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Menu Plan October 25
Posted By Heather On October 24, 2010 @ 10:21 pm In Menu Plan | 6 Comments
Whew! Last week was much better for following the menu plan. Getting to the grocery store certainly helped. There were a couple meals I didn’t get to make, but we had plenty of leftovers to get us through the week. I even managed to finish updating my GF Halloween Candy List  this weekend. I’m making progress, but still have plenty of distractions — like finishing the Halloween costumes.
Pumpkin is the theme ingredient for this week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap. You’ll find the roundup of gluten-free menus at Gluten Free Smiles  this week. I actually made some pumpkin desserts this past weekend. I made my grandmother’s pumpkin pie recipe with gluten-free pie shells (Gillian’s Foods) I found in the freezer section at Wegmans. And for the picky eaters in the family, I made quick and easy chocolate pumpkin muffins  made with Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake Mix . For more ideas of using pumpkin in your gluten-free meals or desserts, visit Michelle at Gluten Free Smiles  this week for the roundup .
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday – Taquitos
I ended up having a lot of shredded Mexican chicken  leftover last week, so I’ll roll up the rest of it in corn tortillas and serve with Cilantro Lime Rice . I’ll serve it with some Avocado Salsa , too.
Tuesday – Rotisserie Chicken
I’ll pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and serve with green beans and corn. (Read the labels carefully. Some rotisserie chickens are cooked with chicken broth and/or other spices that contain gluten.)
Wednesday – Tilapia Parmesan 
This has become one of my daughter’s favorite meals. I broil the tilapia with a creamy parmesan sauce. I’ll pour any excess sauce over asparagus and brown rice.
Thursday – Leftover Buffet
Another busy night demands a quick and easy meal. Everyone gets to choose from a variety of leftovers.
Friday – Chicken Vindaloo 
My husband and I love this dish, but I don’t make it too often. It’s too spicy for the kids, so they get to eat hot dogs or another quick-to-fix meal.
Saturday – Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
I marinate sirloin strips  and stir fry with broccoli, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, mushrooms, and any other vegetables I have that need to be cooked up.
Sunday – Chili and Cornbread 
A traditional meal for us on Halloween. High in protein to help balance all the sugar we eat.
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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