Monday, March 31, 2008

This Week's Menu (3/31 - 4/4)

Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday - Lemons

Oh dear... my favorite citrus fruit of all time, if you hadn't guessed already,
would be the lovely lemon!

Natalie, of Gluten Free Mommy, has chosen lemons as the ingredient of this week for the Gluten Free Menu Swap!

I think I could eat "lemon" something everyday. Whether it's a lemon bread for breakfast, hot tea with lemon, cakes made with lemon, lemon zest in everything, baked chicken with lemon, a lemon vinaigrette for a salad, I even love adding lemon zest and juice to my Dad's Caesar Salad (hmmm... that's a good idea for this week!)

I even made a cake with lemon zest and lemon juice earlier in March for the Daring Baker's Challenge, you can read about that here.

We're trying to be rather frugal on the home front so we are eating simple meals from the pantry this week! Thankfully I have a lemon or two I've just been meaning to use!

Unfortunately, I don't have a cookbook review for you this week! Check back next Monday for another favorite cookbook from my shelf and a recipe!

Yes, I know it's a weed, but I still think it's pretty!

This Week's Menu

Eric's Lemon Butter Chicken with GF Pasta
Steamed Broccoli
Baked Butternut Squash

Deli Sandwiches made with
Karen's French Bread
Golden Apple Slices

Natalie's Pizza
Dad's Caesar Salad

Lea's Stuffed Cabbage Soup
Sour Cream Cornbread

Asian Veggie Stirfry
with Fried Rice

Baked Goods and Breakfasts
Sheltie Girl's Lemon Chia Seed Bread
Pumpkin Walnut Breakfast Bars (*recipe coming soon!)
Lea's White Chocolate Cake

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  1. Hi Carrie! That chicken looks really good - I might just have to make that later this week. Chicken seems to work well with lemon - I have several recipes that combine the two.

    And we did have such a good time in VA. I'd been to Natural Bridge several times before when I lived in Lexington, but I'd never really spent any time up in the mountains.


  2. I hate to say it, but I think I might be more of a lemon girl than a chocolate girl. I couldn't get enough lemon in me last week! I think I will have to give that lemon butter chicken a try in the near future, three of my favorite ingredients!
    Ginger of the North

  3. Hi Carrie, I have to agree with you, lemons are just wonderful! My first thought when I saw the ingredient of the week was, "mmm...lemon bars...lemon poppyseed muffins..." And like Karen and Ginger pointed out, it goes so well with chicken! Yum...I'm getting hungry!

  4. Karen -- chicken is SO good with lemon!! You are so right about that!! I'm so glad you had a nice time in VA!

    Ginger -- LOL I'm not quite sure I can claim to be more of a lemon girl than a chocolate girl... I dream about chocolate... lol ;-P Let me know how you like the lemon butter chicken!!

    Kristina -- I feel the same way girl! lemon poppyseed muffins are SO good!!! Thank you for visiting and commenting today!!

  5. Lemon does provide such a lovely flavor to so many foods. Mmmm lemon-poppy seed muffins--now I have a new craving!

  6. what a great sounding menu!