Menu Plan Monday



This is my first time participating in Menu Plan Monday (created by orgjunkie), so hopefully I’m doing this the right way. 


I’ve been planning dairy-free menus for my family for two years — ever since we discovered my daughter’s dairy allergy.  I’m hoping my weekly menu plans will help others with similar allergy issues!


No dairy is present in the actual recipes, but there are places it can be added for those who can have it. Also, there is a lot of pork on the menu this week — which is atypical — but we’re going with it.  Enjoy!


Monday – Roasted Pork Roast (Boston Butt — on sale at Publix) with Potatoes, Turnips, and Apples


Tuesday – Penne with Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Chevre – I make this dairy-free by pureeing some squash and adding all of the other ingredients, minus the goat cheese


Wednesday – Split Pea Soup (from Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone; vegan), Italian Bread, Salad 


Thursday – Mediterranean Chicken, Salad


Friday – Burritos with canned refried beans, boxed Spanish rice, and leftover pork (if there’s any left)


Saturday – Leftovers/DIY


Sunday – Grilled burgers with Lemon Carrots and Rutabaga (a new recipe for us)

5 responses to “Menu Plan Monday

  1. How do you cook turnips? Also, do you puree in a food processor? I’m cooking turkey and pumpkin chili today, and it calls for pureed pumpkin.

  2. Looks liek a very interesting menu!!

  3. I’m roasting the turnips in the oven (with the apples and potatoes, too) — since I’m slow-roasting the pork roast, I’m going to wait until closer to the end to put them in (like 45 minutes to half an hour before the pork should be done). Can you believe I’ve NEVER roasted pork in the oven? (I always use the crock pot because I’m lazy.)

    You can use a food processor to puree, but you can use a blender if it’s a good one. If you cook the pumpkin first (steam in microwave or roast in oven, for instance), it will puree much easier, otherwise you’ll probably have to add a little water, olive oil, or some other liquidy thing your recipe calls for.

    Let me know how the chili turns out…it sounds awesome!

  4. We also have a dairy allergic child. Sometimes we have dairy dishes and he gets something different, luckily he’s not a picky eater 🙂

    Great menu!

  5. I think you can make this chili recipe, because its dairy-free. It need some seasonings, but salt, pepper and a bit of cumin (I hate cumin) spiced it up. Maybe I’ll send it to you.

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