Sunday, January 8, 2012

Burger night

Cow, turkey, chicken, veal, venison, other meat that can be made into burgers, etc.  Jeff prefers the cow version. He's not a fan of all the chicken we eat in this house. And I just don't care for red meat.  So, when it comes to burger night, it's turkey burgers!

1lb of ground turkey
1 cup of fresh spinach
1 pint of sliced mushrooms
1/2 of sweet onion sliced thin
1/2 of zucchini quartered and sliced thin
4oz of goat cheese
1 roma tomato sliced
1/2 avocado slivered
Evoo (a few tablespoons)
1 tsp of minced garlic
2 tsp of fresh basil
1/4 tsp of the following: rosemary, thyme, parsley, red pepper
1 tsp of worcestershire sauce
garlic powder

In a large skillet with some EVOO, cook mushrooms, onions, and garlic.  When mushrooms and onions are cooked, add zucchini, and spinach.  Cook until the spinach has cooked down.  Set aside. 

In bowl add turkey and season with garlic, salt, and pepper (to your preference).  Add basil, rosemary, thyme, red pepper, and worcestershire,  Mix well and form into 4 burgers.

In a large skillet, heat up evoo.  Add burgers and cook until well done.

Place spinach and mushroom mixture on plate.  Top with burger and 1oz of goat cheese, tomato, and avocado. 

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What's in a cup of coffee anyways?

Mochachino, Frappachino, Machiato, Latte, etc.  Whatever your coffee language is, what's in it?   Some would instantly say, sugar, calories, etc.  But when you really stop to think about it, it's like super powers in a cup.  It has the ability to calm you and give you energy all at the same time.  It is that warm beverage that unites you with friends.   When your changing a poopy diaper at 4:30 in the morning, it's the best thing ever to smell that first cup brewing.  It's that energy boost that gets you through that stability ball class you signed up for, because it turned out to be a whole heck of a lot more than just yoga with a ball.  That first cup has the ability to clear your head of all the hoopla so you can make a rational decision at 5 am.   You really come to appreciate that saying of  "don't speak to me until I've had my first cup of coffee" because you know what powers that cup holds.  Seriously, if you ask me anything before my first cup the answer will be a firm "no", while I'm drinking you might get a "maybe" and after I have consumed it and all it's powers, more than likely an affirming "yes". 
Of course all this is stemmed from me cutting out refined sugars right now.  So in my cup it's a Atwater's Holiday Blend and cream. And super powers!  What's in your cup?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Something else to add to the plate.

I have a blog?  Why?  Because it seemed only logical to add something else to my already super busy life.  I'm quite certain that 2012 will be full of many little boy shenanigans, mischief, laughs, and fun.  We'll add to that some cooking/baking successes and failures.  And last, a desire to complete a 13.1 (because I'm just nuts).  Somehow, I will do all this by being a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and friend.  Ready?  And... Go!