Menu Plan Monday: Plums Aug 12th

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe summer has flown by so fast…I don’t ever remember having such a sense of disbelief that it’s almost over, yet here we are. I will absolutely be doing a round-up on the July Self-Care Retreat…soon…as soon as I dig out from the pile of work that I’m under!

Speaking of work, I have a summary of the new g-free legislation here and ideas for g-free breakfasts here.

I’m glad to be hosting this week’s menu plan on plums because obviously I HAD to go out Screen-Shot-2013-08-03-at-11.23.28-AMand buy some. I love plums—especially greengage plums. I haven’t seen them yet this year, and I fear I’ve missed them! Please tell me if they’re still to come—I didn’t see them the last few weeks.

While plums are simply delicious no matter what, I love them as plum butter, which is beyond awesome. Or I pit a bunch, puree them and cook that down as a sauce for broccoli, chicken…whatever. I look forward to hearing all the ways you use plums!

E has been doing a lot of travel this summer, which in some ways is fabulous—I can take it easy in the kitchen. In theory, he needs a batch of Carrie’s Cookies for his next trip, but I’m not sure I’ve got the time. We’ll see.

The menu for this week is pretty basic. I have not felt like cooking lately, although I’ve been making chocolate cake(s).

Roasted veggies and Canellini beans


Baby greens with Kalamata hummus

Rosemary salmon and roasted broccoli



Freezer diving: beef stew

And everyone else?

Heather of Celiac Family is making plum sauce for her pancakes, which sounds awesome. She also is giving away the new Pillsbury G-Free dough, so hop on over and check it out!

Did you know plums don’t grow in Florida? (I didn’t) I learned something new from Elisabeth of The Girl who couldn’t eat anything.  She’s got Mango and Coconut rice pudding on her menu, which looks amazing.

I LOVE the idea of Angela’s Slow Cooker Plum Chicken! The rest of her menu looks delicious, including her Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

Amanda of Gluten-Free Detroit Metro mentions grilling plums and now I’m curious. Anyone try it? They may be a little small, but I bet the taste would be fabulous. She’s got Salmon cakes and lettuce wraps on this week’s menu.

Kendra of A Peaceful Mom has such adorable Apple Sandwiches on the menu. I bet they’d be a total lunchbox hit!

Wanna host the menu swap? Go head over to Heather of Celiac Family for the schedule of events and her yummy meal plans.


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: Plums Aug 12th

  1. Thanks for hosting this week. Your plum butter looks divine.
    Here’s my post this week:

  2. Elisabeth says:

    Thanks for hosting! I might just have to try your plum butter! Here’s my post this week:

  3. I have to make the plum butter. Yum! Thank you so much for hosting this week. My post is up: Have a lovely week!

  4. I can’t believe we don’t usually have plums in our diet. The kids love fruit and eat it all the time, but we usually do apples, pears, peaches, and citrus. I’m going to try plums this week.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    Apparently plums can grow in FL but none of the farmers that I know around here or at my farmers market have them. Also it seems like it is probably the wrong season for them…they ripen in May down here if they are grown. Nothing survives im FL summer heat!

  6. Its nice to know about this. Plum butter? in my diet? I want to try this one soon. Thank you for this wonderful idea.

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