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. says

    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 =-.

  2. says

    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 =-.

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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 =-.

  5. says

    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!


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