Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Simple Dinner Recipe, Awards and I've Been Tagged!

I've been behind on my posts! I noticed not everyone posts daily but I swear I feel like if I don't post daily I'll get behind! It's just my chronic paranoia about things like leaving a humongous bowl of cat food on the kitchen floor for the cats in case I don't return home right away (I swear the cats think they're royalty for eating out of such a huge bowl)....or checking the plugs twice before I leave for work....or making sure my car is nowhere near empty in case I end up somewhere I'm not familiar with. I'm crazy, I know. Good thing I didn't have kids. They would never leave the house based on my paranoia alone! ;) Oh don't even talk about my hypochondria. Every time I see my doctor her first words are "What is it now, Michelle".

I recently made this very simple, very fast dinner for me and Jim. It's like eating a meatloaf patty!

Turkey Burgers with Swiss Cheese

1 lb ground turkey
1 piece of whole grain bread (moistened with water until soft...but squeeze so it's not too watery)
1 egg
4 slices deli Swiss cheese
1 packet of onion soup mix
1 tbsp onion powder

Mix all ingredients together (this is way too easy) and shape into 4 patties. Grill over medium heat and cook each side about 15 minutes or until browned. Flip and cook opposite side. Cook until done. Preheat oven to Broil. Transfer all patties to lined baking sheet. Place a single slice on top of each patty and place in oven (watch carefully) until the cheese has melted.

Enjoy!


Now for Awards! Nina over at Nina's Creations invited me over to grab a couple awards from her DELICIOUS blog. Nina is amazing with her food creations. They really are works of art so you must checkout her blog! Don't come back and look at my patties after you've been to her site, okay? Thank you so much, Nina! My life has been one big sweet dessert since you came into it. :)




Also, sweet, whimsical Kelly over at Southern Fried Cupcakes (every time I hear that my stomach grumbles) awarded me the Proximity Award! Thank you so much, Kelly! Swing on over to Kelly's and checkout her Etsy shop! If you remember, she awarded me the beautiful angel wings that I have hanging on my door for protection. I love 'em!

Also, I've been tagged by Anya over at Kareltj! This is a fun one. Here's how to play.

1. Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
2. Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder.
3. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.
4. Tag 6 other people to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog to let them know

Since I've already played this in a previous post I'm going to randomly choose my folder 7 on my desktop and take the 7th picture from that folder. :) Also, anyone that wants to play along, feel free! I'll leave it open!

Here's my picture.

This is a picture of me and Jim last year when we took a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona and stayed at the Marriott Resort & Spa. I remember this trip was SO relaxing. It was sort of an all-inclusive resort. This was taken at one of the restaurants on the resort. It was outdoors and next to the main pool. The food was delicious! As you can see, we both got a little burned on the trip. :)

It's almost the end of the week! Yay!

19 comments:

Heather said...

congrats on the awards. the patties look yummy! i'm going to check out those other blogs too now that i'm starving! lol. that's a great picture of you two!

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

I love patties especially so when sandwiched in a bun! Total tastiness! I love that picture of you relaxing in the restaurant, you are so gorgeously young and beautiful!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I never thought of onion soup mix! I love turkey burgers but I usually just throw Lawry's and onion powder on them. BRILLIANT!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Heather
Congratulations on your awards. I am glad to read that I am not the only one who checks plugs are off twice etc!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe for the turkey burgers. They look delicious.
Best Wishes
Lindsay

Zaroga said...

Congrats on the awards!

You know I'm afraid to click on more blogs...I'll never have time to write in mine if I keep reading everyone else's :-)

Cute picture :-)

Patti said...

Hi Michelle! Yea for the awards- you deserve them! I applaud you for trying to blog daily- good for you. I, myself have to always play catch up. The recipe looks delish- always on the lookout for ground turkey recipes. Thanks for sharing~

Patti

Lorrie said...

Hi Michelle, I found you through Heather's blog and wanted to introduce my self. I'm Lorrie--Lindsay-Ann and I are the ones who came up with the idea of Stella. It's been so much fun watching all of her travels and I can't wait to see what she does when she's staying with you. Thanks so much for being willing to host her! Be sure to let me and Lindsay know when she arrives so we can post on our blogs and link to you.

Kelly said...

Oh Michelle I can hardly wait to see what you & your friends are planning...I know whatever it is, is goingto be awesome! Can't wait!!

kelly

AndreaLeigh said...

congrats on your awards! you deserve them. i have to try those turkey burgers!

Kelli said...

Congratulations on your award! The turkey patties look delicious!
~Kelli

Barn House said...

Hey Michelle! It was great meeting you at the show last weekend. You left a comment for Cindy, Joy and Terri on our blog...what about me and Joe??? Those incredible women have thier own darn blogs! LOL Hope your sister was able to fit everything in her suitcase on her trip back to Cali.

Jermonne and Joe

debbie said...

HELLO MICHELLE,
I LOVE YOUR BLOG BUT I ESPECIALLY LOVE THOSE CATS...BEAUTIFUL...THEY LOOK VERY SIMILAR TO MY SARGE SPACEY...YOU DO NOT SEE THE FLUFFY CATS AS OFTEN. YOURS ARE ADORABLE...MY LITTLE ANDY PANDY WE RAISED FROM JUST A FEW DAYS OLD WHEN HE WAS FOUND BY A NEIGHBOE...HE DOESN'T KNOW HE IS A ~CAT.
CONGRATS ON YOUR 100TH POST AND ALL YOUR AWARDS...I AM NEW TO BLOGGING AND HAVE MET SOME AWESOME WOMEN...I FOUND YOUR BLOG THROUGH HEATHER'S BLOG.
HAVE A BLESSED DAY
debbie

Michelle said...

Oh man, Jermonne, sorry! I couldn't remember what blog was yours and which one was Cindy's! HI, HI, HI!! :) My sis was able to fit everything in her bag if you can believe it. I LOVE everything I got. :) Where is your store...and Cindy's store..is that in Oregon City?

Great meeting you guys. I'm going to try to make it out to Farm Chicks out in Washington in June. :)

I want more of your things!! :)

Tea Time With Melody said...

Looks delicious! I've tried turkey bacon but not turkey meat like hamburger, I'll just have to check it out. Congrats on your awards you deserve them.

Noodlegirl said...

Oooooooh what a cute picutre! Congrats on the awards! We need to chat soon I got a super funny story for u!

Anya said...

Thank you've done with the game tags haha....Nice picture with Jim and you look sunny hahaha.....nice red color :)
Awards congratulations again,you have already received so many !!!
But you have earned, you have very nice blog !!

cathleen said...

Those turkey burgers look delicious...can't wait to try them. You and Jim look adorable together!

Teresa R said...

Michelle, you sure are well-loved...look at all those awards! And I know why you are so well-loved too, you dear thing.

Yummy...turkey burgers...mmmmm!

You are so beautiful! Do you get complimented all the time? You need to post more pictures of yourself. :)

Joanna said...

I'd love to go to Arizona. I think it would be a challenge to hide from the sun. You guys look so nice together!!