A Week Night Rush!

by zesty on June 23, 2010 · 4 comments

Ummmm Hi… I can’t really stay and chat for very long.  Ever feel like all you do is rush around to meet time lines and appointments?  Not only do the days fill up but now we are into the evenings, especially with summer finally here.  Soccer nights mean for a rushed dinner but you still have to eat!

Last night I went with a super easy menu that takes minutes to prepare.  The whole dish takes about 15 minutes to prepare and about 7 minutes to eat.  A simple turkey burger from frozen, grilled corn and some basmati rice ( cause I was craving it ).

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice
  • Fresh Corn
  • Turkey Burgers
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Tzatkiki sauce
  • English muffins

Method

  1. Simple foods made easy.  Start your rice first as it will take the longest and then chuck the corn in the grill.  For the corn I rub some olive oil and salt and pepper all over then place it on the top rack of the grill.
  2. I leave the corn on the top rack for about 10 minutes on medium-high heat rotating every few minutes
  3. Add the turkey burger on the grill and let cook 7 minutes each side.  Adding your favorite bbq sauce after each side is cooked to prevent it from burning.  Make sure not to try and move the turkey burger too early as you will find it will stick to the grill and you will lose the crust.
  4. Toast off your english muffins and then spoon on some tzatkiki sauce and call it a sandwich.
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Move the corn down directly on the grill for the last 3-4 minutes.  This will get the nice golden brown color that everyone loves.

Alright, that is all I got today!  I have to get ready for work and I will see you all on Friday.  Special post coming up on Friday based on a special sample delivery I received.  I am pretty excited.  Oh and one more thing…. work is having a potluck on Friday – any ideas on what I should bring.  I have been hearing rumblings of the chocolate cream cheese cupcakes but I was also leaning towards the baked pasta casserole with bacon.  Let me know what you think.  I may make something totally different as well so spit out the ideas.

Take care

zesty

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1 Honeyb

I love simple, quick and delicious! Looks great!

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2 Natalie (The Sweets Life)

I brought these cheesecake bars to a potluck last week and they were a HUGE hit! http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/06/reeses-peanut-butter-cheesecake-bars.html

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3 Sues

This looks like the perfect dinner in a rush… And I love that you put it on English muffins!!

Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s post :)

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4 Daniel

Your turkey burger looks delicious. I’ll have to give it a try–maybe with chicken since that’s usually what I have on hand.

I’m sure I’ve missed replying in time for your potluck, but for future summer potlucks, I recommend making the most of summer-fresh fruits and vegetables. After all, tis the season for just-picked beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers, peaches, melons, berries, . . . okay, I’m making myself hungry.

Even with our VERY dry spring (and thanks to a somewhat wet winter), we’ve been able to make apricot preserves and wild plum jelly (so far). Peach, blackberry, and strawberry preserves are next on our list. So with that on the brain, I think a recipe involving freshly-made preserves would also be a good potluck addition!

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