Menu Plan Monday–Pumpkins!

Wow!  I hope everyone had weather as beautiful as we did.  I’m somewhat limited in enjoying it because I sprained my ankle, but I did spend time in a nearby park with DH and we saw 4 wild turkeys, which was pretty neat.  And check out my basil!

And so…this week is the run up to our 9th annual pumpkin carving party, so there’s a lot of baking going on ’round these parts.  I tend to pre-make my own mixes so the days before are easier.  At the point, the menu will include:

As usual, I’m trying for a mix of some healthy-ish options and also fun ones that appeal to little people.  And my thought is that I’m going to be eating really simply this week because my attention will be on my baking projects.  So that means a lot of hummus and Yummy Red Lentil Dal.  No arguments here!

Michelle of Gluten-free: A Reason to Smile has chosen pumpkins as our theme.  I’m allergic, actually, but I grow the little guys.  3 years ago I grew the big ones and had 40 feet (approx) of moldy vines…thanks, but no thanks.  I’ll stick with the babies.

If anyone is interested in hosting future weeks, please contact me!  For info on hosting, please see the Swap HQTRS

Wishing you all a great week and a fun Halloween!

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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5 Responses to Menu Plan Monday–Pumpkins!

  1. Ricki says:

    What a menu! Sounds like it will be an amazing party–wishing I could be one of your guests some time ;) Have fun carving those pumpkins, and take care of that ankle!

  2. Wow. What a menu and using all the best GF cooks we know. And I see you are still braggin’ on that basil. Have a great week and take it easy with all that baking.
    Wendy

  3. Ricki,
    you’re welcome any time, and thanks a bunch!

    Wendy,
    Thanks a bunch!

  4. Pingback: Gluten-Free Menu Swap – Pumpkin « Gluten-Free Smiles

  5. Michelle says:

    I have been dying to try making coconut kefir. I totally forgot about that – thank you for the reminder, that’s great! And great minds definitely think alike! Your menu link is up and everything sounds yummy. I look forward to hearing how it went.

    Michelle

    PS – thanks for the inspiration. We have my stepson this halloween and he’s just at that age where he’s too old/cool to trick or treat. Your post gave me the idea for something that we can do with him.

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