New Recipe: Meatball Rice Medley (a quick, one-dish dinner)

If anyone out there still reads my blog... Hi! It's been a while, hasn't it? We had to totally transfer/update this website and we're still working on the finishing touches, but I'm excited to be blogging again. Expect some posts from me, including some of the new recipes we've created in the past couple of years that have become favorites. :)

Life has its ups and downs, but one thing that stays the same is that the family expects dinner on the table every evening. With 5 kids and homeschooling, inevitably my dinners have become simpler and easier -- hopefully without sacrificing too much in the health and budget departments. ;)

This recipe for Meatball Rice Medley is one I created last-minute (i.e. 4pm, dinner due to be ready at 5pm!) and it was a total success. Joshua loves meatballs; particularly the ones from Costco that are flavorful and quick. I used those meatballs, cooked some fresh vegetables, and cooked some rice with my favorite homemade seasoning mix: Jamie's Spice Mix.

Tossed together, this medley has meat, vegetables, and grain -- a filling combination for hungry mouths, with a fabulous spicy flavor! Leftovers re-warm in the microwave for a quick lunch the following day.

Left to right: Joshua, Moshe, Eliyahu, my parents, Ruth, Yehoshua, Channah, and me

Meatball Rice Medley was one of the meals I served when my parents came to visit us this past November. We had a total of 13 people here for meals, and a big stainless steel bowl of Meatball Rice Medley was just the thing to fill everyone up without me having to spend much time in the kitchen. My mom asked for the recipe, so before she left I copied it down onto a recipe card for her. :)


I'm so glad you're back!
You were missed. You have a beautiful family and are such an inspiration to so many. Thank you for making my day!

Thank YOU, Karen! :)

So glad you're back! I've checked often and have missed reading your blog.

Hi Tammy! It's so good to hear from you again! I missed you so much! Your children have really grown! And the baby, what? You look good and so does Joshua. I just recently thought of you and here you are! I hope to stay! Can't wait to read more! Have a great week! Blessings from Bama!

I was just thinking over the weekend that I should try to email you and let you know I'm still thinking of you and missing your updates and recipes... I prayed for you!!! Your online presence is a good one. You are real, honest and loving. And a good cook! thanks for not giving up.

Welcome back! I'm so happy to see the picture of your family!

Glad you are back!

I'm still reading! I've missed your posts, but I know that taking care of your lovely family takes precedence over blogging. Welcome back!

Tammy, I was so excited to see this post pop up in my reader tonight!! I have missed your recipes and posts about your life. I hope all is well with you and your family! I actually just came to your site within the past few days for a salad recipe . . . and I think of you often (even though I don't "know" you, LOL) because I use some of your recipes so often. :)


So glad that you are back! I enjoy your blog very much. You have a beautiful family.:)

I was just thinking of you the other day. I was thinking about Kitchen Tip Tuesday, and now you are back! So glad to see you again!

I'm so glad to see you back on the blog & doing well! I was worried & checked your blog often to see if something bad had happened. You just can't fall off the face of the blogging Earth & not give us a heads up :)

Now that you are back, could you write a post on lunch, the homeschool mom kind? I'm stuggling there :) Thanks!

I agree Molly, I also wished for her blogs. Missed them

It brings me joy and blesses me that you are back!

Yes! You were missed and I am so happy that you are up and running again. May God bless you and your family abundantly!

I'm so glad to see you're back blogging! Every now and then I check the blog to see if there's anything new, and I was so happy today to see that there was!

I have been inspired many times by your blog and am glad to see you back!

Oh...I have thought of you and Joshua and the kids often. I enjoyed "knowing" your mom and dad, too. How you made my day with the photo of family. You all are looking great!
My homeschooling days are behind me. The girls are grown. Grandchildren are now homeschooling. At the time I schooled I hadn't learned to rest in the Lord. Keep on and a warm, welcome back:)

I still love this blog! I love how you take care of your family on a budget. It inspires me to keep at it!

I am happy to see a new blog post! I am a big fan of your recipes ( my kids' favorite whole wheat bread recipe is yours) and I was worried that you were too busy to blog anymore, or that you were not well. Keep your recipes coming! God bless!

I've missed your blog. Love your recipes.

I was worried that you had given up blogging. I do enjoy reading about your family and seeing your yummy recipes.
Thanks for coming back.

Yay! So glad you are back. This recipe looks great and would work great for me on a lacrosse night! Can't wait to see upcoming recipes. You and your family look fabulous!

So glad to see you're back! Looking forward to seeing some new recipes and ideas. Love the new look, too!

So glad to see a new post! I also have been wondering about you and hoping you are ok! I love your recipes! You have a beautiful family

Thank you all for your comments! What a wonderful welcome back -- thank you! :)

Yes, indeed -- I'd love to write a post about our weekday lunches with homeschooling as well. I'll snap some pictures for a new post on that topic soon! :)

So glad you are blogging again! I've missed reading about your family life and those delicious recipes. Welcome back!

Lovely family picture. Glad you might be finding more time to blog, I know your time is valuable. I still use your site a lot for recipes. Your broccoli soup is a requested favorite at work. I basically get told make it. :) I don't mind, its an easy recipe and cheap. I also just love it too!!! LOL!


Tammy, I am so happy to see you back in the blogging world! I was really concerned that something serious had happened to you. I have checked back frequently to see if you were posting, and I was elated to see you back here when I checked today! I feel like I know you. I use many of your recipes and thoroughly enjoy your blog. PLEASE don't leave us again!

I love the new look, and also the great family picture! Hope all is going well for you, Joshua and the family. So glad to see you blogging again!


Glad you are all okay. I missed your postings, but was checking recipes frequently. Great family photo and your "baby" is so big and cute!

Me too! Happy you are here again.

Shalom Blessings.

so glad you are back. Thought you quit your blogging and left all of your friends high and dry. So happy to see your beautiful family, too. Your baby has really grown!

So glad to see you're back. I noticed you mentioned there's a new addition coming to the family this November. Congratulations and many blessings to you and your family!

I was SO happy to get an email saying you posted. I just love you and your blog! Thank you for all the wonderful posts and food ideas!!!

Hi Tammy and family ! So glad you are back to blogging !! as the others above, I regularly check this place here and hoping you are all doing fine ! am happy you seem to be all fit and growing fast ! I love reading about your organisation and your traditions, so far away from mine in France ! Am very curious about the way you handle the daily life, and keep your budget down.
Take great care and read you soon !
hugs from France !

You're back!!!!

So glad your back I have been checking your blog I have missed it Your food always looks delicious and I love your shopping trip posts :)

I'm so glad to see you back in blog land! I've missed reading your posts.

It may seem silly, but you were missed. I figured you were just busy being a mom. I'm so glad to see you back posting again. You were one of the very first blogs I read. Welcome back!

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