Sunday, March 20, 2011

First REAL BBQ of the season and fattening bananas

Pin It No, not hot dogs.  A REAL BBQ!  We've had a lovely weekend, even if it's a tad chilly. 

Last night I BBQd chicken and a tinfoil packet of sliced sweet potatoes, onions, peppers and mushrooms with spices.

I had it in my mind today that I was going to try to find a recipe for oatmeal "burgers"...I'm not sure why I wanted to do this...  I couldn't find any recipe that struck my fancy, so I picked up some ground turkey that was on sale and decided to find a turkey/oatmeal burger recipe.  I finally just decided to wing it and make up my own recipe.  I call it my Turkey Oatmeal Salsa Burger.  Basically it was just a pound of lean ground turkey, 1/3 cup oatmeal (I popped it in the magic bullet til it looked like bread crumbs), some onion, peppers and mushrooms, 1 tablespoon of chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (also pureed in the Bullet), 4 tablespoons of PC chipotle salsa. Mix together, form into 4 burgers and chill for a while (apparently chilling them keeps them together better when you cook them).  I threw 'em on the BBQ for a bit and voila!  Unfortunately I didn't have any buns, so I decided to make a salad and toss the burger on top and topped it all with some more chipotle salsa.

I think sometime this week I am going to do a post on bananas.  Yes, bananas.  I heard someone tell me today that their doctor told them that bananas were FATTENING!  huh???  Let me do some research and get back to you on this one.  I know for me personally, I did NOT get fat eating bananas...unless they were dipped in chocolate and rolled in chopped peanuts maybe...nope, still can't see bananas making you fat.  Unless you're eating a bunch of them each day...Stay tuned folks.


Anonymous said...

LOL, like your comment about bananas. Yeah, ummm, that's how I got fat...eating bananas. Well they say they are high on the GI Index, but I don't think they're going to kill us. Besides, how many bananas do you eat a day anyway? Glad you had a great bbq.

Tanya said...

haha, I eat maybe 1!