What’s For Dinner (No. 130)

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We’re back to gluten free eating – at least for now.  David says he feels better in some ways and wants to give it a little more time.  Of course, he has a doctor’s appointment next Monday and will have to eat gluten after that for a while so he can be tested for celiac and/or gluten intolerance.  But until then, more gluten free menus.  The only thing different is that I’m trying to find more recipes that I’m wiling to eat, too.  If we’re going to do this thing, I want us to be able to eat the same dinner most of the time.

1-
Hot Tamale Casserole (NEW) (GF)
Salad

 2-
Pizza Frittata (for David) (NEW) (GF)
Frozen pizza for me

Pizza Frittata

 3—
Grilled Hamburgers
Grilled Spinach Turkey Burgers
Oven Baked French Fries
Corn on the Cob
Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad (NEW) (GF)
Peanut Butter Bars
Deviled Eggs

Spinach Turkey Burgers

Deviled Eggs

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad 2

peanut butter bars

NOTE:  If you’re careful, you can find oven fries that are gluten free.  They’re pretty much the ones without any coatings.  I purchased Ore Ida steak fries and it says right on the bag that it’s gluten free.

The Grilled Spinach Burgers are NOT gluten free without modification.  Instead of regular bread crumbs, I purchased gluten free bread crumbs.  They were expensive but allowed David to have the burgers.

Last time I made these burgers I purchased gluten free hamburger buns but they were so awful that this time David just used gluten free bread.

The Peanut Butter Bars are a family favorite.  I made them for my son since it was his birthday.  They are not gluten free but they are certainly delicious.

4-
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Quinoa (a mix)
Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

NOTE:  The Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is NOT gluten free unless you use gluten free teriyaki sauce, which I did.  The chicken tasted just as good as it does with regular teriyaki.  And by the way, this is a family favorite.  It’s awesome for dinner and then chopped up in a salad for the next day’s lunch.  Yum.

Also, we decided to grill our vegetables instead of steam or roast them.  We hadn’t ever done it before and were surprised at how long it took.  We used one of those baskets with the holes on the bottom and sides and I put cut-up zucchini, broccoli and tomato.  I’ll have to do some research on roasting vegetables so we’ll time it right next time.

FYI, if you ever see a recipe here that hasn’t been posted yet but you really want to try ASAP, email me at homemakersdaily (at) yahoo (dot) com and I’ll be happy to send it to you and let you know if I’ve already made it or not.  I feel bad teasing you with recipes that sound great but aren’t available yet.  So if you want something right away, just let me know.

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Comments

  1. My Husband loves Teriyaki chicken. I usually make my own sauce since we gave up buying bottled, processed condiments two years ago. I wonder if that’s gluten free. Anyway, if the Hub makes the Teriyaki himself, he adds his bizarre “secret ingredient” – oregano! I have no idea how or why he came upon that one!

    • How do you make homemade teriyaki sauce? I didn’t even know that was an option.

      This recipe is FANTASTIC! I’ve been making it for at least 15 years – it’s a family favorite.

  2. Looks like David is going back to Gluten Free as much as possible. Patty, I’m happy to tell you I finished going backwards through ALL your posts! I have so many recipes to try but for today I’ve got another beef roast in the crock pot ,using your round steak and gravy recipe, and that’s the second time for that recipe because it was SO good. I’ll make the mashed potatoes later in the afternoon. I have to mention, though, that I expected to see some grand opening post but it seems like you just started one day and went from there! I know you answered another person who asked about your blog but I really don’t get how or why you even started this! It must have been a tremendous about of prep to set up a website. I don’t know enough about computers so it looks overwhelming to me. Knowing about your ADHD/ADD I can’t imagine how you decided to even begin this journey. Don’t get me wrong…. I love reading your ideas and recipes. I just don’t understand what made you start it in the first place! You must get a lot of satisfaction from it ’cause it seems like lots of work to bring all this info to little ‘ole me! You make it seem like you’re an old friend from high school though, and I find myself looking at the national weather map on the news and seeing if the “Midwest” is hot or rainy and comparing it to me in the northeast! Hope you have a great day. Now I better get to work on some of your ideas instead of sitting at the computer so much for the last month reading you!

    • Carol: I never really have addressed the how and why of the blog. It was a fluke really. My son wanted to do a blog but he didn’t have anything to write about. He tried to talk his wife into doing one but she didn’t want to. Then he suggested I do one. I thought it sounded fun so we started. I had no idea what I was getting into or how much time it would take. Neither did he. It’s been a learning experience for both of us. He handles all the technical stuff and I do the writing, photography and social media.

      I’ve considered quitting a couple of times but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I love having a creative outlet and an opportunity to share our house projects, great recipes and housekeeping tips. I’ve been a homemaker for 30 years and have learned a lot along the way. But I’m no super woman – just an ordinary gal. And that’s what I try to convey. I’m not a homemaker who sews her own clothes, grinds her own wheat, makes everything from scratch, etc. I know some homemakers like that, and while I admire them tremendously, I can’t do that. I’m just ordinary. And I want to show other “ordinary” women that they can have great homes without great effort.

      Loved your comment. Thank you for sharing that with me.

  3. Claudia says:

    So mouth watering! That seems impressive.
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