Dinner Menu: Week #30 {Gluten Free} {Insta-Pot}

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Week #30

This week, every night I will use my new Instant Pot to try out each of the functions out! Most meals can be adapted for stove top or crockpot cooking.

Monday: Beef & Broccoli over rice (recipe – make sure to use gluten free soy sauce. I cook this in a wok on the stovetop.) [Rice cooker]

Tuesday: Beef stew [saute & pressure cooker]

Wednesday: Out

Thursday: Spaghetti squash [steamer]

Friday: Homemade lobster mac & cheese [Instant Pot in use making yogurt!]

Saturday: Sweet Potato Chili (recipe) [crockpot]

Sunday: Leftovers

Menus are a must! Nothing sabotages good eating intentions like the end of day tired, and no idea what’s for dinner. By planning ahead, you can have meat defrosting during the day, or know exactly what you need to pick up from the store on your way home. Take into account your busy days, and do easier/quicker meals those days (move meals around to suite your busy days)

Menus are marked Gluten Free, Paleo, or SCD depending on which diet they fit into.

Dinner Menu: Week #29 {Gluten Free}

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Week #29

Monday: Sushi out

Tuesday: Grilled steak and garden salad

Wednesday: Steak and egg sandwich on bagel (with leftover steak)

Thursday: BBQ chicken nachos

Friday: Wings with sweet chili sauce

Saturday: Chef salad with leftover Thanksgiving turkey

Sunday: Snacks

Menus are a must! Nothing sabotages good eating intentions like the end of day tired, and no idea what’s for dinner. By planning ahead, you can have meat defrosting during the day, or know exactly what you need to pick up from the store on your way home. Take into account your busy days, and do easier/quicker meals those days (move meals around to suite your busy days)

Menus are marked Gluten Free, Paleo, or SCD depending on which diet they fit into.

Thanksgiving Menu {Gluten Free}

Instead of a Monday weekly menu this week, I’m doing a Thanksgiving meal menu!

This is what we are eating this year

Turkey: make sure to look for one marked “gluten free”, often times it’s the “all natural” ones. This will probably not be the ones that are super marked down this time of year, sorry. 

Gravy: made from the drippings, seasoned and thickened with tapioca flour (approximately 1 tablespoon per 1 cup of liquid to thicken). Corn starch also works (same ratio). 

Mashed potatoes

Green beans & mushrooms (recipe)

Beets & feta salad (recipe)

Bread or biscuits (bread is my mother’s dept. Biscuit recipe)

Pie with homemade whipped cream (pie is my mother’s dept, and whipped cream recipe)

It’s a little carb heavier than last year, to incorporate a few more “traditional” foods.

I’ve never been a huge fan of the “traditional” menu for Thanksgiving. Unless you are truly hosting a small army, you cook for days, serve way too many dishes, spend hours cleaning up, and eat leftovers for days or until they spoil…

And top that with the fact that I’ve worked most Thanksgivings since I became employed, and so the whole stuffing yourself till comatose wasn’t a thing (especially the years I went to work after dinner!)…

So don’t be afraid to make Thanksgiving what ever you want it to be. Make your own traditions, and find your own favorite dishes!

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