Happy Friday!

After plenty of rest and nasal spray yesterday, I am feeling much better. Thank you for asking :)

So, my husband is a genius. He may forget to heat a pan before he puts chicken in it,  and he may not always remember that bread only takes a few minutes to brown when it’s under the broiler, but man oh man, he sure came up with a clever way to cook veggie burgers.

In the toaster!

And not a toaster oven, and regular ol’ pop up toaster.IMG_3175 One day last week when I was unable to come home for lunch, Chris made himself a veggie burger. When I got home from work he was so excited to tell me that he popped the burger in the toaster and didn’t have to clean any dishes.

It’s always about the dishes. He hates washing them and complains when I use too many (right hon??).

So last night I didn’t feel up to spending a lot of time making dinner, so we had toasted Morningstar Black Bean veggie burgers.IMG_3178 Which took all of two minutes! Why have I never thought of putting a veggie burger in the toaster before?

I had mine on a tomato bun.IMG_3186 With a splash of Frank’s under the top tomato.IMG_3187 Our veggie burgers were accompanied by a big salad.IMG_3185 With:

  • Boston/Butter/Bib lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Avocado

The best part?

I made herbed biscuit croutons to go on top!

Remember the biscuits we received with our Family Dinners last month? Well I still one left in the freezer so I defrosted it and decided to use it as a salad topping.

I melted one 1 tbsp of butter.IMG_3170 And then added the chopped biscuit.IMG_3174 I browned it for about 3 minutes over medium high heat.

So much better than plain bread croutons!IMG_3204 They were crunchy, and buttery and oh so good.

Of course I also added feta to my salad. Some day I am going to get Chris to like feta!

Some day. IMG_3206For dressing I mixed together olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette, Dijon, S & P, garlic powder, and a pinch of sugar.

It was a lovely salad.

TIPS – If you are looking for a lighter version (aka less calories) skip the croutons and/or cheese. I think both made the salad much more delicious though :)

OR

Add chicken or shrimp for more protein!

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This morning I tried another Kellogg’s All- Bran sample I received. IMG_3230 Wheat flakes!

I did not receive these samples because the company contacted me to do a review, I signed up on their website to receive them. Just an FYI :)

This morning I added strawberries and blackberries to my Wheat Flakes.IMG_3233 Big surprise!IMG_3235With local milk.

While I did enjoy the flakes, I definitely prefer my standard Nature’s Path Flax Plus. It’s more crunchy and I love how you can taste the nuttiness from the flax.

Since the sample pack of cereal was small, I also had 1/2 of a sandwich thin with peanut butter.IMG_3237 I’m all out of almond butter!IMG_3239I should really make a trip to Fresh Market so I can get some Barney Butter :)

Q for U-

Have you ever made your own nut butter? I am thinking of taking Ashley’s lead and making some almond butter this weekend!

Enjoy your day!