Last week I wrote this article about menu planning for my friends at EasyLunchBoxes.com, so this week I am joining up with many other bloggers on the web to bring you:
Except here at the Good Old Days Farm, Menu Planning has a twist… It’s all vegan and gluten free! So if you have the kind of diet restrictions or allergies that make people ask, “What can you eat?” this menu plan just might be for you!
I remember one time when I first got married, Papa the Farmer came home from work to a wonderful spaghetti dinner I had prepared. (This was long before our Gluten-Free days!) It was all laid out on the table looking beautiful and I was so excited about it. He took one look at it and disappointment instantly flashed across his face.
“Don’t you like spaghetti?” I asked.
“Well…” he said very slowly. I could see he was thinking about exactly how he should approach this conversation so as not to hurt the feelings of his new bride. “I like spaghetti…. It’s just that we’ve already had spaghetti three times this week…. and it’s only Wednesday.”
I hadn’t noticed. So these days, I give each day it’s own theme to ensure variety!
Sunday – Vegetable Casserole (Broccoli Casserole with brown rice and Salad with Olive oil and Lemon Dressing)
Monday – Beans (Pinto Beans on Cornbread topped with the usual Taco Condiments)
Tuesday – Soup & Salad (Minestrone Soup, Salad with Tofu Dill dressing)
Wednesday – Patties (Lentil Patties with Celery/Carrot Topping, Rice and Salad with Olive oil and Lemon Dressing)
Thursday – Beans (Italian Bean Casserole with Rice and Salad with French Dressing)
Friday – Chinese (Rice Noodles in a Honey-Ginger-Garlic Stir fry with Salad and Tofu Dill Dressing)
Saturday – We always share our meal on Saturdays with friends, so I only have to make one dish! This week I’ll make Quinoa with onions and cilantro!
You see? We vegan, gluten-free people CAN eat well!
Menu Plan Monday is the brain-child of Laura at "I'm an Organized Junkie." Each week she posts her own menu plan and LOTS of other bloggers link their weekly menus to hers. Click here to check it out! Most of the menus are not vegan or gluten free but some are so there are plenty of ideas for everyone!