This post is sponsored by Albertsons. With this beautiful sunshine comes the heat, and the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I’m trying to focus more on being outside with the boys and enjoying the summer. Last week I said “yes” to his request for a picnic outside for dinner and it was just awesome. Dad was out of town, it was hot, and I had no energy left to make a big meal. I honestly don’t remember what it even exactly was, just that I let H decide, and it ended up being a random smorgasbord of pantry and fridge contents, including a giant bowl of grapes. But I do remember eating (salami maybe?) out on our back deck, and the huge smile on H’s face. He just kept telling me how cool it was and “hey mom, dad really missed out, huh?”. Yes, dinner definitely took a little longer than normal. But that’s why I started it early, too. There were crumbs all over the place by the time we were done, but all I needed to do was sweep them away. It was just a really really fun night, and both the […]
5 ingredient marinade The perfect marinade for your next pork dish We eat pork probably about once a week, and are always searching for the perfect pork marinade. I need something that is quick to put together, and yet packs a flavorful punch. This simple mix uses pantry and refrigerator staples, that when combined together make for a delicious soak for your pork dinner!
The Hubs and I love making this easy ‘one-pot wonder’, and have definitely been guilty of doubling the recipe so we have enough leftovers for the rest of the week. As an added bonus, this garlic ground turkey and veggie stir fry dish is one of the very very few that Hulk bebé will actually eat – yay! Ingredients: 1 lb ground turkey 2 tbs fresh garlic, peeled and minced 3 carrots, sliced 1 head of broccoli, chopped 6 celery sticks, sliced 1 pepper, sliced Fish Sauce, to taste Soy Sauce, to taste *optional* Brown Rice & Quinoa Directions: Brown 1 lb of turkey over medium heat and add garlic. While turkey is browning, clean and cut up vegetables. Once turkey is cooked, add in a few dashes of soy sauce and fish sauce. Fold in carrots and let simmer. Repeat for broccoli, then celery and green peppers. Turn heat down and cover. Let this simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until all your veggies start to get soft. Serve over brown rice and quinoa (or alone) and enjoy! Alpha Grillers recently sent me this awesomesauce Garlic Press And Peeler complimentary to test and review and it has totally changed this amateur cook’s […]
Are you ready for one of the easiest weeknight dinners, ever? These burgers are delicious and the combination of black beans and ground beef provide filling fiber and protein, perfect for new little eaters and those of us a little more experienced at dining. They’re also great if you’re on a budget, as beans are really inexpensive (even more so if you buy them dry in the bulk section) and will help stretch the meat further! Ingredients: 1 can reduced sodium black beans 1 lb ground beef 1 tbs minced garlic 1 tbs rosemary Directions: 1. After draining and rinsing the black beans, pour them into a bowl and mash. 2. Add the ground beef, garlic and rosemary, and mix well. 3. Shape into patties, making sure to use your thumb to make an indent in the center to prevent the burger from puffing up while it cooks. 4. Place in a preheated stove-top skillet and flip after about 6 minutes. 5. Add the patty to a perfectly toasted bun, and top with desired accouterments! Just a little FYI: One of the best tips I ever received in regards to making and cooking burgers were to handle the meat as […]