Eggs Week

This week's gluten-free menu:

Sunday - Broccoli and Cheese Quiche, Apples and Cheese
Monday - Chicken Fried Rice
Tuesday - Chicken, Sausage, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday - Egg Salad, Potato Chips, Carrot and Celery Sticks
Thursday - Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas
Friday - Pizza, Green Salad

This week is Eggs Week. Spring is here and eggs represent new life and a new beginnings. Speaking of new beginnings, my family has moved from the very urban west side of Los Angeles to a suburban area outside of Dallas. Here people raise chickens. In fact, my neighbors have several chickens in a chicken coup under their tree house. They are not the only ones either. The father of my son's friend brought over eggs from their chickens when they came over for a play date. This story isn't going anywhere but it is on the subject of eggs. It's been just a bit of culture shock and I still need to talk about it. (On a side note, another neighbor walks his goat every night.)

I am not ready to raise hens yet, but I do cook with plenty of eggs. At our house we celebrate Easter which is this Sunday, so we are always trying to figure out what to do with the eggs come Easter morning. My favorite tradition is to make a sauce with vinegar and mashed yolk and dip Polish sausage and the hard-boiled egg whites into it. My mom's side of the family is Polish and she always knew of a little deli in one part of town that made a special Easter Polish sausage once a year. Hopefully I will be able to find a special, gluten-free, Easter Polish sausage this year in my new town.

This week's menu is starting with a Quiche. For this quiche I am making a brown-rice crust. Monday we are having Chicken Fried Rice. Chicken Fried Rice is such an easy meal and does have egg in it so it fits the theme. Of course I think the recommended amount of eggs per week is 7 so we can't have all egg dishes this week. On Tuesday we're having Chicken Sausage and Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes. On Wednesday we're having Egg Salad. Thursday night is Quesadilla Night and Friday is Pizza Night. Grandparents will be in town so we will have a big dinner for everyone. Hope you have a great week.

For more ideas check out the Gluten Free Menu Swap hosted by Heather at Celiac Family. Also Menu Plan Monday at OrgJunkie has a menu plan round up although they are not all gluten-free.
For some mid-week ideas check out Gluten-Free Wednesdays at Gluten Free Homemaker.