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January 8, 2009 at 1:12 am 6 comments

Well the Internet that is.  I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but it’s ridiculous here.  Yesterday it was freezing rain all day, then turned to rain late last night.  This morning it was pouring, then it was back to freezing rain around 1, and now it’s like 45 to 50 degrees out.  All this change in weather and pressure is giving me a terrible sinus headache.  With this headache I’m going to finish up here and then crawl into bed.  Does anyone else get terrible sinus headaches?  Believe me I’m happy that it’s warmer out, but I wish the temperature wouldn’t fluctuate so much in one day!

Since I was able to post at work today all I have to update you on is my snack and dinner.

My snack was prunes.  Okay I get a lot of slack from co-workers and friends for eating these.  People constantly ask me if I’m 80 when I leave them on my desk.  If only they knew how tasty they were.

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X 2.  I was still hungry after these 2, and when I looked at the serving size on the container it was 4.  I love the ones individually wrapped so much juicier, although definitely a little more expensive, it’s one of those things that are worth the extra money.

Dinner was a new concoction for me.  I’m so happy to be trying new things.  And this is one of my new favorites. 

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 A turkey burger!  Now I don’t live under a rock so I’ve had turkey burgers before.  But they’re always so dry, maybe I’ve had bad ones before?  Well I devised a plan to make the most moist turkey burgers I’ve ever had.

I sauteed some diced onion until translucent.  While that was cooking, I mixed Worcestershire sauce (just a couple shakes of the bottle,) with Dijon mustard, I added ground pepper, and chili pepper to this mix.  Once the onions were done I mixed them in the sauce.  I mixed some turkey into that, but it was extremely wet so I put it in the freezer for 5 minutes just to chill.  After 5 minutes I was able to easily form a patty and thrown it on the good old George Foreman Grill.   Once it reached temperature I put a small amount (although you’d never know it from the picture) of part skim mozz cheese on it.  Topped it with a pickle, ketchup, and a piece of lettuce, all on an Arnolds Sandwich thin.

I’m disappointed in the nutrition facts for Worcestershire sauce, I wish I had looked more closely at the bottle.  It has HFCS which I’ve been trying to avoid.   Since I literally put maybe 5 drops in I’m not overly concerned but it is something that won’t be in my next burger.

Here are some closeups.

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I can not figure out why it looks sooooo cheesy. 

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I would definitely recomend this to anyone who has tried a turkey burger and thought it was good but just to dry.

On the side I had some more romaine lettuce with the leftover onion in a salad.

It’s in the bowl that’s in the background.  I know I took pictures but I can’t find them now!  It was pretty much the same as the salad I had for lunch today just with a whole lot of onion.

Well I’m off to lay down for the night now.  Tomorrow’s already Thursday!  Have a great night everyone!

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Heather @ Hangry Pants  |  January 8, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Thanks for the teaching cert. info. I am going to go ahead and getting the subbing cert. while I wait for the regular one.

    No advice on sinus headaches, sorrry.

    Glad you liked your turkey burger.

  • 2. Sharon  |  January 8, 2009 at 5:25 am

    I’m drooling over your delicious turkey burger! Yum!
    As for sinus headaches, well, I actually never heard of that before. I only get tension headaches when I put too much strain on my neck. Hope all goes well for you though! Have a great night!

  • 3. Kristie  |  January 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Prunes are awesome. I used to be afraid of them when I was little but I braved my childhood fear and tried one recently. No complaints, I would totally buy them and eat them as a snack.

    And those turkey burgers… YUM. I have some ground turkey sitting in my freezer right now and I am itching to make some homemade turkey burgers myself asap.

  • 4. dailygoods  |  January 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    that turkey burger looks so good! i love how turkey burgers are always juicy! big yum on that one

  • 5. Melissa  |  January 8, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    YUM, YUM, YUM! That burger looks AMAZING!

  • 6. Lazy Friday Night « A Year of Healthy Eating  |  January 30, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    […] For dinner tonight we made turkey burgers using the same recipe as last time. […]

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