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Menu Plan

Oven Grilled Cheese

Before I share my menu plan this week I want to take a minute to talk about my menu plans and why I post them.

I have received some comments and emails recently that reminded me that I have a lot of new readers. Some readers have mentioned or more like complained, that my menu plans are not truly gluten free. I have also had some complaints about the fact that I share recipes using oatmeal and that my family eats oats.

I have been blogging for over twelve years. That is a long time in the blog world. When I started this site I was not gluten free. No one in my family was gluten free.

Now we have three people that eat gluten free, one that eats dairy free, and two that do not deal with any food allergies or issues.

I have recipes on my site that I posted over ten years ago. They are not gluten free because I didn’t eat gluten free back then. 

Because I have both gluten free and non gluten free recipes on my site, I also have gluten free and non gluten free readers. Some people might not like that, but I LOVE it. It is part of what makes this site great. 

Gluten free is so common now that almost everyone knows someone that eats gluten free. I love sharing food that is so good no one will know that it is gluten free. I also love sharing recipes that are normal food that just happen to be gluten free.

Many of my recipes are not gluten free specific, but they can easily be made gluten free by using ingredients like gluten free pasta and making sure all the ingredients are gluten free.

I love sharing normal recipes that can be easily made gluten free. Many of my readers love that as well. 

Yes, I have shared many gluten free recipes over the years. Those recipes are loved by many of my readers, but so are my regular recipes. 

Each week I share two menu plans. One is a normal recipe menu plan and one is a gluten free menu plan.

Many of the recipes on my regular menu plan can be made gluten free, but not all of them are gluten free. However, all the recipes on my gluten free plan are gluten free. If you are gluten free I recommend the gluten free menu plans because my regular menu plans usually contain a few recipes that are not gluten free. 

I also want to add that I eat gluten free and so do two of my kids, but none of us have celiac disease. We eat gluten free because of health issues, but it is not celiac disease. There is a definite difference. I know that. It is one of the reasons that my family eats gluten free oats.

Not everyone that is gluten free can or should eat gluten free oats, but oats don’t bother my family. I know the debate about gluten free oats. It is a choice we have made for our family. If you make a different choice that is fine. If you have celiac disease I totally understand why you might not eat gluten free oats, but please also understand why my family may choose to eat them.

Now for this week’s menu plan! 


Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies and yogurt

breakfast bowls

Breakfast Bowls 

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs and Chocolate Chip Muffins


Oven Grilled Cheese

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Oven Tacos

Oven Tacos

Homemade Tuna Helper_

Homemade Tuna Helper


Enchilada Rice

Homemade JoJo Potatoes from

Hamburgers and Jo Jo Potatoes

Barbecue Sloppy Joes

BBQ Sloppy Joes

Dessert of the Week

Microwave Blueberry Cobbler-

Microwave Blueberry Cobbler

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Shirlene Weber says

    You are doing a great work sharing your helpful tips and menus! Sad you have had so much negative responses. Keep doing what you are doing there are many who have followed you for years. Have a blessed day.

    • Thank you! I have been doing this long enough to know that people can get nasty over crazy things. I plan to just keep doing what I have done, but I felt like I finally needed to post something about it. You are a long time reader!! Thank you for following along all these years!

  2. I love the recipes I have tried on your site. I have tried both the gluten free and non gluten free. I appreciate that you do both. I have a daughter that is gluten free. Her family loves the gluten free applesauce bread. I make it for them a lot. The last time I made it, I made both the gf and the non gf recipes because her kids gobble up the gf one. Keep sharing your posts!

  3. Hi Lynn, I thoroughly enjoy your site. People can be so silly about these things, but sometimes they can be extremely rude too. I just started a keto blog ( and I love what I’m doing. I eat “clean” keto so my recipes reflect that. But I follow some keto sites that add things such as low carb tortillas or a touch of molasses. And by some of the comments, you’d think they suggested something horrific and illicit! I have pretty tough skin, but some of the comments make me cringe for the blog writers. Thanks for the time and energy and love you put into your blog and recipes! Stay strong and keep doing exactly what you are doing!❤️

    • Thank you so much! I have been surprised over the years at how angry/nasty people will get over food. It is crazy! I don’t eat keto, but many of them work well for how we eat. I will have to check out your site. I love the name of it!

