Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Hump Day Report

Last night everything seemed to be on fast forward. Alex and I arrived home to rush through making a batch of 'hybrid' hamburgers and then we all packed up and headed to the library's summer reading program. We listened to the reading of two great mystery books (the whole theme is getting 'clued' in on your library), then they had some thumb print painting and vegetable stamping for the kids to do before they got their log books stamped and picked out some new books. Matt and I took turns during the painting to browse the books ourselves, I found a book of cross stitch ornaments that I know some of the stitchers in our group have used (in fact the exchange ornie I received from Lucy is out of that book). I'm so excited that I can now make the companion piece ;). Alex required a good scrubbing when we got home last night and I spent bath time cleaning the remainder of the bathroom as the MIL is coming over Saturday night.

After Alex was tucked in bed I finished the scotch stitching of one side of the mitten (the most involved mitten, as stitching around the little area where your initials/date are supposed to go is REALLY annoying). I was so excited to move onto stitching the front of the mitten when I noticed the only ball of perle cotton in my bag was white...I'd left my 3033 at work!! D'oh! I had enough left to get half the band done on the front of the mitten and that was it, sigh...although this did give me a chance to do some frogging on the Sampler's and Such ornament from the 2002 edition. I also did some more tidying up around the house so there wouldn't be a mad dash to do so Tonight/tomorrow.

This morning I put some dough in the bread maker for tonight's pizza, it's another busy day with soccer tonight. This time I'll at least have some projects ready ;)

'Hybrid Burgers'

1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1/2 lbs ground turkey/chicken
2 Tbsp minced onion
2 gloves garlic minced
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 tsp light worchestershire sauce *optional*
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp each cumin, salt, pepper
1 egg white

The recipe gives a yield of 4 but we find it makes 6 nice sized patties. I also make a second batch of meat for a later date and freeze (omitting the egg white until we use it) where ground poultry comes in 1lb packages.


Faith Ann said...

At least you know in advance about the MIL visit.

I really need to make up a batch of the hybrid burgers sometime... they sound really good!

Shannon L. said...

The burgers sound pretty good. I must try that. We went to a restaurant on the weekend that makes hybrid burgers, but not really "low fat" ones. They take ground pork, ham, and beef or turkey and mix them together. My SO tells me they're yummy. Go figure.

Barbara said...

I am going to try these burgers! The kids love hamburgers but I have a "thing" about red meat - this sounds like something we could all live happily with. :)