Monday, February 26, 2007
On Thursday, I had a ridiculously good turkey burger, which I'd made myself! I'm not a cook, and most of my eating at home involves a box of something frozen or dried that I just heat up. But, three Thursdays ago, I decided to make some lettuce wraps before sitting down to the television marathon that is Thursday night at my house. I pan-fried up some chicken and my niece did the same with tofu. We had some cellophane noodles to crush up in our wraps (a la P.F. Chang's) and some peanut sauce and organic butter lettuce to keep it all together. We decided to make real cooking a weekly thing and made pizzas the next week. My white sauce needed more garlic and some salt (and 5 fewer minutes on the flame), and my dough should have been rolled thinner. However, the cheese and bacon I topped it with were excellent. So, last week I had some fresh ground turkey and threw in salt, garlic and herb mix and 2 crushed cloves of fresh garlic. I baked the patties in the oven for 10 minutes at 400 and then panfried each for 5 minutes on both sides. I put them on wheat buns with a slice of provolone to finish them.