Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Friday! (Thursday)

It's fun when a Thursday is the end of the work week, isn't it?  by 8:30am, the office was buzzing, lots of laughing could be heard, smiles all around.  Everyone gets pumped for a long weekend.

A lovely breakfast of Dorset cereal, blueberries and skim milk.
Throughout the morning I had the other half of yesterday's Luna bar and an apple.  Both tasty and satisfying.
Lunch was good too.  Some salad, with mixed greens, carrots, red pepper, cucumber and a load of leftover couscous.  I emptied the bottle of Japanese Ginger dressing...any suggestions for something new?  I had one suggestion the other day, but sadly, didn't have the brand in either of the stores I went to.  With the salad, I also had and Ezekiel english muffin, toasted, each half with a Laughing Cow cheese wedge.  Bread to me is so much better as toast.
I was not hungry in the afternoon.  All the grains filled me up!

At home cooking dinner I snacked on some raisins and a Girl Guide cookie. 1.5 boxes to go.

For dinner we had home made burgers.  I'll call Jessica's Burgers.  :)

For the burgers you need:
  • 500g extra lean ground beef
  • 500g lean ground pork
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • a few shakes of cumin
Start by mixing bread crumbs and cumin. 
Add chopped onions and cilantro.
In a separate bowl, mix up ground meat, you probably want to remove your rings before doing this.

Add bread crumb mixture and mix with hands really well.
Form in to burgers.  I usually get about 12, today 11 and a tester.  Hey, my day job is Quality Control, so it's just in me. ;)
Then bbq to your liking and top as you wish!  Voila!  Home made burgers, YUM!  I had to have the mini one while cooking.

I had my full size burger with 1/2 a toasted ww thin, hot peppers and zucchini relish on the side, and a nice salad with balsamic vinegar.  I typically don't put anything on my burgers/hot dogs, I'm that kid that wanted everything plain.  I like the condiments on the side better.  Ketchup?  I can't remember the last time I ate it.
Looking forward to this long, sunny, warm weekend!  It's going to be great!

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  1. Hello!! Thanks for the comment on my blog!!! Yes I see you love blueberries too!! I really love them in my cereal as well or eaten straight out of the container!!

    Have a great day!!! xoxo

  2. We just had homemade bison burgers. Nothing beats a grilled homemade burger, eh?

    I'm reall looking forward to spending loads of time outside this weekend! It's gonna be great.

    Happy Easter!

  3. Happy Friday to ya too Sweetie and enjoy!


  4. Homemade burgers! good choice...I love grillin :)

    Have a great long weekend!!

  5. Hello! Hope you're enjoying your day off :) Hooray for the weekend. I'm not much for salad dressings- I either use salsa or homemade - olive oil, lemon and a little seasoning. Great burgers. Enjoy the weekend girly

  6. I haven't had a burger in a long time... Hubby started cooking once a week; I think I'll request burgers when it's his turn! :)

    Have a great weekend! :)