Cravings of a Lunatic http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com I Crave It, I Make It, I Eat It! Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:12:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 No Bake Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecake http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/02/no-bake-passionfruit-and-chocolate-cheesecake.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/02/no-bake-passionfruit-and-chocolate-cheesecake.html#respond Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:12:01 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15469

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This recipe is a simple no bake cheesecake layered in tiny shot glasses for a gorgeous presentation. Layers of No Bake Passionfruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake will delight your dinner guests. The combination of Passionfruit and Chocolate is sublime.

No Bake Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecake from cravingsofalunatic.com- This recipe is a simple no bake cheesecake layered in tiny shot glasses for a gorgeous presentation. Layers of No Bake Passionfruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake will delight your dinner guests. The combination of Passionfruit and Chocolate is sublime. (@CravingsLunatic)

Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits from cravingsofalunatic.com- This recipe is a simple no bake cheesecake layered in tiny shot glasses for a gorgeous presentation. Layers of No Bake Passion Fruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake will delight your dinner guests. The combination of Passion Fruit and Chocolate is sublime. (@CravingsLunatic)
Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits from cravingsofalunatic.com- This recipe is a simple no bake cheesecake layered in tiny shot glasses for a gorgeous presentation. Layers of No Bake Passion Fruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake will delight your dinner guests. The combination of Passion Fruit and Chocolate is sublime. (@CravingsLunatic)

This is a sponsored post for Produce Made Simple. All opinions are my own, as always. Thanks to all the companies, and readers, who help support Cravings of a Lunatic.

I’m admit it to anyone, while I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day I sure do love the desserts that go along with the holiday. I adore making cute little desserts and jump at any excuse to make them. Case in point, these delectable no bake passionfruit and chocolate cheesecakes. I may have made that annoying noise we all love to hate when I saw how cute these turned out to be, you know the noise I mean, “squee”! I know, it’s annoying, but I really could not help myself.

I was chatting with Lisa from Produce Made Simple about what kind of recipe they would like me to make. They feature recipes using all the best fruit known to man. It’s such a great source for recipes, some super healthy, others slightly indulgent. I’ve contributed to their website before. You may remember I made a Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl last summer for them. It was a delightful recipes perfect for busy families who still love a great breakfast in the morning.

We chatted about passionfruit possibilities, there are so many great recipes you can make with it. The possibilities are endless. I knew the combination of chocolate and passionfruit was something that would work well for Valentine’s Day, and beyond. The subtle exotic flavour of the passionfruit mixes so well with chocolate. It really pairs beautifully together. Since their website likes to focus on easy recipes using produce I opted for no bake cheesecakes.

You can keep reading and eyeballing all my cheesecake photos here, or you can head on over to the recipe for these No Bake Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecakes at Produce Made Simple.

No Bake Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecake from cravingsofalunatic.com- This recipe is a simple no bake cheesecake layered in tiny shot glasses for a gorgeous presentation. Layers of No Bake Passionfruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake will delight your dinner guests. The combination of Passionfruit and Chocolate is sublime. (@CravingsLunatic)

This is a recipe anyone can make. I’m a busy mom so my speciality really is easy recipes. I have two kids and when they were in grade school and high school I ran ragged getting them to sports and activities. We live in a small town that is located in the middle of farm country. They call our town the hub of the county, and it really is. While I love small town life it meant my kids had to go to school in another town for French Immersion classes.

Needless to say I’ve put a ton of miles on my SUV, driving here, there, and everywhere over the years. Between sports, and spending time at the barn, I had little time to cook step heavy recipes. So I’ve always gravitated towards easy recipes. It’s the best of both worlds. You get a home cooked meal as quickly as possible. Over the years I’ve learned you can have your cake and eat it too. Just make easy cake.

No Bake Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecake from cravingsofalunatic.com- This recipe is a simple no bake cheesecake layered in tiny shot glasses for a gorgeous presentation. Layers of No Bake Passionfruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake will delight your dinner guests. The combination of Passionfruit and Chocolate is sublime. (@CravingsLunatic)

If you love cheesecakes as much as I do I highly recommend making this recipe. You will love it. You can adjust the ingredients to your own taste. Cutting back on the confectioners’ sugar will make it less sweet but not as thick. It will not ruin the recipe to decrease that if you like. It’s a recipe that can be adapted and modified quite easily. If you have any questions when making it just shoot me an email.

I hope you love these as much as we do. The thing I love about tiny desserts is you can trick yourself into thinking you’re eating less. Even when you eat more than your fair share. Not that I’ve ever done that or anything. I mean, I would never eat more than my fair share. Okay, I’m totally lying. I eat more than my fair share far too often. It’s okay though. I’m a big believer in living life and enjoying every single bite of it.

No Bake Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecake from cravingsofalunatic.com- This recipe is a simple no bake cheesecake layered in tiny shot glasses for a gorgeous presentation. Layers of No Bake Passionfruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake will delight your dinner guests. The combination of Passionfruit and Chocolate is sublime. (@CravingsLunatic)

Let me know if you make these for your sweetheart. They will make anyone you love smile, I can guarantee you that. There’s just something about cute desserts that makes people weak in the knees. Myself included.

You can find the full recipe for these No Bake Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecakes over at Produce Made Simple. Give them a follow on Facebook, TwitterPinterest and Instagram while you’re visiting.

No Bake Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecake from cravingsofalunatic.com- This recipe is a simple no bake cheesecake layered in tiny shot glasses for a gorgeous presentation. Layers of No Bake Passionfruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake will delight your dinner guests. The combination of Passionfruit and Chocolate is sublime. (@CravingsLunatic)

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No Bake Passionfruit and Chocolate Cheesecake from cravingsofalunatic.com- This recipe is a simple no bake cheesecake layered in tiny shot glasses for a gorgeous presentation. Layers of No Bake Passionfruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Cheesecake will delight your dinner guests. The combination of Passionfruit and Chocolate is sublime. (@CravingsLunatic)

Looking for more great fruity cheesecakes? Check these out:

Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Mini Cheesecakes | Cravings of a Lunatic | Absolutely simple to make and wildly delicious!

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie Mini Cheesecakes

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie Mini Cheesecakes- These No Bake Blueberry Lemon Smoothie Mini Cheesecakes are made with Smucker's Blueberry Lemon Fruit Spread. Seriously scrumptious and easy to make. Find the recipe on cravingsofalunatic.com

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Tart

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Tart from cravingsofalunatic.com- This No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart is super easy to make and perfect for summer. (@CravingsLunatic)

Toodles!

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Weekly Meal Plan: Week 30 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/02/weekly-meal-plan-week-30.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/02/weekly-meal-plan-week-30.html#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15471

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 30 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 30 found on cravingsofalunatic.com- 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts! (@CravingsLunatic)

Are you meal planning yet? You should give it a try if you haven’t started yet. It makes life so much easier. I find by planning out my week I waste less grocery and spend less money on food. Plus it’s just fun to find great recipes to fill in all the days of the week.

We’ve been doing this for 30 weeks now and I really hope everyone is enjoying seeing them each week. You can check my recipe index for more meal plan ideas. You can also search my main course section and desserts section for lots of recipe inspiration.

This week has been nuts at our house. My daughter is still car shopping which is time consuming. Not a lot of jeeps for sale in our area. Plus she’s so buys that by the time she gets to see it the vehicle is sold. So far we haven’t had much luck finding her a car. She wants a 4 x 4 and for some reason they’re hard to come by here. When they pop up they sell super fast.

She also joined roller derby this week. Apparently it was a blast but she’s super sore. I guess she fell a few times and landed on her butt pretty hard. She’s excited to learn, and eventually play. So mom is biting her tongue and being supportive. I always worry when she takes on a new sport because she’s wicked accident prone. She loves sports though, so I enjoy seeing her so happy and excited about something new.

