Monday, January 16, 2012


Tuesday: Fajitas (didn't get to this last week)

Wednesday: Pizza with raw veggies

Thursday: Hot n Cheesy Casserole (pictured on the left)

Friday: Taco Cornbread Casserole with peaches

Saturday: Chicken Stir Fry


 I also plan on making this pumpkin bread with spice glaze.                   

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


This week I'm keeping it pretty's what we're having!

We had waffles for dinner one night last week and for breakfast another day this week. We can't get enough of them!

Sunday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Monday: Taco Salad (delicious dinner at my brothers house)

Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas

Wednesday: Spaghetti

Friday: Chicken Quesadillas

Saturday: Hamburger Pillows 

Rice Pudding

If you like creamy vanilla desserts, then this is one for you! It's very easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Plus, I love using up my leftover cooked rice from dinner.

1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup raisins (I leave them out sometimes)
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of cinnamon + nutmeg

Directions:  In a saucepan, combine the rice and 1 1/2 cups of the milk. Bring to a simmer stirring quite often. Let it boil while stirring for about 5 minutes, or until the milk thickens up a little. Now combine the other 1/2 cup of milk in a bowl with an egg and beat it up. Slowly pour the egg/milk mixture into the saucepan while stirring the rice constantly. Keep simmering slowly, and add the salt, raisins, vanilla. Cook until it's your desired consistency (for me it's about 2 more minutes). Then serve it hot with your spices on top, or let it cool a bit (we like it warm) or stick it in the fridge and have it cold. It's good any way you have it! And leave out the raisins if you're not a fan. David is not a dessert guy, but he will gobble up two servings of rice pudding any day!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Natalie's Menu

We've set a New Years goal to only eat out once a week. That means even more meal planning! Yay!

 Monday: Albondigas soup, crusty bread + spinach salad
Tuesday: Chicken enchiladas, rice + raw veggies with ranch
Wednesday: Pulled pork with coleslaw on rolls + baked potatoes
Thursday: Pork tacos, guacamole and toppings + PW's ranch style beans
Friday OR Saturday: Trader Joe's pizza dough for homemade pizza + veggies with ranch!
Sunday: I'm going to attempt a Peruvian feast. There's a Pervuian place we LOVE and they make delicious cilantro-y soup and have this amazing spicy cilantro garlic sauce that is good on everything. Maybe a roasted chicken with the sauce like this? Or the amazing soup I love and try out this recipe? I'll have to decide before I finish my list! 

What are your food related 2012 goals? Mine is not only to eat at home more, but smaller portions and to include plenty of veggies and fruit in every meal!