weekly menu

I'm resisting the urge to eat girl scout cookies every night of the week for dinner... Does anyone else find those girls waiting outside fry's a little evil? To my waistline at least... To help make sure I actually cook something for dinner, here's my list. I'm accountable to all of blog land now :) Just don't ask me how many samoas I just ate while typing this... The crockpot is my best friend this week, three of these meals are pure slow-cooked goodness. I absolutely LOVE my crockpots, especially since I work until 5-6 some nights. It's so nice to just plop all my ingredients in it in the morning and have diner all ready when I get home, serious lifesaver. Plus, is there anything more amazing than coming home from church to the smell of a delicious roast?

Homemade Mini Pizzas (this was our plan for last Saturday night, but I had a hankering for some Senor Taco so we skipped out on the pizza... But we still have all the ingredients and can't let those go to waste right?)
Crockpot Chili and Corn Bread (Trader Joe's cornbread mix is my fave. Throw in a box of vanilla pudding mix, and you've got yourself some amazingly moist, delicious cornbread)
Wednesday: Homemade, oven-baked Mac and Cheese (I love, love, love the mac and cheese at Joe's BBQ with the crunchy goodness on top. Here's an attempt at duplicating it, although I'll probably alter this recipe quite a bit)
Sweet Pork Salad, Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans
(this is one of the first meals I made for stu when we were dating! Thank goodness it was delicious, who knows where we'd be otherwise..) ps pork is buy one, get one FREE at Fry's until Tuesday this week. Be sure to stop by and take advantage of this awesome deal!
hot date with my hubby
Black Bean Burgers (hawaiian style) with Sweet Tater Fries (can you tell we like sweet potatoes?)
Roast and Potatoes... mmmmmmm :)

My sister-in-law made me blush a little when she said she was so impressed with our weekly meals. I had to
quickly admit that there really is nothing difficult with the meals I've been preparing, they are all cheap, quick, and super yummy. There have only been a few meals that took me longer than 20-30 mins to prepare and a lot of it by myself. (not saying that stu doesn't help, he's a GREAT helper! but sometimes he has school or other stuff going on..) Anyone can do it! Promise! I told her that having everything planned out and bought ahead of time is the best help. Try it out and let me know how it goes! I don't think you'll ever go back!

Have you tried any good recipes lately?
Wanna Share? I'll love you forever :)


Jenn said...

oh dear, i think we need to become good friends!

I share my recipes on my blog too....

can you tell me about the pudding in the cornbread? We LOVE cornbread here!

Jenn Rogers

Kayla said...

If you want an AMAZING mac and cheese you have to try this one from Martha via Smitten Kitchen. It's probably the best I've ever had.

Also, hi, I read your blog sometimes. Stu was in my ward when I was in high school and I think I maaaybe met you once?

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Angie Milne said...

Jenn, the pudding just helps add moistness (sp?) and truly makes any cake or cornbread recipe amazing :) All you do is add it to your mix, just the powder (you don't need to add anything else, but you can add a little milk if it's just too thick) and cook it like normal. voila! perfection.

Kayla, thanks for the recipe! I've tried it before, minus the bread crumbs, when I was living in Provo. SOOO good!

nate and amy crandell said...

Oh man so can I come over for dinner this week?? haha I love looking at your menu's and getting ideas for my family-thanks girl!!!

The Wendelschafer's said...

Angie.. your Blog is Delicious!! Sorry for me dropping by but I love your blog!! We'll have to chat about it.. Good work!

Jenn said...

I made the corn bread to go with my chili recips last night!

pure perfection!

Megs said...

seriously your menus are so impressive!!

what recipe do you use for the pork salad? I found a recipe once but I was wondering if you do something different.