Gluten Free Menu for Week of 20 March

Hello!  I am back from Spring Break, which means back to cooking, cleaning and trying to get this house SOLD!  Because we were gone for about a week, our fridge was looking very empty when we got home, and we went over-budget again at the grocery store. We expected this though. Instead of the $125 we shoot for, we spent about $180. However, it is Spring in Oklahoma (almost 90 degrees today…yes!), which means it is time to fire up the grill, so we bought a lot of produce. Not to mention, I have this new fascination with fresh deli meats and cheeses, which typically don’t come cheap (side note: it’s important to keep in mind that some of the meats/cheeses at the deli are not GF – which we found out a few weeks ago AFTER we purchased a specific brand of hard salami and I called the company. Boars’s Head is all GF so now I stick to that brand exclusively).

So, here’s what I’m making this week:

Monday – Baked Beans, Sausage and Spinach Skillet – I swear I just made this but my husband requested it again. The recipe calls for kale but I am using spinach instead. Super easy and the family loves it.

Tuesday –  Grilled Salmon, Baked Potatoes, and Salad – I’ve never tried this salmon recipe before but it looks tasty.

Wednesday – Cheeseburger Casserole with Steamed Broccoli – My family DEVOURED this the last time I made it. I cut the recipe in half (only use 1 pound of hamburger and 1 bag of crispy crown tater tots, etc.) and there are no leftovers. If I wanted any leftovers I would make as instructed or even add more hamburger/tots.

Thursday – Tilapia in Foil, Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Veggies (Squash, Zucc, Carrots) – The Recipe Poster gives several suggestions of what to add to the tilapia and I think I am going to do butter, lemon juice and lemon/pepper seasoning for my family and then cherry tomatoes and pesto in mine.

Friday – Crockpot Cream Cheese and Ranch Chicken over Rice with Steamed Corn. – OMG, last time I made this it was AMAZING but it still seemed to be missing something. It was the rice – it needs rice to go under it. I’ll admit, I didn’t use as much butter as the recipe calls for (probably about half) but it was still so darn good.

Saturday – Blackened Shrimp Salad with Garlic Toast – Simple.

Sunday – Simple Chicken Enchiladas with Salad – I LOVE these enchiladas. The recipe calls for them to be made in the microwave, but I bake mine. I also use canned mild enchilada sauce, rather than make my own. They are kind of plain, as far as enchilada recipes go (I make much more complicated ones every few weeks), but we all love them for some reason.

Have a great week and Happy Cooking!!!

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