Wednesday, June 9, 2010

California Cheeseburger

I love burgers! This version uses two cheeses and some yummy toppings.

1 pound ground beef 80/20, divided into 4 patties
salt, pepper and granulated garlic
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
4 slices jalapeno jack cheese
4 hamburger buns, I prefer the harder ones but you can use whatever you like
1 small red onion sliced thin
1 avocado, divided into 8 sections
1 tomato, sliced into 8 pieces
other optional toppings mustard, ketchup, mayo

Make It:
Season hamburger patties with salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Heat an iron skillet over medium high heat. Take cheese slices out of the fridge and set out, they melt better if they are at room temperature. Place hamburger patties in skillet and cook for 4 minutes, then flip and cook 4 minutes on the other side. Remove to a baking sheet. Place one piece of cheddar on each pattie. Place all buns on baking sheet cut side up. Place jalapeno jack slices on bottom bun. Turn broiler on high and place baking sheet under broiler. Cook for about 5 minutes until buns are toasty and cheese is melted. Remove from under broiler. Build burgers by placing pattie on bottom bun then onion, tomato, then avocado. Put on any other toppings you prefer. Put on top bun. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Menu for June 7th - June 13th

My husband went away on business again, so i'm late with the menu posting. My wanting to cook lately just has not been there, but I know it will come back. It is finally sumer and it is warm and we can swim. The fruit is so good right now, Kili and I eat blueberries, cherries and strawberries everyday. The menu this week is simple, quick dinners with 3 new recipes.

Monday- Shake and Bake Chicken Fingers, Shells and Cheese, broccoli
Tuesday- Pizza
Wednesday- Skillet Penne, green salad
Thursday- Pork and Beans(crock pot), bread, green beans
Friday- BBQ Joe's, Deluxe Tater Tots, carrot sticks
Saturday- Spring Chicken, Rice Pilaf
Sunday- Tri-Tip, Twice Baked Potatoes, sauteed chard

Dessert of the Week: Blueberry Sweet Cakes

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Yummy May Fruit Salad

I bought all the fruit for this at the farmers market. All local all in season and all so yummy. So I named this yummy fruit salad.

1 bag cherries, halved and pitted
1 container strawberries, quartered
1 container blueberries
1 container blackberries
3 peaches, cut into bite size pieces
1 apple, cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons champagne
a little lime zest
3 tablespoons honey, add more if you need to

Make It:
In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, ginger, champagne, lime zest and honey. Add all fruit to the bowl and toss to coat. Thats it, it is very simple and so good. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Menu for May 31st - June 6th

Well last week ended up being all messed up. My hubby went out of town on business for the whole week and the kids left on thursday, so I did not follow the menu I had created. Then the holiday came and I totally forgot to post a menu for this week, plus my energy level is low. Still oh so yummy fruit in season right now, I have a fruit salad recipe I will be posting. It is officially the last week of school yay!

Monday- Pit Beef Sandwiches, salad
Tuesday- Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Verdes Sauce, carrot sticks, sliced tomato
Wednesday- Spicy Spaghetti, broccoli, garlic bread
Thursday- California Cheeseburgers, fries, blueberries
Friday- Steak tacos, refried beans, green salad
Saturday- Jambalaya, butter carrots
Sunday- Chicken and Biscuits, fresh berry toss

Dessert of the week: Dark Chocolate Brownie Sundaes