This week is pretty low-key, which I need. The weekends lately have been a little more intense than I would like because of these beauties . . .
There’s fencing that needs going up and fixing and other a sundry “cow things”. But I admit that I’m quite smitten with these mamas and their babies. No worries, I’m not naming them or feeding them special treats because they are being raised for food.
Anyway this week is the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville, and I am so thankful to be able to go again. Last year I went solely to the curriculum fair because I had an infant, but this year I’m going full-force and I’m very excited to attend with my friend Sarah and her husband. It’s always more fun to go with a friend! Thanks to my parents for keeping the girls for us. Daniel is also eagerly anticipating a few days of quiet around here.
The meal plan for this week is only Sunday through Wednesday because I will be gone Thursday through Saturday to the conference. All the recipes are modified to be gluten-free.
Here’s what’s on our gluten-free meal plan for the week:
(L) Leftovers … Do you have a day when you “eat from your fridge”? I think this is a wonderful (& frugal) idea if your family will eat leftovers 🙂
(S) Burrito Bowls with guacamole … I love this recipe because I can make the rice ahead and then everyone can customize his/her bowl according to personal preference. Plus, the dressing is delicious, and it’s low-fat, high protein especially if you add chicken and use brown rice.
Fried Cabbage, Pioneer Woman’s Creamy Mashed Potatoes, & Polish Sausage with Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins — With St. Patrick’s Day this week, cabbage and potatoes are on sale, and I love to buy what’s on sale! I like to sear the sausage first, remove it from the pan, then cook the cabbage in the grease. Yum!
Slow-Cooker Broccoli Beef on brown rice … This is one of those easy make-ahead meals that you just throw in the crockpot, leave, and come home to yummy goodness. You just need to allow time to cook your rice. It calls for flank steak but you can use sirloin steak instead. It’s cooking for a long time — slow & low — so pick a tougher cut and save $$!
Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Club Chicken … Aldi has their $0.99 strawberries right now, so I have to make this salad. It’s actually MY recipe. The Club Chicken recipe is from a cookbook, and I searched and searched but couldn’t find a comparable recipe online. It’s chicken with a sour cream sauce that you can serve over rice or noodles.
It’s a short meal plan week for us, but I hope you find a new recipe or two to try with your family!
Have a blessed week!