The hot, dog days of summer are here. Humidity is crazy! Feels like you are swimming through the air as you walk. Great pool days, though. :) The kids are loving the daily swimming lessons. I guess the one benefit to this heat is that there are no cold mornings for swimming. Which means no purple lips or chattering teeth!
Celiac Family is hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week and chose the ingredient: balsamic vinegar. I love balsamic vinegar & use it for many different things in my house. I will sometimes use balsamic vinegar alone for my salads. I marinate my chicken breasts in a mix of balsamic, olive oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt & pepper, then grill. I saute mushrooms in balsamic vinegar. I could go on & on. Oh, one of my favorites is Caprese Salad with a balsamic gastrique (just balsamic & a touch of brown sugar stirred up & drizzled over the salad). Thanks for hosting!
Onto the menu:
Sunday ~ Baked Parmesan Chicken Fingers, sweet potato hash browns, broccoli & salad
Monday ~ Salmon (Agave & Lime), brown rice, green beans & salad
Tuesday ~ Homemade Mac & cheese, baked beans, veggies & fruit (didn’t get to this last week)
Wednesday ~ Shrimp Scampi, asparagus & Caprese Salad w/Balsamic Gastrique
Thursday~ Spinach & Feta Turkey Burgers, roasted butternut squash, sauteed okra medley & salad
Friday~ Homemade Veggie Pizza & salad
Saturday~ Breakfast for dinner (spinach & tomato frittata), sweet potato hash browns & fruit bowl
Betty Crocker’s Yellow Cake Mix
Test another bread
Don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for lots more menu plans. :)