The hot, dog days of summer are here. Humidity is crazy! Feels like you are swimming through the air as you walk. Great pool days, though. The kids are loving the daily swimming lessons. I guess the one benefit to this heat is that there are no cold mornings for swimming. Which means no purple lips or chattering teeth!
Celiac Family is hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week and chose the ingredient: balsamic vinegar. I love balsamic vinegar & use it for many different things in my house. I will sometimes use balsamic vinegar alone for my salads. I marinate my chicken breasts in a mix of balsamic, olive oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt & pepper, then grill. I saute mushrooms in balsamic vinegar. I could go on & on. Oh, one of my favorites is Caprese Salad with a balsamic gastrique (just balsamic & a touch of brown sugar stirred up & drizzled over the salad). Thanks for hosting!
Onto the menu:
Sunday ~ Baked Parmesan Chicken Fingers, sweet potato hash browns, broccoli & salad
Monday ~ Salmon (Agave & Lime), brown rice, green beans & salad
Tuesday ~ Homemade Mac & cheese, baked beans, veggies & fruit (didn’t get to this last week)
Wednesday ~ Shrimp Scampi, asparagus & Caprese Salad w/Balsamic Gastrique
Thursday~ Spinach & Feta Turkey Burgers, roasted butternut squash, sauteed okra medley & salad
Friday~ Homemade Veggie Pizza & salad
Saturday~ Breakfast for dinner (spinach & tomato frittata), sweet potato hash browns & fruit bowl
Betty Crocker’s Yellow Cake Mix
Test another bread
Don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for lots more menu plans.