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Menu Plan

Taco Salad Casserole

It is spring in Oklahoma. It actually feels like we kind of skipped winter this year because we had such a mild one. It is definitely spring now though. Everything is blooming and turning green which is beautiful. My allergies on the other hand are not so beautiful. Sneezing and sniffling season has also begun.

The other sign that it is spring is that rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast. Storms are not my favorite part of spring, but we need the rain here, so I won’t complain about rain in the forecast.

One of the things I do love about spring is the ability to grill more often. Yes, you can grill in the winter, but grilling is so much nicer and easier in warmer weather. Look for more grilling recipes on the menu plans soon.

Here is the menu plan for the week.

Breakfast

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

banana waffles

Banana Waffles

Maple Cinnamon Homemade Granola

Maple Cinnamon Granola 

Dinner

Taco Salad Casserole

Taco Salad Casserole

Sauerkraut Sloppy Joes

Sauerkraut Sloppy Joes

Chicken Burrito Casserole

Chicken Burrito Casserole

Slow Cooked Barbecue Ranch Chicken Legs

Slow Cooked BBQ Ranch Chicken

15 Minute Sausage Alfredo

15 Minute Sausage Alfredo

Homemade Frozen Pizza_

Homemade Frozen Pizza

Dessert Of The Week

Copycat Double Fudge Cake

Double Chocolate Fudge Cake

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Pizza Salad

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancake Muffins__

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancake Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes without Xanthan Gum

Gluten Free Pancakes without gums

Dinner

Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad

Gluten-Free-Biscuits-and-Gravy

Gluten Free Biscuits and Gravy – Breakfast for dinner

One Pot Taco Dinner- Quick and Easy Dinner

Gluten Free One Pot Taco Dinner

Stir Fried Pork and Cabbage_

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

Crock Pot Chicken

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Brownie Mix Recipe

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Fajita Rice Casserole

A few simple ingredients is all you need for this easy Fajita Rice Casserole!

Fajita Rice Casserole

Fajita rice casserole is one of my new favorite easy casseroles!

I recently had some leftover chicken and some leftover rice. I wanted to use them up, but wanted to try something new.

I knew my family loved my beef enchilada rice casserole, so I took that same basic idea, but changed it up a little with the chicken and rice.

Since this is a great way to use leftovers I know it will be on our menu plan often.

Fajita Rice Casserole

 

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Gluten free cinnamon sugar muffins are a delicious breakfast treat!

Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

I have had this recipe set aside to share with you all for several months, but I keep putting it off because I have shared so many muffin recipes. The reality is though that my family loves muffins. We make them at least once a week and eat them for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dessert.

So, I decided to ignore that fact that I have already shared quite a few muffin recipes and am sharing this one today. I hope you don’t mind.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Muffins

For these muffins I wanted to recreate a cinnamon sugar muffin that I remember making before I went gluten free. It always reminded me of cinnamon sugar toast, but in a muffin form. I knew I could come up with a similar version in gluten free.

And I did! With some trial and error, I finally came up with a gluten free cinnamon muffin we love.

 Gluten Free Cinnamon Muffins

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Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are a quick and easy breakfast your family is sure to love!

Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Cookies are always fun to serve for breakfast because everyone loves cookies.

My kids love breakfast cookies. Their favorite breakfast cookies are banana oatmeal breakfast cookiesorange breakfast cookies, and peanut butter oatmeal breakfast cookies. They love it when I make a big batch of them for breakfast.

I love how quick and easy they are to make. I also love that I make a big batch on the weekend and we can use them throughout the week or I can freeze them for busy mornings later on.

Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

I also love that these breakfast cookies are easy to make using gluten free oats.

The day I took pictures of these I added in some white chocolate chips. They are not quite as healthy that way, but they are so good. The combination of white chocolate and raspberries is delicious. I make these both ways, but I will say my kids prefer them with the white chocolate. However, they are a delicious breakfast cookie either way.

Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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Menu Plan: Wacky Spice Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Easy Pork Chops, and More

Homemade Frozen Pizza

Once again we are keeping it quick and easy with the menu plan. Here is this week’s menu plan.

Breakfast

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Overnight Pancakes

Applesauce Muffin Cake

Applesauce Muffin Cake

Dinner

Ground Beef Fajitas

Ground Beef Fajitas

potatoes and sausage

Potatoes and Sausage

Crock Pot Mexican Pork Chops

30 Minute Meatballs

30 Minute Sausage Meatballs

Homemade Frozen Pizza


Chicken Burrito Casserole

Five Ingredient Chicken Burrito Casserole

Dessert Of The Week

Wacky Spice Cake 

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Tortilla Pizza

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

 

Breakfast

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancake Muffins

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Pancakes

Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Bread

Dinner

pan cooked salmon with cilantro lime rice

Pan Cooked Salmon with Cilantro Lime Rice 

Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza 

Refried Bean Soup

Refried Bean Soup

Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pie

Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pie

Sausage Spinach Soup

gluten free biscuits and gravy

Gluten Free Biscuits and Gravy

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Instant Pot Chicken Legs ( With a Slow Cooked Option)

Instant Pot Chicken Legs are so easy to make and only use a few ingredients!

