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Menu Plan November 15 – Cranberries

Posted By Heather On November 14, 2010 @ 11:04 pm In Menu Plan | 6 Comments

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menu-swap-009 [3]Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Only 10 days until I have a house full of people, and I really haven’t done much planning. Fortunately, having a blog means that I can simply look back on what I planned last year [4] for ideas. I’m also going to check out what everyone else is planning.

Have any good cranberry recipes to share? Last year, I made a really nice Apple Cranberry Crisp, but I can’t find my notes to write up a recipe. I do remember that adding fresh cranberries gave the apple crisp little bursts of delicious flavor. I’ll have to look for the recipe again. I also made a Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce I found at Coconut & Lime [5] last year. It was really very tasty, but I didn’t like the crunch of the seeds, so I ended up pushing the sauce through a sieve to get rid of the seeds. If the crunchy seeds don’t bother you, you might want to give it a try. The pomegranate gives it a very nice flavor.

I am hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week, and if you haven’t guessed it, the theme ingredient is Cranberries. Check below as I link up menu plans and ideas for cooking with cranberries from other bloggers with gluten-free menu plans.

Celiac Family’s menu this week:

[6]MondayPulled Pork Sandwiches [6]
Thinking ahead to Thanksgiving, I decided to make pulled pork this week. It makes a large batch, so I’ll freeze the leftovers to use next week when I’m busy preparing for Thanksgiving. This week, I’ll serve it with Red Potato and Green Bean Salad [7].

Tuesday – Tilapia Parmesan [8]
My daughter has now decided that she loves this broiled white fish topped with a Parmesan sauce. I’ll serve it with rice and broccoli.

[9]Wednesday – Gumbo [9]
I like to make this hearty gumbo with chicken, shrimp, sausage, okra, and more. I’ll pour it over leftover rice from Tuesday.

Thursday – Leftovers
Time to clear out all the leftovers.

Friday – Out
We’re hoping to meet with friends to celebrate a birthday.

[10]Saturday – California Chicken
I call it California chicken because that’s where we lived when we started making this. It’s simply grilled chicken breasts that are topped with a slice of Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese (allowed to melt) and slices of fresh avocado. I’ll serve it with Corn and Black Bean Salad [11].

Sunday – Grilled Steaks
We’ll grill steaks simply seasoned with salt and pepper. I’ll have the kids help me make a tossed green salad to serve with it.

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Michelle at Gluten Free Smiles [12] is a big fan of cranberries – juice, pie, chutney, muffins…oh my! She has a grilled chicken salad on her menu with a Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette that sounds wonderful. This week, she’ll also be having Cioppino, Hamburger Soup and Eggplant Parmigiana. Check it all out at Gluten Free Smiles [12].

Dianne at Wheat Free Family [13] has several cranberry recipes on her menu this week. I’m not sure which sounds better: Maple Cranberry Chicken Breasts or Cranberry Pepper Pork Loin Roast [14]. Like Michelle, Dianne is also using Cranberry Orange Salad dressing [15] this week. You’ll find her full menu this week at Wheat Free Family [13].

It sounds like Nicola at G-Free Mom [16] has a busy week planned. That seems to be a common theme this season. But, it doesn’t seem to have slowed down her cooking. She has Pasta Bolognese, Thick Wintry Vegetable Soup [17], and Fish Cakes [18] on her menu this week. Find more tasty ideas, including a Cranberry Walnut Salad,  on her complete menu this week [16].

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving ideas, check out Celiacs in the House [19] this week. Wendy has listed a few helpful links of Thanksgiving dishes and tips. As for cranberries, Wendy’s been eating them in smoothies and in Kim’s Cranberry Muffins. Her family’s menu this week [19] includes Mexican Lasagna, Chicken Thighs, Beef Stir Fry, and more healthy meals.

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness [20] has a Harvest Apple Crisp [21] with cranberries and a Fresh Cranberry Relish recipe to share this week. And on her menu this week is Nightshade Stew [22], Wild Salmon and Pesto’ed Cannellini Beans with broccoli and chicken.  She’s also looking for more hosts for the Gluten Free Menu Swap [23]. If you’d like to host, send her an email.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com [24] 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 [25].

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap [23]. There you will find the rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups. For this week, email the link of your gluten-free menu to me at celiacfamily[at]gmail[dot]com.


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[4] what I planned last year: http://celiacfamily.com/menu-plan-nov-23/

[5] Coconut & Lime: http://coconutlime.blogspot.com/2009/11/cranberry-pomegranate-sauce.html

[6] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/pulled-pork-recipe/

[7] Red Potato and Green Bean Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/red-potato-and-green-bean-salad-recipe/

[8] Tilapia Parmesan: http://celiacfamily.com/break-from-plain-chicken/

[9] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/easy-hearty-gumbo/

[10] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/corn-and-black-bean-salad/

[11] Corn and Black Bean Salad: http://celiacfamily.com../corn-and-black-bean-salad/

[12] Gluten Free Smiles: http://glutenfreesmiles.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/gluten-free-menu-swap-cranberries/

[13] Wheat Free Family: http://wheatfreefamily.com/archives/914

[14] Cranberry Pepper Pork Loin Roast: http://wheatfreefamily.com/archives/915

[15] Cranberry Orange Salad dressing: http://wheatfreefamily.com/archives/918

[16] G-Free Mom: http://gfreemom.com/2010/menu-plan-monday-november-15/

[17] Thick Wintry Vegetable Soup: http://gfreemom.com/2010/tasty-thick-vegetable-soup/

[18] Fish Cakes: http://gfreemom.com/2010/tasty-gluten-free-fishcakes/

[19] Celiacs in the House: http://celiacsinthehouse.blogspot.com/2010/11/gluten-free-menu-swapmenu-plan-monday_15.html

[20] Gluten Free Goodness: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2010/11/15/menu-plan-monday-nov-15-cranberries/

[21] Harvest Apple Crisp: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2010/11/14/harvest-apple-crisp-ii/

[22] Nightshade Stew: http://www.gfandhealthy.com/2008/06/24/nightshade-stew/

[23] Gluten Free Menu Swap: http://www.gfgoodness.com/swaphqtrs/

[24] OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/2010/11/menu-plan-monday-nov-15th-giveaway.html

[25] past menu plans: http://celiacfamily.com../category/menu-plan/

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