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Menu Plan November 15 – Cranberries
Posted By Heather On November 14, 2010 @ 11:04 pm In Menu Plan | 6 Comments
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  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  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:
Monday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches 
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 .
Tuesday – Tilapia Parmesan 
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.
Wednesday – Gumbo 
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.
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 .
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  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 .
Dianne at Wheat Free Family  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 . Like Michelle, Dianne is also using Cranberry Orange Salad dressing  this week. You’ll find her full menu this week at Wheat Free Family .
It sounds like Nicola at G-Free Mom  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 , and Fish Cakes  on her menu this week. Find more tasty ideas, including a Cranberry Walnut Salad, on her complete menu this week .
If you’re looking for Thanksgiving ideas, check out Celiacs in the House  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  includes Mexican Lasagna, Chicken Thighs, Beef Stir Fry, and more healthy meals.
Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness  has a Harvest Apple Crisp  with cranberries and a Fresh Cranberry Relish recipe to share this week. And on her menu this week is Nightshade Stew , Wild Salmon and Pesto’ed Cannellini Beans with broccoli and chicken. She’s also looking for more hosts for the Gluten Free Menu Swap . If you’d like to host, send her an email.
Need more menu ideas?
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap . 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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 what I planned last year: http://celiacfamily.com/menu-plan-nov-23/
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 Red Potato and Green Bean Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/red-potato-and-green-bean-salad-recipe/
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 Corn and Black Bean Salad: http://celiacfamily.com../corn-and-black-bean-salad/
 Gluten Free Smiles: http://glutenfreesmiles.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/gluten-free-menu-swap-cranberries/
 Wheat Free Family: http://wheatfreefamily.com/archives/914
 Cranberry Pepper Pork Loin Roast: http://wheatfreefamily.com/archives/915
 Cranberry Orange Salad dressing: http://wheatfreefamily.com/archives/918
 G-Free Mom: http://gfreemom.com/2010/menu-plan-monday-november-15/
 Thick Wintry Vegetable Soup: http://gfreemom.com/2010/tasty-thick-vegetable-soup/
 Fish Cakes: http://gfreemom.com/2010/tasty-gluten-free-fishcakes/
 Celiacs in the House: http://celiacsinthehouse.blogspot.com/2010/11/gluten-free-menu-swapmenu-plan-monday_15.html
 Gluten Free Goodness: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2010/11/15/menu-plan-monday-nov-15-cranberries/
 Harvest Apple Crisp: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2010/11/14/harvest-apple-crisp-ii/
 Nightshade Stew: http://www.gfandhealthy.com/2008/06/24/nightshade-stew/
 Gluten Free Menu Swap: http://www.gfgoodness.com/swaphqtrs/
 OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/2010/11/menu-plan-monday-nov-15th-giveaway.html
 past menu plans: http://celiacfamily.com../category/menu-plan/
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