We got our little Ragdoll kitten this week. We picked him up Thursday night around dinner time. His name is Dixon, and he’s a riot. We were told he was super shy and quiet, but thus far he’s been really outgoing and absolutely fearless. In the first 5 minutes he ran right up to Spark, and head butted him. Spark loves head butts so they are now best friends. I think Spark is trying to mother him a bit. He was trying to teach him how to play with the mat in the front entrance today. Plus he got really upset and kept Dixon from trying to go under a hutch that had a small opening. It was really cute. He kept making weird noises and blocking it. Pretty funny.

Castiel is not overly thrilled about the new kitten. He is our 5 year cat, and was the baby till this week. I don’t think he likes my daughter spending time with the kitten. Castiel is K’s best buddy and he sleeps in her room. So when he saw Dixon in her room the first night he got really mad. He’s being very curious about Dixon’s antics but he won’t join in any play yet. My hope is they become best buddies because Castiel doesn’t handle K’s time away with the army very well. So my hope was getting a playful kitten would give Castiel someone to be goofy with. I really hope they bond. I think they will, it just takes time.

Our oldest cat, Spike, is being incredibly tolerant. He’s not playing with the kitten, but Spike doesn’t really play with anyone or anything. He’s kind of a grumpy old guy. Usually when we bring a new pet into the fold he throws a tantrum of epic proportions. Usually he growls a lot and hides downstairs, only coming up to grumble and growl, then wander off again. This time he’s not disappearing at all. He’s holding his ground and being pretty good about the whole thing. He’s not happy, but he hasn’t thumped the kitten or disappeared which is a good sign.

Our dog, Malia is a whole other story. She’s a westie and super high energy. She wants to play with the kitten, but she’s a bit rough when she plays so we’re keeping them separated as best we can. We let her meet the cat by sniffing him in the cage first. Then when Dixon came out we kept Malia on a leash just in case. Now we can keep her off it upstairs, but we put it on when they’re downstairs. Malia has a bit of an issue with getting territorial in the basement. She watches TV with hubs down there at night and gets very jealous if anyone comes near her person. So he just keeps the leash on her.

Hopefully within he first week they are all settled and okay together. For now we’re treading carefully so no one feels displaced and everyone stays safe. At some point they’ll need to be home alone. Until I’m sure everyone will be in one piece when I return I’ll be separating the kitten from the dog. It’s just for everyone’s safety. Mostly the kitten, he’s so darn inquisitive. I’m afraid he’s going to do something crazy while I’m gone. Luckily we have areas where we can keep them separated but they still have room to roam.

The joys of pet ownership. I know right. So much posturing goes on when you bring a new pet into the house. The key is to make sure the kitten feels safe, while not making the other pets feels threatened or displace. So far it’s going well and everyone is taking it way better than anticipated. I haven’t slept at all because this kitten is so over-stimulated by his new surroundings that he only sleeps 5 minutes at a time. My hope is he crashes hard tonight so we can all get some rest. And by all of us I mean ME!

DixontheKitten

Monday newBacon Alfredo Pasta Bake – Wishes and Dishes

Bacon Alfredo Pasta Bake {Wishes and Dishes}

Tuesday new

Honey Garlic Baked Chicken – The Cookie Rookie

Honey Garlic Baked Chicken {The Cookie Rookie}

Wednesday new

Herbs de Provence Pork Chops – Sweet C’s Designs

Herbs de Provence Pork Chops {Sweet C's Designs}

Thursday new

Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup – Pass The Sushi

Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Pass the Sushi}

Friday new

Kitchen is CLOSED – Enjoy a night off from cooking!

Saturday newEasy Baked Ranch Fish Tacos – Foodie with Family

Easy Baked Ranch Fish Tacos {Foodie with Family}

Sunday newSteak Bites Mini Taco Boats – Cravings of a Lunatic

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats {Cravings of a Lunatic}

Sides newCrab Stuffed Mushrooms – Diethood
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms {Diethood}

Drinks

Red Velvet Steamer – Lemons for Lulu

Red Velvet Steamer {Lemons for Lulu}

Dessert

I Want to Marry You Cookies – Barefeet in the Kitchen

I Want to Marry You Cookies {Barefeet in the Kitchen}

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Deep Dish Cookies for 2 - great for Valentines Day, only makes 2 cookies!

 This week’s meal plan was brought you to by:

Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts | Barefeet in the Kitchen | Foodie with Family 

 Wishes and Dishes | Pass the Sushi| Lemons for Lulu | Sweet C’s Designs

The Cookie Rookie | Cravings of a Lunatic | Diethood

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Toodles! xx

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30+ Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipes http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/30-sweet-valentines-day-recipes.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/30-sweet-valentines-day-recipes.html#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:18:20 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15445

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Sweet desserts perfect for date night, Valentine’s Day, or just a romantic night curled up on the couch with your true love, Netflix. Enjoy!

Sweet desserts perfect for date night, Valentine's Day, or just a romantic night curled up on the couch with your true love, Netflix. Enjoy! Find more sweet recipes on cravingsofalunatic.com! You'll find my conversation heart cakelets on my blog too! @CravingsLunatic)

Awe, Valentine’s Day. Such a sweet, romantic day. A day for lovers, for romance, for… excuse me for a minute…

Sorry, I had to barf.

Okay, okay, I’ll admit it. I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I love all the baking and cute desserts. I love channeling my inner girlie self and making things in the shape of hearts. I’m a huge supporter of anything pink and pretty. But the holiday itself, it’s just gross.

Sorry. I did it again. I know, I know. I’m suppose to wax on about how it’s my favourite holiday and how I’m still so in love with my husband that every day is like a Nicholas Sparks movie. That’s just total crap though. Well, I still love my hubs, but life is not a romantic movie and cutesy songs don’t play in the background every time we look at each other.

Here’s what marriage truly looks like. I get more more excited when hubs does the dishes than when he buys me flowers. If hubs left me sweet notes on the mirror so when I took a shower little love notes popped up in the steam I’d automatically assume I had a stalker or hubs had done something he feels guilty for. For real.

When hubs rubs my feet, which is like, NEVER, I would pass out from exhaustion, not get turned on. If I came home to a romantic dinner and rose petals on the floor my first question would be “did someone break in and cook us dinner, and attack our gardens”, or “you’re going to clean up that freaking mess up, right”?

I know, I’m cynical as hell. I’m cool with it. It’s how I roll. I don’t get mushy, it’s not really in my DNA. I tend to question everything, so surprising me is futile. Not even kidding. The hubs has tried to surprise me in the past and it usually fails miserably.

For my birthday earlier this month the family decided to “surprise” me. Mini-me came home from a trip uptown with hubs. She went in her room and he disappeared downstairs. So I followed mini-me into her room and plunked down on her bed. And when I say “plunked down on her bed” I mean it, I was full on horizontal with all her pillows under my noggin.

I laid there chatting with her about cars, because she’s been shopping for her first car. Hubs came in and was standing in the doorway and they were both acting kind of weird. Any time I asked a question they’d say just look over there. But they were pointing behind me and I was comfortable, so I just nodded. I think I mumbled something like “maybe later”.

About 30 minutes passed and I finally decided to get up to so I could get organized for a movie. As I swung my leg to propel my lazy butt off her bed I hit something. They both started laughing. Apparently she was distracting me while he wrapped a giant buffet server and somehow slid it into the room behind me without me noticing.

They both tried to get me to look about a thousand times. I would just change the subject or tell them to stop being wackos and acting weird. I’m cool like that. Always picking up on subtle cues and being mindful. Oh wait, that’s not me. I’m the opposite of “that girl”. It just never occurs to me to be sweet and unassuming. I’m not built that way.

