Recipes we tried - are listed below with links (photos are from the Pioneer Womans'website) -
Baked Ziti: (link here).
This is a staple recipe in our house, so this wasn't new this weekend, but always a delicious stand-by when I make a pot of sauce. It's all the goodness of lasagna w/o all the fuss. Served with a salad and garlic bread, there is plenty for my family of 6 w/ leftovers for lunch.
Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork: (link here)
I loved this recipe - Sammy thought it was too hot, so I toned it down with some honey. But everyone else had seconds - it was THAT good. PS I used Diet Dr Pepper, it was all I had, and I dont know what the difference would have been, but it was super yummy my way.
We just had sammichs with choice of Muenster or pepper-jack cheese.
These were served with tossed salad, and the next yummy recipe:
Spicy Pasta Salad w/ Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes, Basil. (link here)
Ok I have a spicy theme going, but the chipoltle's purchased for the pork made a second appearance in this salad - just enough flavor, mixed with the vinegar, basil, and smokeyness of the cheese - super yum! (note: too much cheese/smoke for the older kids, but me, Dan & Sam loved it)
I made this the night before - I dont recommend it - I needed to make more "sauce" to wet pasta down the next day. A few hours early would have been a better idea.
The finale was Nutella Krispie Treats... I still cant stop eating these! (link here)
I cant say much but everything great is in these... pure genius.
having family over, seeing the kids makes me so happy - what a great day!