Happy 2021, friends! We made it through 2020 (YAY), so give yourselves a pat on the back! I took last week off (expect for this Top 10 post Josh put together), but I’m back and ready to share the first weekly menu of the new year – I hope you’re ready!
Did any of you make resolutions for the year or pick out a word to help you keep perspective or keep goals in mind as you go forward? I’ll be honest…I never do resolutions or pick words – but it is always fun hearing what you guys choose. People are so creative!
Josh’s birthday is coming up, and he is still deciding what he wants for dinner, but I am adding a new category to our weekly menus – dessert! – and to kick off dessert for this week, it’s going to be Josh’s favorite – Texas Sheet Cake. I know for some, dessert might seem a little too soon, but the great thing about Texas Sheet Cake is that it’s a pretty light cake all around. So eating a square or two isn’t too bad…
Here’s what we’re eating this week!
Make this recipe when it's cold outside and you're hungry inside! Chicken Rigatoni is easy, quick, flexible to what you have on hand, and yummy!
Oven Baked Turkey Tacos
Saucy taco meat, gooey melted cheese, and crisp taco shells make taco night a snap when you bake it all together and serve it at the dinner table.
Sweet Potato Peanut Stew
Looking for one dish that can be comforting, interesting, nutty, and sweet all at the same time? This Sweet Potato & Peanut Stew is all that and more!
Sweet Cream Pancakes
Fluffy & light, with a touch of sugar, vanilla, & creaminess in each bite, these sweet cream pancakes are a level up from traditional buttermilk flapjacks.
This carbonara pizza recipe is easy, quick, and inexpensive, with some strategic substitutions! Eggs, cheese, and bacon - how can you go wrong?
One Pan Spanish Rice Bake
Busy family? This One Pan Spanish Rice Bake is for you. Other than the produce, it's a pantry meal, and it also comes together in a single pot!
Indoor Classic Cheeseburger
Got that craving for a burger, but the weather outside is not conducive to grilling? Make this indoor classic cheeseburger and free yourself from the climate's control of your burger fix!
Texas Sheet Cake
This Texas sheet cake comes out of the oven as big (and flat?) as Texas, though we don't know where the name comes from. Just call it yummmm.
Healthier Dinners Board on Pinterest
So many great healthy ways to start off the new year on this board - 500+ in fact! Check them out - you're bound to find something that will pique your tastebuds' interest.
I know for a lot of people, a brand new year means eating a bit healthier. I thought if you were looking for some ideas, check out my Healthier Dinners board on Pinterest. A lot of great options that don’t skimp on flavor, but you can feel a bit better about eating. Remember, it is always about balance and what is actually sustainable for your lifestyle, so go for a walk and breathe in that fresh air and reach for an apple instead of chips maybe, but if someone offers you pie…I wouldn’t say no!
Have a great week everyone!