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Week 3 Gluten-Free Menu Revised 
Jan. 24, 2010 9:25 am 
Updated: Jan. 29, 2010 3:04 pm
Hi, again!

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.
Homemade Chewy Granola Bar  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Homemade-Chewy-Granola-Bars/Detail.aspx<  Yummy!  (Adapted these for peanut allergy by substituting almond butter for peanut butter.  They are crumbly, so will probably use honey instead of the corn syrup next time.) 
1/4 Apple into slices
Blueberry-Chicken Salad http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Blueberry-Chicken-Salad/Detail.aspx<  (I'll let you know how it travels)
1/4 Apple into slices
Mashed potatoes
Peas and carrots
G-F Chewy Granola Bar  http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62256620/Chewy-Gluten-Free-Granola-Bars/Detail.aspx<  adapted from the Chewy Granola Bars recipe.  They are crumbly, but very good-- probably need more honey. 
1/4 Orange
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
1/4 Orange
Easy Fettuccine Primavera (with G-F noodles for me/regular for Hubby) http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Fettuccine-Primavera/Detail.aspx<
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
Respectfully submitted,
Jan. 28, 2010 9:54 pm
Wowza! I do a meal planner and it is no where near as organized as that lol! Good for you! Looks deliciousness!
Jan. 29, 2010 3:04 pm
Hey, Amber! Thanks! I am always interested in a Meal Planner. Which one do you use? This was cool because when I got home from work, I would just pull up the blog, check what I had typed for that night, hobble into the kitchen, yank the right container out of the freezer, stick it in the microwave for a few minutes -- et voila! -- Dinner for Two! Okay, it needed a couple of changes because not everything happened like it was supposed to (like Hubby deciding on Wednesday that we were going to "Batch it", so he had sandwiches and I had a couple of the granola bars (which I rolled into balls and froze them to make them stick better). Yes, I still hear my nutrionist training lecturer saying "Just because it has good stuff in it does not mean it's good for you." Huh! Anway! This coming week, I'm going to boost the fruit intake. Force myself to eat if I have to. Then, in a couple of weeks, I will try boosting the meal intake. By end of April, I should be up to 1200 calories a day (and probably back up to 150 pounds -- if not over -- until the metabolism starts working again.) :D Thanks for dropping by! Always a pleasure to see you! Oh ... and congrats on the Gang-Up. It looks like fun and the recipes look Marvelous!!
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Live with my SoulMate Hubby (a.k.a. "The Most Wonderful Man In the World") in a teeny, tiny apartment with two psycho cats.
My favorite things to cook
Still in progress, but the list includes (from this site): Scandinavian Almond Bars; Serbian Beef and Vegetables; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Black Russian Bread; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Roasted Red Potatoes; Norwegian Meat Balls; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Norwegian Soft Cake; Milk-Braised Pork Loin!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Blot Kake (Norwegian Soft "Cake"); Sur Kal (Norwegian "Sour Cabbage"); Russian Peas; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Norwegian Meat Balls; (started by me) Milk-Braised Pork Loin
My cooking triumphs
My first loaf of bread (assisted by my very first breadmaker) Making the Scandinavian Almond Bars -- and they worked FIRST TIME Norwegian Meat Balls - HURRAY for me! Blot Kaker (even though it was a little tough due to using brown instead of white sugar) (Hokey Phinokey! I should upgrade my level as THE BEST EXPERT - WORLD AMAZING! Just because of this little cake)!! And, the recipe that boosted my rating from beginning to Intermediate: Milk-Braised Pork Loin!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
Never, EVER ... under any circumstance: 1. Add ketchup to Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper!! (We ordered Pizza that night.) 2. Pour onion soup mix from a bulk bag directly into what you are cooking ... *GAG* (Jam Sandwiches are a great replacement!) 3. When making Russian Peas, make sure they do NOT boil dry. That was Christmas Eve dinner (the Big Disaster) December 2009. 4. NOTE TO SELF: Although Hubby adds ketchup to EVERYTHING -- DO NOT add to anything while cooking (He's usually right!)-- Reminder: Easy Fettuccine Fiasco. *Sigh*
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