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Meal Plans Week of 11-30-14

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Allergen-Friendly Weekly Menu || Homemade Dutch Apple PieDid you enjoy your Thanksgiving? Are you getting sick of turkey? We had a wonderful time with my parents and enjoyed our meal plus leftovers for a couple days. Now I’m ready for a turkey break.  I do still have turkey broth going in the crockpot right now…round three!

It was so nice having my husband home all week last week with no big plans. I got quite a bit accomplished. But the best part was having a relaxed schedule and getting so much snuggle time with my kiddos.

This week it’s back to our normal routine, back to school and work. We have stuff going on every day again. It’s grocery week, but I don’t have time to shop. The fridge is already empty, so I’m going to have to be creative to keep everyone well fed.Thanksgiving

Now that Thanksgiving is over we’re thinking about Christmas.  We’ve started our shopping, we hung the lights. We still have to get the rest of the decorations out. And of course start some Christmas baking! 

I had hopes of creating a dairy free cheesecake this week…but after more experimenting I’m pretty sure my little one reacts to eggs.  A dairy free egg free cheesecake would be a challenge. Especially since I’m picky about the texture of my cheesecake. So we’ll see if I feel like experimenting with that. I might also try to create a dairy free egg free eggnog (kind of an oxymoron).

I also need to make cookies for church and make a meal for a friend that recently had a baby. I want to start some homemade teacher gifts as well. I continue to experiment with gluten free bread. Maybe someday I’ll get it just right.Thanksgiving

We are still stuck on dairy for my son.  I want to try the other foods, but I can’t do it until we know his dairy status and get his body back to normal. Right now I’m only giving him small amounts of butter and goat’s milk yogurt. I’ll see how he’s doing in a few days and see if we need to go back to totally dairy free for a bit.

Last week I shared some delicious pumpkin recipes – pumpkin spice graham crackers and pumpkin bread.  This week I’m kicking off a new series – my simple supper series. The holidays are such a busy time of year. Everyone needs some meals that come together quickly but are still healthy.

Here is what’s on our menu this week. What are you eating?

MENU Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

L – beef stroganoff
D – chicken taco soup (from freezer)/turkey soup
*make granola, clean, make eggnog

D (prep ahead) – cp sweet and sour meatballs, mashed potatoes, broccoli
*make gf bread

D (prep ahead) – pasta fagioli soup, garlic bread
*make gfdf noodles

D (prep ahead) – cp steak, baked potatoes, carrots

D (quick prep) – sloppy joes, chips, peas
*make cheesecake, make hot cocoa mix

D – granola pancakes, bacon, roasted vegetables

D – turkey pot pie, applesauce
*bake cookies

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