menu plan monday 4.23.12

by Barb on April 23, 2012

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Two busy weeks lie ahead of me. Baseball and soccer season are here, and we’re getting ready for our 8 year old son’s 1st Communion Party. However, I’ve been in a rut when it comes to cooking. I’m trying a new recipe I found on the femmefrugality blog today, and next week, I’ll try another new one on Monday.

I’m also reviewing my use-it-up fridge list to make sure nothing has been wasted and nothing gets wasted this week. I still have a grapefruit in the fruit drawer from a few months ago which will make a good snack for me in my gluten-free phase. We’re deluged with organic apples so they’re on the list, too. Any suspect veggies are going in the chicken stock I’m making today.

Since I tried going gluten-free on Sunday and found my nasal congestion eased up a lot, I’ve decided to try eating gluten-free for the next week until I try the Gaps Intro in May. I’ve included my options in the meal plan as I work in more gluten-free recipes in our menu.

The Plan

MondayCaramelized Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, Jasmine Rice made with Chicken Broth

Tuesday – Mac and Cheese (I’ll have leftovers or soup)

Wednesday – Spaghetti and Meatballs (again, I’ll have leftovers/soup to replace the pasta)

Thursday – Leftovers

FridayHomemade Pizza (spinach cheese custard for me)

Kitchen Prep

  • Make yogurt – Monday
  • Make chicken stock – Monday
  • Make bread – Tuesday and Thursday
  • Make kombucha – Tuesday
  • Cut up veggies – Monday with the help of the kids

Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to:

Menu Plan Monday at Organized Junkie, Gluten-Free Menu Plan

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Barb Hoyer has written 3935 posts.

After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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Myrtle April 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

Wow! I do a plan meal too. I had a hectic schedule these one made my work easier.
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Tara V April 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

good luck with the GF! You menu looks good.


Barb April 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Thanks! I think it won’t be too hard since I only eat bread and pasta. We always have lots of veggies in the fridge. I’m expanding my bean repertoire, too!


coleen April 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Hi Barb,
What is the Gaps Intro??


Cheeryshirley April 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Good for you in listening to your body and experimenting with new foods to feel better! Hope it won’t be too hard to prepare separate meal-parts for one. But, if you feel better…it is worth it, eh? Keep us posted! :) Cheeryshirley


Barb April 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm

So far, it isn’t too difficult. We always have leftovers in the fridge, especially cooked veggies. I made 2 veggie side dishes last night, and finished up one at breakfast with my fried egg.


Liz April 25, 2012 at 2:43 am

Hope it won’t be too hard to prepare separate meal-parts for one. Thanks for the idea. AWESOME, perfect to a busy mom like me.
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Barb April 25, 2012 at 1:59 pm

So far, it’s been pretty easy since I already cook 1 to 2 veggie side dishes anyway.


Jennifer April 25, 2012 at 4:49 am

Good for you in listening to your body and experimenting with new foods to feel better! Thanks that you’ve shared.
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Barb April 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I’m definitely feeling better with the gluten and the amoxicillin out of my system. It hasn’t been too hard cooking dinner, either.


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