Monday, January 23, 2012

Meal Plan Monday - Jan 23, 2012

Pin It We got snow over the weekend!  The kids have been waiting and waiting - we usually have a bit of snow by this time during the winter.  So hubby and the kids went sledding and I headed to the kitchen for some experimental baking.  I made some gf/df/ef bagels - I've been working on this recipe for a while and was inspired to try using more of the whole grain flours and less starch.  The results are edible, but not blog-worthy.  I'll keep trying.  I also began my first attempts at sourdough.  After doing some research, I put together my first gf/df/ef sourdough starter and so far, it looks and smells like its working.  I'll post more about this after I produce a yummy loaf of sourdough bread (assuming I succeed). 

On to our menu plan . . .

MONDAY - Today I'm excited to try out a new recipe based on this one I found at Organized Home for Chicken Vol Au Vents.  Of course, it will take a bit of allergy-friendly magic and the results may be very different from the original recipe, but I'm thinking its going to be yummy.  I'll let you know!  Follow-up (Feb 2, 2012):  Here's the yummy results of my recipe tinkering Creamy Chicken Pie

TUESDAY - Skillet Pie - This is based on my mother-in-law's recipe.  Its a very simple skillet dish of ground beef, cubed potatoes, and peas.  Her recipe calls for condensed cream of mushroom soup, so I'll figure out a substitute for that.  Then you put the beef/potato filling in a gluten, dairy and egg-free pie crust.  This is a great one for the freezer.  Once I get this recipe worked out, I'll post it.

WEDNESDAY - Chili and Cornbread - For a great cornbread recipe, check out this one at Gluten Free Goddess.  I usually make a few changes, but I'm sure its great the way it's written.

THURSDAY - Baked Chicken Thighs and Mashed Potatoes

FRIDAY - Baked Potatoes topped with planned-overs of Chili from Wednesday

SATURDAY - Italian Sausage and Rice 

SUNDAYSpaghetti and Meatballs

For more inspiration, check out Organizing Junkie and Angela's Kitchen.


  1. Oooh, I'm excited about the bagel and sourdough recipes. I'll be watching for them! Your pasta and meatballs looks yummy. :)

  2. My first attempt at sourdough starter ended up taking over my counter in less than 3 days - it was a science experiment gone very, very wrong - so I'm always interested in seeing it work for others!
    Great looking meal plan. I need to remember a baked potato bar idea for nights I need something easy!

  3. Sosimplygood - My sourdough starter is looking a little quiet so Im a little worried that its not doing what its suppose to. We shall see.

  4. Wow, I am totally going to be watching for your gfdfef sourdough method! Although who am I kidding? I haven't even mastered regular sourdough!


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