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Montag, 18. November 2013

What's Cookin' at My House #3

Going on this week:

  • My oldest daughter turns fifteen! You know --- that year when you get your LEARNER'S PERMIT and begin -gulp- driving. 
  • We have homeschool gym class and a Zumba class (kill me now) on the same day
  • We have a get-together on Tuesday
  • My husband is out of the house all week
  • Still working on my novel
  • Homeschool. 
  • I've committed to exercising on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. I have accountability partners. So, you know, I have to get it done. 
  • Snow is in the forecast, finally!
Here is my weekly menu plan. If you notice it's quite similar to last week's (and the week before's), well, yay! because that means you're a returning reader! And shh--- things went a little wacky the last couple of weeks and we skipped home cooking too much. 

It is all completely gluten-free. It's not a fad with me. Gluten really does make me sick: it gives me headaches, makes me irritable, wrecks my gut, makes me phlegm-y, bloats me, makes me crave more gluten, causes me to have seasonal allergy symptoms (and take Benedryl), wrecks my teeth, and a list of other symptoms. The wheat of today is not the wheat our ancestors thrived on, and gluten intolerance and gluten allergies are more and more common. Gluten-free is not a weight loss program, although it does help shed the pounds I carry from bloat. Gluten-free is a health program. Because who wants to feel sick all the time? If you're not gluten free, you can still make these meals. Just replace any specialty flour with your own all-purpose and thank the gods you get to buy cheap flour. Also feel free to add pasta, skip rice, whatever. It's your life. I won't tell you how to live it. I will tell you, though, that even if you're not gluten-free, this is a kickass menu plan anyone can enjoy. 

Aside from that, my menu is also mainly clean and slightly paleo. I adhere to neither of those plans but I find their recipes fit in with my particular way of eating nicely. Plus, they're healthy. Well, except for the Nutella Brownies. But, you know, Nutella. Brownies. 

I bought a bunch of disposable freezer containers so that I can freeze my leftovers for busy day meals. Tis the season for busy days, after all. 

Oh, by the way. I have something super fun planned for this blog starting the day after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve. More details to follow soon. 

Click on the meal each day to open the recipe on other sites. And enjoy. :)

Breakfast Paleo Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies (make ahead of time)
Lunch Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs (start before breakfast)
Dinner Almond Butter Chicken with Stir-Fry Veggies and Brown Rice

Breakfast Almond Joy Oatmeal
Lunch Stuffed Mexican Sweet Potatoes
Dinner Rosemary Chicken with Green Beans and Red Potatoes (start after breakfast)

Wednesday *Bay's Birthday!*
Breakfast Warm Cinnamon Raisin Quinoa Breakfast
Lunch Slow Cooker Lentil Soup (leftovers)
Dinner Mac & Cheese (homemade, gluten free) and a delicious (homemade, gluten free) cookies and cream cheesecake for dessert -- Birthday Girls' request. I will post a recipe later this week.

Breakfast Apple Pie Bites (make ahead of time)
Lunch Refried Bean Soup (start before breakfast)
Dinner Chicken from the chicken truck and salad (There is a delicious food truck in my village and they sell roasted chicken. It is fabulous)

Breakfast Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Lunch leftovers
Dinner Quick & Easy Chicken Curry

Breakfast Almond Flour Yogurt Waffles
Lunch leftovers
Dinner Crock Pot Pork & Green Chili Stew (start after breakfast)

Breakfast eggs and toast
Lunch veggie fried (brown) rice and egg drop soup
Dinner Crock Pot balsamic roast (start after breakfast)

Snacks throughout the week

Roasted Chick Peas
Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Coconut Cinnamon Apples

Sweet Treat to End the Week (All work and no play makes Jane a dull girl, so the saying goes.)

Nutella Brownies

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