Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Jalepeno Popper Burgers and Biggest Loser
Yeah..not really two things that 'go' together. I know. But I'll get to my point in a minute. Wanna burger? The buns weren't great-I improv'd a recipe and it didn't really work out the way I wanted to..and the actual hamburger was pan fried ='s soooo greasy (I always channel Pauly Shore via-Encino Man when I say that!)...but the cheese is what I'm here to talk about today...oh and the onion rings..but give me a second- Popper Topper 1-8oz block of cream cheese-softened 4-jalepenos, seeded and diced fine 1-heaping Tablespoon of minced garlic 3/4-cup of shredded cheese (I used the Melting blend from Kraft) dash of salt and pepper mix that into a lovely mess, then roll it into a fat log (I plop it onto a piece of plastic wrap then roll it that way)-then put it into the fridge/freezer to stiffen back up. Once the burgers are cooked-slice off a 1/2 inch of the Popper Topper and put it on your burger and either put it in a oven set on low, or cover it with something on the stove top-so the heat of the burger will warm and melt the Topper. Yummy...VERY yummy! Onion Rings 3/4 cup self rising flour 3/4 cup milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon black pepper 3 onions cut into 1/4-1/2 inch rings and tossed in 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch. Frying oil (in a Fry Daddy-yo) set at 350 Dip and drop-fry until golden-drain on paper towels-salt while hot Sheer awesomeness when served with homemade ranch. I'm a Biggest Loser fan....so I need to talk about it for a minute-just two things...stick with me. If you don't watch the show-feel free to just take this recipe and go make a burger.. 1)-as much as I LOVE the show..this season is WAY too "we are family" for me. People...it's a COMPETITION...not a love fest. I think it's great you are all friends, you can find similarities in your battle, etc...but you are fighting for money too...let's not forget that. Save the Kumbaya. 2) Jillian said something last night that REALLY hit home with me..it was something along the lines of "what else are you doing half-assed". Um...it made me realize I'm doing EVERYTHING half-assed. No really. I do housework that way, trying to lose weight that way, and sadly...even raising my kids that way...ok..I know THAT is me being dramatic..but I really do know that I need to make them a healthy breakfast BEFORE going blog hopping and playing Frontierville. Just sayin.