The Gluten Free Detroit Metro family like many others is on a fixed budget when it comes to groceries. Gluten-free goodies are known to cost a lot of money. To get around that, most items in our home are fresh and unprocessed. Therefore, a lot of baking and cooking is done in the home. The best way to keep food waste minimal and stay within a budget is to meal plan. Here is another Monday and another meal plan.
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This week I am hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap and the theme is yams or sweet potatoes. All kinds of potatoes are coming up on picking season. Yams are a cheap way to get all kinds of vitamins and minerals. At the same time, they are sweet and take minimal coaxing when it comes to children.
I hope to make some sweet potato muffins for the freezer. I may also see about canning or freezing some puree for quick dishes. I hear that there is a shortage of canned pumpkin this year. This would also be a great replacer for many pumpkin dishes.
Menu ~ Week of September 19th
|Breakfasts: freezer muffins, crock pot goats, yogurt
Lunches: quick bread on hand, cottage cheese, apples, carrots & ranch, sweet potato & fixings
|Monday: Burgers, Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob & Ratatouille
Friday: Fajitas with Rice & Beans
If you would like to host the Gluten Free Menu Swap, drop Cheryl a line at Gluten Free Goodness. She would love to hear from you!
For additional meal planning ideas check out orgjunkie.com.
Gluten Free Menu Swap
Cheryl our gracious Gluten Free Menu Swap organizer, and blogger at Gluten Free Goodness, has posted her menu. She was a little excited and had some sweet potatoes last week. (Don’t feel bad I did it with apples.) Of course there were no sweet potatoes in her produce box this week so she’ll have to find a way to incorporate them later on.
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Angela joins us this week with a wonderful menu full of sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Every day you may find Angela at Angela’s Kitchen, but her menu this week is at Once A Month Mom. You HAVE to check out her menu. There is some secret meal coming tonight and Noah rolls look delightful. I will be visiting her site later to learn how to make a good waffle. It has been on my “tackle this” list for a while.
Do you think Heather can mask sweet potatoes as french fries for the kids? Sure she can. I love fried sweet potatoes. In the past I’ve had them as french fries and potato cakes. It really brings out the sweetness and gives it a specific flavor. If her kids won’t eat them, I will. Heather’s menu looks much like our family’s. All the meals look simple and kid friendly. Check her out at Celiac Family.
I’ve never heard of Pumpkin Sheppard’s Pie but Alta is going to give it a go at Tasty Eats at Home. I am in awe of how Alta uses spices. Recently we’ve had more Asian dishes as I’m getting the hang of those types of spices. Next I hope to learn more curries from Alta.
Emily from Our Frugal Happy Life is headed out for a fall vacation later this week. Therefore a lot of their meals are grab and go. I’m sure the simple meals will help reduce food waste later on. She, like many others, is ready to break out the soups. Summer time is fun, but chili, soups, and crock pot meals are good too.