The Weekly Menu Aug 7-13 #glutenfree #menuplanning
Hi everyone! We saw the first appearance of Hatch chiles this week and I’m pretty excited. I absolutely love Hatch chile season! So the next few weeks we’ll probably have quite a few recipes incorporating the wonderful roasted chiles. Yum! Yum!
Last week we found sheep’s milk Halloumi cheese, which is similar to mozzarella. We used it to make Margherita pizzas with the fabulous naan bread we made the night before. And it was amazing! So this opens new options. I think we are going to try an Eggplant Parmesan this week for Meatless Monday. We’ll use the standard flour, egg wash, breadcrumb method on the eggplant slices then bake it with sauce, Parmesan and Halloumi cheese. Wish I was having that right now!
And since I’m having fun making breads with our sourdough starter, French Bread is on the menu this week too.
We are also having dinner with the in-laws and I’m going to meet up with some of my high school girlfriends who’ll be in town for the weekend. I’m thinking we’ll go to Bonhomie and Grizzelda’s. Fun! Fun!
Brett can make tacos with the Hatch chile ground beef we found at Wheatsville and we can have leftovers the next night. So a couple days off of cooking will be nice!
The menus might seem a little different than usual because I’m taking a break from salads. I absolutely love salads and fresh veggies and usually have at least one on our menu each week, but lately I seem to have a little trouble with digestion of too much raw veg. Also, there is an outbreak of the parasite Cyclospora in Texas right now so we are going to minimize eating raw produce for awhile – especially cilantro. Cooking foods thoroughly helps prevent getting an infection and cyclosporiasis.
The Weekly Menu
It’s mostly non-GMO or organic, and totally “free from” gluten, dairy/casein (except goat cheese or Parmesan), xanthan gum, soy and more…
Meatless Monday – Eggplant Parmesan
Thursday – Spiced Roasted Chicken and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sautéed Spinach, Artichokes & Goat Cheese
Friday – Dinner Out
Saturday – Dinner Out
Sunday – Hatch Chile & Beef Tacos
Have a wonderful week everyone!