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Manic Monday Recipe Round-Up 15 Minute Meals

Manic Monday Recipe Round-Up 15 Minute Meals

In my search for meals that were quick and easy for those crazy-busy Mondays, and other days you feel are Mondays but really aren’t, I found a plethora of great meals! I can’t wait to share them with you all.

The first two come from pinterest, a copy cat lettuce wrap recipe from Rasa Malaysia and a garlic roasted shrimp with spinach artichoke pasta from Real House Moms.

I had to included these two awesome under 15 minute deserts because after a crazy Monday-Chocolate makes everything better! The first is a chocolate waffle which looks so divine and comes from Sugar n’Spice Gals! The next one is easy no bake peanut butter bars from creme de la crumb which look like a huge square peanut butter cup to me!

Manic Monday Recipe Round-Up 15 Desserts

I also found ton of great celebrity chefs who have great 15 minute meal ideas below!

First up is Jamie Oliver’s collection of 15 minute meals. He has a completely different way of envisioning food compared to I, more refined and sophisticated I would say. I first fell in love with his food from watching him try to change the way we feed our children in the public school system-and he did start that amazing movement in my eyes. He has a great collection of meals and he tells you before hand what you need to do to make it happen and happen quickly. A few meals I loved were the Ultimate Pork Tacos, Golden Chicken, and the Sizzling Chicken Fajitas.

Next is the classic and always charming Martha Stewart. Oh Martha, how I love her. I watched her since I was little with my grandmother. She has a great collection of 15 minute meals that are worth taking a peek into especially if you love shrimp. I especially love the Sauteed Pork Cutlets, Tortellini with Peas, Asian Chicken Salad, and the Shrimp and Scallion Stir-Fry. Martha surprisingly doesn’t list or give any side dish ideas but the recipes are really flavorful!

Last is our beloved Ree! We love Pioneer Women around here and she has a great collection of 16 minute meals! A few okay maybe one or two of the recipes above would fly without a whine from my kiddos, but ALL of Ree’s recipes would we eaten without a word-except maybe a Mom you forgot my drink. Ree is so down to earth and a Mom who gets what us Moms have to deal with and it shows in her cooking and recipes! I also loves that Ree snaps a picture every step of the way and her photography skills are beautiful! Here are a few recipes I love from her collection. The Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce, Bowtie Chicken Alfredo, Loaded Nachos, and Mini Meatball Sandwiches.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed!

Do you have a favorite easy go to meal? Please do share below!

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You must try this amazing nail product I am in LOVE with-Jamberry!

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If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter then you saw my nails this week and all my praise over this product! It’s life changing-well for mothers like me, who cannot paint their nails until everyone in the house is asleep-not to mention when I do stay up late, they are usually ruined by the second day just from washing sippy cups and regular motherly things. Not with Jamberry-It’s AMAZING! Jamberry Nails are heat-activated vinyl wraps that adhere to your finger nails and LAST!

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A few reason I love Jamberry!

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 You really get your money’s worth!

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There are so many to choose from! These plus many more!

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If you all would like to learn more about Jamberry and have a chance to win a prize hop over to my Jamberry Party on Sunday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time. It will be online, all you have to do is log-in to Facebook and click this link and then click join and have fun! 10386754_10100839755475512_3221592039655453573_n

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White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

I was looking through my baking cabinets and came across white chocolate chips and dried cherries. I immediately thought cookies! They turned out great! A few of the children were skeptical about cherries in their cookies, but once they tried them they were sold!

White Chocolate Cherry Dough

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp  salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cherries

Instructions:

  1. In mixing bowl, beat melted butter with sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add in vanilla. Slowly beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Fold in white chocolate chips and cherries.
  2. Drop by large teaspoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Or if you are like me make these while the kids are in school and roll them into a log and put it in the fridge until after dinner. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove, cool and enjoy!

White Chocolate Cherry Log

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Wordless Wednesday with Linky #WW

 

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A couple of weeks ago Cay was helping me sort beans the way my grandmother had taught me. Pick out all the old, broken, and rotten ones, and little rocks too. After all the horrific new coverage over the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson-it got me thinking-what if an idea, our elders have in some way either knowingly or unknowingly pasted onto us is discriminatory, much like my grandmother taught me to distinguish the good beans from the bad. Just a thought.

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Our drive in the mountains.

Last Weeks:

No matter what, we will always have our memories and our bonds that hold us together, forever.

Pick our Halloween Costume

Football Practice, these two are my day, and park fun.

Rained out and a peek at Cay’s Frozen Party!

A Birthday and Playtime

Back to School

Another peek at our 1st Family Vacation!

A peek at our 1st Family Vacation!

4th of July Weekend

C+I Merchie Meet-Up

Summer

Sadie’s is 5

Summer Time Fun-Splash Pad

Not so Happy

Zoo Fun

Mother’s Day

El Paso Zoo

Vegas!

