Meal Plan (gluten free, dairy free) Dec 14-20

Last week was a busy week being the last week of school and activities. And boy did it fly by!! I didn't think I would be able to cook much but things really worked out well. Some things we ate weren't gluten free or dairy free, but part of surviving is being okay to cheat on diet sometimes (if you can afford it). Sunday - Hamburger patties (1 lb ground beef, 1/2 cup GF crackers crushed, 1 egg, S & P to taste, 1/4 cup finely chopped onion. Mix all ingredients and form into patties), roasted veggies (chop red onion. Then toss onion, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans in olive oil and salt & pepper. Place on rimmed roasting pan and cook at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes).

Monday - Scott had to work late so me and the girls made a frozen pizza from Trader Joe's (not GF or DF)

Tuesday - Pork Tacos with tangy slaw. Pulled carnitas pork from Trader Joe's (fully cooked--just heat up for 3 minutes in microwave and it pulls apart) Serve with warm soft corn tortillas. You guys, this came together in about 15 minutes which was great for arriving home late from dance.

Wednesday - leftover pork tacos for Scott. I made breakfast for the girls (scrambled eggs, bacon, frozen GF waffles from Trader Joe's). The organization that work for celebrated with christmas lunch and ya'll it was the BEST meal I've had--Filet Mignon, mashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts. It was so delicious that I refused to eat anything else the rest of the day. It would have just ruined the best meal.

Thursday - Coconut Flour Chicken Tenders + rice + steamed green beans. We didn't really care for this chicken recipe. If you've ever worked with coconut flour then you know it is a dense flour. I think something was just off with the recipe so I'm willing to make it again and alter things. I've made this recipe before and it turned out pretty good.

Friday - Scott's business Christmas Party

Saturday - Scott's family Christmas Dinner

Somehow I managed to forget to take any pictures of our meals. Forgive me!! I hate reading blogs that don't include pictures so I promise to do better! I'm usually so spent or hungry by the time the food is done that pictures are the last thing on my mind. The good news for me is that somehow I have managed to escape cooking for probably more than a week! We have lots of christmas get togethers. That my friends is pure joy to me! JOY TO THE WORLD! Since I hate leaving you with no pictures.

christmas party fun
christmas party fun

I'll leave you with one of my husband and I at the company Christmas Party--I sure love doing life with this guy.

Merry Christmas!