Saturday, February 28, 2009

cheeseburger & chips!

ok, so a turkey-feta burger, and kale chips . i wanted a satisfying 15 minute dinner with little to no cleanup, and this fit the bill.

turkey-feta burger on whole wheat pita with ketchup, plus parmesan-kale chips
(plus a bunch of baby carrots while prepping dinner, as i was hungry!)
** 2 starch, 3 protein, 2 veg, 2 other **

i had actually frozen this turkey-feta burger back in early november...

... when a friend had come to visit. we were going to cook dinner, and decided on something that involved seasoned ground turkey, and so we bought this burger-- sold raw, just like seasoned ground meat, from the meat counter at whole foods (where else?!*). but we ended up staying out way later than we had thought, and were too tired to cook, so i froze this. and now, practically 4 months later, it has become my dinner!

in case you aren't familiar with kale chips... they rock. credit again goes to kath. i took a whole bunch of kale, tore it into pieces, coated it with 1-2 tsp. walnut oil, sea salt, ground pepper, and grated parm (just toss with hands on baking sheet-- no need to dirty another bowl). stick baking sheet in 375ยบ oven for roughly 12-15 minutes, until edges are golden brown and kale is dry and crisp.

the before:

look at my cute parm grater! i don't use it much because it's not all that practical and i have a real/better one, but... it's cute!

and the after:

volume shrinks to about half

i'm feeling a bit lonely right now. luckily i have tentative plans to meet my friend tomorrow. i wish it were easier for me to just reach out to friends.

* i don't do ALL my grocery shopping at whole foods, but i do tend to buy my meat there, as well as a lot of staples which are actually much cheaper than at harris teeter. plus when i want things like naan and garam masala, like yesterday, i head to whole foods! plus, it's pretty close by.

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