So yes, they have tried on multiple occasions to surprise me. Hubs has tried on many occasions to be sweet. I just happen to suck at social cues and lack the “sweet gene”. Plus I just think romance and Valentine’s Day is over-rated. Do my dishes, fold my laundry, bath the dog so she doesn’t smell like ass when we go to bed, THAT’S the stuff romance is made of.

Here’s my thoughts on all of this romance stuff. I don’t need someone to sweep me off my feet. But I would love someone to sweep the floor for me. I don’t need a romantic dinner once a year. Make me dinner when I’m exhausted from a long day of work, that’s hot. I don’t want to be pampered. I just want to nap, without interruptions.

I certainly don’t want to be spoiled. I can spoil my own damn self. I don’t want candy once a year in a heart shaped box with some stupid, sappy, melodramatic card professing undying love and devotion with glitter on every inch of the paper…

Wait, scratch that. I’ll take the candy, hold the stupid card.

See, I’m totally romantic. I’m like a romance ninja.

Now here’s some sweet, sappy, romantic sweets to help the rest of you get through celebrate Valentine’s Day like a boss.

Red Velvet Poke Cake
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Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast
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Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake
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Mini Cheesecake for Two
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Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two
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White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce
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Raspberry Fool
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Pink Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes
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Cherry Crisp for Two
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Chocolate Raspberry Pots de Creme
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Black Forest Brownies
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Conversation Heart Cakelettes
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Homemade Heart Marshmallows
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Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Crepes
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Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Trifles
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Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse
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Easy Chocolate Mousse
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Monster Sweetheart Cookies
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Red Velvet Brownies
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Valentine’s White Chocolate Dipped Krispy Treats
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Chocolate Caramel Tart

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Gluten Free Red Velvet Brownies for Two
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Double Peanut Butter Lava Cakes
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Red Velvet Cheesecake Gelato
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pink Scones
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Valentines Cookie Stacks
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M&M Valentine Blondies
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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars
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Red Velvet Mocha Milkshake
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Homemade Chocolate Truffles with Champagne and Brandy
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Molded Rice Crispy Treats
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Sweet desserts perfect for date night, Valentine's Day, or just a romantic night curled up on the couch with your true love, Netflix. Enjoy! Find more sweet recipes on cravingsofalunatic.com! You'll find my conversation heart cakelets on my blog too! @CravingsLunatic)

12 Days of Giveaways kicks off tomorrow. Be sure to mark your calendars.

Dead Eats Part Deux: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead kicks off on February 8 and continues until the mid-season premiere on February 14. Valentine’s Day. How appropriate for a gal like me!

I have some boozy recipes coming up soon, as well as a bunch of sticky buns and sweet rolls. There’s also some fabulous hot chocolate recipes and Nutella recipes coming soon as well. I even have some amazing vegetable based recipes coming up. Shocking I know. This sugar queen does occasionally eat vegetables. Not often. But occasionally.

Toodles! xx

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Weekly Meal Plan: Week 29 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/weekly-meal-plan-week-29.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/weekly-meal-plan-week-29.html#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:00:28 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15421

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 29 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 29 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts! Visit cravingsofalunatic.com for more great meal planning ideas. (@CravingsLunatic)

Every week a bunch of us bloggers join together to share these fabulous weekly meal plans with our readers. It’s so much fun to see what each blogger shares each week. Every week I am in awe of what the other gals share. Everything always looks so delicious and I want to make every single recipe. I’m sure you feel the same way when you scroll through the recipes. At least we hope that’s how you feel.

This week was another long one. Mini-me was sick this week, I feel so bad for her. She missed some school, some work, barn time with the horses, her weekly military training night, and she was suppose to start training for roller derby. Yes, you read that correctly. She goes to university, works part-time, is in the reserves and has two horses. Apparently she’s not busy enough so joining roller derby seemed like a good idea. You betcha!

I always tell people I want to be mini-me when I grow up. She’s a total inspiration in every way. I’ve never met a hooligan with so much energy, and who just goes for everything she wants in life. She doesn’t sit around wishing for things in life, she jumps in and makes it happen. She makes time for everything and everyone in her life. Every day when she brings up something new she wants to try I just grin, because I know she’ll do it.

Both my kids went to French Immersion schools. They took French immersion throughout grade school and high school, and got certificates. Mini-me hated it and often told me she didn’t see the point in continuing. Now she’s happy I made her stick with it. She switched her major to languages last year and is currently attempting to become a polyglot. Technically she’s got English and French crossed off the list. She’s learning Spanish, German and Russian now as well.

I can barely speak English most days. I don’t know how she keeps up with them all and doesn’t mix them up. Learning one language is rough, learning multiple languages at the same time is difficult. I like to help her with her homework as much as possible. And by help, I mean I love for her to teach me all the bad words so I can swear in every language. Mom goals. It’s a thing. Look it up. It’s real.

So this week has been filled with bad language, sick hooligans and lots of Netflix. It’s how we roll. Hopefully February will be a sickness free month. I’m really looking forward to some normalcy. Now that I think about it normalcy looks pretty much like this week, minus the sick hooligan. Our weeks are typically filled with bad language and lots of Netflix. So I guess this week hasn’t been much different than any other week.

Take a quick peek through our meal plan and let us know which one is your favourite!! We’d love to hear from you!

Monday new

Oven Baked Crispy Chicken – Barefeet in the Kitchen

 Oven Baked Crispy Chicken from Barefeet in the Kitchen, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan, week 29. Swing by the blog every Saturday for more great meal plans. (@CravingsLunatic)

Tuesday new

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons – Wishes and Dishes

 Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons from Wishes and Dishes, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan, week 29. Swing by the blog every Saturday for more great meal plans. (@CravingsLunatic)

Wednesday new

Baked Breakfast Sliders – The Cookie Rookie

Baked Breakfast Sliders from The Cookie Rookie, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan, week 29. Swing by the blog every Saturday for more great meal plans. (@CravingsLunatic)

Thursday new

One Sheet Pan Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussels Sprouts – Diethood

One Sheet Pan Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussels Sprouts from Diethood, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan, week 29. Swing by the blog every Saturday for more great meal plans. (@CravingsLunatic)

Friday new

Kitchen is CLOSED – Enjoy a night off from cooking!

Saturday new

Red Beans and Rice Soup – Lemons for Lulu

 Red Beans and Rice Soup from Lemons for Lulu, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan, week 29. Swing by the blog every Saturday for more great meal plans. (@CravingsLunatic)

Sunday newSlow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken Wings – Girl Carnivore

Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken Wings from Girl Carnivore, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan, week 29. Swing by the blog every Saturday for more great meal plans. (@CravingsLunatic)

Sides new

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Dip – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Dip from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan, week 29. Swing by the blog every Saturday for more great meal plans. (@CravingsLunatic)

Drinks

Peach Sangria – Cravings of a Lunatic

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

Dessert

Lucky Charms Treats – Sweet C’s Designs

Lucky Charms Treats from Sweet C’s Designs, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan, week 29. Swing by the blog every Saturday for more great meal plans. (@CravingsLunatic)

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting and Apple Cider Caramel – Foodie with Family

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Glaze and Cider Caramel from Foodie with Family, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan, week 29. Swing by the blog every Saturday for more great meal plans. (@CravingsLunatic)

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If you enjoy meal prep be sure to peruse my recipe index for more meal plan ideas. Take a peek at my chicken recipes, as well as my casserole recipes. I have tons of really easy recipes for every skill level.

