Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

Monday, April 20, 2015

Menu Plan Monday - April 20, 2015

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

Here is this week's menu! I went grocery shopping yesterday with all three kids in tow and man, alive, it was difficult! Not because of the baby, but because of trying to keep the older two in line. They are in that phase where they are either being rambunctious best friends or typical arguing siblings. They also are not very good with aisle awareness when both of them come with me. I went last week with Mason and Cami and she steered the stroller and was GREAT! Not so great when they get distracted LOL

{Monday}
Steak, Broccoli and Carrots, Potatoes
steak, broccoli, baby carrots, potatoes*

{Tuesday}
Southwest Chopped Chicken Salad
romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, can of corn, black beans, cilantro, tortilla strips, chicken breasts, taco seasoning, greek yogurt, garlic, lime

{Wednesday}
EZ Samoa Donuts // Cheddar Broccoli Soup
biscuits, caramel candies, coconut, chocolate chips* // celery*, carrots*, onion, double cheddar sauce (2), broccoli

{Thursday}
Chicken Bruschetta
chicken breasts, lemon, fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, fresh basil, onion, ground black pepper


{Friday}
Ultimate Stuffed Crust Pizza
pizza dough*, shredded mozzarella, pizza sauce*, pepperoni, salami, shredded Parmesan, Italian sausage

{Weekend}
Cinnabons // Cherry Cream Cheese Pie
brown sugar, cream cheese // cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon, cherry pie filling, graham crackers


Total Spent: $121.75

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chili Cheese Tatortot Casserole

Chili Cheese Tatortot Casserole | This casserole/hotdish is for all you chili cheese fry-lovin' folks! No condensed soup needed! #recipe #casserole #hotdish

I grew up eating tatortot hotdish (we call it hotdish in Minnesota)...I posted my mom's recipe on the blog in the very beginning of Fantastical: here. Then I tried a recipe that used cheddar cheese soup and broccoli: here. My husband and his family had never had tatortot hotdish, but I made it and turned them into believers. I made this recipe shortly after I moved down to Knoxville - while I was staying with my in laws until we bought our house. What I really love about this one, other than the amazing flavors (think chili cheese fries!)...is that there is NO condensed soup in it. It's been a few years now where I don't really cook with condensed soup anymore, so it's nice to keep the trend going :)

Chili Cheese Tatortot Casserole | This casserole/hotdish is for all you chili cheese fry-lovin' folks! No condensed soup needed! #recipe #casserole #hotdish


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Creamy Orzo with Sausage & Veggies

Creamy Orzo with Sausage & Veggies | A killer one pot meal with zucchini, tomato, sausage, and delicious orzo pasta #recipe

Recently, we've been having a ton of dishes with kielbasa...and by recently, I mean the last year or so. When I was pregnant with Mason, I craved it.  The original posting of this recipe left the meat choice up in the air. You could go with chicken sausage or kielbasa, so I decided to go with the chicken sausage for variety and also because I knew the store had some (at this time, I was still in New York). I was not overly enthusiastic about this decision once I had made it though. I think kielbasa is the way to go. The chicken sausage was a little sweeter than I'd hoped for. The dish was still pretty durn good, but it definitely needed the savory, salty kielbasa!

Creamy Orzo with Sausage & Veggies | A killer one pot meal with zucchini, tomato, sausage, and delicious orzo pasta #recipe


Monday, April 13, 2015

Menu Plan Monday - April 13, 2015

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

This weekend is a drill weekend, so I planned a lunch and a dinner for us to have. I'm very excited (as always) about this week's recipes. I'm coming up with a copycat recipe on Friday and that will be tons of fun.

{Monday}
Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey Over Rice
rice*, green onions, ground turkey (2), chili garlic sauce, hoison sauce, green beans, rice wine vinegar*

{Tuesday}
Individual Cheese Danish // Prosciutto & Gruyere Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Broccoli [side], and salad [side]
crescents (2), cream cheese, pie filling // chicken breasts, proscuitto, gruyere, fresh basil, dried basil, pasta sauce, broccoli, mixed salad greens

{Wednesday}
Slow Cooker Tuscan Sausage & Bean Soup
kielbasa (2), onion, carrots*, celery, kale (2), red kidney beans, great Northern beans, Italian diced tomatoes

{Thursday}
One Pot Cheesy Pasta & Sausage
grape tomatoes, onion, Italian sausage, fresh basil, linguine, shredded Parmesan*


{Friday}
Blueberry Walnut Baked Oatmeal // Hella-peno Burger and fries [side] (Original Recipe - to come)
milk // ground beef (2), jalapeno poppers, jalapeno (2), cheese sauce, hamburger buns, fries*

{Weekend}
Chicken, Spinach, & Cream Cheese Tortilla Wrap // One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
spinach wraps, cream cheese, green chillies*, bacon bits, chicken tenderloins, spinach //  shredded Parmesan, chicken breasts, angel hair, grape tomatoes, onion, fresh basil

* - denotes something I have on hand

Total Spent: $147.52
Chicken is hella expensive. That is all.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Fantastical Friday: Favorite Food Finds of the Week

It is Friday and I am posting my Fantastical Friday today! Go me! I've been trying to get on more of a schedule, but still struggling to push out my blog post when I want to have them go live. It's sort of driving me nuts, but I'm working on it. This week, I have 15 wonderful recipes to share with you. It's mostly cheesecake, but that's okay, right?!

Fantastical Friday | Favorite Food Finds of the Week - including 15 of the best recipes on the web #recipes #collage #collection #roundup #food

Tiramisu Poke Cake from The Domestic Rebel - Recipe | Pin it
Classic Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce from Making Miracles - Recipe | Pin it
Vanilla Chai Crumble Muffins from Living Better Together - Recipe | Pin it
Homemade Dole Whips from The Domestic Rebel - Recipe | Pin it
Caramel Pecan Bars from My Baking Addiction - Recipe | Pin it
Easy Cheesecake from The Gunny Sack - Recipe | Pin it
Funfetti Cheesecake Dip from Baked By An Introvert - Recipe | Pin it
Chocolate Cookie Stack from Deliciously Yum - Recipe | Pin it
Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs from I Wash... You Dry - Recipe | Pin it
Banana Pudding Cheesecake from Spicy Southern Kitchen - Recipe | Pin it
Philly Cheesesteak Pull-Apart Bread from Real Food By Dad - Recipe | Pin it
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies from Deliciously Sprinkled - Recipe | Pin it 
Fettuccine in Cream, Tomato, and Basil Sauce from A Family Feast - Recipe | Pin it
DIY GoGurt from Make the Best of Everything - Recipe | Pin it
Copycat Lipton's Onion Soup Mix from Coupons & Freebies Mom - Recipe | Pin it 

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