Menu plan Monday October 19th

winter dance

I must admit, I do love Fall, but I’m so not a fan of the rain and gloomy weather we’ve been having.  I say the guys have the right idea!

Wendy of Celiacs in the House is our lovely hostess and she has picked squash as a theme.  I’m allergic to squash.  All kinds.  Watermelon, cucumbers, butternut (although I do sometimes have it), pumpkin-you get the idea.  So squash will be eaten, but not by me!

This Saturday will be our 8th year hosting a pumpkin carving party, which is good fun, gobs of work, and copious quantities of yummy (gluten free!) food.  So far, I’ve made and frozen rugelach dough and chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate almond balls, which are super addictive, and pumpkin seed brittle. What a way to break almost a month of non baking with a huge baking binge, but hey.  And still to come is pumpkin bread, sweet potato cornbread, pigs in a blanket (yes, gf pigs in a blanket using this croissant dough), an apple crisp and a chocolate cherry pie.  Did I mention that I have a problem with making too much food?  Oh yeah, there will be food, too, and I’ll be making chili and hot apple ‘cider‘.  If you have a good recipe for white chili, drop me a line por favor.

Also, I have a newsletter up on Autumn/Halloween related stuff. Enjoy!

Due to the ungodly amount of baking that has/will happen in the near future, meals will be SIMPLE.


Chicken in tomato sauce with asparagus

Lentil stew from the freezer with papadams

Curried bison in a coconut sauce and the biggest cauliflower I’ve ever seen

Rosemary roasted salmon and broccoli

whatever I can dig up that’s easy–which may mean fruit and nuts, which I adore.

From my garden:

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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3 Responses to Menu plan Monday October 19th

  1. Heather says:

    The pumpkin party sounds like good fun and good eats. I’ve got white chicken chili on my menu this week. I don’t have the recipe online, but I’ll try to remember to email it or post it.

  2. Lentil stew with papadums is brilliant. Do you make your own? Or do you have a brand you like?

  3. Esther says:

    baking marathon sounds fun though 🙂 Hope you have a great time

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