Be sure to follow me on Pinterest as well. My most popular Pinterest board is called Yum, and has hordes of fabulous recipes pinned to it. If you love gorgeous looking food be sure to follow my Beautiful Food from around the Web. I spend way too much time pinning beautiful photos, it’s so inspiring to see people turn food into works of art.

I highly encourage you to follow me Instagram as soon as possible. We’re getting a new kitten on Tuesday and I’m going to be posting copious amounts of photos of him on Instagram. I ordered him and the other pets about a million bowties and neckties so we could partake in Bowtie Tuesday and Necktie Friday. Yes, I’m a wacko. I’m cool with it. My pets are spoiled rotten. I’m cool with that too.

Swing by Monday when 12 Days of Giveaways FINALLY kicks off. Sorry for all the delays, it’s been a rollercoaster ride these past couple of months. I can’t wait to share all the giveaways with you. Also be sure to tune in from February 8 to 14 for Dead Eats: Part Deux, Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead. It’s going to be amazing, and just a bit creepy. So exciting.

Toodles! xx

 

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Fundido Sausage Dogs http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/fundido-sausage-dogs.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/fundido-sausage-dogs.html#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:57:29 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15362

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Italian Sausage cooked to perfection, then topped with Homemade Fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and a 4 cheese blend! This recipe is a sausage lovers dream come true!

Johnsonville Sausage Fundido Dogs from cravingsofalunatic.com- Italian Sausage cooked to perfection, then topped with Homemade Fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and a 4 cheese blend! This recipe is a sausage lovers dream come true! (@CravingsLunatic)

Sausage Fundido Dogs from cravingsofalunatic.com- Italian Sausage cooked to perfection, then topped with Homemade Fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and a 4 cheese blend! This recipe is a sausage lovers dream come true! (@CravingsLunatic)
Sausage Fundido Dogs from cravingsofalunatic.com- Italian Sausage cooked to perfection, then topped with Homemade Fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and a 4 cheese blend! This recipe is a sausage lovers dream come true! (@CravingsLunatic)

This is a sponsored conversation for Johnsonville. All opinions are my own, as always. Thanks to all the companies, and readers, who help support Cravings of a Lunatic.

Are you ready for game day? I sure hope you are! The big game is quickly approaching and it’s time to get serious about your menu. If you’re like me you’ve been planning your menu for about a year now. This is the biggest foodie day of the year for those of us who dig game day, aka tailgate food.

This recipe is perfect for any SausageBowl festivities. If you’re like me you’ll find any excuse to whip up Italian Sausages for any occasion. Game day is the superstar of events for those of us who dig tailgate food. I’m a big believer in going all out for the event. The more food the better. The more intense and fun the food is the better.

What’s better than Italian Sausage topped with sausage and cheese? Nothing, that’s what. NOTHING!! I went all out for this recipe. I wanted to take Italian Sausage and do something completely over the top with it. I wanted a recipe worthy of game day. I wanted a recipe I could serve to any of the players and they would feel full, and happy.

I think I succeeded in my endeavour. The perfect way to showcase Italian Sausage on a bun is to top it with an over the top fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and 4 kinds of cheese. Yes, you read that correctly. 4 kinds of cheese. Piled high on top of the sausage on a bun. It’s perfection.

This is super easy to make and perfect for a crowd. You can make them ahead of time if need be, then just reheat them in the oven in a large baking dish. Or you can make it fresh right before the game. Whatever works for you. No matter whether you cook this ahead of time, or during the game, make sure you make a double batch!

Johnsonville Sausage Fundido Dogs from cravingsofalunatic.com- Italian Sausage cooked to perfection, then topped with Homemade Fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and a 4 cheese blend! This recipe is a sausage lovers dream come true! (@CravingsLunatic)

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Fundido Sausage Dogs
 
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Italian Sausage cooked to perfection, then topped with Homemade Fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and a 4 cheese blend! This recipe is a sausage lovers dream come true!
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Tailgating
Serves: Serves 5
Ingredients
  • For the Fundido:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 1 package Johnsonville ground sausage
  • 3 cups Tex-Mex cheese, shredded (Tex-Mex is a mix of Queso Quesadilla, Pizza Mozzarella, Cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses)
  • 1½ cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 small jar of roasted red peppers, chopped
For the Italian Sausages:
  • 1 package of Johnsonville Italian Sausages
  • 1 package of sausage buns
Instructions
For the Fundido:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet melt butter over medium low heat. Add onions and allow them to cook till they soften and begin to turn brown around the edges. I cooked mine for about 10 minutes. If you cook on higher heat it can be done in about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove onions from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan brown the ground sausage until it's cooked thoroughly and there's no pink left. Make sure to break it up as you cook so the pieces are quite small.
  4. Once the ground sausage is cooked add the onions back in the pan, and add the roasted red peppers too. Cook over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes, just enough to combine everything and really let the flavours mingle and get to know one another.
  5. Remove ⅔ of the mixture and transfer it to a bowl. Now it's time to layer the dip.
  6. You have ⅓ of the sausage mixture still in the bottom of the pan. Now add a third of your Tex-Mex cheese over top, then a third of your mozzarella over that. Begin the second layer with the sausage mixture, then the Tex-Mex cheese, then the mozzarella cheese. Finish with the last layer by placing the sausage first, then the Tex-Mex cheese, then the mozzarella cheese. If there's any oils left in the bowl bowl it over top of the cheese, there's tons of flavour in that oil.
  7. Place the pan in the oven and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. If you like yours super crispy you can cook it for about 12 minutes. I took mine out around the 10 minute mark. While the cheese is melting cook your sausages!!
For the Italian Sausages:
  1. In a large pan cook the sausages over medium heat for about 5 minutes, be sure to turn the sausages often so all sides brown evenly.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and add ½ cup of water to the pan. Cook for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until cooked fully.
Putting it all together:
  1. Brown the buns slightly if desired. Place a sausage on each bun. Leave open so you can scoop the dip over top.
  2. Spoon the hot Fundido dip over top of each sausage evenly.
  3. Serve with a big old sausage loving smile!
Notes
Recipe created by Cravings of a Lunatic for Johnsonville

Johnsonville Sausage Fundido Dogs from cravingsofalunatic.com- Italian Sausage cooked to perfection, then topped with Homemade Fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and a 4 cheese blend! This recipe is a sausage lovers dream come true! (@CravingsLunatic)

This is the perfect way to celebrate game day. Swing by the store and pick up some Johnsonville Sausages today! I wish it was game day every single day.

Johnsonville Sausage Fundido Dogs from cravingsofalunatic.com- Italian Sausage cooked to perfection, then topped with Homemade Fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and a 4 cheese blend! This recipe is a sausage lovers dream come true! (@CravingsLunatic)

Not only is this amazing on sausages but you can also make an extra batch of the Fundido Dip to eat along with this. Because let’s be honest here, the more cheese you can fit into one meal, the better!!

Fundido Dip from cravingsofalunatic.com- Homemade Fundido made with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, ground sausage and a 4 cheese blend! This recipe is a sausage lovers dream come true! (@CravingsLunatic)

You can visit my recipe index for more tailgating recipes. Take a peek at my appetizers category too, there’s lots of great game day options in there.

Be sure to swing by my grilling blog Kiss My Smoke for more great game day recipes as well. Browse the recipe index for tons of options for your next tailgate party, and beyond.

You can follow me on Pinterest and Instagram to keep up on all the latest and greatest recipes. Plus the new kitten is coming home next weekend so you’ll get to see tons of cute kitty photos soon. I’m so excited.

Toodles! xx

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Weekly Meal Plan: Week 28 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/weekly-meal-plan-week-28.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/weekly-meal-plan-week-28.html#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:59:07 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15347

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 28 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 28 from cravingsofalunatic.com- 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts! (@CravingsLunatic)

Another week has flown right by. Where does the time go? One minute it was the first day of the new year and then, BAM, it’s almost the end of the first month. How does that even happen? Blink and life just blows right past you.

