Is January really half over? Where has the time gone? It has really warmed up here in Ohio this week. Hope it has where you are, too. Monday night we went out to dinner at Columbus Fish Market to celebrate my birthday with my Dad, step mom & little sister. The dinner was so good – I had Chilean sea bass, steamed veggies, salad (with dates & pine nuts) and raspberry sorbet. I really enjoy eating at the CFM because they have an extensive gluten-free menu and are well versed on the diet. You can see another post on CFM here. I loved the sea bass so much that I checked Whole Foods for it on Wednesday & was astounded by the price. Are you sitting down? $21.99/pound! OUCH! I guess it would be one thing for a special occasion and if I knew how to prepare it without screwing it up, but I just can’t go there. Speaking of birthdays, I got the Yaktrax that I so desired from my Dad & family! I am so excited to try them out! Figures it warms up & the snow disappears when I finally have the gear to use outside. Well, if that is all it takes to keep the snow away…..LOL! Wishful thinking on my part.
Esther at Lilac Kitchen is hosting this week’s gluten-free menu swap and her ingredient choice is: parsnips. Wow, I have never made parsnips, but they have piqued my interest after seeing several other bloggers making fries out of them. I love fries in any shape or form, so I just may grab some parsnips & give them a try this week. I have made sweet potato fries, butternut squash fries, yucca fries & rutabaga fries. I am interested in seeing what the other bloggers do with parsnips.
Sunday – Tilapia (perhaps coconut or teriyaki), baked sweet potato, steamed broccoli & carrots & salad
Monday- Turkey Burgers, butternut squash fries, asparagus & salad
Tuesday- Spaghetti & marinara, brown rice pasta, zucchini & salad
Wednesday- Breakfast for dinner (omelets, sweet potato fries & fruit salad)
Friday- Baked Chicken Fingers, mashed potatoes, veggies & salad
Muffins of some sort
Make sure to stop by Orgjunkie for lots more menu ideas.
I got some very exciting news today. I can’t share yet, but I will in the next few days. Stay tuned!!
If you would like to help out those suffering in Haiti, there are several ways to do this. You can “Dress down for Haiti“. Lauren, at Celiac teen is collecting recipes from bloggers (gluten-free or not) and putting together an ebook to help raise money for those in need. And lastly, onate money right to the Red Cross. You can do so via their website or by texting “Haiti” to 90999 and $10 will be charged to your cell phone bill.