Weekly Menu Plan – September 27, 2009

Can you believe that it is the last week of September and October 1, 2009 is Thursday?  Where in the world did this year go?  It certainly didn’t feel like fall here this week.  It was so humid we had to turn our A/C back on.  Tonight however, it is glorious out.  So cool & almost crisp!  It smells like fall! 

Update on the pumpkin shortage – I found large cans of pumpkin at Meijer today.  They were the store brand, though, not Libby’s.  I have a friend here in Columbus who found some at Kroger, but they were going fast.

Cheryl at Gluten-free Goodness is hosting this week’s Gluten-free Menu Swap with a vegetarian theme.  I have been loving my vegetarian meals lately.  Here are some of my favorites:  Honey Baked Lentils, Cocoa Coconut Chili, and the Mexican Pizzas I am making on Wednesday.  

Onto the menu.  This week is the last week before hockey starts.  Evaluations are this weekend and then the craziness begins.

Sunday ~ Rotisserie Chicken (Lemon Herb), mashed garlic potatoes (Aaron’s specialty), steamed green beans & salad

Monday ~ Burgers (beef or turkey), baked fries or pan-fried potatoes, broccoli & salad

Tuesday ~ Mexican night.  Tacos or Mexican Pizzas, refried beans, corn & salad

Wednesday ~ Spaghetti with marinara (Marinutta for me) & veggies (eggplant & zucchini) & salad

Thursday ~ Herb roasted pork loin, roasted squash, sugar snap peas & salad

Friday ~ Pizza night and salad

Saturday ~ Leftovers

Baked Goods

Pumpkin Raisin Bread

Pumpkin Cookies

Pamela’s Bread


Information on the 22nd Annual Celiac Conference in Columbus.


Hope you all have a great week!  Enjoy fall!




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New Product Review: Nature’s Path Cereals

Nature’s Path is introducing 2 new gluten-free cereals!  We all know how I feel about cereal, so I was so excited when 2 boxes showed up on my front door step to sample & review. 


I couldn’t decide which box to open first, so I opened them both!  The Crunchy Maple has an amazing maple flavor to it.  I love the different textures & crunch going on in this cereal.  It is great right out of the box or topped with Greek yogurt, fruit or almond milk. 

The Crunchy Vanilla is just as good as the Crunchy Maple.  The vanilla is a nice flavor, but not overpowering.  The crunch & texture rocks.  I love all the different shapes.  These cereals almost eliminate the need for me to mix my cereals together!  I don’t know how much I have talked about it, but I never eat a straight bowl of cereal.  I always mix together 2 or more cereals. 

The best thing about these 2 new cereals is the nutritional content.  3 grams of fiber per serving is good for a gluten-free cereal.  Also, each serving contains .15 grams of Omega 3 per serving, which is 11% of the RDV of 1.3 grams.

A++++ for the 2 new Nature’s Path cereals!  🙂