Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mom's Tacos

These were unbelievably delicious! I cannot even describe their amazingness - you have to try them!!! The Rotel was a perfect mix-in for the regular taco mix :) Also, it's hard to photograph soft shell tacos!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 5.30.2011

So I'm really late on this one. I figured while what I assumed to be guys came over to clean my carpet - a free shampooing I "won" - turned into a 6 hour long girl trying to sell me a Kirby ($2500)...she vacuumed my couch, living room and mattress. She shampooed a SPOT on my carpet. UGHHHHH. I didn't even get to go grocery shopping and we ended up eating McDonald's for dinner.

But I digress...
Here's what we're eating this week (minus today) with a lot of repeats from last week:

Tuesday: Baked Oatmeal with Berries, Broccoli Shells & Cheese, Italian Drip Beef on Easy Dinner Rolls

Wednesday: Bacon & Egg Toast Cups, Chicken nuggets and french fries, Provalone Chicken with Baked Potato Skins and salad

Thursday: Cereal, pizza, Coney Island Hotdogs with corn on the cob and chips

Friday: Silver Dollar Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

Saturday: Chocolate Chip Muffins, Hot dogs with yogurt and rice cakes, Freezer Meal

Sunday: Poptarts, Grilled Cheese with yogurt and chips, Cheesy Chili Mac

Extras: The Chewy, PB Lovers' Candy Cookie Bites, Root Beer Float Cookies, S'Mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sunday, May 29, 2011

**Sunday Social - 5.29.2011**

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 
A special thank you to all our military and their families. As an army wife, the sacrifice hits close to home. Thank you could never sum up how I feel about all our service members - past, present and future!!

I had a really busy week on Fantastical - I was trying to make up for the lack of recipes during my vacation time. It also seemed like a very "on" week for the food blogs! I saved so many recipes :)

My favorites from Fantastical this week:

My favorites from around the blogworld:
**Special note: None of the pictures below are my pictures. These wonderful shots belong to the owner of the blogs that have been linked right above each recipe. I do not own any rights to these pictures AT ALL.

Chili Dogs from Mommy Hates Cooking

Blueberry Buckle from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Oreo Turtle Bars from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Milky Way Cake from The Pioneer Woman

Mississippi Mud Cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Pineapple Coffee Cake with Sugared Pecan Topping from Mika's Pantry

Long Boy Burgers from Sunshine and Bones

Homemade Iced Mocha from How Sweet It Is

Big Fat Bacon Sliders from The Pioneer Woman

Strawberry Summer Cake from Smitten Kitchen

Peanut Butter Brownies from Brown Eyed Baker

German Chocolate Cupcakes from Get Off Your Butt and BAKE!

Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Blazin' Buffalo Dip from Mika's Pantry

Strawberry-Banana Daiquiri Cake from Louanne's Kitchen

Asian BBQ Chicken from Our Best Bites

Tuna & Red Pepper Pasta from Budget Bytes

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie 'n Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar from Kevin & Amanda

Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes from Joy the Baker

Triple Chocolate Muffins from Bake at 350

Root Beer Float from Browneyed Baker

DIY  Cooking Creme from Finding Joy in My Kitchen

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles from Beantown Baker

Cookies & Cream Cookies from Sing For Your Supper

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade from Annie's Eats

Chocolate Covered Beer Marshmallows from How Sweet It Is

As always, I hope you all have found something that looks scrump-diddly-umptious! I've been discovering quite a few new blogs through browsing foodgawker lately. It's basically food porn. So make sure you check out the blogs here and there!

This is linked up at...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

~Twisted Thursday - 5.26.2011~

Your turn to do the sharing: share your newest favorite recipe.
Include your recipe name, url and if you really want, your name or blog's name :)

Strawberry Lemonade

This was an adaptation from a Betty Crocker recipe for Raspberry Lemonade. I've got a bit of a flavored lemonade obsession going on and this was absolutely perfect!

Sticky Chicken in the Crockpot

This was incredibly good :) I love baking meat in the crockpot - it always turns out so moist and tender! I ended up using breasts instead of a whole chicken and cooked it on high for 3 1/2 hours. My friend, Brandi, said she adds lemon halves inside the chicken sometimes. I'm going to try that next time we make it!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Savory Meat Loaf

I really liked this recipe for meatloaf. It actually reminded me a lot of my mother-in-law's :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 5.23.2011

This week is the start of my new "life project" - so my goals are to NOT sleep in and wait for the kids to be my alarm. I want to make more unprocessed stuff for lunch as well. I am also starting to clip coupons out of the Sunday paper (I bought my first one yesterday - my first one in the 4 1/2 years I've been an "adult" and out on my own) and will no longer shop at the commissary for their lack of good products. I've had too many bad meat experiences lately.

Here's what I have planned:

  • Cereal
  • Chicken nuggets and fries
  • Spaghetti with Prego (homemade), broccoli and garlic bread

  • Baked Oatmeal with Berries
  • Grilled cheese, fruit and veggies for dipping
  • Grill out - Hot dogs, pineapple and corn on the cob with baked beans

  • Silver Dollar Pancakes with Syrup for Blueberry Pancakes
  • Quesadillas with rice
  • Leftovers


  • Poptarts
  • Hot dogs, chips and yogurt
  • Mom's Taco and Mexican Rice



This week I will be coming back and adding links as I post the new recipes :)
I hope everyone has a good week!

Oh and 66 followers - so 34 more and there will be the first Fantastical Giveaway!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

**Sunday Social - 5.22.2011**

My Fantastical Favorites this week:

My Favorites from around the Blog World this week:
Caramel-Filled Brownies from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Cinna-bun Butter Cakes in a Jar from Picky Palate

Candy Bar Cheesecake from Tidy Mom

Carrot Cake Supreme from Our Best Bites

Delicious Chocolate Frosting from A Southern Fairytale

Ultimate Cinnamon Buns from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Yogurt Berry Pie from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Funfetti Blondies from Beantown Baker

Cheesy Chili Mac from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Oreo Pudding Cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Homemade Fudge Rounds from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Chocolate Oreo Cream Cake from Real Mom Kitchen

Mexican Rice from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Hot Fudge from Finding Joy in My Kitchen

Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Cheesy Garlic-Herb Bread from Our Best Bites

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Verde from Real Mom Kitchen

I hope you all check out all these blogs. They are some of my very favorites and since I'm all about fantastical sharing...you know I'm gonna share some fantastically AWESOME blogs :)

All photos belong to the owners of the sites linked :)