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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What's Cookin'? Wednesdays!

Well, ladies (and perhaps gentlemen?), I decided today that since I am trying to spruce up this ol' blog of mine and make it bigger and better, maybe I should do my own weekly post. I love cooking, so I decided to create "What's Cookin'? Wednesdays", and share with you all my favorite dishes of the week! So, let's get started, shall we?

My absolute favorite (adult) dish from this week is so unbelievably simple. Anyone can make it. Seriously! Anyone. It is Pesto-Turkey burgers on whole grain buns with sweet potato fries. Yum! It's gotta be one of the easiest things I've ever made, and my friends raved over them!

All I did was take some ground turkey meat and mix it with just a little pesto (Maybe 2-3 tbs per pound) and grill it up until they are fully cooked. I used the George Foreman grill and they turned out fabulous!

To make the sweet potato fries, I peeled and cut one sweet potato (or 2, however many, but 1 large potato was enough for 4 of us) into large sized fries and steamed them on the stove for about 5 minutes. Then I sprinkled some Italian seasoning on them and put them in the oven on 400 for 30 minutes, turning once.

I also wanted to share a great "baby" recipe, for my other readers with very young children. These are a different take on a typical breakfast pancake. I feel that they are a bit healthier than just whipping up some Bisquick pancakes (or even home made regular pancakes) since they contain fruit and oats. I just tried the first one myself, and I must say, I may be making the switch to these myself! To make them, you mix 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup flour*, 4 tbs applesauce, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 banana mashed, 1 egg, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/4 cup milk, 1/8 cup oil, and vanilla. If you choose, you could also add some yummy fresh blueberries to this mix. You cook these up like regular pancakes, but take note. These are very thick, and take awhile to cook. This makes a rather large batch for one baby, but so convenient when you freeze them and take out 1 or 2 at a time and put them in the toaster for breakfast??

So, there it is. I hope you enjoyed my very first edition of What's Cookin'? Wednesdays.


* Can use whole wheat flour or all purpose.

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