Everyday Adventures {Week 19}

hay

This is what our field looked like early this week. I have always loved a field full of hay that has been freshly cut. It is one of my favorite sights of the year. And I am so thankful they got it cut and baled before the rain hit yesterday.

homemade granola

It has been at least a month, if not longer, since we made homemade granola, so it was time to refill our containers. I love keeping homemade granola on hand for breakfasts and snacks. Yesterday I made a batch of chocolate granola and a double batch of crispy granola. Hopefully, this will last at least a week or two.

shirts

When you are tall and have a really hard time finding long sleeve shirts, and you find a tall sized shirt you love, that fits great, and that is 30% off and free shipping, you might just buy it in every color. Yes, yes I did.

Last year I mentioned how much I loved Old Navy’s size tall sweat pants and pj’s. Quite a few of you did not know they sold them in talls and loved me mentioning that they sold them. Who wants too short pants even if they are only sweats and pjs. I know I don’t and love that Old Navy offers them in talls and in the smaller tall sizes.

And although this is all totally not food related I have another tip today for those that are tall. Old Navy sells small talls in quite a few things! A small tall is so hard to find. Like almost impossible. Talls are often hard to find, but for some reason the smaller sizes in talls are even harder to find. So, when I found an Old Navy shirt that I loved in a small tall, I ordered all the colors they had in stock.

If you are tall and have never looked at Old Navy online, I highly recommend it. They have quite a few talls, for a fairly decent price. And they often run sales which makes for an even better deal.

And please tell me that I am not the only one that will buy multiple colors when they find an item like this that they love. Really I am not the only one am I?

And I was not paid to say all that. Old Navy has no clue who I am, I just love their tall clothes.

grapes

I bought these cotton candy grapes at Sprouts this week. My thoughts are that they were just plain odd. They really did taste like cotton candy, but in a grape form. My husband loved them, but the rest of us found them too weird for our tastes.

Have you every tried them?

september sunset

And this was the view from our front porch earlier this week. I love fall sunsets!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

 

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Old Fashioned Apple Custard

Old Fashioned- Apple Custard

This old fashioned apple custard is a simple, yet delicious dessert.

I love simple old fashioned recipes like our grandmothers and great grandmothers used to make. The kind of recipes that use simple and basic ingredients that we always have on hand. The kind of recipes that are often forgotten.

Old Fashioned Apple Custard-

I named this recipe old fashioned apple custard, because it is inspired by older recipes that I had seen for apple custard pie. They were all about the same and were basically a custard pie with apples. I decided to take that basic idea and turn into more of an apple custard or crustless apple custard pie.

What I ended up with was a dish my family loved! This is simple, yet delicious. And it is perfect for fall.

Old Fashioned Apple Custard

 

 

 

 

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Gluten Free Flatbread, Focaccia, and More

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Shirley of Gluten Free Easily has put together another one of her Bountiful Bread posts. This time she is featuring gluten free flatbreads, focaccia, naan, and pita breads. If you are looking for some new gluten free bread ideas this list is a great resource. I love the bread posts that she has put together.

And if you need some more gluten free bread ideas be sure to scroll to the end of her post for links to her entire gluten free bread series.

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Easy Chili Dogs

Easy Chili Dogs

These easy chili dogs are one of those recipes that I almost did not share because really they are not much of a recipe. But since they are one of our favorite ways to use leftover chili and they are on the menu plan often, I knew it was something I should share. And really what kid would not want that chili cheese dog!

I love chili dogs because they are easy to make, but what I really love about them is that I almost always have the items needed in the freezer to make them for a quick dinner.

Chili is one of my favorite freezer meals because I can use it so many ways. I also almost always have a package of hot dogs in the freezer because hot dogs are just one of those kid friendly foods I keep on hand.

I often have hot dog buns in the freezer as well, but even if I don’t they are an easy item to pick up. We have also been known to use just regular old bread. It works fine too. And the gluten free eaters in the family just skip the bread altogether and eat the hot dog piled high with chili and cheese.

Easy Chili Dogs-

When we make chili dogs we prefer our chili beanless. Yes, you can use whatever chili you have on hand, but we like a meaty no bean chili for this.

We also keep it pretty simple with just cheese on top, but you can add chopped onions or whatever else you like.

Last week I shared that I would be sharing simple ways I use leftover chili. This week’s post is just the first of several I have planned. So, if chili dogs are not your thing, stay tuned for more great ideas. I have another one planned for next week.

Easy Chili Dogs

 

 

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Gluten Free Wednesdays {September 17th}

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This week I am featuring two gluten free main dish ideas. Can you believe that I did not choose any desserts? There were a lot of delicious recipes linked up last week, including desserts, but these two main dishes looked delicious so I knew I had to share them.

Spicy-Chicken-Sausage-Rice-Recipe

I love one pot meals and this one pot chicken sausage rice sounds so good.

gf indian tacos

And I used to love Indian tacos, but have not had them since going gluten free. I need to try this recipe for Indian Tacos.

I can’t wait to see what you all link up this week.

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Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

Cookies for breakfast?! Yes, please. Really who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast!

My kids love hearing that they can have cookies for breakfast. I love them because they are quick and easy to make. They are pretty healthy and make a great breakfast on the go. They also freeze great for make ahead breakfasts.

