I am starting to break out the "summer" cooking. In my house, during the summer time, we eat a lot less (it's too hot!). We live off of our garden, fresh fruit, and we cook on the grill a lot.
As an aside, WHY, oh WHY, do they feel the need to fill the time at the assemblies? They had the little school choir do a song. Um. It turned into a 45 minute montage of EVERY.SINGLE. Disney song ever made. I tried my hardest to keep my eye rolling to a minimum, and to clap and laugh at the witty choir bantor (Bonjour Belle! How is your family?), unfortunately I think people might have noticed my annoyance. I know for a fact that I was sitting next to the families of the poor kids, and they probably hate me. Why do I know that? Because, that's how I do things. I am a "foot-in-mouth" type of person. If I make fun of someone (which I NEVER do), surely the persons mom, friend, babysitter, dry cleaner will hear me, and not only hear me, but happen to be on the phone with said person. It's how I roll.
- 1 lb. ground turkey (ground turkey breast is the healthiest option!)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 or 3 smallish handfuls of panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 finely diced red pepper
- 2-3 T. Shirley J all-purpose seasoning
- salt, pepper and grill seasoning (I used a steak seasoning)
- Combine everything in a large bowl. Mix together until just combined, DON'T overmix! Form into patties and set aside.
- I made these on a skillet, because we haven't broken the grill in yet this year. I think it needs gas, and probably a good cleaning. Spray the skillet with non-stick spray. Cook the patties over med to med-high heat. Cook until done---it took me about 5-7 minutes a side. Don't over cook or they will be dry!
Fake-Frites (aka: Pomme Frites)
- baking potatoes
- olive oil
- fresh herbs
- Parmesan cheese
- I made these very similarly to the way I made roast potatoes. I sliced my potatoes into wedges (you can do thin strips, like fries, or wedges). Make sure they are scrubbed clean and completely dry.
- Coat with olive oil, salt, pepper, seasonings and garlic. Mix together so everything is coated well.
- Cook in a 450 degree oven for about 25 minutes. As soon as you take them out of the oven toss with fresh herbs and freshly grated Parm cheese
*These are based [loosely] on some awesome pomme frites I had on vacation last year.
Serve the burgers with your choice of toppings. I usually use toppings that go with the burger (ie: if I make pesto burgers, I top with a fresh tomato Italian salsa mix). However, these are great with just plain toppings: tomatoes, lettuce, onions, whatever you've got!
Things I used today:
Shirley J all-purpose seasoning
panko bread crumbs
a strong hate for Disney medleys (45 minutes?!)