Saturday, February 25, 2012

Race Day

After a few months off from the racing scene, the new season is now in full swing!  Mickey, Betsi and I ventured out to the 1st race of the season in the mountains of NC while the girls stayed home with Grams and Pop-O.  It was definitely an event to remember in the fact that it was freezing cold and even snowed! While I have wanted to have a snow day all winter long, I did not want it to snow on race day when I was to be outside for most of the afternoon!  This was a new event for Mickey to participate in, and while he didn’t finish very well, it was good practice before the first GNCC race of the season.  Here are a few pics from that day:


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday… Easy Peasy Cheeseburgers

For the Super Bowl I decided to try out a recipe that I found on Pinterest for cheeseburgers.  Now, I know you are probably thinking why would anyone need a recipe for cheeseburgers, but consider who you are reading about. I’m the girl that only has a kitchen because it came with the house! Ha Ha!  Anyway, this recipe is super easy and will leave you with a meal to enjoy now and quite a few cheeseburgers to freeze for later. 

What you need:  2 packs of buns, minced onion, sliced cheese, and 2.5 lbs of hamburger meat, and season salt


First, take a cookie sheet (with sides) and generously sprinkle it with  minced onion.  Use more or less than pictured for your personal taste.


Next, press the hamburger meat onto the pan and sprinkle with your choice of seasoned salt.


Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Caution:  When your meat is finished cooking you will need to drain the grease from the pan and then pat any remaining off of the meat with a paper towel.

After that, take a pizza roller and cut your meat into 12-15 patties.  They will look like this:


Last, assemble your cheeseburger.  Eat and enjoy!


If you are freezing some of the burgers for later, wrap in wax paper and seal with a small piece of tape.  Drop them into a Ziploc and place in the freezer.  Easy peasy!!!!


NOTE:  I have also tried this “baking” technique with sausage and it works well too.  The sausage is perfect for “McMuffins” with sausage, eggs, and cheese! Yummy!

Hop on over to 33 Shades of Green for a list of many more Tasty Tuesday blogs to visit! Also, it would definitely be worth your time to visit the Big Red Kitchen blog for many other family friendly recipes.  Happy Tuesday!

Happy cooking!