Menu Plan Monday Oct 27th

The swap is hosted by the lovely Manda of Asparagus Thin, and our ingredient is one of my favorites: coconut! I go through a ridiculous number of young Thai coconuts, and coconut water is one of the yummiest things I can think of. We’re really lucky that we have a Mexican market nearby that regularly carries the coconuts, and they’re not that expensive. I have so many that we actually have a coconut screwdriver and knife to get the darn things open. As an extra bonus, it’s very soothing when I have an upset stomach! Whew! We we had a very busy weekend, with a big pumpkin carving party and gobs and gobs of gluten free insanity. We had chocolate chip cookies, an apple crisp, pumpkin seed brittle, a heavenly chocolate raspberry pie, rugelach, chocolate hazelnut balls, angel food cake, pumpkin seed dip, pumpkin cornbread, hot mulled apple cider and chili. One word? Overkill! But everyone had a good time, and I’ll post on that later this week.

This week is going to be about taking it easy in a big way, I wonder why. And this weekend we’re heading to the mountains for a nice romantic weekend, so I’ll get a break from the kitchen. *note: I need a host for next week’s swap, because I’ll be away! Email me if you’re interested cheryl (at) eharrishome (dot) com

Grilled salmon and herby-peppers (a combo of the last from my garden and the Farmer’s Market)

Pizza experimentation

Avocado and tomato soup with a nice big glass of coconut water

Roasted Chicken with celery in a chestnut sauce

Friday: Leftovers!

Baked good: Coconut Macaroons, courtesy of a recipe from Ricki’s upcoming cookbook

From my garden:
a few tomatoes which are reddening on my counter

From the market:

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Menu Plan Monday Oct 27th

  1. Ricki says:

    Sounds like a good “recovery” week! And how lucky that you have those coconuts nearby. I’m thinking I need to try coconut water again, as I never really liked it the first time, but so many people are wild about it that I think I must have missed something!

  2. Kim says:

    Ooooh! YUM!! Do you have a recipe for the pumpkin cornbread? I love pumpkin and cornbread, I can only imagine how they would be together! 🙂


  3. Angela says:

    We are making your pumpkin seed brittle this weekend. I can’t wait! Thank you so much for posting it. Your menu sounds wonderful!

    Have a great weekend away.

  4. Shellyfish says:

    Really looking forward to that avacado & tomato soup! I wish I could find those coconuts here – I used to love coconut water as a kid.

  5. Kim,
    I use the GF goddess’ recipe for sweet potato cornbread, but I usually do it with maple sugar and agave, more spices, and of course, pumpkin. Check out her website, it’s great!

  6. Can’t wait to hear the results of your “pizza experiment”!! Oh how I LOVE coconut macaroons (anything with coconut actually!). Your weeks sounds fantastically delicious. PS – Have a great getaway 🙂

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