Ground Chicken Burgers

Ground Chicken Burgers

Ground Chicken Burgers

I’ve been craving chicken burgers.  The simple solution would be to stop at the nearest fast food restaurant (there’s one a block away from the castle) and get myself a chicken burger.  I hadn’t gotten around to doing that when I came across ground chicken in the grocery store.  It was ground thigh meat on code.  I picked up a package that was just over a pound.  I would make my very first chicken burgers. Continue reading

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Fall Risotto {Squash and Spinach}

Fall Risotto

Fall Risotto

Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  It’s a dish I learned how to make several years ago, it wasn’t something we ate when I grew up.  It takes a little time to stand and stir, add more broth, and repeat until the rice is tender but I think it’s worth every minute.  I like a regular risotto made with wine, onions, broth and Parmesan as well as a risotto garnished with spinach or squash or other vegetables.  This risotto had both spinach and squash! Continue reading

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

It was clean out the fridge night.  I’d already used up many vegetables and I had a box of baby spinach that needed to be used asap.  Obviously I could have simply sautéed the spinach in some garlic and butter but I wanted something fun to go along with our walleye dinner.  I wondered if I could successfully add spinach to mashed potatoes and discovered several recipes that looked promising.  The one with both Parmesan and cheddar cheese looked like the best idea. Continue reading