Menu Plan October 5

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mpm121jpgI don’t know about you, but I already have Halloween on my mind. The weather is cooling off and the stores are stocked with pumpkins, costumes, and Halloween goodies. I made my trek to the stores last week to check out the Halloween candy and posted a list of gluten-free candy. This week, I’m going to the pumpkin farm where my daughter and I will eat apples and kettle corn, pick out pumpkins, and go on a hay ride with her preschool class. Now I just need to get out the decorations and decide on costumes for the kids. Fun! Hope you’re enjoying the season, too. Here’s what we have on our menu this week:

Monday – Chicken Fajitas
Seasoned chicken cooked with onions and peppers and served in corn tortillas.

Tuesday – Tilapia
Haven’t decided yet if I’m going to make Parmesan Tilapia or bread it (gluten-free, of course) and bake it. I’ll serve it with rice and steamed asparagus.

Wednesday – Roast Beef
I found some frozen beef in the freezer this weekend, that needs to be cooked or thrown out. I’m planning to put it in the crockpot. Instead of throwing the potatoes in with it, I think I’ll just bake them. Serving with broccoli.

Thursday – Tomatillo Chicken Stew
When I saw this recipe on Simply Recipes a couple weeks ago, I knew I had to try it. I just can’t believe it’s taken me this long to put it on the menu. I’ll serve it with corn tortillas or maybe some corn bread.

Friday – Cheeseburgers
Serving cheeseburgers (my daughter’s favorite) with green beans (my son’s favorite) and fries (everybody’s favorite).

Saturday – Chicken Vindaloo
I made Chicken Vindaloo last month and my husband and I really enjoyed it. It wasn’t as hot as I was expecting it to be, but it was still too spicy for the kids. So they get leftovers while my husband and I try refining the recipe a little.

Sunday – Leftover Buffet
Time to clear the leftovers out of the refrigerator.


Superfoods is the theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. Thanks to Manda at Asparagus Thin for hosting. She always has creative dishes on her menu, and this week is no exception. Thanks also to Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness for continuing to organize this fun and useful weekly event.

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.



Oh, that tomatillo chicken stew sounds good. I should probably go out and see if there are any tomatillos that survived a week of frost still in my garden.


What a lovely menu! And thanks for that list of GF Halloween candy!

I love tomatillos. I had never cooked with them before they started arriving in my CSA box, but now roasted tomatillo salsa with scrambled eggs is one of my favorite foods!


Yum. Love the idea of tomatillos and eggs.

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