This past week was insane. Quite frankly the entire month has been a bit crazy. We’ve had a sick horse, a sick cat, a sick me, a sick kid, a sick puppy and another sick cat. I have no clue what’s going on here. It’s like the plague has hit our house.

We’ve spent our life savings on vet bills, medication for all the people, and various movies on Cinema Now to ward off boredom while we laid about like sloths. Thank goodness for Cinema Now and Netflix. Live savers, I tell you. I’d be lost without them.

Laundry is piled up to the ceiling. The dishes are stacked and hidden in a corner. Christmas decorations still litter various rooms. Dust bunnies are now mutating into super dust bunnies with x-ray vision and the ability to read our thoughts. Not. Even. Kidding.

I’m not sure if there’s any groceries in the fridge, or what anyone has been eating while all this has been going on. I think hubs ordered out a few nights. Probably out of sheer desperation. One night he asked if I was cooking. I may have thrown a remote at him. Hard.

The UPS dude has shown up multiple times during all the chaos. Each time he stops by he looks more concerned. He muttered something about there being popcorn in my hair one day. I thought he meant he wanted it, but he look pretty startled when I threw it at him.

When he swung by with an apple delivery the other day I made my daughter get the door. I hid behind the door and whispered instructions to her. By the time we were done I think he was convinced she was possessed by demons. He ran back to his truck like a little girl.

One time he showed up while I was working with red velvet desserts. I had spilled red colouring all over my apron, managed to wipe red icing in my hair and on my face, and my hands were covered in red bread dough. The look of horror on his face was indescribable.

He must think this is where they film Dexter. Poor guy was so horrified by the way I looked. I remember him trying to say “you gotta little, omg, I don’t know what that is, on your, omg, what is that, um, never mind, it fell off” without crying one day. He looked rattled. Then ran.

So, basically we’ve been taunting delivery people, and lounging about while we recover from whatever bug hit the household. Our lives are never dull. Even when we’re all sick. I mean, why let a little illness stop you from having fun. At the delivery guy’s expense. Life is short. Be silly.

Now the horse is better, the cat is better, I’m better but exhausted, the kid is better but exhausted, the puppy is better and never exhausted, and the other cat is better and wrecking havoc on the household. I just can’t wait till the new kitten comes home to live with us. His name is Dixon.

Dixon, our new kitten. He comes home in about 2 weeks! So excited!

I know right. He’s cute as a button. His name will be Daryl Dixon. Yes, he’s named after the dude on The Walking Dead. Yes, I am that big of a fan. I even have a little t-shirt with Daryl’s angel wings on it. Because….why not. Life is short. Have fun and adopt kittens. Named Dixon.

Monday new

One Pot Garden Alfredo – Sweet C’s Designs

One Pot Garden Alfredo {Sweet C's Designs}

Tuesday new

Lemon Chicken Fettuccine – Diethood

Lemon Chicken Fettuccine {Diethood}

Wednesday new

Mega Taco Salad in Baked Cool Ranch Tortilla Shell – Foodie with Family

Mega Taco Salad in Baked Cool Ranch Tortilla Shell {Foodie with Family}

Thursday new

Better Thank Take Out Beef and Broccoli – Barefeet in the Kitchen

Beef and Broccoli {Barefeet in the Kitchen}

Friday new

Kitchen is CLOSED – Enjoy a night off from cooking!

Saturday new

Lemon Chicken Skillet with Artichokes and Olives – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Lemon Chicken Skillet with Artichokes and Olives - a complete chicken dinner in one pan. Chicken thighs in a lemony sauce with artichokes and green olives.

Sunday newBaked Buttermilk Chicken – Wishes and Dishes

Baked Buttermilk Chicken {Wishes and Dishes}

Drinks

Easy Apple Sangria – Cravings of a Lunatic

Easy Apple Sangria {Cravings of a Lunatic}

Sides new

Brussels Sprout Salad – Lemons for Lulu

Brussels Sprouts Salad {Lemons for Lulu}

Dessert

Hot Cocoa Cake – Pass the Sushi

Hot Cocoa Cake {Pass The Sushi}

Snickers Cookie Bars – The Cookie Rookie

Snickers Cookie Bars {The Cookie Rookie}

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Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts | Barefeet in the Kitchen | Foodie with Family

 Wishes and Dishes | Pass the Sushi | Lemons for Lulu | Sweet C’s Designs 

 The Cookie Rookie | Cravings of a Lunatic | Diethood

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 28 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 28 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Toodles! xx

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Peach Sangria http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/peach-sangria.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/peach-sangria.html#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:01:47 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15325

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This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc.

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

This is a sponsored post for Frontera Wines via IZEA. All opinions are my own, as always. Thanks to all the companies, and readers, who help support Cravings of a Lunatic.

I’m thrilled to be partnering with Frontera Wines for their Simply Delicious campaign. Game day is closing in on us and it’s time to get planning your menu! Planning your drinks choices is crucial to a fabulous party!

My suggestion is for you to make this Peach Sangria. This recipe is not only a hit with the ladies watching the game, but the guys dig it too. There’s something about Peach Sangria that makes it an equal opportunity cocktail.

I’m all for having a two-four on hand for the festivities, but I also think having multiple options is a wise idea. You want all your guests to be happy, so make sure you have lots of variety in your drink choices.

You can see all of Frontera’s Wine Cocktails on their website. Their award-winning products have amazing taste but don’t break the bank. That’s a winning combination in my book.

You can enter the Frontera Game Day Photo Contest for your chance to win $1,000.00! Snap a picture of your guests enjoying wine during your Game Day Party for a chance to win Big Bucks! Visit the Frontera Facebook Page for all the details on entering. I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with. Enter the Game Day Photo Contest for you chance to win!

What I love about Sangria is how versatile it is. You can mix it up in a variety of ways and play around with it to make it your own. Add a little of this, swap this for that, and you have a whole new cocktail on your hands. It’s such a fun drink to play with.

It’s also an all season cocktail if you ask me. If you can find fresh peaches that’s great. In the event that you cannot locate fresh peaches you can substitute frozen. There are no hard and fast rules here.

If you’re not fond of orange juice mixed with Sangria you can swap it out for peach juice. I have another version I’ll share with you at another time where I do that. I’ve also swapped the orange juice out for white grapefruit juice.

We love making Sangria for parties. It’s such a versatile drink and I’ve never met a person who doesn’t care for it after they try it. If you really take the time to build the flavour no one can resist Sangria.

One tip I’ll give you is to let the flavour really mingle and build. I suggest making the base anywhere from 2 to 24 hours ahead of time. That way the flavour will absolutely pop when you’re sipping it.

This one allows the peaches to marinate in the wine for a minimum of 2 hours. Personally I’d highly suggest making it the night before you need it. That way the peach flavour really shines through.

I also used a peach simple syrup for this recipe to amp up the peach flavour. If you don’t have time to make peach simple syrup you can use peach schnapps. Or peach juice. If you have time make the syrup, it’s worth it.

Personally I think the longer you let the fruit soak up that delicious wine the better it will taste. It’s also better really cold. I’m the ice queen when it comes to beverages. The more ice you put in my drink the happier I am.

I hope you dig this one. Whether you’re making this for game day or a party, I guarantee your guests are going to love it. It’s always a hit every time I make it.

