Menu Plan Oct 19

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This week the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is being hosted by Wendy at Celiacs in the House. She chose squash as the theme ingredient. The only squash on my menu this week is acorn squash, prepared in a simple, traditional way with butter and brown sugar. I haven’t been able to get my kids to eat any kind of squash yet, not even with butter and brown sugar. Crazy kids! 🙂 I’ll keep trying.

I’m hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap next week, so please join us. The theme ingredient will be cilantro, or other fresh herbs (but you don’t have to include them in your menu to participate). For the rules and past week roundups,  check out the menu swap headquarters hosted at Gluten Free Goodness. Thanks Cheryl.

Monday – Leftovers
Starting out the week with leftovers that didn’t get eaten up over the weekend.

Tuesday – Pork Chops with Mushrooms
Cooking pork chops with baby bellas and serving with rice and acorn squash.

Wednesday – Roast Beef
Cooking roast beef and serving with sweet potatoes and broccoli.

Thursday – Chicken Tacos
Making slow-cooked Mexican chicken for tacos.

Friday – Chik-fil-A
Stopping at Chik-fil-A after soccer practice. My current favorite is the grilled chicken and fruit salad with spicy dressing. The kids will eat a grilled chicken fillet with waffle fries and a fruit cup. If you haven’t tried it yet, check out their gluten-free menu.

Saturday – Chicken Chili
Making a chicken chili with white beans, green chiles, onion, garlic, and some yummy spices. It’s been a while since I’ve made it, so I’m really looking forward to it. If I’ve got time, I might even make some arepas to go with it. Now that I’ve made pupusas, arepas can only be easier, right?

Sunday – Cheeseburgers
My daughter requests cheeseburgers for dinner every night. So, here it is: cheeseburgers with french fries and peas.

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.

Enter the Fun Giveaway at Celiac Family this week for the Betty Crocker “Simple Joys” prize pack that includes 2 packages of Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks, a Pick Up Sticks game, a light-up yo-yo and a Frisbee.

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How did the pupusas turn out. Now you’re on to arepas! I think I just saw a Bobby Flay Throw down on arepas. It made me want to make them. I’d love to hear all about that. I also love how you offer a link to past menus. Very smart. Looks like another tasty week.


Diane, The pupusas turned out pretty good. I was surprised how fast and easy the dough came together! My husband and I worked on them together and agreed we needed a better filling. But overall, they were very tasty. Even my picky kids ate them, without complaint! We were so anxious to eat them, I don’t think we even took pictures. I’ll have to see if I can find Bobby Flay’s arepas. Thanks.


Looks like your family is in for some delcious meals.


if you have a recipe for your white bean chili, I’m all ears! I usually do black beans but they’ve been making my tummy unhappy.


I’d never heard of pupusas or arepas so I learnt something new this week! Sound perfect for gluten free meals.

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