Summer Squash

This week's gluten-free menu:

Sunday - Lasagna , Green Beans, Green Salad
Monday - Chicken Fried Rice
Tuesday -Lamb Burgers with Yogurt Sauce, Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Rice
Wednesday - Baked Salmon , Rice Pilaf, Sauteed Squash
Thursday - Turkey and Squash Pasta
Friday - Baked Chicken Taquitos, Quacamole

What to say about summer squash? First of all, what is summer squash? Summer squash are types of squashes that are harvested when they are young and the rind is still tender and edible. Zucchini and yellow squash are among these squashes. Okay, now that I understand what summer squash is, I can say that I do cook with them!

Two dishes I cook with squash are Turkey and Squash Pasta and Minestrone Soup. I also like to saute them with a little olive oil and some basil or herb de Provence.

About This Week's Menu
This week's menu starts with Lasagna. This is a great meal to start off the week because it creates extra food for leftovers. Sometimes when I come home from work I'm really tired and a night off of cooking is welcome. Lasagna usually takes me over an hour to make so I'm going to make it on Sunday while there's more time allotted for cooking. Monday night an old stand-by, chicken fried rice, is on the menu. Tuesday is a family favorite - Lamb Burgers. I serve this with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers and rice, and make a lot of yogurt sauce that we put on everything in the meal. Yum! The Yogurt Sauce definitely makes this meal. Wednesday we will have salmon and sauteed squash. Thursday we'll have Turkey and Squash Pasta. Friday we'll relax with some finger food with Baked Chicken Taquitos.

Check out the Gluten Free Menu Swap hosted by Celiac Family this week.
Or check out OrgJunkie's Menu Plan Monday (not all gluten-free).