I decided, in an effort to branch out and blog less about books (sacrilege!) and more about the other things I’m passionate about, I would start talking about food! One of my other favorite things! Which are now crazy because I had to completely change the way I eat in the past year or so! Yay!
Yes, that last yay was sarcasm.
Recap. See, last August, I figured out that gluten was causing me to have migraines. I had been experiencing them for over a year and they were gradually becoming more frequent, and, more painful. I was delighted to find the cause, but not so delighted to find out I couldn’t eat bread, pasta, and doughnuts any more. Plus cookies. COOKIES. And cake. Hmmm….cake….
Anyhoo, once I went off gluten, the headaches disappeared. Also the stomach pain that I had been told was IBS, the body aches (for the most part), and the insomnia (which has actually since came back). It is actually worth the price, but dang, sometimes I really want a cheeseburger on a BUN.
Long story short (I know right? This is short, I promise), I’ve decided to start putting my meal plans here for to 1) have somewhere to look back for meal ideas and 2) to share the alternative menus I come up with. Incidentally, did you know shredded zucchini makes a great substitute for spaghetti with sauce? Seriously, I converted my own daughter to it. So, here goes nothing.
Sunday – fend for yourself. The kids aren’t home, they go to church, and the hubby and I tend to get hungry at different times. Plus, dang him, he usually wants noodles. This will not be here in future meal plans. I usually just eat some fruit and cheese. And who am I kidding? Chocolate.
Monday – 4 Minute Fish: Crispy Lemon Tilapia. This is a new to me recipe that I am going to have to do some subbing with. Found this one at TastyKitchen.com. To go with it, I plan to make jasmine rice (my new favorite thing EVER) and sauteed zucchini.
Tuesday – Leigh’s Everything but the Kitchen Sink Pork Tenderloin. No, I don’t know Leigh. And this is another new to me recipe. It sounds fantastic. I just have to sub the soy sauce with gf soy sauce. Luckily, it’s already in the fridge. Will serve with some ginger lime slaw (dude, this stuff is the bomb! and I don’t care out 00’s it is to say that) and olive oil roasted potatoes I think.
Wednesday – Mississippi Roast which is a standard around here. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. For the fam, the meat goes on buns with melted cheese. For me, it goes over rice with some sort of veg on the side.
Thursday! – We eat at my aunt’s house! Will rarely be in future editions because I rarely cook on Thursdays.
Friday! – The kids are at Mema’s! Heather eats whatever she wants! It’s usually ice cream!
Saturday – We usually eat out. If we don’t, I will probably whip up some potato soup. I’ve been wanting some.
So, there you have it. Week one of my little experiment. What are your meal plans for the week? You KNOW I’m dying to find out.