Originally posted March 2014. Photos updated April 2016.
I know. It’s way too early in the morning to be talking about things like tater tot casseroles.
I was sick all weekend – all weekend! – and didn’t have time to get a bunch of yummy things baked and photographed. I made this and it’s delicious and amazing but I couldn’t stop coughing long enough to take pictures. Being sick is the worst.
I threw this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole together for my kids yesterday and there wasn’t a tater tot left by the end of dinner. They loved it! I won’t lie, I didn’t think it sounded very good but I stole a couple bites and didn’t hate it. I like sloppy joes, I love tater tots – so yeah, I think I’m just embarrassed to say that I liked it.
But first, let’s talk TV. Because we haven’t done that in awhile.
Game of Thrones.
Did you watch it? I did. Kind of. It doesn’t hold my attention like it used to. People were freaking out about it and I have no idea what happened. Soooo… I’m gonna listen to a recap podcast or 14 before I decide if I’m going to resubscribe to HBO for the rest of the season.
What’d you think? Worth the monthly fee for HBO?
Orphan Black is amazing as always. The actress that plays the clones is so incredible. I’m obsessed with her and the show.
I binge watched The Girlfriend Experience over the weekend. Also incredible. Not kid friendly at all but it was just really well done and I love a show with a strong female lead.
Umm… I haaaaate Real Housewives of Dallas. HATE HATE HATE. The worst. They do not deserve the title of Housewives.
Still love Real Housewives of NYC. Bethenny is my spirit animal.
What are you watching? What else should I be watching?! Tell me if I need to keep watching GoT! HELP ME DECIDE.
Now Blue Margaritas!
My fave Mexican place back in Colorado Springs (3 Margaritas on Powers!) had the best blue margaritas and I have been dying to make some ever since we moved down here.
So really, Blue Margaritas don’t taste that different from the classic but they’re so pretty! The blue comes from the curacao which tastes a lot like Triple Sec and is mostly there just for the color. Also, quite cheap at the liquor store so don’t let the 3 different types of booze scare you away from making this one.
Definitely add it to your Cinco de Mayo plans – your friends and fam will love it!
Okay, so I know Memorial Day is still over a month away but my blogger friends and I have decided to prepare ahead of time.
Because we love grilling. And we love pasta salads. And we really, really love easy no-bake desserts. And all the other delicious recipes you’ll find in this list!
Plus, I’m really excited about Memorial Day because that means the pools on Fort Hood will FINALLY be open and you know I have been anxiously waiting this day since sometime in January. I mean, seriously, pools should open before June in Texas. It’s hot enough in March. Okay?
Plus, school will be out soon and I can roadtrip wherever I want without getting in trouble! So excited. Obsessed with this summer already. It’s going to be a good one!
Anyway, let me know what you usually serve for Memorial Day! I would love some new ideas in case I decide to get wild and have people over!
We’ve got a delicious menu plan for you this week! We’re officially entering grilling season so why not start with some delicious grilled sweet potatoes? Plus, a couple pasta dishes, easy meatloaf sliders, my fave way to make healthy chicken nuggets, and some dip for veggies! Plus, coconut waffles and a copycat recipe for my faaaaaaaavorite Starbucks treat!
I could eat brownies for every meal and not get tired of them.
I don’t. (Usually.) But I could.
Brownies are my go-to for gatherings. They’re easier to transport than cupcakes, they’re always popular, and there are so many ways to jazz up a regular brownie.
Like these Candy Bar Brownies that I made the other day!
I stocked up on my favorite Pillsbury brownie mixes at Walmart recently. You guys, if you haven’t taken advantage of the $.75 off 3 Pillsbury products in the Ibotta app, you are crazy. It’s the perfect opportunity to fill your pantry with brownie mixes or cake mixes or frostings! That way you’re never more than a few minutes away from a sweet treat.
Thanks to the Pillsbury brownie mix, these brownies came together in no time and taste like you spent way more time on them than you really did. You just follow the box instructions and then stir in chopped candy bars and candy coated chocolates.
I used 3 different candy bars – the cookie based one added a bit of crunch, the caramel one melted and created delicious pockets of caramel, and the peanut butter cups were just simply amazing in the brownies. Plus, the crunchy candy coated chocolates? Perfection. Each bite is like a totally different brownie.
I took these over to my neighbors and they loved them! And they couldn’t believe how easy they were to make!