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

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Peach Sangria
 
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This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc.
Author:
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Serves: Serves 10
Ingredients
For the Peach Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 peaches, chopped into small pieces
For the Sangria:
  • 750 ml Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 cups good quality orange juice
  • ½ cup Cointreau
  • 1 cup peach simple syrup, recipe above
  • 6 peaches, sliced thinly
  • 2 oranges, sliced thinly, for garnish
  • 1 lemon, sliced thinly, for garnish
  • Ice, if desired
Instructions
For the Peach Simple Syrup:
  1. Peel the peaches and cut into small pieces. Discard the peel and pit.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine the water and sugar and cook over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the chopped peaches to the saucepan and bring mixture to a boil, then reduce and simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes. This will allow the peaches to really steep, and the flavour to come through. Take off the heat and allow to cool completely. Then strain the mixture to get rid of the pieces. Strain slowly for a pure simple syrup with no cloudy effects or bits floating about. I use a sieve to do mine. You can also use a napkin over a cup, or even a coffee filter if push comes to shove.
  3. Once it's cooled and strained you can make the sangria, or store the simple syrup in the fridge until needed. They last about 1 to 2 weeks and are great to have on hand for multiple uses.
For the Sangria:
  1. Mix the Sauvignon Blanc, orange juice, Cointreau, simple syrup (cooled), and peaches in a large pitcher. Place in fridge overnight.
  2. Add the orange slices, lemon slices and ice right before serving.
  3. Serve with a big old Peach Loving smile!
Notes
Make the simple syrup first because it has to have time to cool.

I recommend making the Sangria at least 2 hours before you need it. If you have enough time it's actually best if you make it 12 to 24 hours in advance. Just don't add the orange, lemon slices or ice until just before serving.

Want it to taste like peach pie? Add a little cinnamon and nutmeg to it. Instant sensory satisfaction. Enjoy!

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

This was so much fun to photograph. The light was all over the place the day I made it so it was fun to play with different settings and setups. Sangria, not only delicious but super pretty! I love that.

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

This is such a fun drink. You can make it in winter for game days, just use frozen peaches. Or if you’re lucky to live somewhere that ships in produce you can use fresh peaches, you’ll just pay a bit more. I used fresh for this recipe. We had some great peaches at the local supermarket so I jumped on the opportunity to use them for a recipe.

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

If you want more peach flavour in this you can swap out the orange juice for peach juice. I made a great peach simple syrup to add to mine so it tasted fabulous. Plus I let my fruit marinate in the alcohol overnight so it really amps up the peach taste in this. Feel free to adjust things to your own taste. Life is about making yourself happy. Don’t hold back.

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

I hope you make this. Whether you make it for game day, or a family gathering, or even a potluck dinner, you’ll be the belle of the ball if you make this. It’s sheer peach perfection and your guests will be asking you to make it every time the visit you.

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

Be sure to visit Frontera Wines and enter their Game Day Photo Contest! Tell them Cravings of a Lunatic sent you.

Peach Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc. (@CravingsLunatic)

Thanks for reading. Cheers to a successful game day. May your glass be bottomless and your team be victorious!

If you’re looking for more game day recipes be sure to peek around my recipe index. You’ll find lots of appetizers and tailgating recipes there. You can also visit my grilling site, Kiss My Smoke, for great game day options. I’m just getting ready to relaunch Kiss My Smoke next week. So excited to finally be grilling again. You can follow my grilling antics on Pinterest.

You can also follow me on Pinterest to stay current on all my recipes and cravings. You can follow all my boards or pick the ones that appeal to you. I highly recommend following Yum and Beautiful Food from around the Web.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram as well. My feed is full of lots of food photos, daily life and pet photos. For all my fellow pet lovers out there we’re getting a new kitten named Dixon in 2 weeks. You can keep up with his growth on Instagram. I just ordered him a bunch of bow ties to make photo time more interesting. I’m sure he’ll love it.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any recipe suggestions or questions never hesitate to reach out to me. I’m always happy to talk “food” with other food lovers.

Toodles! xx

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Weekly Meal Plan: Week 27 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/weekly-meal-plan-week-27.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/weekly-meal-plan-week-27.html#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:00:26 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15309

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 27 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 27 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts! Find more great meal planning recipes on cravingsofalunatic.com! Happy meal planning! (@CravingsLunatic)

 Meal planning is a great way to plan ahead and take the guess work out of dinner. It can also save you time and money, which is always a good thing. Planning ahead makes grocery shopping so much easier. You will find yourself wasting far less food by planning ahead and being aware of what you need while shopping. It’s a beautiful thing.

This week my meal plan went out the window. After being worn down by taking care of our sick horse last week my immune system seemed to crash in a big way. I don’t have the strongest immune system as it is, likely because of my IBS. I was so worn out after not sleeping all week and being on my feet 22 hours a day. My body didn’t handle it well.

I managed to catch some strain of the flu. I’ve been crazy sick this past week. Lots of sleeping, which if you know me at all you know is very odd for me. I have insomnia so I usually get by on 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night. This week was a whole different ball game. I’ve been sleeping all day long, then taking a nap only hours after waking up. Crazy, right?

Eating has not been high on my list of things I want to do this week, that’s for sure. Most days I didn’t bother, some days I tried to force myself to eat. Usually I regretted that decision later. Hubs picked up my favourite food last night, I took a few bites and pushed it away. I think it took him a few hours to get over that monumental occasion. Me turning down food? Weird.

Hopefully I’m through the worst of it. My daughter has been hitting the barn every day to keep an eye on the horses. I have not been capable of heading out there since getting sick. She’s been a trooper about it. Particularly since my car is in the shop which means she is without a car too. So hubs has been driving her out there every night. He has a stick shift and none of use are as adept at using it as he is. I’d rather pound salt that drive a stick. No idea why. Just spoiled I suppose.

My SUV went in for some work this week. Turns out WAY more work than we anticipated. We had some of it done today, then it goes back next week for some more maintenance. Then another trip to another place to get new tires. By the time it’s all done I probably could have bought a great used car for the price of the repairs. It’s all good in the hood though, it all needs to be done so I’m just sucking it up and getting everything crossed off the list.

The hooligan is still car shopping. She’s seen a few she likes but nothing is working out perfectly. It’s always that fine line of how much do you want to be in the hole for wheels. She’s a smart cookie and saved all her money from the military this summer, so she has a good chunk of cash stored up. Her worry is using it all then something comes up and her bank account is dried up. So she’s thinking of financing which is a whole other can of worms, am I right? Scary when you’re still in university.

Hopefully everything shakes out okay with car shopping this weekend. Maybe she’ll find something awesome. If not, Mom’s Expedition is safe for driving again. She hates driving it though. If you haven’t seen the Expeditions they’re monster sized SUV’s. I bought it to pull a horse trailer in the future, you know, when we actually can afford to buy a horse trailer. So basically she’s driving around in a Soccer Mom vehicle and hates parking it. I don’t blame her one bit.

So that’s been our week in a nutshell. It’s always chaos here. I tell people I thrive on it, but lately I’m sort of thinking a change of pace might be in order. I’m getting too old for this stuff. Honestly, once you hit a certain age you just tire easily. Or maybe that’s the flu talking. All I know is I want a nap. Lots and lots of naps.

Monday new

Slow Cooker Pork Roast – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Slow Cooker Pork Roast {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Tuesday new

Paleo Pork Stir Fry – Sweet C’s Designs

Paleo Pork Stir Fry {Sweet C's Designs}

Wednesday new

Pork Tenderloin with Haskapa Chutney – Cravings of a Lunatic

Pork Tenderloin with Haskapa Chutney {Cravings of a Lunatic}

Thursday new

Italian Pork Cutlet Florentine – Wishes and Dishes

Italian Pork Cutlet Florentine {Wishes and Dishes}

Friday new

Kitchen is CLOSED – Enjoy a night off from cooking!

