Last week was a fairly big week, baking wise.
I made No-Bake Walnut Cookies (which are stored in the freezer), raw brownie bites (don’t tell my husband what’s in them!), apple cinnamon muffins, Banana Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins (the recipe uses raspberries but I used blueberries instead), my version of My Kind of Bliss Bliss Balls, chocolate slice and passionfruit slice. The passionfruit slice was an old recipe that I haven’t used in a long time as it isn’t gluten free. I used tapioca flour & coconut flour to make it gluten free.
For breakfast I made an apple, almond & cinnamon chia pudding which lasted for a few days, served with some nut granola I had made the week before.
For my sons lunches I made nacho scrolls with leftover Tric’s mince and scroll dough. He also took a version of caesar salad a couple of days with the leftover chicken schnitzel.
For dinners we had:
Monday – Tric’s Minice – a nacho style mince
Tuedsay – GF pancakes for shrove Tuesday using an adapted version of my GF pancake
The last GF pancake with brown sugar & orange juice.
recipe. These worked well and they were all gone. I’ll have to make them again soon.
Wednesday – Chicken Schnitzel
Thursday – Dinner at Mum & Dad’s – marinated chicken & vegies
Friday – French Onion Steak
Saturday – Mexican Meatballs
Sunday – Lasagna – all homemade including GF lasagna sheets, homemade tomato puree & homemade almond milk to make the cheese sauce. It was the first time I have made my own pasta and will definitely do this again. We rarely have lasagna as I can’t buy any lasgana sheets that both my husband and son can eat.
What have you been cooking or baking this week?
As my son returned to school last week. I did some baking in preparation for that. For lunches I made Pizza Scrolls. He only went to school for 3 days so I had some left for today.
I also made some Choc Crunch Granola, Seed Toast, chilli roasted trail mix (I used some almonds as well as the cashews & pine nuts instead of the pepitas), a version of spiced pumpkin seed cranberry snack bars (unfortunately something leaked on it while it was cooling in the fridge so it went a bit soggy).
For my husband I made a batch of Chocolate Brownies, gluten free chocolate chip cookies
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
(I use dark Lindt chocolate instead of chocolate chips) and Paleo Oreo Cookies
Paleo Oreo Cookies
(mine weren’t paleo as I did use icing sugar in the cream filling), Both of the new recipes were a hit and I will be making them again.
- Monday – Boston Beans & Sausages
- Tuesday – A GF meat pie for Australia Day!
Gluten Free Meat Pie for Australia Day!
- Wednesday – KFC (Krispy Fried) chicken made with brown rice flour, air fryer chips & coleslaw. I did have something else on the menu but wasn’t feeling too well. I sent my daughter to the shops for a BBQ chicken and a dry coleslaw mix but they didn’t have any so she bought me the chicken strips and I had the KFC coating in the cupboard so it was a quick easy meal.
- Thursday – Mince & Pasta
- Friday – Leftover mince & pasta (my daughter was not at home for dinner either Wed or Thurs so it was enough to feed 3 of us for 2 nights.)
- Saturday – Korean Beef Noodle Bowls with rice noodles
- Sunday – Rissoles, air fryer chips, carrots & peas
What have you been cooking this week?
Breakfast this week has been a bit of a mixed bag including dry corn thins on a day I wasn’t feeling too good, leftover frittata, puffed corn cereal with banana & almond milk, fried veggies with an egg, scrambled egg with tinned salmon & avacado and of course bacon & eggs.
Lunches again mostly involved using leftovers in some way. These included leftover roast beef & salad; leftover porcupines heated with mushrooms & rice noodles or salad; leftover chicken with avacado on corn thins & leftover tinned salmon on corn thins. My children also enjoyed leftover meat on bread rolls for some of their school lunches.
Dinners last week:
Monday – Quick Chilli Beef as burritos or nachos
Tuesday – While the rest of the family enjoyed leftover Quick Chilli Beef I had the last of the roast beef with some salad.
Wednesday – Porcupines with veggies
Thursday – Creamy Tomato Chicken
Friday – Boston Beans & Sausages
Saturday – We were out a school function for dinner. Whilst we did request gluten free for my husband he was still careful about what he ate.
Sunday – Savoury mince (a double batch to take to a shared dinner but hoping that there are leftovers)
This week I have also baked chocolate brownies,
GF DF sugar cookies & Gluten, nut & dairy free apple cinnamon muffins (which are very fluffy for a gluten free muffin). I also made a creamed corn dip by soaking cashews, then making cashew cream and added some creamed corn and blitzed up a clove of garlic with the cashews.
What’s been on the menu at your house?
My week involved less baking as I ended up working on more days than I thought I would. Fortunately I still had some baked goodies in the freezer.
As it was a public holiday here last Monday I made melting moments and sultana bread which has been useful for breakfast as well as snacks. I will definitely make this again. I also made another batch of choc crunch granola. Yesterday I made my chocolate slice. I have not used this recipe for ages as we think Murray was reacting to the coconut. Even though we were using organic coconut he seemed to be reacting, we are now trying a different brand. I also used this coconut to make coconut butter for the sultana bread.
I had to be more prepared for breakfast this week as school and work started again. This week for breakfast I’ve had choc banana pancakes; apple, sultana & almond chia bircher (1 batch lasted for 3 days); the sultana bread and of course bacon & eggs on Sunday.
For lunch this week I’v mostly had salads with leftover meatballs or rissoles; or leftover fried rice and just 1 day of ham & avocado on corn thins.
Dinners this week:
- Monday – Spicy BBQ chicken served with rice and carrots & peas.
- Tuesday – used the leftover chicken & made fried rice
- Wednesday – Mexican meatballs (made a double batch so we had leftovers for lunches), with air fryer fries, carrots & peas.
- Thursday – dinner at Mum & Dad’s – chicken marinated in lime juice cooked on the BBQ with chicken sausages & salad
- Friday – chicken schnitzel, with air fryer fries, carrots & peas.
- Saturday – my brother in-law’s 50th birthday celebration – BBQ
- Sunday – BBQ – steak and sausages with potato, sweet potato, carrots & peas.
As our children go back to school here in Australia, thought I would do a roundup of some the lunchbox ideas I have found.
Here are the links:
What are your favourite lunch box ideas? Do you know of other useful lunchbox links?