Menu Plan Monday 3-5-2012

Now that we’re settled into our new townhouse it’s time to start menu planning again! I’m sure our budget needs it. We figured up that we spent over $800.00 in food last month! Ouch!

Now onto the main event. I am posting our lunch and dinner plans. Breakfast varies in our home because I let the boys choose what they want. We have the stuff for green smoothies, eggs, pancakes, and cereals.  If you menu plan as well feel free to post a comment and link to yours. Also check out Organized Junkie for more menu plans!

Monday- class at Matthias’ Lot
Lunch: Omelets
Dinner: Sandwiches

Tuesday-
Lunch: Spaghetti
Dinner: Hamburgers and sweet potato fries

Wednesday- church
Lunch: Turkey, gf crackers, veggies, and fruit
Dinner: Crockpot meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggies

Thursday-
Lunch: Stir fry
Dinner: Walking tacos

Friday-
Lunch: Chicken enchiladas
Dinner: Homemade pizza

Saturday-
Brunch: GF biscuits and gravy
Dinner: Chili

Sunday- Lot family
Lunch: Clam chowder for lot family
Dinner: Leftovers from the week

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Gluten Free Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Recipe

Since our family has went gluten free one thing I have really missed is biscuits and gravy. It was a staple in our home growing up. A yummy, delicious childhood memory. Last week while making homemade cream of  mushroom I had an epiphany. This could work with sausage in the same way! I tried it and an oh my yum! It worked beautifully. The following is my recipe modified from the Heaven Housewife’s recipe, which is linked above and Mom’s biscuit recipe made GF.

Mom’s Drop Biscuits

2 cup of flour (we use GF version)

1 stick of butter, softened but not melted

2 tsp baking powder (GF)

1 tsp salt

1/2 to 3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with a fork. Add milk and mix. If mixture seems dry you can use the other 1/4 cup of milk. Grease a pan (I use Pirex). Drop biscuits onto pan and MAKE THEM TOUCH each other. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown at 400.

Gluten Free Sausage Gravy

Pack of your favorite breakfast sausage (you can use less we just like it meaty)

1/4 GF corn starch

4 cups milk

salt and pepper to taste

Brown your sausage in a nice big skillet. I like to use my biggest iron skillet. While it’s browning shake cornstarch in a jar with 1 1/2 cups of milk. Use a whisk to mix the milk mixture into the browned sausage with grease., stirring constantly at medium heat. Slowly add remaining milk, salt and pepper. Stir with a whisk until smooth and thick. Pour over one of your amazing biscuits and eat your heart out!

Gravy is mess so please excuse the mess on the stove!  Next time I’ll make sure to clean it up before taking pictures. 🙂