Monday, June 13, 2011

This Week's Menu - And we'll try that again...

So my main goal for last week was to make it to the gym at least 3 times. And what do they say about the best laid plans? Yeah. It didn't happen. All for good reasons though! We had an extremely busy week and the meals we made ahead of time were SO incredibly helpful! We had several events with our local gluten free support group, we had volunteer activities that were scheduled, and I worked with a local journalist (Janelle Clevinger, a freelance writer for the Wilson Daily Times) who's writing a story about my blog and our Wilson Gluten Free Support Group! It was an exciting week!

Janelle's daughter Emily helping me make gluten free chocolate chip cookies.
I had such a great time working with Janelle. I'm excited that this story will bring more awareness to celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and the gluten free diet in our local area of Eastern NC. I hope meet more people locally who need to follow a gluten free diet -- to let them know there are people here who are just like them, and also people who can help them if they need it! Janelle came to my home on Wednesday and I showed her a little about baking gluten free sandwich bread and making gluten free cookies. Her sweet daughter Emily helped me. I love teaching kids how to cook!

So the focus this week is to get back to the gym with some regularity. And to be honest, I've actually missed it. There's a huge sense of accomplishment after a good workout. I like that feeling.

For our meals this week I'm still having a love affair with the slow cooker. It's just so easy to make at least two meals on Sunday that can cook in the crock and I can completely ignore them. It's easier for me to use my slow cooker on the weekends, because I'm actually away from home too long during the week -- because trust me you CAN burn stuff in the slow cooker... and it's wicked hard to get rid of that scent in the kitchen for a week! So I'm a weekend slow cooker girl... even in the summer because it means I don't have to turn on the oven!

Breakfasts & Snacks This Week:
  • Boiled eggs, berry hemp shakes, apples with almond butter, fresh blueberries with mixed nuts or almonds, leftover blueberry almond scones, orange slices, rice cakes with dark chocolate peanut butter
Lunches This Week:
Dinners This Week:


For more awesome gluten free menus please visit Angela's Kitchen for this week's roundup.

And for hundreds of menus of ALL kinds, please visit Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie.

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