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Meet My Adoptees & Menu Plan Monday (Recipe – Bonefish Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp™)

For being the person who heads up Adopt a Blogger, I must admit that I’m about the worst adoptive parent ever when it comes to my own adoptees. I hope my new fledglings don’t feel ignored. You can blame it on my real life kiddos… they take all the attention!

I have had the chance to have a few email conversations with both of my adoptees and I must say… they really don’t need my help at all. Bloggers these days seem to be so much savvier then I ever was back in the day… you know, when I had to walk uphill to school, against the wind, without shoes carrying an 80 pound backpack full of textbooks. Yeah… those were rough days. Makes me cold and tired just thinking about it.

Katie, from The Cutting Back Kitchen, is a menu planning, coupon / deal finding queen. She lives in OH and is married to a prince of a guy as well. I wish I had the sense of mind to be so smart with my money when it was just my husband and I. Katie’s blog is a fantastic resource for parents, singles, couples… anyone wanting to save money, cook delicious food, and figure out how to live a great life on a budget! I have a feeling I’m going to learn as much from Katie as she will learn from me!

Stephanie, who writes the blog Desserts for Breakfast, is a lovely CA native. She is a graduate student in linguistics, but I secretly think she should drop all that and just focus on food photography and styling. She is quite talented for being on the newer side of blogging. Stephanie’s blog is full of delicious, indulgent, rich and decadent desserts… all written up with clever writing and beautiful photography!

I hope you will visit both of these blogs and say hi… welcome them to my ever expanding family and give them a little of attention, please. Ask my kids – you kind of have to fight for it around here.

Now, on to menu plan Monday. My menu this week features some really delicious recipes, but I have to give an extra shout out about what we had for dinner tonight. Have you ever eaten at Bonefish Grill™? Have you ever had their amazing Bang Bang Shrimp™? One of the tastiest things on the planet, in my opinion! Well, this past week I found a copycat recipe and made it tonight… Oh. My. Gosh. This stuff is so good. Warning you though… it has quite the kick to it, so if you don’t like spicy food, you might want to skip this recipe!

I hope you all have a great week! What’s on your menu? Don’t forget, for more great menu ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday at I’m An Organizing Junkie!

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  1. That french dip panini sounds realllly good right now!
    .-= Katie @ goodLife {eats}´s last blog ..Chocolate Chip Cookies – 2 Ways =-.

  2. Kristen says:

    Hey Kristen! Did you get the recipe for poor boys? I would love to get my hands on a copy!

  3. Bang Bang Shrimp is awesome. I made a copycat version for a women’s get together, and boy was everyone happy. Thanks for reminding me and providing a recipe. Mine is long gone.
    .-= Kristi Rimkus´s last blog ..Creamy, Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Fettucini =-.

  4. Oh, those are some lucky ladies to have you for an blogger mommy!

    I’ll be checking out the tilapia for a possibility this week.
    .-= Amy from She Wears Many Hats´s last blog ..Breakfast this morning. =-.

  5. You know that I am Adopt-a-Blogger’s biggest fan! Thanks for introducing us to your adoptees. Both blogs are new to me and I’ve had fun visiting them.
    .-= Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)´s last blog ..Top 12 cold weather tagines, stews and chili from the pantry =-.

  6. Love the dish, but wanted to know if you could tell me more about “Adopt a blogger”?
    .-= Girl Japan´s last blog ..So EXCITED and Frustrated =-.

  7. That bang bang shrimp looks mouth watering!

  8. I think ur doing so beautifull with ur adoptees….and with so much of eliciousness to top….

  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Bonefish’s Bang Bang! I found a recipe online and have made it before. It is delish.
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..Wintertime…. =-.

  10. Kristen your bang bang shrimp looks wonderful! I have never been to Bonefish…maybe I should…or maybe I should just try your recipe! I am so honored that you are trying one of my recipes. Let me know what you think of it. Also, thanks so much for adopting me. You have helped me so much already!
    .-= katie´s last blog ..Stuff the Storeroom =-.

  11. Lovely blogs — visited and bookmarked em both! And that shrimp looks delicious! Bonefish is a favorite restaurant of my cousin, and I gave her a gift card from there…. but other than visiting the restaurant to buy the card, I’ve never been there! Maybe I should try :-)
    .-= Bethany´s last blog ..Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies =-.

  12. Thanks, Kristen, for such a great intro. :-) You have most definitely not been neglectful! In fact, I’ve quite enjoyed our emails.

    We don’t have Bonefish out here, I don’t think, but looking at those shrimp sure makes me wish we did…
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Kiwi and Pineapple Sorbet, and the glory of a household with two ice cream machines =-.

  13. Oh how this girl loves Bonefish. Unfortunately, I feel in love with a military man and I live in Germany now without a Bonefish in sight! This recipe will be put to use!

  14. Wow- those shrimp look really good! It’s embarrassing when I lick the computer screen.

    And Panini Happy… that just sounds fun. Will have to visit that blog (as well as your adoptees, they’re lucky to have you).
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Sugar Cookies =-.

  15. I have never been to Bonfish, but will be trying your shrimp. They sound fantastic. We like things around here with a kick!
    .-= The Teacher Cooks´s last blog ..Cream Cheese Pound Cake =-.

  16. The Bang Bang Shrimp sounds yummy, I’ll have to give it a try (even though I have no clue about Bonefish Grill). And thanks for the two new blogs to check out!
    .-= Mrs. L´s last blog ..Half-In-The-Bag Chicken Wings =-.

  17. Wow! You’ve got 2 adoptees this time! Wish I had more time to share so that I could’ve joined in again.

    that shrimp dish looks positively delicious! I can imagine I would not want to share it with anyone else!
    .-= patsyk´s last blog ..A Pantry Meal: Artichoke & Tomato Pasta with Chicken =-.

  18. I’ve never been to Bonefish Grill, but this sounds fantastic!
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Pecan Crusted Pork Chops with Creamy Mustard Sauce =-.

  19. I love it when blog posts put together my weekly menu! I’ve never eaten at Bonefish before, but that shrimp dish looks delicious!

    Thank you!

  20. I love the look of that sauce on your dish. I am not a big seafood eater but I may have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


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