The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Aug 31
Time for the gluten-free weekly menu Aug 31, 2015.
I can’t tell you how excited I am that college football starts up again this weekend!!! Woohoo! I’m a Texas Ex Life Member and bleed burnt orange, as they say. And I love being back in Austin for football season!
I went to UT during the Mackovic years (’90s) so my expectations are never that high because we rarely won a game. So I’m a hopeful and optimistic fan. I forget that most of kids from the Mack Brown era are actually used to the Horns winning all the time.
We were recently at a tailgate for the UCLA game and people were crying – CRYING! because they lost the game. I hope they have a great season! Hook ’em Horns! \m/
Anyway, we are celebrating the coming of fall with a beautiful pot roast, carrots, mashies and gravy! And this pot roast is NOT cooked in a slow cooker.
I started out using a slow cooker years ago, but after investing in a good Dutch oven (Le Creuset) and making a perfect pot roast – I pitched the slow cooker (well I donated it to goodwill with all the other stuff we rarely used when we moved).
I know busy moms live by them, but keep the pot roast away from that slow cooker. The meat needs to be seasoned with salt and pepper and seared at high heat. Then braised in a Dutch oven with wine, beef broth and herbs to really bring out all its beauty.
We also use the Dutch oven to make the Cajun Dirty Rice. Makes an easy one-pot dish. Just cook up the bison and veggies. Then add in the spices, rice and broth. Super simple but quite delicious. And it is perfect for the turkey & veggie chili, too. Such a great investment.
The Weekly Menu Aug 31
Meatless Monday – Pasta Primavera
Tuesday – Salad Niçoise
Wednesday – Cajun Bison Dirty Rice
Thursday – Spicy Cajun Chicken with Jalapeño Creamed Sweet Corn (recipe in the weekly menu cookbook)
Friday – Turkey & Veggie Chili
Sunday – Dinner Out!
Have a wonderful week everyone!