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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