Monday, May 16, 2016

Family Reunion

We ventured to Madison, Virginia to my grandmother's home for a family reunion.  Mom is not doing as well as she should, but we had a good day together.

Home Place

Getting excited about Emerald Isle!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Black and Blue Burgers

Adapted from Emily Bites

4 servings
311 calories, 11g fat, 23g carbs, 6g fiber, 3g sugar, 31g protein


  • 1 lb raw 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 oz blue cheese crumbles
  • 3 teaspoons blackened seasoning
  • 1 cup dry coleslaw mix
  • 3 tablespoons light blue cheese dressing
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 sandwich thins
Pre-heat your grill.  Combine the ground beef and blue cheese crumbles and mix them together until well combined. Form into 4 equal-sized patties (I used patty maker) Sprinkle 3/4 teaspoon blackened seasoning over all sides of each patty until coated and rub lightly into the surface of the burger to form an outer crust. Place the patties on the grill and cook to your desired doneness, flipping when needed.  

Combine the cole slaw mix and blue cheese dressing in a bowl and stir until well coated. Place a lettuce leaf onto the bottom half of the bun and place a cooked burger on top. Put ¼ cup of cole slaw onto each burger and top with the other half of the bun.

Monday, April 18, 2016

BBQ Chicken & Cheddar Burger

4 servings, 245 calories per serving, 13g fat, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 27g protein


1 1/4 lbs. ground chicken
1/3 cup barbeque sauce
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 slices of Sargento Extra Sharp Ultra Thin Cheddar Cheese
1 green apple
4 Arnold Sandwich Thins (we used honey wheat)


Combine 1 1/4 lbs. ground chicken, 1/3 cup barbeque sauce, chopped onion, and 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper.  Form into four 1-inch thick patties.  On grill, spray with non-stick spray.  Cook until patties reach interior temperature of 165 degrees.  Top each patty with 1 slice extra sharp Cheddar cheese.  Remove from heat and place on bun.  Top each with sliced apple and any other toppings you'd like.

*We prefer tomato and lettuce! Enjoy!

Thursday, April 7, 2016


After one hell of a day, we went to Cabela's for a little time.  Matthew fell and had possibly broken his wrist, thankfully, it was just a sprain.  We enjoyed our visit, but I am still a fan of Bass Pro!

Monday, March 28, 2016