Dessert Easter

Our Lady of the Sierras

More Family Fun

Flag Football

Girl’s Movie Night

Just Us

My Little Girls

My Love

Target

Family Fun

Ezzie’s First

Night..Night

My Baby Playing

Too Cool

Places we have lived

Snack Time

Wiped Out

My Baby

Deserving Dad

Messiest Room Ever

Blue in the Face

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Bloggers 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Sign Up


Bloggers 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Sign Up

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Fun at Funtasticks Family Fun Park

 

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If you are anywhere near Tucson, AZ you have to head over to Funtasticks Family Fun Park. Funtasticks has fun for all ages! They have an arcade with tons of new and exciting games for all ages. They have Go-Karts for both older and younger children as well as parents. Rey and I had a blast racing the older kids while taking turns playing with the younger ones in Kiddie Land. They have Bumper Boats with squirt guns for older children. They also offer batting cages from slow to fast pitch. Awesome Laser Tag that we could not get our oldest child to leave, I swear he played over 4 rounds. In Kiddie Land they have the Crazy Taxi Ride, Kiddie Roller Coaster, Dragon Ride, and a Jumping Castle. They also offer Put Put Golf with 24 holes different holes with fun surprises. Everyone is sure to enjoy a little getaway filled with tons fun and great memories.

Check out our family fun at Funtasticks below.

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 They loved the Kiddie Land Rides! Plus no long lines to wait in, and they were able to ride more than once.

FunatFuntasticksThe Dragon ride was so fun for them because they figured out they could control the Dragon by moving the joystick up and down.

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 They have classic arcade games and the hottest new arcade games!

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 Doodle jump and fruit ninja! As you can see our girls just loved them. FunatFuntasticks1

 And the beloved Deal or Do Deal game. Cay almost won the jack-pot she was so close!

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They have this handy little height requirement chart inside so you can see which rides your children are able to ride. They also have this coin operated horse located outside for the little ones.

FunatFuntasticks2The Pit Stop, their snack bar, offers a wide variety of treats for your hungry little mouths. Our favorite was the cheesy pepperoni pizza and the Icees. They also offer tokens for good grades and when our kids learned this they all pledge they would be back with all A’s and B’s. We actually just received report cards and the first thing they said was, “Yes, now we can go back to Funtasticks! “
FunatFuntasticks4  Put Put Golf which was so much fun! We didn’t make all 24 holes, but that is the great thing the course is so open you can easily abort when the little ones get tired.

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Funtasticks' Prices

Funtasticks is a fun getaway from your everyday routine or a great place to celebrate an accomplishment. They also offer Birthday party packages, and our older two are already planning their Funtasticks Birthday’s.

Funtasticks also offers a group rate for groups of 10 or more, and they are a great way to help raise money for your organization with the funnest way to do fundraising in town!

You can follow them on Facebook for all the latest promotions and deals or join the V.I.P. Mobile Club and get all the deals and special sent directly to you. Text PLAY to 63975.

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Wordless Wednesday with Linky #WW

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 Fudge Faces

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 PlayingHappier Times WW3 Happier Times WW4

 Oh how you have grown..

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 Where did the time go..Happier Times WW6

No matter what, we will always have our memories and our bonds that hold us together, forever.

Last Weeks:

Pick our Halloween Costume

Football Practice, these two are my day, and park fun.

Rained out and a peek at Cay’s Frozen Party!

A Birthday and Playtime

Back to School

Another peek at our 1st Family Vacation!

A peek at our 1st Family Vacation!

4th of July Weekend

C+I Merchie Meet-Up

Summer

Sadie’s is 5

Summer Time Fun-Splash Pad

Not so Happy

Zoo Fun

Mother’s Day

El Paso Zoo

Vegas!

Dessert Easter

Our Lady of the Sierras

More Family Fun

Flag Football

Girl’s Movie Night

Just Us

My Little Girls

My Love

Target

Family Fun

Ezzie’s First

Night..Night

My Baby Playing

Too Cool

Places we have lived

Snack Time

Wiped Out

My Baby

Deserving Dad

Messiest Room Ever

Blue in the Face

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Slow Cooker BBQ Apple Bacon Chicken Recipe

BBQ Apple Bacon Chicken

I originally found this recipe on Six Sisters’ Stuff, but have also seen different variations like the one on Wellness Momma. I have made this meal many times, slightly different each time and it always comes out great. I am a bit of a rule breaker when it comes to recipes, whatever I have on hand-I use, and I am often substituting for what I don’t have.

Bacon Wrapped Crock Pot Chicken

Step one gather all your ingredients. My go to basics are boneless skinless chicken breast, bacon, apples, and BBQ sauce. One lemon juiced if you have it and a teaspoon of garlic if you are a garlic lover.

I had frozen diced apples (from when they were on sale), chicken, bacon, and half a bottle of BBQ sauce. I didn’t have lemons so I just omitted that this time and substituted for a 1/4 cup of water swished around in my BBQ sauce bottle. (The children preferred the grated apples over the diced apples.)

Step two layer or just dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker then set it and forget it! Just kidding I have always wanted to say that..anyone remember those infomercials? If you forget it, you will probably remember when it starts smelling like something is cook and you know you haven’t been in the kitchen so maybe, fingers crossed, the hubby has brought home dinner, and you get up to investigate and your nose leads you to your crock pot full of yummy BBQ-bacon-chicken goodness. (I usually just pat myself on the back and say thank goodness I remember to start this in the morning.)

Any who, if you are a lot better at time management and memory than I, you can set your slow cooker to low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

BBQ Apple Bacon Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1-2 apples, peeled and grated/diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 6-8 slices bacon

Directions:
1. In small bowl, combine BBQ sauce with grated/diced apple, garlic powder, and lemon juice.
2. Wrap 2 pieces of bacon around each chicken breast. Place chicken breasts in base of crock pot, pour BBQ/apple mixture over the chicken.  Set to low and cook for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

Serve with your families favorite sides and enjoy!

Easy Chicken Dinner