Monday, March 26, 2012

Gobble Gobble Burgers

Yesterday, I found some frozen ground turkey in the freezer - left over from some pumpkin turkey chili I made during colder days.

Visit, one of my very favorite 
recipe sites, for this Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili 

But, it's not cold now.  In fact, it was so warm and beautiful this weekend that all I wanted to do was grill, and I had a hankering for a burger and some more freezer space. 

I mixed the ground turkey with an egg white, 1/8 cup of panko bread crumbs, and some Southwestern Chipotle Ms. Dash. Then I made tiny little patties for tiny little Turkey sliders.

Calories:  451
Fat:  18 g
Sugar: 6 g
Sodium: 471 mg 

I slapped them on mini-sandwich thins and dressed them up with lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Awesome Jeff had his sliders with Swiss cheese, and I had mine with a wedge of laughing cow cheese.  (That's the weird stuff that you see smeared on top of my burgers.)

They were fantastic! The sweet potato fries were a repeat of Friday night's dinner because Awesome Jeff was taking care of my awesome children and didn't get any fries.

Truthfully, the turkey may have been in the freezer since December . . . and poorly packaged, too. If you are paying attention, then you probably just thought, 'She may have poisoned her entire family.'  But they all seem ok today.

While the turkey burgers were great, I did something else yesterday that was way more mind blowing.


My kitchen lacks a pantry.  It's hard for me to believe that someone actually built a house in 1998 and didn't put in a kitchen pantry, but apparently either the builder or the original owners didn't cook . . . or, at the very least, didn't need to store 40 different spices. 

My pantry-less kitchen where I make a lot mediocre meals
 interspersed with a few fantastic ones

I have a lot of spices - and not all of them are Ms. Dash, I promise.

Becaue I also have popcorn spices.

Everything was just stacked on top of each other creating a very unorganized mess.   I forgot to take a picture.

But, the world is a better place now because of Pinterest where I saw a pin for a similar spice drawer.  Someone had painted baby jar lids with chalkboard paint and then written the names of the spices on the top with chalk.  Inspired, I had a friend start collecting baby food jars for me. 

The chalkboard paint didn't work out for me.  But after some trial and error, I painted the lids flat black and bought some fancy little Martha Stewart labels at Staples.  And, voila! This is my new spice drawer.

No more of these:

I'm a little bit in love with my new spice arrangement.   Okay, to be perfectly honest, I'm a whole LOT in love with it.   I think I might marry it. 

Awesome Jeff was impressed, too . . . with everything except the fact that, due to the chalkboard paint debacle,  I got discouraged and it took me two months to finish this little project.

Have a great Monday, and, what ever you do today, do not search google images for "marry spice."  Just don't do it.   Its a porn trap.



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