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Menu Plan October 5

Posted By Heather On October 5, 2009 @ 3:50 am In Menu Plan,What's for Dinner? | 3 Comments


mpm121jpg [3]I 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 [4]. 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 [5] 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 [6]
When I saw this recipe on Simply Recipes [6] 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.

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Superfoods [7] is the theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap [8] this week. Thanks to Manda at Asparagus Thin [9] for hosting. She always has creative dishes on her menu, and this week is no exception. Thanks also to Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness [8] for continuing to organize this fun and useful weekly event.

Need more menu ideas?

Laura at OrgJunkie.com [10] 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 [11].

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[4] list of gluten-free candy: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-halloween-candy/

[5] Parmesan Tilapia: http://celiacfamily.com/break-from-plain-chicken/

[6] Tomatillo Chicken Stew: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/tomatillo_chicken_stew/

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[8] Gluten-Free Menu Swap: http://www.gfgoodness.com/swaphqtrs/

[9] Asparagus Thin: http://www.asparagusthin.com/

[10] OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/2009/09/menu-plan-monday-sept-28th-giveaway.html

[11] past menu plans: http://celiacfamily.com../category/menu-plan/

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