Weekly Menu Plan – November 15, 2009

I don’t know what the weather has been like by you, but it has been glorious here the past few days.  I have been taking full advantage of that before we enter into the land of the frozen tundra for the next several months.

In My Box is hosting this week’s gluten-free menu swap with the them of “Dutch Ovens”.  I don’t have anything on this week’s menu that would utilize my dutch oven, but I do occasionally use mine to make pot roast with potatoes & carrots.  With the weather getting colder, it may be time to break it out & cook up a great roast!

Sunday – Rotisserie Chicken, sweet potato hash browns, steamed veggies & salad

Monday – Chicken/Eggplant Parmesan, brown rice/quinoa pasta, broccoli & salad

Tuesday – Honey Baked Lentils & spaghetti squash & salad

Wednesday – Filet mignon, baked potatoes w/Oikos, roasted asparagus & salad

Thursday – Bourbon Chicken, coconut brown rice, zucchini & salad

Friday – Breakfast for dinner

Saturday – Leftovers

Baked Goods

Bread

Bagels

Pumpkin Drop Biscuits

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Last night Aaron & I went out to celebrate our anniversary at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse.  What an amazing dinner.  The chef was extremely helpful & knowledgeable about the gluten-free diet.  We both ordered off the Sea & Shore 3-Course Menu.  My dinner included a beefsteak tomato & onion salad (sans onion) with hard smoked mozzarella cheese & balsamic vinaigrette, 7 oz medium rare filet mignon, Colossal Sea Scallops with lemon citrus sauce, broccolini and creme brulee for dessert.  I also had a nice glass of pinot noir & syrah.  Aaron had the same thing, but had a Caesar salad & crab cakes for his salad & seafood.  He opted for the cheesecake for dessert.   We came home & watched Orphan.  Talk about a freaky movie!  Yikes!

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Don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for more menu ideas.

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Another fun blogging event to check out this week: Gluten-free Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner Party.  For more details, please see The Whole Gang.

Have a great week!

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8 Responses

  1. I’m especially intrigued by the honey baked lentils recipe – yum!

  2. The lentils sound amazing! I am going to have to try those! :)

  3. [...] at Gluten Free Is Life is enjoying glorious weather and a perfectly Fall menu. Bourbon chicken, honey-baked lentils, and [...]

  4. Your menu sounds perfect for glorious fall weather! Like everyone else I am excited to try out those honey baked lentils.

    I made 2 more chocolate pumpkin loaves this weekend, but this time was a disaster! Instead of Pamela’s, I used my Rebecca Reilly flour mix, forgetting that it doesn’t have xantham gum in it yet. Since I also leave out the egg whites (which worked fine the first time) it came out super crumbly. I also doubled the recipe to make 2 loaves and the whole thing just came out dry and off. I’ve actually never had a good experience doubling GF recipes. Don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not but I think I’ve learned my lesson!

    I brought loaf #2 to a meeting, though, and people still couldn’t get enough of it. They were scooping up the crumbly bits and munching away!

    • Thank you!!

      I am sorry to hear about your experience with the chocolate loaf. I have had similar experiences with changing things around. Glad it still tasted good, though.

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