Friday, January 24, 2014

Easy Rice for Two

Do you have a rice cooker and actually use it!? If you do, great for you! I personally do not have one, but I also do not plan on buying one either. Mainly, because I have found an easy way to make rice just for well...two! I think it's super easy to make and only requires one pot! Alright let's get started to make...

Easy Rice for Two | Table for Two please?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: 1/20/2014

Another week is upon us friends. My routine got all messed up last week, but it was for a good reason. I took my first review class for my nursing boards that I will be taking soon! Super excited about that! Anyways, I'm slowly getting back into the routine today.

What We Actually Ate!?

YES! Another week down and I made every single meal I planned last week! I seriously do believe the whole picture thing helps keep me accountable. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, I'll explain. Each night I post a picture collage on Instagram of what I planned for us to eat and what we actually ate!? I'm just keeping myself accountable to my meal plan and it's working! Here's last week pictures:

What We Actually Ate!?

If you would like to start keeping yourself accountable, too, join along in What We Actually Ate!? Just post your pictures to Instagram using the hashtag #wwaa. I always love looking at pictures of food!

Weekly Meal Plan

Spicy Blackened Chicken

Well I had planned on making this for dinner, but earlier today my husband asked if we wanted to go out to dinner with friends instead and I said sure! So this will be used next week.

Tuesday: 3 Course Valentines Dinner for Two
I'm testing out my recipes for an upcoming post! I'm really excited about this one and can't wait to share it with you!

Chicken & Sesame Stir-Fry

An easy recipe that I haven't made in a really long time.

Thursday: *New Recipe* Healthier Chicken Tostadas
These just look so yummy!

Friday-Sunday: As always we just go with the flow and figure our meals out on the go.

Need tips on menu planning!? Check out OrgJunkie for more tips, tricks, and recipe ideas!

What are you planning on cooking this week?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: 1/13/2014

Whoo hoo!!! I made every single meal I planned last week! Trust me I am happy because this my friends has not happened in a really long time. Honestly, I do believe the whole What We Actually Ate!? kept me more accountable. If you don't know what the heck What We Actually Ate!? is, it's ok. I started this series last week in order to keep myself more accountable to my menu plan. Essentially, I have a picture of what I planned to eat and then what we actually ate. Here are the pictures from last week:

As you can see I made it all! If you would like to join me in What We Actually Ate!? just post your pictures on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #wwaa. I would love to see what you eat even if you didn't cook it yourself! Alright let's see what I have planned to cook up this week.

Weekly Meal Plan

Super excited to try this out mainly because I'm excited to make the dough!

Nice, light, and healthy!

Another healthy dish for the week!

Thursday: *New Recipe* Healthy Mongolian Beef

Friday-Sunday: Whatever we feel like! I usually do not plan for these days since we like to go out on the weekend.

As you can see most of the recipes have a theme.... HEALTHY! My husband and I are going to start counting calories. We did this awhile back just to adjust our eating habits and it worked really well. We did it for so long that we started eating fewer calories naturally without having to count every single one. Well, we feel like we need to check back in and make sure we are still eating the same way. No goals to lose weight, but if it happens, it happens. Want more tips on menu planning!? Check out for some great ideas!

Do you have any healthy eating habits?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Tomatillo Salsa Steaks

Do you have a favorite kind of salsa? Red, green, pico de gallo, spicy, mild, or etc.? Well mine is definitely any kind of green spicy salsa! So that my friends is why I LOVE this recipe because it has my favorite salsa... tomatillo salsa!

This is an easy meal to put together for a week night dinner. So let's get started and head on into my kitchen to start making...

Tomatillo Salsa Steaks

Monday, January 6, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: 01/06/2014

It's the first Menu Plan Monday of 2014!!! I've been hearing a lot of other bloggers and just people in general that want to make more meals at home. Well my friends menu planning is where you can start to help accomplish that goal. Before I left on my hiatus from blogging, I was giving tips to help with menu planning. You can find these tips here: Tip #1Tip #2, and Tip #3.

To keep myself accountable to actually make the meals I plan, I'm going to start a new series called What we ACTUALLY ate!? or WWAA for short. Each night that I have a meal planned, I will post a picture on Instagram and Facebook showing what I planned and then what we actually ate. I would love it if you joined me in this series, as well. You can post the pictures to the Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #wwaa.