Instant Pot Chicken Legs

My family loves chicken drumsticks! They love eating them and I love how inexpensive they are to buy. I also love how easy they are to cook.

I like to use my slow cooker for cooking chicken, but I recently discovered how easy it is to cook chicken in my Instant Pot.

Today I am giving you both versions of this. For those of you that love your Instant Pot you can use the Instant Pot version. For those that don’t have an Instant Pot, you can use the slow cooker. Either way they are delicious!

Need more Instant Pot Recipes? Be sure to check out my mega list of Instant Pot recipes and my list or Gluten Free Instant Pot Recipes.

Instant Pot Chicken Legs

 

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Applesauce Muffin Cake

Cake for breakfast?! Yes please! With this applesauce muffin cake you can have cake for breakfast!

Applesauce Muffin Cake

This is a great breakfast for kids because kids love being able to eat cake for breakfast!

My family loves muffins. We make them at least once a week and always have our freezer well stocked with them for easy breakfasts and snacks.

I recently decided to change muffins up a little and turn them into a breakfast cake. It turned out delicious!

This breakfast cake was also easy to make gluten free by using a gluten free flour blend. I don’t usually like gluten free flour blends in muffins because of the xanthan gum, but for this cake it worked great. The gf blend I used is listed in the recipe.

Now go make yourself some cake for breakfast!

Applesauce Muffin Cake

 

 

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A Few Places You Can Find Me

I started this website way back in February of 2008. That seems like so long ago. Blogging has changed so much over the last few years. I don’t talk much about all the stuff that goes into this website and what I do, but besides blogging there are all kinds of social media and behind the scenes things that I work on.

Today I thought I would share a few of those things and a few places that you can find me.

Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures

If you are on Facebook I have my main Facebook page, Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. If you don’t already follow me on Facebook I would love it if you did. I share all kinds of posts, tips, and ideas. It is also where I link to a lot of the long lost stuff that is in the archives of this site.

I am also on Instagram. I post all kinds of food pictures and real life stuff on Instagram. If you are on Instagram and cook one of my recipes I would love you to tag me so that I can see what you making! I love hearing what you all are cooking and Instagram is a fun way to share it.

GF Kitchen Adventures

Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures Gluten Free

Gluten Free Newsletter– A few times a month I send out a gluten free newsletter. I share recipes, gluten free tips, products and links I love, and more. It is a place where I share gluten free information that I don’t have time to share here on my site. If you are gluten free, or know someone that is gluten free, you can sign up for my free gf newsletter here.

GF Kitchen Adventures Facebook Group– This is a place where we talk gluten free cooking, tips, recipes, and more. My goal with this group is to help make the gluten free life easier. It is a private group, but if you are gluten free or have a gluten free person in your family, I would love to have you join us. Just request to join and I will add you.

GF Kitchen Adventures on Instagram– I love sharing real life recipes and pictures on my gluten free Instagram account. I often share pictures of our gluten free dinner as a way to encourage others that gluten free can be quick, easy, and delicious. If you are gluten free or know someone that is I would love to have you join us on Instagram!

Book Talk

I don’t share a lot about reading or homeschooling here on my site because this is a food site, but longtime readers know that I home school my kids and I love to read.

After fifteen years of homeschooling, I have a few thoughts on books and reading. I have always been reluctant to share much on this subject because I felt like I was in the trenches. When my kids were younger I felt like I didn’t have much wisdom or many thoughts to share. I was too busy surviving it.

I actually still feel this way, but my kids are now older and after fifteen years of homeschooling, I do have a few thoughts on reading and books. 🙂  I also have a few tips and ideas that I used to help my kids develop a love for reading and learning.

One of my daughters loves to read, as much, if not more, than I do. So we recently started the book website From Our Bookshelf where we talk books, share book reviews, and book lists. You can sign up for our weekly newsletter here.

We also have a book Instagram account and a book Facebook group. If you love books we would love to have you join us!

And as you know I also post here on my site a few times a week. If you haven’t signed up for my email updates be sure to do that. Right now I have a free Baked Oatmeal ebook for all subscribers.

Thank you for following along on all my kitchen, gluten free, and book adventures!!

 

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