Menu Plan October 31 – Chili

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Happy Halloween! Are you ready for trick-or-treating? Every year, we make chili for Halloween night. It’s just so easy to get it together early and have it warming in the slow-cooker for a quick, warming meal before we head out into the cool night. This year we’re making my favorite Chili Blanco, or White Bean and Chicken Chili.

The theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Chili, Soups, and Stews. So, check below to see who else has chili or soup on their gluten-free menus. Next Week’s Menu Swap will be hosted by Angela at Angela’s Kitchen with Slow-Cooker Meals as the theme. (Thanks again to Angela for designing the fun Menu Swap tag artwork.)

White Chicken Chili

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Avocado Salsa

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday – White Chicken Chili with warm tortillas

TuesdayCrockpot Chicken Teriyaki with Rice and Broccoli

Wednesday – Hamburgers with French Fries and Green Beans

Thursday – Pork Chops with Avocado Salsa and Rice

FridayFried Fish, Kale Chips, and Baby Potatoes

Saturday – Grilled Steaks with a tossed green salad

Sunday – Leftover Buffet

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Emily at Our Frugal Happy Life is starting her week by making Homemade Cheeseburger Soup, a great addition to our theme this week. She also has on her menu Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos, Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloves, Chicken Nuggets, and more.

Renee at Beyond Rice and Tofu got a jump on the week’s meals by making soups on Sunday. She made Black Bean Chili and Corn/Red Pepper/Potato Chowder. Check out the Green Chile and Pinto Bean Enchiladas and Sweet Potato Kale Pizza she also has on her menu.

Samantha at So Simply Good shares her recipes for Cream of Tomato Soup and Chipotle Chili, which she just improved! Also on her menu is a Garlic Beef Stew and a Southwestern Flank Steak that looks tempting. Go check out her full menu to see what else she has to warm you up this week.

Like me, Lisa at Extraordinary Life has White Chicken Chili on her menu this week, too. For Halloween, she’s making cute mummy hot dogs. The rest of week includes Burgers, BBQ nachos, and Spaghetti with Sausage. You might want to check out her recipe for gluten-free Jiffy corn bread, too.

Alta at Tasty Eats at Home made a stew on Sunday and has plenty of chili in the freezer to pull out as needed. Along with Scotch Eggs, Kung Pao Chicken, and Beef Tongue Tacos, it looks like an exciting week of meals at Alta’s house. She’s also made the switch from paper menu planning to electronic, so go read her post if you’ve been considering it, too.

Carrie at Ginger Lemon Girl has Creamy Clam Chowder on her menu plan this week. She has lots of great meals planned for anyone following a Paleo diet: Better Butter Chicken, Meatloaf, Pineapple Chicken Skewers, Cilantro Turkey Burgers, and more.

Amanda at Gluten Free Detroit Metro has the final menu to link up this week. To help with our weekly theme, she’s having CrockPot Chili and Italian Wedding Soup. She also has Baked Chicken with Wild Rice, and Pork Tenderloin with an Herb Rub on her menu this week.

Thanks to everyone for joining the GF Menu Swap this week. Don’t forget next week’s menu swap will be at Angela’s Kitchen with the Slow-Cooker theme.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Information about the Gluten-Free Menu Swap can be found at Celiac Family’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page. There you’ll find what you need to know about participating and hosting. We’re still working out some of the details, so if you have questions, send an email Heather at celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

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.


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I am all about some chili! I have quite a bit in the freezer that may be used this week to fill in the “leftovers” spots, depending on what leftovers we actually have. I also made a stew for Sunday night dinner, but am not revealing the details yet – it’s a Daring Cooks’ challenge recipe so it won’t go out until the 14th. 🙂
This week, I have some new items on my menu – Scotch eggs and Kung Pao chicken have never graced my kitchen before. Thanks for hosting! http://www.tastyeatsathome.com/2011/10/menu-plan-october-31-november-4/


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Made the white bean chili this weekend and it was delicious. I love the new logo! We’re having a garage put on and they cut our internet/phone line, so no menu plan for me this week.

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