I seem to use my slow-cooker more in the fall and winter. I love the thought of coming home to a meal all cooked and ready to warm me up on a chilly evening. And, it’s perfect for a night of trick-or-treating, don’t you think?
I do use my slow-cooker year round to make shredded Mexican Chicken and Pulled Pork. But, I’m more likely to make Chilis and Stews in my slow-cooker during the colder months of the year. I don’t use my slow-cooker as often as I could…or maybe should. I don’t use it for breakfast or desserts, but I’m willing to give it a try. So, maybe I’ll make Angela’s French Toast Casserole this week and Chocolate Flan from The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes. Oh, and I’m going to try Gina’s recipe for cooking Gluten-Free Garlic Bread in the slow-cooker, using Pillsbury’s® new gluten-free pizza dough.
Need help with your slow-cooking? If you are not familiar with the blog Crockpot 365: A Year of Slow Cooking, you should really check it out. All the recipes are gluten-free and for the slow-cooker. Stephanie has a great article with cooking tips for getting good results from your slow-cooker, too.
Laura at OrgJunkie is also sharing Slow-Cooker recipes this week: Slow-Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili at Queen Bee Coupons, Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder from Eat at Home, and Stephanie’s Maple Barbecue Beef.
The Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup will be included below. Don’t forget to check it for more gluten-free menus and ideas for slow-cooker meals.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday — Beef Stew and gluten-free dinner rolls
Thursday — Chili, Hot Dogs, and Cornbread
Friday — Pizza and Spinach Salad
Saturday — Indian Chicken with rice, steamed green beans
Sunday — leftovers
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free Menu
Amanda says slow-cooker meals make her feel like a supermom — having dinner ready when everyone walks in the door from school and work. She is getting plenty of inspiration from Stephanie O’dea’s recipes this week: Chili and slow-cooker Corn Bread, Cream Cheese Chicken, and Slow-Cooker Mac ‘n Cheese. She also plans to make French Dip Sandwiches, Potato Leek Soup, and Angela’s Pork Roast with Apples and Pears.
The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says she always uses her slow-cooker to make two things: Chili and Apple Butter. So, in addition to the Chili this week, she’s also planning Stir-Fry with Shrimp, Tacos with Mushrooms, Baked Potatoes, Fish, and Pizza.
The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee is using her slow-cooker this week for Southwest Chicken Chili and a more traditional Beef and Bean Chili. She’s also making Quesadillas, Pizza with a Chebe Crust, Sloppy Joe’s, and Poor Man’s Meal.
Dietz Eats: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
No slow-cooker meals in Fawn’s menu this week. Instead she’ll be enjoying veggies from a local co-op. Her menu this week includes Meatloaf, Oriental Chicken Salad, Pork with Caramelized Onions, Taco Salad, and Chicken and Ham Roll-ups.
Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Angela definitely puts the slow-cookers to use at her house. Just check out all the recipes she has on her Slow-Cooker Recipes Page. This week, she’ll be making for her family Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken, Slow-Cooker French Toast Casserole, Asian Pork Roast for the Slow-Cooker, Slow-Cooker Pulled Italian Chicken and Kale, and BBQ Turkey Sloppy Joe’s.
Thanks to everyone for sharing their menu plans and slow-cooker meals with us this week. Join us again next week for meals and menus with cranberries.
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
- For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
- Join us here again next week when we’ll be sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using cranberries.
- The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.
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.