Sunday, June 29, 2014

TSRI Sizzling Summer - Food, Activities, Travel and you!

TSRI is your resource for Summer fun! All summer long we are bringing you fabulous recipes, exciting travel destinations and family fun.  Not to mention a lot of fantastic contests and giveaways!

Are you looking for activities to keep the family entertained this summer?  We have awesome ideas for you.  Recipes to spice up your menu?  We have you covered.  Exciting USA travel destinations?  We are featuring 5 every week.  Keep scrolling to check them all out.

We are featuring you, our fabulous readers all summer long.  Get in on the fun by sharing your photos on Instagram or Twitter by tagging #TSRISummer in your description.  On Facebook post your summer fun photos on our Facebook page and tag them #TSRISummer.  One person each week this summer will win a $50 Amazon Giftcard .  Check out the details here:

This weeks featured photo of TSRI's Sizzling Summer comes to us from michele_66 who submitted this awesome photo on Instagram.  Congrats Michele!  Contact us with your email address.

With love from our Sizzling Summer to yours!

Donna, Chad and Munchin

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photos by:  michele_66, kenfen95 and TSRI

Summer time is a fabulous food season.  But there are always times that we struggle for ideas. Each week will be sharing your summer food ideas.

Most Popular Recipe This Week - One Pot Cheesy Pasta and Sausage features a creamy cheesy tomato basil sauce is cooked right into the linguine pasta in this amazing One Pot Pasta recipe, ready in 20 Minutes!  Toss it all in a pot and let it cook.  It's so easy it just about cooks itself.  Now that's my kind of summer supper. 

New This Week - Nana's Southern Style Macaroni Salad is the best ever macaroni salad of all time.  It is creamy with the perfect crunch and a little tang.  It is exactly what I think of whenever summer sides come to mind.  This recipe is so easy you can whip it up in less than 30 minutes.

Boston Baked Beans is our family favorite, with a recipe so easy it comes together in less than 10 minutes.  The classic combination of molasses and maple syrup brings this recipe to an entirely new level.  Ingredients are all tossed in a baking dish, mixed and baked.  It's that easy!


photos by:  michele_66, carrielynn817, nikkikettelkamp and TSRI 

Summer time is perfect for fun activities but there are always times that we struggle for ideas. Each week will be sharing your summer activity ideas.  Share your photos on Instagram or Twitter by tagging #TSRISummer in your description.  On Facebook post your summer fun photos on our wall and tag them #TSRISummer.

Outdoor Fun
Swimming, hanging out at the lake and country club parties are some of our readers favorite summer activities.  How do you cool off?

Indoor Fun
Living in Arizona we find a lot of indoor activities during the summer too.  Chad, Munchkin and I are really enjoying getting out and having fun.  Here are our two favorites this week.

Martial Arts - Munchkin just graduated into her white/yellow belt.  Our family loves ATA Tiny Tiger program, it was developed for children ages 2-6.  TaeKwonDo is an exciting way to instill respect, discipline and focus into your kids.  Munchkin is a ninja and at 4 she is already recommended for black belt club!  ("Aiyah!" - martial arts battle cry)

Family Movies - Get more Minion madness with Despicable Me 2.  It is a fabulous family movie that we really loved.  Filled with big laughs and child appropriate humor.  Actually found Despicable Me 2 to better than the first one.  We caught this movie at Harkins Theatres as a part of their Summer Movie Fun (just $2 each).  We catch a kids movie each week as part of our summer activities.

photos by: michele_66, wishesndishes and TSRI

Where are you heading this summer?  We have a few trips planned but are excited to be sharing some of our reader favorite USA desitinations too.

Asbury Park New Jersey - Asbury Park is a historic shore town and features one of New Jersey's most spectacular beaches.  Enjoy the sun and sand or stroll along the newly revitalized boardwalk with shops, restaurants and the Paramount Theater.

Punta Gorda Florida - Punta Gorda is situated on the Charlotte Harbor featuring a newly restored historic district with waterside shopping, restaurants and fishing.  Fisherman's Village is a great place to some of the best that this little city has to offer.   I grew up in this area and have to tell you that it is such a joy to stay right on the water overlooking the marina and take in the views.

Cedar Rapids Iowa - Cedar Rapids is a small town with some a vibrant city feel that lies on both banks of the Cedar River, nicknamed The City of Five Seasons.  The fifth season is time to enjoy the other four.  Chad's hometown has undergone spectacular changes over the last few years.  Updated with fabulous attractions, an energetic art scene and so much more.

Sedona Arizona - Sedona is our favorite Arizona getaway.  Aptly named Red Rock Country with spectacular views from nearly every inch of this energetic town.  Peace, serenity and energy make Sedona a fabulous destination.  It is rich in history, art and adventure with countless trails, jeep tours and sightseeing opportunities to keep you moving.  It has a reputation as a spiritual mecca with multiple energy vortexes in the small town.  Voted the "Most Beautiful Place in America", you need only visit once to agree.  But trust me your experience will keep you going back!

Kailua, Oahu Hawaii - Kailua boost white sandy beaches and turquoise waters that draw tourist and locals alike.  Truly a scenic slice of Hawaii heaven.  Steady trade winds make this a great windsurfing and kite flying destination.  Kailua beach is often named as Hawaii's best beach with two lagoons located on the island and two currents that run through Kailua Bay.

1 comment:

  1. Girl - you have all the fun! What a great post - makes me want to go on vacation now!


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