      • Thanks Lynn! I hope you enjoy the recipes! It’s a new site and I’m learning so much about blogging, food photography, etc. and am loving it!

  4. I have always loved your page and while not gluten free or dairy free I know many who are so I benefit from having access to receipts that I can make when they come over BUT also because we are always on a journey of healthy eating I love trying new things and will often make things GF/DF for us as well as Vegan, etc. I enjoy incorporating everything into our eating style. It helps me be more versatile.

  5. sondra spencer says

    I and my family enjoy your recipes! The baked oatmeals are all good! The microwave chocolate pudding is another favorite. I enjoy your posts!

  6. I am so sorry that you have been criticized by thoughtless people. I just want you to know how very much you have helped my family. My daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease several years ago, and suddenly, it was like I didn’t know how to cook any more. I didn’t know what to do. I tried all the expensive flours and complicated recipes, but nothing tasted right. Many were downright awful. Then I found your site. Virtually every recipe we have tried has been good. They are regular recipes with common ingredients that we normally have in our kitchen. We are especially thrilled to have found your Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Bread. At last, we can have toast and sandwiches after many years of doing without. I am finally learning to enjoy being in the kitchen again, and can now usually tell when a recipe from another source will be good and worth my time and ingredients to make. Thank you for your hard work in keeping us supplied with your wonderful recipes and the inspiration to know that gluten free food can be delicious.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it. Stories like this are the reason I keep doing what I do. I love helping people make gluten free easy and delicious!

  7. I’m so sorry Lynn that you have had some messages complaining. Please don’t let that detour you. So many of your readers cherish the posts and recipes you share with us. So many are compassionate enough to know that if some post does not resonate with our families needs, we can bypass that post.

    My family does not eat gluten free, but I still read both meal plans you post each week because there are often new recipes there for me to try that I can just make with gluten or as is if it’s a “normal ingredient” recipe. I love trying new things with the things I have on hand.

    • Thank you! I have had so many responses like yours. So many readers enjoy the fact that I post both gluten free and regular recipes. I plan to keep doing what I have been doing. 🙂

  8. Oh goodness! Don’t change the way you do things! I love your recipes and use them all the time. We don’t eat gluten free but I occasionally make food to give to gluten free people. I always know I can come to your site and find good recipes.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Thank you! I am so glad that you enjoy my site and recipes. I love hearing from readers like you that are not gluten free, but find my gluten free information helpful when cooking for others. Thank you for following along on my cooking adventures!

  9. Kelly Smith says

    Lynn, I have always enjoyed your site and recipes. Yours is one of my go-to resources when I’m trying to think of a gluten-free meal and my brain is feeling stuck in figuring it out. I never could have done all the gf cooking and baking I’ve done over the last 12 years if it weren’t for people like you who offer your time and ideas so generously. THANK you.

    • Thank you! I appreciate that. I have had received so many responses like yours. The majority of my readers enjoy what I post. So I am going to just keep doing what I have been doing. 🙂

  10. We can choose the recipes we would like to make & just skip over the ones we’re not interested in. I have used many of your recipes over the years & my family enjoys them. You can’t please everyone with every single recipe. There may always be some unhappy people who complain, but I’m sure that the majority of your followers are pleased with what you post.
    Thank you for all the hard work you put into your website. My family & I appreciate you!

  11. Lynn,
    I’m just a teen, but I love your blog and make the recipes all the time. I’ve also subscribed to your emailing list, I love them so much! My mom discovered her gluten intolerence eight years ago, when the gluten free section in the grocery store wasn’t yet a thing. She always says that for the first two weeks, it felt like she was starving! Your blog was one of the only sites for gluten free recipes that were dependable. Four years later, my sister Amanda was diagnosed with gluten intolerance, and I was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. In order to prevent cross contamination, our whole family went gluten free. Your blog has been a go to for us ever since! Thank you so much for what you do!

    • Thank you so much! I am so glad that your family has found my recipes so helpful. Comments like yours are why I do what I do. I love to help people make gluten free easy and delicious. Thank you!

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