Monday, December 5, 2011

Menu Plan Monday- Dec 5th

My apologies for the lack of update and menu last week. We got home from our Kansas trip late Sunday evening. Unloaded the van, put kids to bed and then just relaxed till we crawled in bed ourselves. Last week was spend unpacking, catching up on laundry, and decorating the house for Christmas. Anyone else having a hard time with the fact that yesterday was the second Sunday of Advent?  Of course we missed church the first Sunday due to traveling, so that makes it jarring for me as well. I"m happy to say though that I did get all the decorations up. I have a box of fresh pine branches that still need hung, but I just got those on Saturday. A friend of Mark's family had a large branch fall in her yard, and my mother-in-law and sister-in-law went and picked  up several of the cut pieces for holiday decorations. They were nice enough to pick some up for me as well. In other fun news, Mark finished the bookcase at the top of the stairs this weekend. It still needs the middle shelves, but the structure is there. :) I'll have to take pictures and post them so you can see what I mean. Ok on to our menu. This week will be crazy busy on a few days. Bless my mother-in-law for allowing us to come have dinner at her house. Makes my life so much easier.

This weeks menu is a s follows:
Monday: Dinner with Mark's folks - I'm bring GF bread (Mark has to lead a training for work)
Tuesday: Tacos with leftover Thanksgiving turkey (My mom send home leftover meat. I put it in the freezer and have been taking it out a little at a time)
Wednesday: Dinner with Mark's folks (Mark and I both have church obligations that overlap. So Grandma and Grandpa have agreed to help with the kids)
Thursday: Ethiopian Lentil Bowl (From Simply in Season)
Friday: Homemade GF Pizza
Saturday: Broccoli Cheese Soup
Sunday: Pancakes and bacon

Don't forget to check out Organized Junkie for more menus.  Happy Monday Everyone!!!!


Allison said...

How is the gluten free diet working for Cai? Is it difficult for you to work around?

Kristin said...

Going gluten free has been good for Cai. It has been a challenge to figure out certain foods such as breads, pizza and pancakes. But I'm learning, and there seems to be a lot of information online and in published books and magazines. Mostly going completely gluten free around our house has helped. I don't have to worry about cross-contamination that way. And I ensure I'm feeding him good food, cause if I don't like something I'm not going to make it again. ;) We're still trying to figure out how sensitive he is to gluten, as there are times he show signs of having gluten when I'm not sure where it came from. That is the biggest struggle, figuring out what brands are safe even if there are free of gluten ingredients. Many are still processed in factories along side products with gluten, so cross-contamination happen and some of that affects Cai and some does not.