Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs | You can still have your grillout grub even when it's raining and pouring! #crockpot #ribs

Instead of my "normal" Fantastical Friday, I decided I needed to share a recipe. Then I got everything ready and left my computer before hitting publish. Whoops. As I spoke about briefly last Friday, I'm not doing so hot on blogging. But now that the kids are out of school (yesterday was their last day), I'm hoping to get back to a regular posting schedule.

This recipe is one I hope to make at least twice this summer. I don't typically get ribs out at restaurants or eat them even on occasion, but since trying them out at home, I've been craving them like no other. I was certain I would mess them up somehow or they wouldn't be that good, but the exact opposite happened. They turned out wonderfully. The mix of the two bottles of barbecue sauce was perfection and the meat was tender and fell off the bone. I especially loved the broiling at the end that gave some crispy edges to the meat :) If you ever have plans to grill out and then it's raining and pouring, this is a great alternative to still have that good grilled grub!

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs | You can still have your grillout grub even when it's raining and pouring! #crockpot #ribs


Monday, May 18, 2015

Menu Plan Monday - May 18, 2015

Menu Plan Monday | My week of meals, grocery list, and how much I'm spending on these delicious treats! #menuplan #groceries

Hello, everyone, and "happy" Monday! There are a few repeats again this week due to having family in the weekend before last and scrapping our meal plans for those days :)

{Monday}
Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole
2 lb. turkey, panko bread crumbs, eggs, campanelle, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese

{Tuesday}
Puffins // Crockpot Beef Burgundy
Bisquick, banana, pineapple, blackberries // beef tips, bacon bits, baby carrots, baby onions, beef broth, cream of mushroom soup, fresh thyme, wide egg noodles

{Wednesday}
Creamy Parmesan, Tomato, & Spinach Tortellini Soup
onion, tomato paste, 28 oz. diced tomatoes, cheese tortellini, parmigiano reggiano, spinach, heavy cream*, fresh basil

{Thursday}
Sticky Mini Pecan Buns // Meat Lovers Quesadillas
canola oil, chopped pecans, milk, flour? // tortillas, pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, salami, bacon, mozzarella*, marinara sauce


{Friday}
Totcho Supreme
tatortots*, chorizo*, carne asada, Mexican cheese*, guacamole*, green onions

{Weekend}
French Toast Kabobs // Ocean Water // Individual Cheese Danishes
1 can refrigerated French bread, fresh raspberries, fresh blueberries // 2 cans Sprite, Swedish fish // 2 cans crescent rolls*, 8 oz. cream cheese?, lemon*, 1 can pie filling*

Total Spent: $123.42

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Fantastical Friday



What a busy couple of weeks or so! I haven't been keeping up with the blog as much as I like and my blogging schedule is SHOT. I hate that I'm not keeping to posting my MPM, then recipes on Tuesday & Wednesday, and, of course, Fantastical Friday posts! My older two have had a lot going on with the end of school approaching. They have just one week left :( We have had some family come into town and spent time with them - obviously, blogging takes the back burner. I also have a now more awake almost-3 month old :) He needs a lot of Mommy during his awake times - which makes sense, of course. So this means, I'm not really blogging. Oh the drafts are piling up! I have had plenty of posts almost finished, but never scheduled or posted. I also haven't been pinning and that makes me soooo sad.

I'm hoping to get on a better schedule during the summer - especially with not having to leave the house to go drop off and pick up the older two :) And if you're interested, I am sporadically blogging on my personal blog that I revamped: Rocky Top Real Talk.

So...here's to hoping to a better posting schedule and a more present me here on Fantastical :)


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Monday, May 11, 2015

Menu Plan Monday - May 11, 2015

Menu Plan Monday | My week of meals, grocery list, and how much I'm spending on these delicious treats! #menuplan #groceries

It's been a crazy weekend and shaping up to be an even crazier week. I will update with my grocery list and links to recipes soon. But it turns out I won't be full on grocery shopping for this week until Wednesday :S

{Monday}
Leftovers

{Tuesday}
Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Herb Butter Sauce

{Wednesday}
Cinnamon French Toast Lattes // Slow Cooker Taco Chili

{Thursday}
One Pot Sausage, Tomato, & Pesto Pasta


{Friday}
Philly Cheesesteak Stromboli

{Weekend}
Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls // Southwest Tuna Salad Sandwiches // Omelette in a Bag // Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies // Sour Patch Kid Cake

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Nutella Cheesecake Shooters #SundaySupper

Nutella Cheesecake Shooters | The perfect light dessert with a fluffy cheesecake filling layered with berries and whipped cream on top of a graham crust #SundaySupper #nutella #recipe

It's time for another round of #SundaySupper yumminess! Because today is Mother's Day and we all love the moms in our lives, we are sharing recipes for Mother's Day. I chose dessert because that is something my mom enjoys making. My mom always volunteered to make mints (the cream cheese kind) for wedding showers, baby showers, and graduation open houses when I was little. She volunteered to make desserts for church. She made cookies, bars, and cakes. She actually went to school for cake decorating and does that for a hobby nowadays for her church's "meals on wheels" type program.

Nutella Cheesecake Shooters | The perfect light dessert with a fluffy cheesecake filling layered with berries and whipped cream on top of a graham crust #SundaySupper #nutella #recipe

I chose to do a smaller portion dessert because even though my mom loves sweets - she doesn't like big portions of them. She also loves fruit and cheesecake! So this combination is just perfect for her and many other moms too :) When I made these, I split them up into five portions - two for the kids and three for the adults. When I make it again (yes, again!), I will definitely double the amount and make it in 4 jam mason jars for four full desserts. It's really fast to throw together and turns out very tasty and sits light in your stomach. So it's really perfect for a big get-together pot roast type Sunday dinner - like we're having tonight at my mom-in-law's. It was the perfect amount of dessert and incredibly creamy and fluffy. It tasted like an amazing cheesecake, but in a more pudding type version. Definitely cannot be missed - you have to try this for the moms in your life!