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Mexican Pork Chops, Freezer Burritos, Microwave Pudding, and More

Mexican Pork Chops

As usual I am keeping the plan simple this week with a few of our favorites. Here is the plan.

Breakfast

homemade frozen breakfast burritos

Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Dinner

Crock Pot Carrot Soup

Crock Pot Carrot Soup

chili-cornbread-bake-2-pictures-400x266

Chili Cornbread Bake

Easy 5 Ingredient Burritos_

5 Ingredient Burritos 

Pop Up Pizza Pie

Pop Up Pizza Pie

Mexican Pork Chops

Mexican Pork Chops

Instant Pot Bake Potato Soup

Instant Pot Potato Soup

Dessert Of The Week

Microwave Chocolate Pudding

Microwave Chocolate Pudding

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Sausage Spinach Soup

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

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

Dinner

Sausage Spinach Soup (2)

Spinach Sausage Soup

Layered Cheese Enchiladas__

Layered Cheese Enchiladas made with corn tortillas

fluffy gluten free pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon_

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Salad

Crock Pot White Chicken Chili from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Gluten Free Mayonnaise Cake

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Lunches, Easy Dinners, Books, and More

It has been a few weeks since I shared an Everyday Adventures post and I knew I wanted to do one this week.

When I looked back over my pictures to share today, I realized that I have not taken very many photos the last two weeks.

One of the reasons why is because I broke my phone and was without it for a couple of days. After a trip to the Apple store, I have a phone again. However, there is nothing quite like being without your phone to make you realize how much you use your phone. We are way too attached to our phones aren’t we?!

Meatballs

I love showing how gluten free can be easy and delicious. Over on Instagram at my GF Kitchen Adventures I have been sharing pictures of our gluten free dinners.

These are meals my whole family is eating. The gluten free eaters and the non-gluten free eaters. They are also keeping it real, this is really our dinner, pictures. If you are gluten free or know someone that is I would love to have you follow along.

I thought it would be fun to also share some keeping it real pictures of our meals here. Today I am sharing lunch.

I am a terrible breakfast eater. My whole family gives me a hard time about it. I rarely sit down and eat breakfast. I remember my mom and I having battles over breakfast when I was a kid. She would make me eat breakfast before I left for school and I wouldn’t want to. After all these years I am pretty much the same way.

Since I don’t eat much breakfast I love eating breakfast food for lunch.

Yogurt Lunch

Yogurt and homemade granola is a favorite of mine. Tillamook is my favorite yogurt. Love it! It reminds me of home and I am so glad I can buy it in Oklahoma.

I told a friend recently about another one of my favorite lunches, which is simply tuna. I love the kind that comes in the pouches because the texture is better. My friend thought it was disgusting, but I love it and eat it several times a week.

Tuna Lunch

Sometimes I eat it right out of the package, other times I add pickles or cheese. And yes I know that picture is not pretty, but it is a simple, filling, and semi-healthy lunch that I love. Am I the only one that loves tuna like this? The potato chips on the side are not so healthy, please just ignore those. :-)

What is your favorite lunch to eat?

Caramel Apple Cider

This is not healthy, but it is one of my favorite drinks this time of year. I am not a coffee or tea drinker. I don’t like coffee or tea at all, but I do love hot chocolate and hot apple cider.

Now I know this is not really hot apple cider, but it is kind of my copycat version of the Starbucks caramel apple cider and I love it.

All I do is heat up a cup of apple juice. I sprinkle in some cinnamon, stir in some caramel syrup, and add some whipping cream on top. So good! It is also much cheaper than the Starbucks version. (If you are gluten free be sure your caramel is gf.)

Enjoy Life

Enjoy Life recently sent me a box of their new ProBurst Bites to try. They are basically protein balls that are free of the top 8 allergens. We really enjoyed them. I think they would be great for travel. They are not in stores yet, but you can order them online. I hope we seen them in stores soon!

G's 2016 Favorites

My daughter shared her favorite books of 2016 over at From Our Bookshelf. If you like reading, or have teens that like to read, be sure to check out her list.

After reading her post I learned that her only reading goal for 2017 is to read more than I do. I guess we now have a reading competition going… I am pretty sure she will beat me since she read 100 books last year and 150 books in 2015, but  it might be a fun goal to try to beat her. :-)

GF Pizza

It is Friday which means it is pizza and movie night at our house! If you are gluten free be sure to check out my gluten free deep dish pizza. It is my favorite gf pizza recipe.

That was a long rambling post. I love these posts and have fun sharing a look at my life you don’t usually see. If you made it to the end thank you!

I hope you have a great weekend!

 

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Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce makes homemade applesauce quick, easy, and delicious!

Instant Pot Applesauce

Applesauce has become one of my favorite things to cook in my Instant Pot.

It is so easy to make and works well for apples that are past their prime. As in they are not crispy, no one really wants to eat them, but you want to avoid throwing them out. I am guessing my house is not the only one that ends up with apples like that.

Instant Pot Applesauce

Applesauce in the Instant Pot is pretty basic. I like to keep it simple. The one thing I do a little different than most recipes is that I use brown sugar instead of white sugar. I love the flavor brown sugar gives it.

If you have an Instant Pot and haven’t tried applesauce. Give it a try. I think you will love how easy it is to make!

