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    Weekly Menu Plan ~ June 28, 2009

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    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

    Baked Goods

    Bread

    Betty Crocker’s Yellow Cake Mix

    Test another bread

    Don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for lots more menu plans.  :)

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