Sunshine & Two-Step Turkey Burgers

Can you believe this beautiful weather? Apparently more than 50% of the country is a winter wonderland (ie. it’s SNOWing) right now. For all I know, the polar vortex/plunge is headed this way, so let’s enjoy these pleasant temps as long as we can.


Yesterday morning started out with a Body Works + Abs class at LA Fitness, followed by errands all over town. When I got home, I made a tuna sandwich using the excess bread I had removed from Tuesday night’s turkey burger buns (they were big buns). Kinda funny, a little crumbly, but it worked.


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I’ve been trying to spend a couple of hours studying my NASM materials each day, but I’m easily distracted by things I need to clean, the Kevins, the sounds of neighbors and construction nearby. Hoping that a change of scenery would help me concentrate, I packed up and headed over to Starbucks for a study break. As in, a break during which to study… not a break from studying. In case that wasn’t clear.




It worked. I was able to focus and make a good amount of progress. I guess that’s why there are always so many people sitting at Starbucks with their laptops, looking like they’ve been there all day: they HAVE been there all day, and I bet they’re crossing things off their To-Do Lists left and right!


Thanksgiving Food

This past Sunday night, Andrew made his famous turkey burgers to kick off our week of Thanksgiving Dinner inspired weeknight meals. As always, his turkey burgers turned out amazing. So juicy! Topped with raw cheddar, caramelized onions, and Diana sauce… so good.




And let it be known, these burgers are beyond simple to make. So what’s the secret to these easy, delicious, juicy man burgers? A solid, two-step recipe.


Andrew’s Turkey Burgers
Makes 8 patties


1.5 lbs ground turkey
1/4 cup diced onions
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
seasoning to taste
1/4 cup shredded cheese (optional)



1. Combine all ingredients and mold 1/4 cup of the mixture at a time to form the patties.

2. BBQ patties for 4 minutes on each side over medium high heat.


That’s it. This is the same recipe we use to make meatballs and meatloaf. Triple threat.


Hope your day is off to a great start!


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