Monday, May 23, 2011

This Week's Menu - Crockpot Posole

This weekend was very busy! We ran errands on Saturday, my husband got a new lawn mower (aka... a new TOY), and I made an impromptu dinner & dessert for my in-laws. Sunday we spent the entire day in the yard planting our first small garden of: tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, zucchini, and pie pumpkins. We also planted some herbs alongside the veggies: oregano, thyme, basil, lemon balm, stevia, and lavendar.

Because I was outside all day on Sunday I wasn't able to prepare foods ahead of time this week. I'll be doing some additional prep work on Monday & Wednesday nights if I can... but the crock pot will hopefully save me a lot of time this week. I'm using the crock pot on Sunday night to prepare "Posole" -- a mexican hominy, green chilies, and pork stew. On Wednesday morning I'll set up the crock pot with ingredients to make black bean soup so it's ready by the time I get home. Black beans are great in the crock pot because they can stand up to being cooked for long periods of time.

I want to shout-out a HUGE thanks to my friends on the Gingerlemongirl facebook page who helped me come up with last-minute, quick, easy homemade meals for this week!

The theme of the gluten free menu swap this week is "corn" which we'll be having in Posole -- which contains hominy -- corn/maize that has been cooked in a special way to have a unique taste and texture!

Breakfasts/Snacks This Week: Berry Hemp Shakes, Boiled Eggs (make on Monday night), Udi's Granola + almond milk, raw almonds and/or mixed nuts, Chocolate Almond flour muffins (Make on Monday or Wednesday night), baby carrots and/or apple slices with natural peanut butter

Lunches This Week: leftovers -- hopefully there will be plenty!!

Dinners this Week:

For more gluten free meal plans please visit Heather at Celiac Family

For hundreds of meal plans of all types, please visit Laura's "I'm an Organizing Junkie.

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  1. Thank you for sharing crock pot meals. I am collecting them for the summer. Your menu sounds wonderful this week!


  2. Thanks for joining the GF Menu Swap again! Crock pot ideas are always welcome, but I love the baked oatmeal idea. I've got some GF oats I need to use, so this sounds like the perfect idea. Have a great weekend!

  3. You have a great looking menu this week. I sure do miss oatmeal, but cant have it because of my food allergies. Posole is another favorite at my house. I need to add that to my menu again soon. Have a great week! :)

  4. I LOVE using the crockpot! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks!

    Brooke Annessa

  5. why not do the baked oatmeal in the crock pot as well? I've done that for breakfasts and it always turns out yummy! Just assemble it like your recipe says and turn the crock on as low as it'll go for the day.