Menu Plan October 18

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Why does it seem that every week is busier than the last? I don’t think I made anything on my menu plan last week. With all the activity in my life right now, I didn’t even make it to the grocery store. So, we ate leftovers, had a meal at Chik-fil-a, and made waffles for dinners. Other than that, I don’t even remember. Maybe I can get back on track this week.

Cinnamon is the theme ingredient for this week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap. Cinnamon is a favorite flavor in our house. I use it in our French toast, roasted acorn squash, baked sweet potatoes, my Banana Coffee Cake recipe, and my King Cake recipe. This weekend I added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to my recipe for gluten-free beignets, and fried them up for a nice breakfast treat. Since I didn’t get to make it last week, I’ll try again this week to make my Indian Chicken dish which uses cinnamon as well as curry and ginger for an exciting flavor. For more ideas of using cinnamon in your gluten-free meals, visit Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness this week for the roundup.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

MondayShredded Chicken Tacos
I’ll slow-cook chicken breasts with Mexican spices and salsa. Then serve it with corn tortillas, chopped lettuce, shredded cheddar, sliced olives, and guacamole.

TuesdayLeftover Chili
I made chili over the weekend. It’s too spicy for the kids, so we have plenty of it leftover. I’ll make a batch of gluten-free cornbread to serve with it. The kids will get to eat hot dogs and green beans with their cornbread.

Wednesday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp
This is a quick and easy meal to prepare. The shrimp is quickly sauteed and flavored with garlic, lime juice, cilantro and butter. Instead of rice, I’ll serve it over rice noodles with a side of steamed broccoli.

Thursday – Parmesan Chicken Nuggets
This is always a favorite at our house. I’ll serve it with French fries and a tossed green salad.

Friday – Mexican Pizza
I’ll use leftover Mexican chicken for topping this pizza with sliced black olives, tomatoes, and avocados.

Saturday – Indian Chicken with Quinoa

Sunday – Leftover Buffet
Everyone gets to choose from a variety of leftovers.

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.

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.

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I think all of us have those weeks, Heather. Sometimes it would be nice to push the “Pause” button, wouldn’t it? 🙂 If I had one, I’d probably wear it out though. 😉

Hope you have a good week! This meal plan looks terrific.



You get extra points for trying and coming back each week with a plan, Heather. Good use of planning to use leftover chicken in another dish.


Heather, I totally understand. Sometimes good intentions fly out the window.
I’m not sure how I missed your Banana Coffee cake first time ’round, but it looks fantastic!


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