Monday, September 24, 2007

This Weeks Menu... (9/24 - 9/30)

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse, Sunday 9.23.07

I thought we could start this week with a meal plan menu. I usually make a weekly meal plan, and Org Junkie hosts a "Menu Plan Monday" every week, so I thought I'd join in! There are several gluten-free bloggers who also share their weekly menu plans. This is a great way to see an incredible variety of gluten-free dishes! Just when you couldn't think of anything to make for dinner, trust these folks to have some delicious gluten-free meals for you to plan and make: Gluten-free Mommy, Book of Yum, and GFCF Mommy.


After spending an incredibly relaxing weekend on the Outer Banks and Ocracoke Island, I have several beach-fare recipes this week that I can't wait to try and share with you! What can I say... I'm a sucker for local cookbooks, and I bought two on our trip. We had dinner on saturday night at Cafe' Atlantic on Ocracoke Island. Cafe' Atlantic is my favorite restaurant on the island. The food (especially their seafood) is exceptionally tasty, beautifully presented, and reasonably priced. If you ever get a chance to visit the island, make sure to stop one evening at Cafe' Atlantic, for the wonderful atmosphere and the incredible food (and buy the cookbook afterwards, so you can make all their extrordinary dishes once you get back home!)

Silver Lake at Ocracoke Island, 9.23.07

Dinner menu for the week of September 24th:

Monday: Gluten-Free Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce
Romaine salad

Tuesday: Cafe' Atlantic's Baked Parmesan Flounder
Green Leaf Salad with
Cafe' Atlantic's Homemade Cucumber Dill Dressing

Friday: Hatteras Clam Chowder
Romaine Salad
Gluten-Free French Bread

Breakfasts: Ms. GF's Apple Quinoa Muffins, Whole Foods Cinnamon Bread,
Hot Quinoa Cereal with butter and real maple syrup, various fresh fruit

Desserts, Snacks, and Baked Goods: Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Fudgy Brownies,
G-F vanilla ice-cream, tortilla chips with salsa, fresh fruit,
G-F Orange Cinnamon Cupcakes

Check back later in the week for the recipes mentioned above!

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  1. hope you had great weekend--we just got home from the beach too. Great meal plan this week.

  2. I can't wait for the recipes! They sound great! I'm totally going to visit the island one day! *puts that on my list*

  3. I have really wanted to get to the beach this summer, but with the new baby I havent made it. Your menu plan looks great.

  4. teg - thanks so much for your nice comments on my menu!! The beach was wonderful! I don't think I could ever move any farther away from it!

    Jenn - thanks girl!! You HAVE to visit Ocracoke! It's wonderful!!

    Natalie - Thanks!! That baby of yours is just beautiful! Both of them are! I love hearing about them on your blog! You are such a good mommy! I hope I can stay home with my own children whenever we have them!

  5. I love vacations to the beach - I grew up on Cape Cod. I miss the fresh seafood, the salt air, the sand between the toes... I look forward to that Clam Chowder recipe!

  6. YUM, Carrie, I'm not that organized -- and I'm mostly always by myself. I cook on the weekend for the week, so I don't have any food right now!