Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weekend Yummy
Guest Post - Greek Turkey Burgers

Hello to all of those out there in Missy's Blog-O-Sphere!!!  I'm Jessie, one of Missy's DC friends and she graciously asked me and some of her other buddies here on the east coast to guest blog for her.  Unfortunately that was about 2 or 3 months ago, and being the worst friend ever, I am finally getting around to sharing one of my favorite recipes!  I give you delicious and healthy Greek Turkey Burgers.  

I adapted this recipe from the Wegman's recipe I love.  You can find the original recipe here.  This is also where I borrowed the picture from. :-D  This recipe is great to experiment with! The original Wegman's recipe has you grill these on high for 10 minutes, but since I don't have a grill, I broil them.  This makes 6 smaller turkey burgers (since turkey has to cook fully, it's better to make smaller burgers so they won't dry out).

1.3 lb Fresh Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 cup firmly packed baby spinach (1 oz), chopped 
4-6 ozs Crumbled Feta
4-6 Fresh Oregano Leaves, chopped fine

1/2 Medium Vidalia Onion, chopped fine
1 tsp Olive Oil
Crushed Red Pepper
Salt and Pepper6 Tbsp roasted red pepper hummus, divided in Tbsp servings
6 leaves red leaf lettuce 
1 small cucumber, cut into thin slices 
6 Arnold Select Sandwich Thins

Preheat Broiler.

Combine turkey breast, chopped baby spinach, crumbled feta, chopped oregano, chopped onion, olive oil in a bowl.  Add a pinch or two of salt and pepper, and some crushed red pepper to taste (I usually do 2 shakes of the container).

Shape the mixture into 6 thin patties, about the diameter of the sandwich thin.

Cook 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through.  Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees. Or do what I do, and cut one open and look for pink!

Put 1 Tbsp of roasted red pepper hummus on each sandwich thin.   Place turkey burger, lettuce and a few slices of cucumber on each sandwich thin and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tiny Buster!

A few days ago, Robbie's friend posted this picture of Buster (from when they first adopted him) - isn't he so so so so so adorable and little!?

Here he is more recently...and remember this post of him on the balcony? LOL

Monday, May 09, 2011

I Need This Bird at Work

To get people to shut up sometimes!

Warning - I am not sure how many posts I will have this week because last week sucked the life and creativity out of me - I worked 64 hours!!!! I will do my best though! I hope you're having a great (good? not horrible? tolerable?) Monday! :-D

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Wedding Wednesday :-D
Changed My Mind! More Centerpieces!

I knew this would happen, but hey, I'm just going to go with it. I am currently in love with having potted orchids for my centerpieces! I love these photos below (from the Martha Stewart Wedding Blog)!

I'm really liking the idea of having a lot of white flowers everywhere. And, in these photos, the potted orchids served as the centerpiece and the favors. I am leaning more towards having one or two, large potted orchid plants. I would paint the pot white (or get a white bucket or something) and maybe wrap a ribbon around it.

Monday, May 02, 2011

This is so cute!

I did watch some bits and pieces of the Royal Wedding (on Good Morning America while I was getting ready for work). I love Kate's dress!!! It is so beautiful and perfect for her!

When I went online later that day I saw this picture on Yahoo! and it is so cute - look at that little girl covering her ears and looking so angry!!! Ha ha!!

Kids crack me up! LOL