I'm hoping this series will keep me accountable on making the meals I planned and bought for the week. I know there will be days weeks where the Jack-in-the-Box guy has become my best friend, but I also know hope the majority of the weeks my new best friend will be my kitchen. So, here's to making our kitchen our friend instead of that drive thru person!

Weekly Meal Plan

This is one our favorite Thai dishes!

My first little ole' recipe on the blog and it's still a favorite.

Thursday: *New Recipe* Chicken & Jalapeno Pasta

Friday-Sunday: Good question!? We usually eat out or just wing it!

Have no clue about menu planning? It's ok head on over to for more tips and info on menu planning. Remember to join me in WWAA and post your pictures on Facebook or Instagram. 

What are you cooking this week?

Friday, January 3, 2014

Sun-Dried Tomato & Chicken Pasta

Ok, a few weeks ago my kitchen was full of some Mexican goodness! Now, this week my kitchen was smelling like your favorite Italian restaurant. Oh, man was it good. All the spices and aromas were heaven for my nose. If only you could of smelled it.... Well, at the very least you can recreate it in your kitchen! So let's hop into my kitchen and get started making...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Goals: Blogging and Personal

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you had a great night last night and didn't party too hard. I mentioned on the Facebook page that I would be taking a hiatus from the blog. I'm at the end of my nursing school program and I needed some time to focus on that. Well, I have one more class to finish, study for my nursing boards, and then pass my boards and I will be a NURSE, finally! I feel this is a good time to come back to the blogging world. You may be thinking, Katrina you still have a LOT more work to be done, what are you thinking about coming back to the blog!? Yes, I still have work, but it's not as demanding and I know I will be able to easily handle this last bit of school and blogging at the same time. I've missed it a lot and I have quite a few plans for this blog in 2014.


For the first time on this blog I've decided to make some goals for Table for Two, please?. I think this will allow me to be able to focus more and heck maybe make some extra money. My goals are feasible and small for now, but as the year goes on I will adjust as needed. I have four different areas that I want to work on so let's start with financial.

My goal for this area is simply to make $5.00 per month. Yes, I know this is small, but this is not my main area of focus right now. I have other areas to build up before I can actually start making big money on here.

Web Design
I plan on doing some BIG design changes this year. I don't necessarily have a goal except just to have my own url and domain. My first step towards this is starting and finishing this 10 week tutorial for a complete blog makeover! I started this once and never finished, but it really is amazing! You should go check it out if you have a blog and want to give your blog a face lift. I have other design changes as well, but if you have any suggestions please leave them below in the comments!

I have two goals for this area. First, I want to have 1,000 page views per month. And next, I want to increase my subscribers by 20 per month. So let's start now! If you are not subscribed to this blog, go subscribe, please. You'll find the box on the right side column above. You will be notified of each time I post something new, and trust me you will like it! Thanks in advance.

Social Media
I have 5 different social media sites that I use: FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle +, and Instagram. I use these sites to let you know about new posts on the blog, what I'm cooking up, or just what's happening in my life. My goal is to increase each site's followers by 20 per month. So if you could do me a big favor and follow either just one or if you really want all 5! You can either click on the links above or all my buttons are in the right side column above towards the top. Thank you!

So those are my little 2014 goals for Table for Two, please? Even though they may be small, I know these are feasible and if need be I can always change them. I very rarely get too personal on this blog just because I like to keep the focus on the food, but I'm going to share some of my personal goals with you today.


My two BIG goals are to finish nursing school, pass my boards, and get a job. These have been my goals for the past 2 years and probably more. Another big goal my husband and I can start working towards after those goals are accomplished, is buying our first home! That is a huge one for us and hopefully this year we can start working towards it.

I have a few other little goals for the year, too. One is to do yoga at least once a day. I really love yoga and I always feel off when I miss a day. For now, I'm going to start with Monday through Friday and then slowly work the weekends in. My next goal is to incorporate more vegetables into my diet. I feel like I always eat the same vegetables all the time. I'm going to start making side salads at dinner and green smoothies for snacks. And my last goal is to travel more with my husband. In the past, it was just not feasible financially or with my school. Well since school is coming to an end and finances are better now a days, we can travel now. We already have started planning and I can't wait!

Ok, so those are my goals both for blogging and personal for 2014. I'll be giving you an update about halfway through the year to let you know how well I'm reaching my goals. Now, it's your to share if you don't mind.

What are your goals for 2014?


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