brian at Fire and Salt posted this recipe last month along with a recipe for herbed rice salad that looks really good.

Sunday – Hamburgers
Grilling cheeseburgers and serving with French fries and peas.

Need more menu ideas?

  • menu-swap-009Be sure to check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week at Gluten Free Goodness. Cheryl has chosen carrots as the theme ingredient. Carrots are a staple food item in our house. Great for snacking, and quick to steam for dinner, too. Before my kids had teeth, I would give them carrots to “chew” on while they were teething. Once they got teeth, I would steam a large batch of baby-cut carrots until they were just slightly softened. Then, I would refrigerate them and serve as a cold afternoon snack. The carrots were cold and tasty, but not too hard for them to chew. I could adjust the softness of the carrots depending on how well they were able to chew them. Now that my kids are older, they prefer the raw crunchiness of them. Here are some carrot recipes I have posted: Carrot Cake, Slow-Cooked Balsamic Carrots and Apricot-Glazed Carrots.
  • 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.



I love the idea of carrots as teething biscuits! And I want to come over for the garlic shrimp.

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