Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th and Happy Anniversary

Sunday is our 6th Happy Anniversary to us!

Jude and Georgia loved the sparklers Steve got for them. Georgia was terrified at first, but loved it when she got going. We walked down to Franklin for the fireworks, but by the time we got there (9:30) Jude was out and did NOT want to be awakened. I love living in town!

PS I hardly ever cook, but I made the best burgers yesterday and Steve grilled them on our charcoal grill. (I'm not a burger person). It's out of Taste Of Home's Healthy Cooking mag June/July 2008:

Turkey Burgers with Avocado Sauce (I didn't even make the sauce)
1 cup fresh or frozen corn thawed
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 small sweet red pepper chopped (I left out)
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (I left out)
2 tsp olive oil
2 TBSP lime juice (used lemon because I had it)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp oregano
1 lb turkey

1 med ripe avocado, peeled
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
2 TBSP minced fresh cilantro
2 tsp lime juice
1 garlic clove minced
1/8 tsp salt

4 whole wheat hamburger buns

Shredded lettuce, mexican cheese, tomato and onion optional

1. In a large skillet, saute the corn, onion and peppers in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in the lime jiuce, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder and oregano; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a large bowl and cool slightly. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 4 burgers (they're huge,so you could make smaller ones). Refrigerate for at least 30 min.

2. For sauce, in a small bowl, mash avocado with sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and salt. Refrigerate until serving.

3. If grilling burgers, grill covered over medium heat or broil 4 inches from the heat for 5-7 min each side.

4. Place on buns, top with 1/2 cup sauce. Serve with fixings if desired.

In case you care: 1 burger without the sauce has 413 calories, 13 g fat, 50 mg cholesterol, 678 mg sodium


Joe Horn said...

I just grilled some Turkey Burgers with Ricotta filling. Come take a look when if you have a chance and let me know what you think of them.