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Menu Plan Monday

We’re headed to Las Vegas next weekend to pick up Ruby, who has been visiting her grandparents. We normally meet Kevin’s mom about 100 miles closer to Vegas at a gas station in a town that basically is only a gas station and a surprisingly good restaurant (when we dropped her off, we stopped there and I had green chile tacos that were amazing. I’m going to try making them this week!) But Kevin’s dad’s birthday is this week, so we’re going all the way and spending the night.

Which means that next weekend I’ll have access to grass-fed meat and cage-free chicken. And gluten-free flours.

So, we’re doing a pantry week this week for the most part and saving our money for next week.

Here’s what’s on the dinner menu:

  • Those green chile tacos. I will definitely post a recipe.
  • Roast chicken with spinach rice
  • Chicken enchilada bake
  • Au Gratin potatoes and salad
  • Tuna burgers and baked fries
  • Corn pasta with sauce and salad
  • Bubble and squeak (with tonight’s left over mashed potatoes and canned chicken.)

More menu plan Monday here.

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Menu Plan Monday

This is a crazy week. I have to travel again. Ick. I don’t wanna, but I don’t have a choice so off I go.

Unless it snows. Then I get to stay home.

Kevin and I took Ruby to spend the week with Kevin’s parents. She loves going to their house. (What’s not to love about being spoiled rotten?) Adrienne is spending a couple of nights with her grandma, so that she can get to school. So Wednesday through Saturday, my boys are fending for themselves.

Here’s what’s on the agenda:

  • BBQ chicken legs, green beans, cornbread
  • Spinach and cheese rice (I’ll post a recipe…yum yum!)
  • Pizza (because I can! Thanks Annalise!)

Not much of a plan. But it is what it is. I’m sure my guys will stuff themselves with junk and my girls will be spoiled half to death with grandma food while I’m gone. Four days of trying to eat gluten-free at rural Nevada restuarants. Jealous? Ugh.

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Menu Plan Monday

I’ve been feeling so icky that I haven’t even thought about what to feed my family this week. Here are my ideas though, now that I am thinking about it:

  • Shrimp stir-fry and rice
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Left-over night (I have soup left, and stuffed peppers)
  • BBQ Chicken legs, GF corn-bread, and green beans
  • Chilequilles
  • Crock-pot pork roast with coleslaw and homemade corn tortillas
  • Homemade 3-bean chili and GF cornbread

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Menu Plan Monday

This week my plan is to really eat mindfully. Because I want to get to a place where eating gluten-free doesn’t feel like I’m missing out.

Here is the plan for this week:

  • barbeque chicken legs, baked beans, GF cornbread
  • tacos with homemade GF corn tortillas
  • bacon and eggs with juice
  • baked potatoes with chili and cheese
  • cabbage soup with left over roast beef
  • roast chicken with baked rice and brussels sprouts
  • homemade GF macaroni and cheese

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Menu Plan Monday

I have an absurd week this week. Tomorrow early Kevin and I are heading out of town so that I can do a training for work. My work is putting us up in a nice hotel, so that will be fun. We rush home on Tuesday because Adrienne has an interview for a job at the local library. The girl I have been working with has quit her job, affective on Friday. That means that this is her last week and starting the next week I’m up to 32 from 20 hours a week. I’m stressed beyond belief about this whole situation–but I’m prepared to handle it with as much grace as I can muster. I have to work like a mad woman on Wednesday and Thursday because I’m out of town on Monday and Tuesday. And then the whole New Year’s thing at the end of the week–whew!

Monday: Nick will eat with his grandparents. Adrienne and Ruby will eat leftovers from tonight (which was rice topped with stirfried cabbage and ham…delish!) I’m sure that Kevin and I will be eating out somewhere. I get a per diem for meals, so the plan is for both of us to eat in that budget if we can.

Tuesday and Wednesday: The one great thing about travelling is that on Tuesday morning before we head home, I get to go to big grocery stores. More than one of them! Yee Haw! I have no idea what I’ll buy, as the fliers aren’t out yet.

Thursday: Our family New Year’s Eve tradition is to have an appetizer day. We’re going to make a crock pot Rueben dip, pineapple cream cheese dip, pickles and olives, a veggie tray, and stuffed mushrooms. I can hardly wait!

Weekend: This is the starting date for my elimination diet. Poor kids. They’re either going to have to fend for themselves for a few days, or else eat allergen free with me. My plan is to make up some food during the weekend that I can take to work with me. Lunches out is among the worst of my st ruggles, mainly because I’m too rushed to make food in the morning. I’m thinking stirfries with rice, cabbage, fish, lamb (if I can make myself try it), and maybe some nuts and other veggies would be safest. After the first four or five days,  lots of stuff has been added in and things are closer to normal.

Sorry, I know this isn’t exactly a precise menu plan. I promise that starting next week I’m going to be thinking this out more. This week is just going to be–insane. I won’t be able to post tomorrow, as I’ll be out of town. See you on Tuesday night!

I will be able to post about my big city grocery shopping adventure. We may go over $100 if the prices are especially low, but not much because we just don’t have it right now. I know I’ll be stocking up on some gluten free stuff while I have the chance.

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