Menu Plan: November 16, 2008

My menu is pretty boring this week. Nothing new and exciting. Some of the things are things I was supposed to make last week…OOPS! Also, we are meeting an old friend out tomorrow night at Pei Wei, so that will make 2 nights that we are eating out this week. We have been busy with hockey, Jon is on 2 different teams, a house team and a Select (kind of like an All-Star team).

Sunday ~ Homemade Veggie Soup, cornbread & salad
Monday ~ Pei Wei with a friend. I will have Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls and Pei Wei Spicy Chicken…YUM!
Tuesday ~ Turkey Mexican Pizzas, mexican rice and salads
Wednesday ~ Cheeseburger in Paradise (hockey & ice skating night)
Thursday ~ Apricot Glazed Pork Loin, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, broccoli & salad
Friday ~ Leftovers
Saturday ~ Homemade Pizza, steamed veggies & salad

Baked Goods

Chocolate Crinkles
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brownies (one of the mixes I have…either 1, 2, 3 Gluten-Free or Gluten-Free Pantry (the one you find at Wal-Mart))

Can’t wait for Turkey Day next week!! YUM! I am making a new pecan pie recipe that I found in Cooking Light and is easily adapted to be gluten-free. I am also making a pumpkin pie. Oh, and can’t forget about Black Friday. One of my most favorite days of the entire year!

Thank you to Lilac Kitchen for hosting this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. 🙂 Lots of great ideas there! Also, check out Org Junkie for lots more menu plans.

Menu Plan Monday ~ Week of October 5, 2008 – October 11, 2008.

This week things really pick up for us. Hockey season has started and even though they don’t have the teams picked yet, they are heavy into evaluations. Right now Jon has at least 2 evaluations this week (Monday & Tuesday nights) and Hannah has ice skating on Wednesday night. Looks like I better break out the gloves, scarf and parka, huh? I hate being cold. Don’t get me started on the temperature in the ice rink. Yes, I know they are trying to keep a large piece of ice from melting, but what about us poor Moms (and Dads and siblings) that spend countless hours watching our precious offspring slam into each other there? At least the location where most of Jon’s (and all of Hannah’s) practices & games take place, has a mezzanine that is enclosed & somewhat heated.

Anyway, dinners this week must be quick, easy and/or be able to be made in advance. Not a lot of time for baking either. Cheryl at Gluten-Free Goodness is hosting Menu Plan Monday and has selected Pears as the featured ingredient. Thanks Cheryl! We received a gift basket from Harry & David’s last week that had 5 pears in it, so this will be part of dessert or snacks for us this week. 🙂

Sunday ~ Homemade Pizza (I am going to make the dough as soon as I post this); mine will probably be pesto, kids marinara, steamed veggies & spinach salad.

Monday ~ Spaghetti with meat sauce (I will have spaghetti squash), steamed green beans, spinach salad. Dessert will be vanilla ice cream with pear slices & caramel sauce.

Tuesday ~ Sweet & Sour Chicken (recipe from Carrie ~ Ginger Lemon Girl’s blog), brown rice and broccoli

Wednesday ~ Cheeseburger in Paradise (Hope to have the turkey burger if I can verify it is GF; the GF menu does not specify the alternative burgers (veggie & turkey)).

Thursday ~ Hamburgers on GF Buns, sweet potato fries, veggies and salad.

Friday ~ Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole, salad & foccacia bread.

Saturday ~ Breakfast for dinner (omlettes & pancakes, bacon, toast and fruit salad with pears, bananas, mandarin oranges & grapes)

Baked Goods ~ Jon has been begging for a coffee cake, so I really need to make one. I think Snickerdoodle Cookies are a must for this week too.

Off to get that pizza dough started.

Don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for more fun weekly menu plans.