~ Monthly Favourites for July 2017 ~
Hey hey! How’s it going, you guys? I’m just going to come out and say it – we are over half way through 2017! Can you believe it? This month flew by (as usual). Just last week, I saw a flyer with ‘end of season sale’ on the front page. WHAT?! NO! C’mon! Like, seriously, the season just started. I refuse to get sucked into that nonsense and as long as the temperature is decent, this chick is going to enjoy every day grillin’, chilln’, and soaking in that sun (with the appropriate level of SPF<—public service announcement – wear your SPF, people!
Anywho, it’s been another food filled month with lots of great recipes and even my first book review! Let’s get onto the good stuff!
THINGS I’VE POSTED THIS MONTH –
Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs – this is the only rib recipe you will ever need. I’ve made these so much and you’re gonna love them!
Check out this video for these ribs too –
Yogurt Every Day Book Review Plus Two Recipes –
Wafflewich from Yogurt Every Day –
Mediterranean Burrito from Yogurt Every Day –
Roasted Strawberry & Tipsy Cheese Crostini – this was a sponsored post with Dairy Farmers of Canada. Have you ever roasted strawberries? Do it! The strawberry flavour is intensified and oh so good!
RECIPES I’M LOVIN’ –
Here are a couple of recipes from friends and fellow food bloggers that I’m swooning over this month and I think you will too!
Root Beer Glazed Slow Cooker Pulled Pork from Kevin is Cooking (pictured below & photo credit). I feel like I would be face and eyes into this sandwich and not care one bit about it. Napkin? Who needs ’em?! Your mind will be too focused on shoving this into your pie hole anyway, lol 😀
Healthier Double Chocolate Muffins from Love in my Oven (pictured below & photo credit) – Most people love muffins, but sometimes avoid them because of the high calorie content. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Katherine, makes some healthy substitutions in these bad boys with Greek yogurt, bananas and agave. Eat with abandon, my friends!
TV SHOWS/MOVIES –
Hubby and I have a new little tradition where Sunday evenings we typically veg out and watch a cartoon. We stumbled upon Moana featuring Dwayne Johnson. It came out sometime last year, but is now on Netflix. It’s a feel good show and I’m pretty sure you’re going to love it too! Ratatouille, Zootopia, Inside Out, The Secret Life of Pets, and, of course, the Toy Story series are pretty awesome too – nice, feel good movies. Do you have any favourite cartoons? Do tell! P.S. I will seriously never truly ‘grow up’. No matter 😉
The Strain on FX. I’ve mentioned this show before and it’s definitely not for everyone. It’s about these vampire-like creatures (so you see where I’m going with this). It’s the final season and I’m so sad that because I’ve really enjoyed this one from the start. Fair warning – you may have weird dreams if you watch this too close to bedtime. #BeenThere
Atomic Blonde featuring Charlize Theron. Ok, I’m a little early with this one, but this movie looks freakin’ amaze balls! Check out the trailer here. It looks action packed, right? This one is being advertised as the female James Bond so it’s gotta be good! Hubby and I plan to go this weekend so stay tuned for the 411 on what my thoughts are!
It’s getting to the end of the popular summer movie season. What movies have you seen or would recommend?
‘Versace on the Floor’ by Bruno Mars. This is a new song by the artist and it’s kind of like his stuff I enjoyed a few years back – easy listening and chill.
You guys, I NEED some new song recommendations for my play list. Lay it on me!
I came across an article on Buzzfeed.com about slang phrases/terms that mainly only a restaurant worker would use, like ’86’ ‘cupcaking’ and ‘in the weeds’. I recognized a lot cause I’m obsessed with cooking shows, but there were definitely a few that I didn’t hear before. How many do you know?
I love this new (short) Oreo cookie commercial featuring a snippet of the 90’s song Hynotize by The Notorious B.I.G. It’s the one commercial I wish were longer, lol 😀
You have GOT to check out this photo of a humpback whale taken right here. We have lots of whales around this time of year and this shot is nothing short of GORGEOUS! If you are ever inclined to visit Newfoundland, there are lots of boat tours you can take and get up close and personal with whales and even check out some stunning ice bergs.
Canada just celebrated 150 years July 1st so that was pretty special! Check out this beautiful video from my own province, Newfoundland, from Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism –
A shout out goes to Melissa from Saskatchewan as being the winner in the Yogurt Every Day book giveway! Congrats & enjoy the book!
So, tell me, what have been some favourites of yours this past month?
Hope you’ve enjoyed my Monthly Favourites for July 2017!
Have a fab weekend! I’m sure this little guy will have some fun running around in the yard!
P.S. If you missed my last monthly favourites, you can check it out here