Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This Week's Menu + A Baby Video + A Burger Recipe

It's three, three, three posts in one.

Okay, so first of all, I've had a couple people mention they'd like to know what's on our weekly menus.  Does it count if there's no immediate recipe links?  Maybe you just need inspiration?  Whatever the case may be, I hear ya and here's the latest meal plan at our house, in no particular order.....

  • Tamarind Beef Satay with Indonesian Salad and Steamed Rice (new recipe)
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad and Bread
  • BBQ Country-Style Ribs with Loaded Boiled Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli
  • Spicy Buffalo Burgers, BBQ Oven Fries and Coleslaw (see recipe below)
  • K-Falls Tacos
  • Taco Salad 
  • Tuna Melts on English Muffins with Chips

There ya go.  It's an easy week.  In the dinner department anyway.

Onto part two of the post.  I haven't shared a baby video in forever and I have one from a couple days ago, so here ya go (there's nothing monumental happening in this video - it's just her on my lap and me talking to her)..........

I know it appears as if she's about to fall off my lap onto the floor in the end, but I promise, no babies were harmed in the making of this video.

And now for the burger recipe.  I don't have pictures.  Don't you hate it when that happens?  We ate them too darned fast.  But they were delicious, so it would be unfair if I didn't share the recipe.  This one came out of the July issue of Woman's Day.

Prep your ground beef however you normally would.  I doctor it up with Worcestershire, Garlic Powder and McCormick's Steak Seasoning.  Make patties and grill 'em up.

For the "Buffalo", whisk together 2 Tbsp lowfat plain Greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper.  Add 3 or 4 stalks of celery (thinly sliced), 2 oz crumbled blue cheese (1/2 C), 1 chopped scallion (I omitted this), and 1/4 C fresh, chopped flat-leaf parsley.  Toss to combine.

Assemble your burgers with the celery slaw, a good dousing of hot sauce (we used Frank's), and iceberg lettuce.  We also added cheddar cheese (duh) and tomatoes to ours.

Deeeeelicious!  This would be really good with turkey burgers or chicken breasts too.

We had ours with coleslaw and oven fries that I tossed with a mixture of BBQ sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  I baked them at 425 on a cookie sheet for 40 minutes, stirring once.

It's a hard sell with no pictures, I know, but it was a really good dinner.

For those who made it all the way to the bottom, thanks for sticking around for my ADD post.


  1. Mindy, the burgers sound AWESOME - must try! And what a little doll you have - she's adorable.

  2. I love the idea of grilled chicken ceaser salad...yet another reason for me to cry over not having a grill. Damn you, tiny Brooklyn apartments, damn youuuuu!

  3. omygosh, that little tongue and smile is just soooo cute!


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