Sunday, April 18, 2010

Creative Juices

Not to long ago I shared a recipe for chicken cordon blue. I wanted to come up with a recipe that had the flavors of the dish without all the work.

So, I sat on the idea for a few days. Then it came to me, a burger. Why not? They are quick and tasty. I could make this work.

After a few trial and error recipes in my head I came up with the one I am going to share with you. Jon gave his stamp of approval after the first bite.

I served this with hungry girl "too easy mac n cheese." I adored this side dish! Jon wasn't as sure as I was:

Me- (very pleased with my masterpiece)"So, what do you think?!"
Jon-(cautiously)"It's a little too cauliflower-y for me..."
Me- "What do you mean, too cauliflower-y?"
Jon-"Well, what's all that cauliflower doing in my mac and cheese anyway?!"
Me-"Pretending to be noodle"
Jon- "What? Cauliflower is not a noodle"
Me-"I know, just pretend it's a noodle and eat the cauliflower"
Jon-"Why do we keep saying cauliflower?"
Me- (Rolling my eyes)"Just eat it"
Jon- (giving me the shifty sideways look)"If you say so....."

It was a very humorous and enjoyable meal. We will be eating both of these dishes again. And, yes, I will continue to put veggies in his macaroni. ;)

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friend. Cheers!

Turkey Cordon Blue Burger
Makes 2 burgers
265 calories per

8oz (93% lean) ground turkey
2 TBS fresh chives
2 slices provolone cheese, diced
4 slices deli thin boiled ham, diced
pepper and Montreal steak seasoning to taste

Mix meat, chives, pepper, and seasoning until just combined.

Form into 4 thin patties. Divide cheese and ham equally among two of the patties. Top each with remaining patties. Press the edges to seal in cheese and ham.

Heat a skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray to medium high heat. Cook for 7-9 minutes. Flip burger over. Cook 7-9 minutes longer until well done. Do not press on the patty or the filling will get smooshed out.

Serve immediately.

Mac N Cheese- Hungry Girl Style
Serves 4
202 calories per serving

1 family size (24oz) green giant cauliflower and cheese side dish
2 cups spiral pasta, uncooked
3 wedges Laughing Cow Light (spreadable Swiss cheese)
salt and pepper

Cook pasta in lightly salted water. Drain and set aside.

Cook cauliflower side according to package. Once cauliflower is tender, use a kitchen scissors to cut any large florets into bite size pieces.

Add laughing cow cheese. Stir to combine well. Add pasta and mix. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. I've missed your writing.
    I'm glad I'm back in blog world.
    I'm even more glad you're still here.