Saturday new

Perfect Eye of Round Roast – Girl Carnivore

Perfect Eye of Round Roast {Girl Carnivore}

Sunday newEasy Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken – Diethood

Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken {Diethood}

Sides new

Light Marinated Broccoli Salad with Grapes – Foodie with Family

Light Marinated Broccoli Salad with Grapes {Foodie with Family}

Sriracha Honey Roasted Green Beans – Barefeet in the Kitchen

Sriracha Honey Roasted Green Beans {Barefeet in the Kitchen}

Dessert

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Pudding- Lemons for Lulu

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Pudding {Lemons for Lulu}

Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate – The Cookie Rookie

Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate {The Cookie Rookie}

This week’s meal plan was brought you to by:

Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts| Barefeet in the Kitchen | Foodie with Family 

 Wishes and Dishes | Pass the Sushi| Lemons for Lulu | Sweet C’s Designs

 The Cookie Rookie | Cravings of a Lunatic | Diethood

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 27 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts! Pin to save!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 27 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Craving more? Here’s some recent posts to peruse:

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

Mini Trix Cereal Jedi Snack Mix with Pretzel Lightsabers

Mini Trix Cereal Jedi Snack Mix with Lightsaber Pretzels by cravingsofalunatic.com- This Jedi Snack Mix uses Mini Trix Cereal, Pretzels made into Lightsabers, coloured popcorn, tiny wafer cookies and M&M Candies. It's the perfect snack for the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! May the force be with you! (@CravingsLunatic)

Easy Apple Sangria

Easy Apple Sangria from cravingsofalunatic.com- Easy apple sangria you’ll make time and time again! This recipe pops with fresh fruit and bright flavours! Whip up a batch, or two, today! (@CravingsLunatic)

If you’re looking for more wonderful recipes be sure to browse my Recipe Index. You can find other Meal Plan ideas on the blog as well. Plus lots of fabulous Main Course Recipes, and Dessert Recipes.

Be sure to follow me on Pinterest. Some of my more popular Pinterest Boards are Yum, and Beautiful Food from around the Web! I love Pinterest so I’m always on there pinning recipes, DIY projects and cute animal memes. Plus anything from The Walking Dead usually gets a share too. I’m obsessed with The Walking Dead. I’m watching it for the 18th time right now. I think that either makes me their most loyal fan, or crazy. Or both.

You can also follow me on Instagram. I’m getting ready to start some home projects and will be sharing my antics on Instagram. Plus we’re getting a kitten in 2 weeks so you will see TONS of cute pet photos. Going to be interesting to see how the other cats, and the dog take to the new addition. We’ve named him Dixon. I really wasn’t kidding about my obsession with The Walking Dead. His full name will be Daryl Dixon, but Dixon will be his daily handle. Unless he’s bad, then everyone has been instructed they have to use “Daryl Dixon” and they have to pronounce it like Meryl does. Because….why not?

Toodles! xx

 

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Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/steak-bites-mini-taco-boats.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/steak-bites-mini-taco-boats.html#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 23:02:07 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15287

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This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It’s Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour.

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

This is a sponsored post for General Mills. All opinions are my own, as always. Thanks to all the companies, and readers, who help support Cravings of a Lunatic.

I am so happy to be partnering with Old El Paso®, Budweiser®  and Walmart for Homegate. For those of us watching the big game from home having fabulous food is a MUST!

Let’s face it, football food is HUGE these days. People take tailgating and football recipes to a whole other level these days. That’s a good thing. Food is an important part of the experience.

If I’m being honest, the food is the main reason I’m down for throwing a party for the big game. I’m all about party food, appetizers and tailgating. It’s what I live for.

One of my favourite tailgate recipes is Steak Bites. It’s so easy to make and you can make a little or a lot. Plus you can dress it up or down, depending on your own personal taste.

You can toss in roasted red peppers, onions, mushrooms, or anything else your little heart desires. I love recipes like that, the more versatile the better in my opinion.

I started to plan out what I wanted to make then hit Walmart for all the supplies. Walmart is always my go-to for Taco Night at our house. I can find anything I crave in one place.

I picked up some Old El Paso® Mini Taco Boats because I knew I wanted to make the steak bites tacos in mini form. People love small bites when attending football parties. Portability is key!

Budweiser® was also on my list. First of all I wanted some for the guys to enjoy while they watch the game. Plus I wanted to marinate the steak in some beer. It works amazing for marinating.

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats with Old El Paso and Budweiser- Swing by Walmart to pick up everything you need to make these delicious Taco Boats! Recipe can be found on cravingsofalunatic.com! (CravingsLunatic)

I got home and started to plan out how I wanted to top them. I knew my daughter was going to want hers plain. She is a plain jane kind of girl when it comes to food. So just steak bites would be her choice.

Myself and hubs would go for the loaded versions. I wanted a pop of flavour and colour in the steak bites so I mixed them with onions and roasted red peppers. Perfection. Not. Even. Kidding.

I laid out all the choices for photo day and this is what we came up with. Steak Bites cooked with onions and roasted red peppers, smothered in Barbecue Sauce, then topped with all the fixings.

Homegate is going to rock it out this year.

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

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Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats
 
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This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour.
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Tacos
Serves: Serves 12 to 24
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds strip loin steak
  • ¾ cup beer, divided
  • 1 Vidalia onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce (use your favourite)
  • 1 head lettuce, shredded
  • 2 cups Tex-Mex cheese
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 to 2 packages of Old El Paso Mini Taco Boats
  • 1 bunch cilantro or parsley, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cut steak into small cubes. Place in a container and add ½ cup beer. Marinate for 30 to 60 minutes, maximum. Strip Loin is pretty tender so it doesn't require much time.
  2. In a large cast iron pan start to caramelize the onions in butter and oil. They take the longest so start them first. Cook the over medium low heat until they start to turn brown. This can take about 30 to 40 minutes if you go low and slow the whole time. Add more oil or butter if needed at any point. Move them around with a wooden spoon when needed. Once the onions are golden brown transfer them to a plate. Keep the heat on and place the skillet back on the heat, pour ¼ cup of beer into the pan and turn the heat up to medium. Deglaze the pan by scraping the bits of yummy goodness off the bottom of the pan. Allow liquid to reduce a bit, takes about 5 minute for that little bit of liquid. Pour the liquid over the onions and set aside.
  3. In the same pan add the steak and cook over medium heat until the edges are brown and gorgeous. You can add a little bit of olive oil or butter to help if you like.
  4. Add the onions back to the pan and also the roasted red peppers. Move around to mix. Now pour in the barbecue sauce. Cook just until it coats the meat perfectly and thickens just slightly. It should only take a few minutes.
  5. Toss some of the steak bites mixture in the bottom of each mini boat.
  6. Top each taco boat with all your favourite toppings.
  7. Serve with a big old game day loving smile!
Notes
Recipe created by Cravings of a Lunatic

If you substitute the beef for tougher cuts you can marinate longer. Flank, skirt, sirloin and round can marinate for longer, up to 24 hours. Striploin needs very little marinating so I only marinated mine for a short time. It's okay to swap the meat, just adjust accordingly.

If you don't want to take the time to caramelize the onions that's okay. This works well with cooked or raw onions. If you don't caramelize the onions it will cut your cooking time down dramatically.

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

We love fusion food. We’re huge BBQ people, but we also Mexican food. So we combine them any time we can.

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

The photo above is the meat and vegetables after the pan is deglazed and everything is mixed back in. It’s delightful!

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

Top with all your fixings and it’s a party. Homegate at its finest. Look at those tacos!

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

 I hope you enjoy this recipe and head over to Walmart for your own Old El Paso®, Budweiser® Homegate Party needs.

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

Cheers to a successful game day menu! Whip these up TODAY!

