So! In case anyone (beside me) is interested in what a Gluten-free menu really looks like, I have decided to post my menu. It will also help to keep me on-track.
I made the Cheater Maple Syrup because Hubby finished the last of it off on Friday. He likes it for waffles during the week when I can't wait on him *lol*. We don't buy syrup any more. (I accidentally added 1 cup of brown sugar last week instead of the required 1/2 cup and --- Ta-DAH! Instant stardom in my household -- Apparently, this was better than the actual recipe. So, I tried to repeat this success.) This is soooo good and so much cheaper, why support one big company when you can support several (sugar manufacturers in particular!)?
Then, I heated up the Scottish Mince Pie for dinner and my brain started racing. I bought two pints of blueberries for $4 yesterday and decided to experiment ...Why not? After all, it's the middle of winter and, although it's been mild for the last week, I'm yearning for spring. So ... Made the
Topless Blueberry Pie as Tarts using the last of the gluten tart shells that I had planned to use (but never got around to it) at Christmas time. Hubby loves them! *YAY*
I had some of the filling left over and, since I decided I didn't have the energy for the Swedish Meat Pies, I "whipped up" the Chicken-Blueberry Salad to bring for lunch tomorrow, (and put in containers and in the freezer) for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I just have to remember to grab a few lettuce leaves .. That will give me a couple of days to make the Swedish Meat Pies.
I also made the HomeMade Chewy Granola bars that I adapted for my gluten-free food-plan. (Hubby likes the gluten-free stuff much better -- as long as he doesn't know they're gluten-free ..:D) From here, the rest of the week looks like this.
1/4 Apple into slices
1/4 Apple into slices
Peas and carrots
G-F Swedish Meat Pies http://allrecipes.com/CustomRecipe/62261038/Gluten-Free-Cheeseless-Swedish-Meat-Pies/Detail.aspx< based on the Swedish Meat Pie recipe on this site made without the cheese (because it's double protein and double calories) and adapted for the gluten-free food plan
Day Meals and Snacks - same as Monday
Same as Monday
Same as Tuesday
Whatever is leftover and needs to be cleared out of the freezer (which is where everything that will not be used within a couple of days goes until the day before it is to be consumed -- then it gets delegated to the refrigerator.
Evening snacks for me consist of a 1/8 of a cup of Instant Pudding or a couple of slices of orange or 1/2 one of those fruit cup thingies. Hubby usually will finish off the Instant Puddings and/or Ice Cream -- Hey! He eats 10 times more than I do, but weighs 25 pounds less than I do, so he's allowed! I am just jealous! :D