Menu Plan Monday- October 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday- October 18, 2010

Buffalo Shrimp

I don’t know about you but these weeks are flying by.  I think with constant activity in our family some things can get pushed to the side.  Last month was so busy I didn’t get to make a monthly menu.  So now I’m making weekly menus.  It really does not take a lot of time to open the freezer to see what proteins I have in there and check the calendar for who has to be where and when.  With that information in hand over the weekend,  I write up my menu.  Feel free to gather ideas from here, use my menu or just my process and create your own menu according to your freezer and your calendar.

Menu Plan Monday- October 18, 2010 This week I’m going to cook a couple of recipes from Silvana Nardone’s new cookbook- Cooking for Isaiah.  I met Silvana at the BlogHer Food Conference.  She is such a warm and friendly person.  I enjoyed talking with her about her book and sharing food ideas.  While looking through her cookbook the first thing that jumped out at me was her Hash Brown Belgian Waffles with Apple Sausage and Fried Eggs.  Oh yeah, I’m making that one on Monday.  I’m also going to try her Maple Mustard Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes.  After I have played with her recipes in the kitchen, I’ll share my experience.  You can find Silvana at dish towel diaries.

I hope you have a wonderfully delicious week full of real food, lots of fun in the kitchen and you explore the many choices of living a gluten and dairy free life!

REMINDER:  Your Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free submissions are due Saturday, October 23rd!

Monday– Hash Brown Belgian Waffles with Apple Sausage and Fried Eggs

Tuesday– Eating out

Wednesday– Maple Mustard Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes and Peas

Thursday– Fantastic Freezer Finds- love those leftovers

Friday-Grain Free Mexican Pizza with a colorful salad

Saturday– Salmon on a bed of spinach with a Roasted Red Pepper Aioli from Kalyn’s Kitchen

SundayBuffalo Shrimp with Hand Cut Oven Fries and salad

This menu has been shared on Orgjunkie.

5 Responses to Menu Plan Monday- October 18, 2010

  1. Shirley @ gfe October 18, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    Sounds like a terrific plan, especially trying out Silvana's recipes. I'm so disappointed that somehow I missed her at BlogHer Food. I look forward to your review, Diane. Have a great week! Let's breathe and go slower, shall we?



  2. glutenfreeforgood October 19, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    Hash brown Belgian waffles? Wow, that sounds interesting. And maybe even over-the-top good. I want to hear about that one. Of course, I'm a waffle and pancake addict, but I'm wondering about the syrup and hash brown mix. Waffles aren't worth making unless they end up floating in syrup. I avoid them except for very special occasions (Mother's Day), simply because I can't resist the syrup part. They're Zen like. What isn't there is more important than what is there. Meaning the deep divots for holding the syrup. 🙂

    Oops, I got off track. I'm with Shirley. Breathe in, breathe out and go slower. Ommmm…


    • TheWHOLEGangLLC October 20, 2010 at 10:08 am #

      Well I'm still working on those potatoes. Here's one thing I learned, don't try to short cut it and use frozen hash browns in the waffle iron. They have too much liquid. Other than that they taste amazing. It's like a large potato waffle chip. I do like other waffles too but have not tried making them with the almond flour yet. On my to do list.

      Going slower today simply by the fact that my lungs are full and breathing is harder. I think I need another green smoothie.

  3. Mary October 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    Hi Diane – What a great idea to do recipes from people you met at the BlogHer Food conference! The Buffalo shrimp look wonderful. 😉

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC October 20, 2010 at 10:04 am #

      Thanks Mary. I love how fast and easy it is to make shrimp into a full meal.