Thursday, April 9, 2009

Turkey Burgers II

I am so excited for this weekend! We are going to Dallas for Norris' college friend's wedding with some other friends. Haven't been on a road trip out of our great state in quite a while! A little bummed that it happens to fall on Easter weekend, because we'll be spending our Easter driving back from Dallas. Find some extra eggs for me sis:)
Tonight's meal was definitely not planned, and it wound up being one of my favorites I've had in a while. I wanted to use up a few things before we left, so I made onion turkey burgers, fruit salad, and sweet potato fries. Really simple, not many dishes to clean, and really filling. I am still not sure how much the boys liked it (Norris doesn't really like onions, but he okay'ed the soup mix in the burger), but I loved it and will definitely make it again!

Simple Turkey Burgers
(hardly a "recipe", but simple and good!)
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 packet dry onion soup mix

Combine well with hands and form into patties. If you have time, refrigerate before you grill them (could make them the night before) to let flavors combine.
Served on no sugar added whole wheat buns (Nature's Own--didn't even know they existed!) with a half wedge of Laughing Cow spread on the bun and broiled.

A tip for sweet potato fries:
After cutting into fries, soak in ice water for 20 minutes or so. This gives them a better crunchier outside, like a regular potato would. Drain and dry with paper towel. Toss in a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper (some people like brown sugar here too). Cook at 450 for 25 minutes, flipping halfway.

Tonight is the first soccer game I am going to this season, and I am SO excited to get back in it, even if I am just watching!