Looking for more recipes for the Instant Pot? Be sure to check out my huge list of Instant Pot Recipes and my list of gluten free Instant Pot Recipes.

Tools Used To Make Recipe

Instant Pot Applesauce

 

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Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Granola is so easy to make at home. This homemade cinnamon raisin granola is a favorite at our house!

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Homemade granola is a must at our house because of all the food issues that we have. Several in my family eat gluten free, but it is my daughter’s nut allergy that makes homemade granola necessary.

The risk of cross contamination is just too high with granola. The few that I have found that are truly nut free are crazy expensive. I buy it for a treat or for travel, but homemade is what we eat the most.

We usually end up making several batches of homemade granola each month. We make several flavors at a time and stock the pantry with it. You can find all my granola recipes here.

The reality though is that I would probably make homemade granola even if we didn’t deal with food allergies. I love the way it tastes and I love being able to control the ingredients.

If you have never made homemade granola you should give it a try!

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Tools That Make This Easier

  • USA Pans Sheet Pan– These are my favorite sheets pans. I use them all the time. For granola, for cookies, for baked friest. I love them!
  • Small Whisk

 

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Sausage Spinach Soup

This sausage spinach soup is a simple one pot meal!

Sausage Spinach Soup

Need a quick and easy one pot meal? Don’t we all need more of those type of recipes? This soup is so simple to make. It is made all in one pot so clean up is easy!

Several in my family love spinach. Like really love it. So I like to add it to soups and any other meals I can.

Sausage Spinach Soup

This soup is just a simple sausage soup that I stirred spinach into. I love that I can use fresh or frozen spinach and can adjust the amount. If you love spinach add a little more. If you like spinach, but in small quantities, than you can add less.

You can also add canned beans to this. I didn’t the day I took pictures, but a can of white beans added would make it stretch a little for serving more people or if you want leftovers.

This soup also freezes really well.

Sausage Spinach Soup

 

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Bacon Salmon, Oven Pancakes, Crock Pot Dinners, and More!

Refried Bean Soup

Soup, oatmeal, banana bread, and crock pot meals are what is on the plan this week. Here is the plan.

Breakfast

oven pancakes

Oven Pancakes

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs and Muffins

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal 

Dinner

Three Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Roast

Three Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Roast

Refried Bean Soup

Refried Bean Soup

Bacon Salmon

Bacon Salmon

Crock Pot Mexican Pork Chops from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Crock Pot Mexican Pork Chops

Easy Cabbage Stir Fry

Easy Cabbage Stir Fry

Easy Crock Pot Chicken Legs

Slow Cooked Chicken Legs

Dessert Of The Week

Martha Stewart's Banana Bread Recipe

Martha Stewart’s Banana Bread

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza, Homemade Pudding, and More!

Gluten free Deep Dish 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 Waffles

Gluten Free Waffles

banana oatmeal breakfast cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Dinner

Ground Beef Stir Fry

Ground Beef Stir Fry

Refried Bean Soup

Refried Bean Soup

Stir Fried Pork and Cabbage_

Stir Fried Cabbage and Pork

potatoes and sausage

Potatoes and Sausage

Gluten free Deep Dish Pizza

Deep Dish Gluten Free Pizza

Instant Pot Bake Potato Soup

Instant Pot Potato Soup

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Instant Pot Recipes

Gluten Free Instant Pot Recipes

Are you gluten free? Do you have an Instant Pot, but aren’t quite sure what to do with it? Do you need some gluten free Instant Pot Recipes? If so, this post is for you because I am sharing a huge list of gluten free Instant Pot recipes today!

It is no secret that I love my Instant Pot and the more I use it the more I love it!

Several months ago I shared a huge list of Instant Pot recipes. That list of recipes has been very popular and I keep adding to it as I find more recipes.

Since several in my family eat gluten free and many of my readers are gluten free, I knew I wanted to do a similar list for Gluten Free Instant Pot recipes. Today I have that list for you. Like my other Instant Pot recipes post I will keep adding to this list as I find new recipes.

The recipes below should all be gluten free but as always be sure to read labels to make sure all ingredients, like broths, sausage, etc., are gluten free and safe for your family!

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Chicken

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Beef

Pork

Soup

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Misc.

 

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Ask the Readers (Should I Try Goodreads?)

Ask-the-Readers-post-image

Today I have a totally non-food question for you. I almost didn’t ask it, but my readers are so much help when I have a question, that I decided to go ahead and do a totally non-food fun post today. I hope you don’t mind. I also hope that some of you will find it helpful.

It is no secret that I love reading. My whole family loves reading. It is the reason my daughter and I started our book site. I love to talk books and I love to help people find great books.

I have heard all kinds of great things about Goodreads. I know many people love it. I have been tempted to sign up, but I have not really been able to figure out what the benefits are to joining. I know it is for reviewing books, etc., but what is the overall point. I have so many other social media and online things that I do, I just don’t know if I want to add one more.

However, I feel like I am missing out since so many book lovers use and love it. I keep thinking maybe I should give it a try. What do you think?

If you have tried Goodreads I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you like it? Love it? Or is it a waste of time? Tell me the good and bad. Do you think it would be worth my time or a waste of my time? 

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