Three for Thursday

18 08 2011

I need to get me a spoon like Chloe’s to eat my Overnight Oats in a Jar (OOIAJ)! Though I don’t have a special spoon, I do have a favorite bowl I like to eat from:

My “Life’s a Beach” Bowl! I painted this myself several years ago at Color Me Mine. The only problem with it is I can’t stick it in the dishwasher šŸ˜¦

Speaking of the beach, I promised you a recipe today from my trip home to Jersey.Ā  Well, I’m not going to give you just one recipe, I’m giving you THREE, from the yummy dinner my mom made while I was home.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Hooray for mom’s cookin’!

Turkey Burgers with Fresh Pineapple Salsa

(Adapted from Reader’s Digest)


12 ounces ground skinless turkey breast
1 apple, peeled and shredded (original recipe calls for Granny smith)
1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
Pineapple salsa (Recipe below)
Gouda cheese, for on top of the burgers
Hamburger buns (we used Arnold’s Thins)

How to:

Mix turkey, apple, and breadcrumbs in a medium bowl until blended.

(Photo courtesy of Mom)

Divide into burger patties. Place burgers on a plate, cover and put into freezer until chilled, about 20 minutes.

Grill until browned, about 8 minutes on each side.

Top with cheese, guacamole, and Pineapple Salsa. Enjoy!

Pineapple Salsa


2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1 mango, peeled and finely chopped
1 small red onion, minced
2 TBS finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 TBS lemon juice
1 tsp vegetable oil

(Photo courtesy of Mom)

How to:

Combine pineapple, mango, onion, cilantro lemon juice and oil. Cover and set aside. Serve on top of burgers. Or with chips. Or just eat straight. It’s that good. šŸ™‚

Black Bean and Mango Salsa

(From Kraft)


1Ā envelope GOOD SEASONS Italian Salad Dressing Mix
1Ā can (16 oz.) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen corn, thawed (OR FRESH works too!)
1Ā cup chopped ripe mango
1/2Ā cup chopped red pepper
1/3Ā cup chopped red onion
1/3Ā cup chopped cilantro
1/4Ā cup lime juice

(Photo courtesy of Mom)

How to:

Combine all ingredients until well blended; cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Serve with chips. I also put it in my salad!

Question of the day: What’s your favorite kind of salsa?