Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Grilled Bell Pepper and Feta Burger

It's been so hot, that I haven't really been in the mood to cook. So, as you can see, I've been grilling a lot, and burgers are so easy. Tonight, I thought I'd change it up a bit. I sliced and grilled a red bell pepper. Add tomato, tomato & basil feta cheese and baby spinach... and you have an awesome burger. This would also be very tasty on pita bread, which was my original plan. But I decided to save the pita bread for something else.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I love my Grill!

Grilled steak, shrimp and veggies. What could be more tasty on a hot summer day?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pork Chops

It has been a crazy weekend and I haven't had much time to cook. Sooo.. I made a super simple supper tonight. Boneless pork chops (on the foreman grill) steamed broccoli, and pan fried french fries.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fast and Easy Turkey Burgers

I love ground turkey! So many things you can do with it. Plus, it takes flavorings so well. Not to mention better for you. I love making burgers with ground turkey. Here is one of the ways I make them.
One package ground turkey and one packet of french onion soup mix. Mix together and make 4 burger patties. Spray burger patties with nonstick cooking spray. Cook on hot grill and cook until done and there is no pink. Dress burger with cheese, bacon and avocado.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Best Potato Salad Ever!

The best potato salad ever! Yummy!
First thing you are going to do, is fry up a pound of bacon. (save some of the bacon grease. Actually, just leave it in the pan.)If you're as lucky as I am, you can convince the husband to do this part. While the bacon is frying, cut and boil about 8 yukon gold potatoes. Boil them until just fork tender. Drain. Hard boil 4 eggs.

Once bacon is all fried and potatoes are boiled and drained. Toss potatoes into hot bacon grease and brown them up a bit. The potatoes will take on some of the bacon flavor and get nice and crispy. Chop up 3/4 of the bacon. I left out about 5 slices. Set aside. Peel and chop eggs.
While the potatoes are frying up, make the sauce. I used about 2 cups of mayo, but you could cut it with sour cream. Add 2 tablespoons of dill, tablespoon and a half of Tastefully Simple Onion Onion, salt and pepper to taste. Once mixed, add in chopped bacon and eggs. Mix.
Let the potatoes come to room temp, then add to the mix and toss.
Lastly, add in two large handfuls of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Mix all together. If it's to dry, add in more mayo or sour cream. Set in the fridge to chill. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Simple and delicious. Corned beef and cabbage. I don't do anything special with mine, but it is always good. Trim the fat off a slab of corned beef, cut up an onion and a head of cabbage. Place in crock pot, beef at the bottom. I put the seasonings from the packet that comes with the beef in a tea ball to keep them contained. Add a couple cups of water. Not to much, as plenty of water will come out of the cabbage. Not to mention the juice from the beef. Cook on high about four hours. Cook on low, about 6-8 hours.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Salmon and Asparagus

Broiled salmon and asparagus. This was a one pan meal. Very easy, and clean up is a breeze. Turned out pretty good. Not the best salmon, but still pretty good. Turn on broiler. Place salmon and asparagus on broiler pan. Drizzle all over with fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle on salt, pepper, and dill. Place under broiler until fish is flaky and opaque. Honestly, I have no idea how long it took, as I paid no attention to the time. I'm pretty sure it took about 15-20 min. Definatly, no longer. I just kept checking the fish, and since I'm weird about making sure it's cooked, I cooked a min or two longer when I thought it was done. The asparagus gets a little over done, but that's the way my family likes it...but only on the grill or under the broiler, because it gets kind of crispy.

Monday, June 21, 2010

BBQ Chicken Sandwhiches

My friend, Amy, suggested that I blog about every meal, or at least dinner I make. The good, bad and the horrible. I decided to take her suggestion. Why not? Could be fun, plus it would keep me motivated in the kitchen.

So, here is the first meal. Super easy and perfect for summer. BBQ chicken sandwiches and grilled corn on the cob.

The chicken is made in the crock pot. Just take one package of boneless, skinless chicken breast and toss in the crock pot along with about half a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce. Cook on high 3-4 hours. You know it's done, when you can pull the chicken apart with two forks. Pull all the chicken apart and add more sauce. Cover and let cook a little longer. I usually put it on warm and just let it sit for 15 min. But it will be ready to eat once you have pulled all the chicken. Pile chicken onto a bun and eat up.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Chocolate Sheet Cake

I haven't baked a cake in a while, so I thought I would make one today. I was flipping through my Pioneer Woman Cooks, cookbook and found this sinful recipe. As you can see, I wasted no time digging in to this chocolate treat. My family loves it! I know I will be making this cake again, and again, and again...Thank you P Dub!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I know...

Yea..I've been...well, I've been not posting anything. I'm a loser..I know.. But I think I'm getting my mojo back. Soooo....Hopefully...I will have something very soon. I have a few new ideas I want to try. When I do, I won't forget to take some pictures to show everyone. :)