Hello, hello! How are ya? I hope you’re well. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today! Today on the blog I want to take a minute to share some dinner inspiration with you. I’m hoping this series if nothing else, encourages you to gather around the family table and share a meal with the ones you love. Supper time just so happens to be one of my favorite times of the day. I look forward to gathering around the table. Eating a meal together with my little family and talking about our day. Before we begin, I want to share a few tidbits.
- No. 1 – our family eats mostly gluten free. My husband is completely gluten free, so for that reason the rest of our family have adopted a mostly gluten free diet [at least for supper time]. Mostly for my meal making sanity, haha. So you’ll likely see a lot of gluten free meal ideas!
- No. 2 – we are pretty basic around here. You’re not going to come across some crazy recipes. We eat a lot of the same old same old, and just enjoy simple, old fashioned style meals.
- This blog series isn’t going to be filled with a bunch of recipes. I tend to be a wing it type of cook and I’m not much of a meal planner. For this reason I’m going to be sharing meal inspiration…maybe with a few ingredients lists or “how to” But mostly just meal ideas and what we are eating in a week! Let’s dive right in, shall we?
MONDAY | I like to keep this pretty simple because it’s a Monday, haha. So we normally eat some type of pasta meal on a Monday. Last week we had gluten free pasta [spaghetti] with a house salad and lots of veggies hidden in the sauce. To make my sauce I just use a big ole’ can of crushed on diced tomatoes, add in some chopped carrots, onions, celery, peppers, salt, pepper, maybe a dash of sugar and simmer until the veggies are soft. Then puree. Many times I will just brown some ground beef and add that in for a yummy meat sauce. You can make this ahead to save time! P.s. our favorite gluten free pasta is this brand HERE
TUESDAY | Taco salad. I like to use ground beef or ground turkey for this. We love the seasoning from Siete. I just brown my ground beef and add the seasoning as it’s browning. Lettuce from the garden is my favorite, [I like when I can get some from my parents garden] but when I don’t have enough crispy romaine chopped in ribbons is delicious as the base layer. After that I pile on the meat, the diced tomatoes, roasted corn is soooo good, cheese, crushed up tortilla chips and some taco sauce or homemade salsa! I also love avocado on mine but leave that off for the rest of the family.
WEDNESDAY | Grilled chicken marinated in italian dressing. Fried potatoes and corn on the cob or green beans. To add a little something exciting to my chicken I love to throw on a slice of tomato and american cheese at the end while it’s finishing up on the grill.
THURSDAY | Beef Stew in the crock-pot with beef bone broth, mixed veggies and potatoes. I like to throw a few slabs of butter in this, it just takes it to the next level. I usually just season with salt and pepper and random seasoning that sounds good. I like to use grass fed chuck roast and I cube it and cover it in flour and then sear it first. For a quick meal you can just cube the meat and throw everything in the crock pot. Adding diced tomatoes and sweet paprika for more of a hungarian gloulash type stew is my favorite way to make it.
FRIDAY | Leftovers
SATURDAY | Ham and cheese omelets and homemade gluten free waffles. I shared my waffle/pancake recipe HERE P.s. if you’ve never made an omelet in a cast iron pan…you absolutely must! There is nothing better than eggs cooked in cast iron!
SUNDAY | Turkey BBQ with homemade gluten free mac and cheese and broccoli.
There you have it, friends. That’s what our family ate last week for supper. Thanks again for stopping by. I’d love to hear what you’re cooking this week and I hope this post was encouraging and maybe even inspiring!