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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Challenge...

Some difficult challenges have faced me this week. I am in a hard place right now and so I am taking a little time off from cooking which means I am taking a little time off from blogging as well. I hope that in a weeks time I can pull myself back together and get back to life, but for now...I need to take a "pause" in life. Please check out the many fabulous recipes that are already posted and enjoy a week, a month or even a years worth of menu's made up from what we have posted on our blog. Thank you for being understanding and such wonderful fans of "Better Than Burgers". Happy Cooking...but most of all "Happy Eating!"

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Breakfast Egg and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Often times at our house, breakfast is an "eat on the go" meal for one or more people. I like to find things that make it a little easier for me to make this possible. I made this fabulous breakfast sandwich, it's easy to eat on the run and tastes delish!!

Breakfast Egg and Bacon Grilled Cheese
8 slices heavy bread (the "more expensive" bread/deli/homemade)
4 slices pepper jack cheese
1/2 lb cooked, crumbled bacon (divided into 4 equal portions)
8 eggs, scrambled and cooked (divided into 4 equal portions)
butter 

Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place butter side of ONE slice of bread down (you will have a TOP and a BOTTOM piece) in a HOT frying pan. Place 1 slice of cheese, 1/4 of the scrambled eggs, 1/4 of the bacon crumbles....top with another slice of buttered bread, with buttered side facing up. Cook until desired "brown-ness" (for lack of a better way to describe it) occurs, turn over and repeat on other side. Repeat with each sandwich. Serve hot!

Julie~

Monday, November 4, 2013

Easy Cheeseburger Burrito

EASY is one of my favorite words to explain a meal...that means that 
it cuts out 1/2 the stress in making it. This is the perfect meal for lunch when the kids 
are home or a quick dinner...no fuss, tastes great, everyone smiles! (especially the cook!)

Easy Cheeseburger Burrito
1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained
1/2 package taco seasoning (or more if you like more)

Cook meat, adding taco seasoning. Cook until done. Drain grease. Set aside.

2 c. grated cheddar cheese
6-8 flour tortillas

Warm each tortilla in the microwave (individually) for 15 seconds. Sprinkle cooked meat over each warmed tortilla shell. Top with grated cheese. Roll. Fry in a frying pan with a small amount of oil. Turning as each side is browned. Place on plate. When eating top with your favorite "cheeseburger" toppings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion, bleu cheese, mushrooms etc...whatever you like on a burger will make this "cheeseburger burrito" the BEST it CAN be! 

Julie~

Friday, November 1, 2013

Julie's Sweet and Sour Pork Chops


Pork chops...a very dull and boring meal if you ask me...UNTIL you jazz it
up a bit! These tasty Sweet and Sour Pork Chops have a little "asian" flare to 
them and taste DIVINE! They aren't your typical "meat and potato" dish that men crave, 
BUT its a "meat and rice" dish that they will ask for time and time again~
Mmmmmmmmmmm!!


Julie's Sweet and Sour Pork Chops
4 pork chops, (bone in or bone out)
Seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, season salt

Brown each pork chops for 4-5 minutes on each side. Season with seasoning (as much or little as you desire). Place BROWNED pork chops in small baking dish. Pour sweet and sour sauce over the top. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with steamed rice. We liked our sauce over the rice too.
Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1 1/3 c. vinegar
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. catsup
2 1/4 c. COLD water
7 T. cornstarch
2 1/3 T. salt

Add all ingredient into a medium saucepan. Cook on medium high, stir continually until thickened. *sauce will get a "shiny" look to it as it thickens.

Julie~