Thursday, June 21, 2012

Basketball Camp w/ VBS

My little sports girl. She LOVES basketball, unfortunately the ball did not return the love today.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bunless Hamburgers w/ Black Bean Topping

My family devoured this meal. In fact, my husband told me I needed to write it down so I don't forget how I made it. I'm none for throwing together meals and not remembering what I did!


1.5 lbs hamburger
handful spinach chopped
1/4 c feta cheese crumbs
1 Roma tomato chopped
1 green onion chopped
1 egg
2 tsp Penzeys Forward! (Thank you Pops & Bijou!)

Romain Lettuce

1 can Black Beans
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Chili Pepper
2 tsp Salt
1 T. Olive Oil

Sour Cream
Fresh Basil

Mix the top group of ingredients together. Make patties. Mine made 3 large patties and 3 smaller patties (child size). Make the center of the patty thinner for even cooking--a trick I learned from Rachel Ray. Brown hamburgers on each side and set on platter.

While your patties are cooking, chop the Romain lettuce and set aside.

In a sauce pan, add olive oil, salt, chopped chili pepper and chopped garlic cloves. Let saute briefly then add your rinsed black beans. Bring to simmer.

To serve:
Put a bed of lettuce on your plate. Place hamburger patty on top. Top with the black beans and enjoy!

I had ever intention to add fresh basil and sour cream to the top of mine, but completely spaced the idea.

I'm tickled to death that there is enough leftover for me tomorrow!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Water Time!

Here are a few photos from my phone. Some are edited utilizing Instagram

Chicken & Basil Wrap

A new recipe :) Nom nom!
2 tortillas
2 tsp plain yogurt
handful of spinach
4 T feta cheese (or to preference)
2 sprigs fresh basil
1/4 red pepper (sliced thinly)
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 T olive oil
2 chicken tenderloins (or your preference of type)

Heat a pan to Medium. Toss in olive oil and chicken. Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and oregano. Cook until done. I tore my apart as it cooked so it would be easier to eat as a wrap.
As your chicken is cooking, spread out your 2 tortillas. Spread 1 ts of plain yogurt on each one. Spread out your spinach and red pepper. Sprinkle on your feta. Add the chicken when it is cooked until juices run clear. Garnish with fresh basil from your garden! ;)
--Feel free to experiment and add veggies. I would have added diced tomatoes, but sadly I was out. Maybe I'll start one on the side of the house...hmm..