Monthly Menu Plan – March 2010

Best Ever French Onion Dip from February Newsletter

March madness is upon us.  Whether it be with college basketball, Spring Break, kids spring sports starting or digging out of the winters last snow storms, it’s here.  For me that means going back to some tried and true recipes.  It also means more hands off cooking and more minute meals.  So this month’s menu plan you’ll see some past recipes and some new fast and easy ones.

Don’t forget coming up on Sunday March 7th is the Oscars.  Last week we shared some ideas on what to serve while watching the show with our Gluten Free Progressive OSCAR Dinner Party.  Check out all of the great recipes shared.  Other celebrations this month include St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th, first day of Spring on the 20th and Passover begins March 29th.

Also, if you want the recipe for the Best Ever French Onion Dip, it is part of the February Newsletter.  All newsletters will be archived under our News page.  If you signed up for the newsletter after that edition went out, you will need to visit the News to view the February edition.  You will receive March’s newsletter directly.  If you have not signed up yet, what are you waiting for?

Have a great month and as always, share with us your experiences with making any of these recipes.  Love to hear from you!

1- Roasted Spatchcock Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing

2- West African Chicken Peanut Stew

3- Pizza Soup

4- Beef Brisket with mashed potatoes and gravy

5- Posole

6- Calzones

7- Spinach Artichoke Dip Pizza, Roasted Potato Slices with Smoky Aioli Dip, Southern Fried Oysters, Flourless Sparkling Chocolate Cookies with Whipped Cream

8- Beef Brisket Vegetable Soup

9- Pizzas

10- Shrimp and Cauliflower Couscous

11- Pastelón or Sweet Plantain Lasagna

12- Scallop, Chorizo and Purple Sweet Potato Tacos

13- Garlic Garbanzo Bean, Swiss Chard, Pancetta Soup

14- Pesto Shrimp on Polenta Portobellos


16- Pork Noodle Soup

17- Irish Beef Stew

18- Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Figs and Onions

19- Whole Roasted Fish

20- Roasted Pork Loin

21- Chicken Enchiladas

22- Scallop Pasta with Chorizo

23- Chipotle Burger on a Bun with Tomatillo Salsa

24- Have on Hand Soup

25- Buffalo Shrimp

26- Beef and Noodles

27- Pork and Lentils

28- Winter Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Prosciutto Topping

29- Chicken Chow Mein with Gluten Free Soy Sauce

30- Fast Pantry Soup

31- Shrimp Tostados

Don’t forget OrgJunkie has more menus.

7 Responses to Monthly Menu Plan – March 2010

  1. gfe--gluten free easily March 1, 2010 at 7:10 am #

    Oh, that French Onion Dip looks so good! Anything French onion has my name on it. 😉 And, I can always count on you, Diane, to remind me which sports season it is.

    Now I will be waiting patiently to find out if the fried oysters and sparkling chocolate cookies will be a hit for you. I want to make the cookies again just to try your whipped cream topping. 😉

    Happy Monday and March! I love new months. 🙂


    • Diane March 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

      Shirley- Well I am a bit of a sports nut. I guess that's from growing up with much older brothers. So yep, I'll always share what's going on in the sports world, especially when it's football.

      I'm craving those cookies. May have to make them just to make sure I can before Sunday. 🙂

  2. Alta March 1, 2010 at 8:17 am #

    You never cease to amaze me with your month-long menu plan. I am usually pretty good at planning week-by-week, but month-long? I’m just not that organized. 🙂 Great job. Buffalo shrimp sounds good about now, I think I’d fast-forward to that meal!

    • Diane March 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

      Alta- You know once you get going, a month is actually easier than a week. If you start working on a week and you come up with lots of different ideas and end up with more than a weeks worth of ideas, well you on your way. Give it a try and you'll find you might like it better. I really don't like having to do it every week. Guess I'm really just lazy, but I'm glad it looks impressive. It will be our little secret. 🙂

  3. Mary B. March 2, 2010 at 5:27 am #

    Hi there! Love this site! Just discovered it recently, and so appreciate all the great ideas for me and for my toddler — we have both recently switched to GF/DF eating based on some testing. Hubby's along for the ride ; )

    Please forgive me if I'm missing something, but how do I find the recipes for the menu items with no hyperlink? I tried searching and couldn't find it either (e.g. West African Peanut Soup). Thanks for enlightening me!

    • Diane March 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

      Mary- Welcome! So glad you're finding things that work for you. You're doing everything right because there is no link for the West African Peanut Soup yet. Look for it tomorrow!


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