Steak Bites Mini Taco Boats from cravingsofalunatic.com- This taco recipe uses steak marinated in beer, then cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and topped with Barbecue Sauce. It's Tex-Mex in mini form. Every bite is full of flavour. (@CravingsLunatic)

If you’re looking for more tailgate recipes you can visit my grill blog Kiss My Smoke. Or hit up my recipe index here on Cravings, peek under appetizer recipes or tailgating recipes for tons of football food options.

You can also follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for tons of recipe inspiration! You can also follow my Kiss My Smoke Recipes Board, or my Appetizer Recipes That Will Rock Your World Pinterest Board. I also have a Tailgating Recipes That Will Rock Your World Pinterest Board. I love party food, clearly!!

Have a great week! Make sure you get your game day plan ready!

Toodles! xx

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Weekly Meal Plan: Week 26 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/weekly-meal-plan-week-26.html http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2016/01/weekly-meal-plan-week-26.html#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2016 10:00:36 +0000 http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/?p=15265

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 26 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 26 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Welcome to another fabulous week of our weekly meal plans. We’re 26 weeks into this project and we’re having a blast doing this for you. We hope you are enjoying the meal plans and using them regularly!

It’s been a rough week for my family so we’ve been ordering out every single day. Well, on the days we’ve been lucky enough to actually eat. It’s been so stressful and busy there’s days we’ve missed meals.

One of our horses had colic this week. Our new horse Gigi started to act odd the other day. We had the vet out and sure enough she was sick. That was days ago. We’ve had the vet out about 5 times since.

If you don’t know anything about horses colic is basically abdominal pain. It means there’s some gastrointestinal issues with your horse. They get severe abdominal discomfort and start behaving differently.

Most horses will paw at the ground, turn to look at their stomach a lot, some will make strange noises because of the discomfort, you will see them get a strong desire to lie down and roll.

They key is to not let them roll, that’s bad news in a big way. So we basically you keep them upright and do some walking. Needless to say we walked miles and miles in the past few days.

During one of her worst spells I broke down in front of everyone. It’s hard to watch your horse be in so much pain. So I lost it a little bit. Or a lot, if we’re being completely honest. I cried like a baby.

I love my horses, they are like family members. So having one get sick was heartbreaking. The one night when she was super sick I just couldn’t help but break down. I was so worried about her.

She’s so much better now. After a few days of vet calls, walking her, hydrating her, and keeping her calm we’re through the worst of it. Her impaction has let loose and she’s feeling like herself again.

Today she was full of what I like to call “piss and vinegar”. She tried to nip me, she was bouncing off the walls and a little ball of energy. To put it mildly. We know when she’s causing trouble she’s feeling better.

I’m so happy she’s doing a bit better. We’re still watching her like a hawk just in case she relapses or her tummy slides the other way after all the meds and hydration. That’s always the worry after a bout of colic.

I’m not going to lie, I’m also happy she’s improving because I’m physically exhausted. During one of her bad spells the barn owner was walking her when she dropped to the ground, hard, and tried to roll.

Myself and my daughter jumped in and tried to push her up. You basically use your foot to push the hind quarters so you’re far enough away and can move out of the way quickly if needed.

Well, she spun without warning and we saw hooves coming at our brains. We both jumped but my daughter thought we wouldn’t make it out of the way quickly enough. So she shoved me out of the way.

I flew through the air a little bit and managed to fall flat on my back, and whacked my head pretty good. My head, neck, hip and back are all sore. But let’s be honest, it’s better than a hoof to the brain.

So, needless to say walking for hours and hours has taken a toll after getting hurt. I powered through and ignored it while she was super sick. Now that she’s a wee bit better I realize how sore I actually am.

I’m hopeful for a nice quiet weekend. I’m also hoping Gigi is past the worst of it and back to normal now, or close to it. I’m also hopeful my body recovers quickly. I’m tired of walking like I’m an old geezer.

This weekend I’m also going to hit the grocery store and stock up for next week’s fabulous meal plan. I’m looking forward to getting back into the kitchen and cooking for the blog. It’s going to be a blast.

Monday new

Bacon Grilled Cheese Dippers – The Cookie Rookie

Bacon Grilled Cheese Dippers – The Cookie Rookie, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan. Swing by the blog for more recipes (@CravingsLunatic)

Tuesday new

Korean Beef Bulgogi – Barefeet in the Kitchen

Korean Beef Bulgogi – Barefeet in the Kitchen, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan. Swing by the blog for more recipes (@CravingsLunatic)

Wednesday new

Tortilla Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers – Cravings of a Lunatic

Tortilla Pizzas with Roasted Red Peppers from cravingsofalunatic.com- This recipe is perfect for busy nights where you want a delicious meal in a snap. It's incredibly easy to make and full of flavour. Whip up some Tortilla Pizzas with Roasted Red Peppers today. (@CravingsLunatic)

Thursday new

Easy Chicken Curry – Lemons for Lulu

Easy Chicken Curry – Lemons for Lulu, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan. Swing by the blog for more recipes (@CravingsLunatic)

Friday new

Kitchen Closed – Enjoy a night off!

Saturday new

Greek Salad Gryo Plate – Foodie with Family

Greek Salad Gryo Plate – Foodie with Family, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan. Swing by the blog for more recipes (@CravingsLunatic)

Sunday newOne Dish Chicken Bake – Diethood

One Dish Chicken Bake – Diethood,  featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan. Swing by the blog for more recipes (@CravingsLunatic)

Sides new

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts,  featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan. Swing by the blog for more recipes (@CravingsLunatic)

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes – Pass the Sushi

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes – Pass the Sushi, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan. Swing by the blog for more recipes (@CravingsLunatic)

Dessert

Cake Batter Fudge for One – Sweet C’s Designs

Cake Batter Fudge for One – Sweet C’s Designs, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan. Swing by the blog for more recipes (@CravingsLunatic)

 Hot Chocolate Coffee Rum Cake – Wishes and Dishes

Hot Chocolate Coffee Rum Cake – Wishes and Dishes, featured on cravingsofalunatic.com for our weekly meal plan. Swing by the blog for more recipes (@CravingsLunatic)

This week’s meal plan was brought you to by:

Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts | Barefeet in the Kitchen | Foodie with Family 

 Wishes and Dishes | Pass the Sushi | Lemons for Lulu | Sweet C’s Designs

 The Cookie Rookie | Cravings of a Lunatic | Diethood

Pin this to your meal planning board for easy access all week long!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 26 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 26 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

If you’re looking for more fabulous recipes you can peruse my recipe index. There’s lots of meal options like pizza, pasta, and casseroles. There’s tons of dessert recipes on the blog too. It’s why I need bigger pants. No lie.

You can also follow me on Pinterest as well. You can even follow along with just my new recipes by following my Pinterest Board called Cravings of a Lunatic: Recipes. My favourite boards are Yum, and Beautiful Food from Around the Web.

I’m also on Instagram as well. I’m still learning how to use it properly. It’s oodles of fun and there are so many fun and amazing photos on there. I tend to share food photos, and also lots of pet photos.

Since I’ll finally be back to work on Monday you can expect my 12 Days of Giveaways to kick off. Finally!!! I am SO sorry, I cannot believe how long it’s taken me to get that up on the blog. I cannot wait to share it.

You can keep up to date on my Giveaways by subscribing to the blog via email, or also by following my Pinterest Board called Cravings of a Lunatic: Giveaways!

Which reminds me, we’ve pulled the names of the winners for Christmas Week. I’ve got emails going out to all 3 winners on Monday. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled in case you’re one of the winners!!

Have a great weekend. I hope it’s filled with family, friends and TONS of amazing food!

Toodles! xx

 

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