Breakfast cookies also make a great lunchbox or after school treat. And of course they make a pretty healthy dessert too. There is really so much to love about breakfast cookies.

So far on my site I have shared pumpkin breakfast cookies, peanut butter breakfast cookies, peaches and cream breakfast cookies, and banana breakfast cookies. I hope you all are not tired of breakfast cookies because I have another one for you today.

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies-

Today’s version of breakfast cookies contains apples. The combination of apples, cinnamon, and oatmeal combined in a cookie is delicious! These might be my favorite breakfast cookie. I loved them.

These apple oatmeal breakfast cookies are perfect anytime of year, but with the flavor combination we especially love these in the fall.

And if you need these to be gluten free just use gluten free oats.

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

 

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Maple Breakfast Cake {with a GF version too}

Maple Breakfast Cake--

Have you noticed an increase in the price of groceries lately? I know I sure have. Everyday staples including meat and dairy products are costing more and more. And with grocery prices on the rise more of us are having to watch our grocery budget closely.

That is why I am excited today to share my friend Jessica’s new book, Good Cheap Eats, with you for my Cooking Through My Collection series.

I love this cookbook because it helps you put food on the table without breaking the budget. And Jessica has six kids, so these are family friendly meals that don’t take a lot of time to prepare.

maple oat breakfast cake

See those colored labels that say meatless, dairy-free, gluten-free, and make ahead, in the above picture, they are one of my favorite features in this book. As most of you know several in my family eat gluten free and I love cookbooks that make gluten free cooking easier. I love being able to quickly flip through this cookbook to find something gluten free for my family.

This cookbook has over 100 gluten free recipes in it which is a lot of gluten free recipes. And these aren’t special gluten free foods. These are for normal recipes, that just happen to be gluten free. These are recipes that everyone will love and use. And as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are truly gluten free.

I know many of you are not gluten free, but I am sure you know someone that is gluten free. And if you are dairy free or need meatless meals, this book has you covered as well. This book has something for everyone.

And again this is everyday family friendly food. This is a cookbook that everyone will enjoy.

I am always trying to find new breakfast foods, so I instantly knew I wanted to try the recipe for oaty maple breakfast cake from the book. And we were not disappointed. I made it for Sunday morning breakfast before church and my family loved it. It was simple to make and all the ingredients were things I had on hand.

Today I am sharing two versions with you. The main recipe is Jessica’s version, and then I made notes below it on how I made it gluten free. I used individual gluten free flours, but I think you could easily use your favorite gluten free blend as well.

Maple Breakfast Cake

 

 

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Gluten Free Sausage Cheese Biscuits

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Are you looking for a simple gluten free breakfast that freezes great? If so these gluten free sausage cheddar biscuits are for you.

I made big batch of these last week and they were gone in no time. My family loved them.

Gluten Free Sausage Cheddar Biscuits

What I loved about these biscuits was how easy they were to make ahead for a quick breakfast on busy mornings. These can easily be made a day or two ahead and kept in the refrigerator. Or you can make a large batch and freeze them to take out as needed throughout the week. Either way these are great.

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I made these in a square shape to keep them simple, but you could easily make them in a more traditional round biscuit shape as well.

If you are looking for a new gluten free breakfast these are a must try. I think your family will love them.

Gluten-Free Sausage Cheddar Biscuits

 

 

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Menu Plan {September 14th-20th}

Weekly Meal Plan

Last week I mentioned that I am going to start doing a weekly soup night and a weekly sandwich night. I am hoping this will simplify my menu planning during the fall and winter.

My kids informed me this morning that I needed to restock the freezer with some breakfast foods. I love keeping the freezer stocked with foods we can grab on busy mornings. So I choose breakfasts this week that all freeze well. My plan is to make double batches of all of them so that I have plenty to freeze. I am hoping some of the doughnuts will make it to the freezer as well.

Here is this week’s plan.

Breakfast

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies and yogurt

breakfast bowls

Breakfast Bowls 

white chocolate cranberry scones

Cranberry Scones 

Dinner

Oven-Grilled-Cheese-Sandwiches

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Taco Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing_

Taco Salad

Homemade Tuna Helper_

Homemade Tuna Helper

Enchilada-Rice-

Enchilada Rice

Homemade JoJo Potatoes from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Hamburgers and Jo Jo Potatoes

Hamburger Pizza _

Hamburger Pizza

Potato Soup

Slow Cooked Baked Potato Soup

Dessert of the Week

Easy Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Easy Chocolate Doughnuts

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

 

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Gluten Free Menu Plan {September 14th-20th}

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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

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie 2

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – Use gluten free oats and I use a pb substitute.

Chocolate Chip Scones

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Scones and Yogurt

homemade granola

Homemade Granola- Use gluten free oats

Dinner

taco potato

Twice Baked Taco Potatoes- Use gluten free or homemade taco seasoning

Quinoa Fried Rice

Quinoa Fried Rice

Taco Fries from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Taco Fries- Use gluten free or homemade taco seasoning

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Gluten Free Spaghetti Carbonara

tex mex pork chops

Mexican Pork Chops

Gluten Free Bubble Pizza 2

Bubble Pizza

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

quinoa-cake-

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

For more menu plans and ideas see Menu Planning Monday.

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