Monday, July 6, 2009


I really like to grill, really like to...even though our grill is a piece of crap. Anyway, I found a couple or recipes on a blog I like, and decided to try them out. The meal was very yummy and I think we all ate a little too much!

Catalina Cheeseburgers

1 1/4 lb. ground beef

1 4oz. can diced green chiles

1 egg

2 tsp minced garlic

1 1/4 tsp salt

1 T ground black pepper

Mix it all together, form into patties and throw on the grill. After you flip them add cheese so it gets all melty and yummy. Put on hamburger bun with tomatoes and a big bunch of cilantro. The cilantro really added a great flavor!

Homemade Hamburger Buns

1 cup milk plus 1 T divided

1/4 sugar

2 T butter

1 tsp salt

1 egg, yolk and white divided

2 1/4 tsp yeast

3 cups flour

In microwave safe bowl combine 1 cup milk, sugar and butter. Heat just until butter is melting and liquid is warm, not hot. In bowl combine salt, egg white, yeast and 1 cup flour. Add liquid to this mixture and then add remaining flour one cup at a time until its not sticky. Knead dough, place in greased bowl and cover and let raise for an hour. When you can poke dough with your finger and indent stays you know it is ready. Punch down and shape into 10 balls. Place on baking sheet and let raise till doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 450. Mix egg yolk and 1 T together and brush over top of rolls. Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until nicely browned.

These were super simple to make and tasted so much better than the cheap buns you buy at the store!

Homemade Fries


Sweet Potatoes/Yams

Cut up potatoes into fry shape, don't cut too thick or they will take forever to cook. Place in bowl of cold water for at least ten minutes. Drain and pat dry. Then place on a greased cookie sheet and drizzle a couple tablespoons of oil over them. Mix around with your hands to cover fries then arrange in a single layer on the pan. Sprinkle with salt or favorite seasoning. Place in 475 oven for about 15 minutes or till tops of fries are browned. Pull out and flip fries over and cook till the other side is browned.


Benjamin said...

mmmm. i just might have to try these things out...

Jenny Bay said...

mmmm...looks yummy!!