|Good thing I stocked up on can goods and knocked that old lady out for the last loaf of bread. We're snowed in!|
|I'm hot Mama, can I take my coat off?|
I know we are all hooked on Pinterest and letting it make us feel like failures as decorators/cooks/craft-types/model-types (my pinboard is here) so I take it as a personal challenge to test out any particularly raved-about pin. That whole "put a chopstick on a boiling pot and it won't boil over"?? FALSE! I got a little excited to comment on that one. However, the apple slices with mini marshmallows between them to look like teeth thing was so easy and so cute, and I got to feel super-mommyish at Mooch's birthday party until my sister called me out for getting the idea from Pinterest. WHATEVER.
I re-pinned this recipe for Sweet Potato and Bean Burgers and it took me a while to hunt down the link, but here it is - http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2012/02/easy-sweet-potato-veggie-burgers-with.html
I was planning on making the kids turkey burgers with sweet potato fries anyway, so I just peeled and chopped up extra sweet potato and threw it in a pot of boiling water. When it was fork-tender I drained it and added rinsed and drained black beans (1 can - I was out of cannelini) then used a potato masher to mash everything up. I added 1 Tb tahini sauce, a dash of lemon juice, s&p, and about 1/4 c of panko bread crumbs.
Word to the wise, I tried these on the George Forman since that's what I was making on the kid's burgers on - nooooope. They fall apart and don't crisp up. Definitely either pan fry them or put them under the broiler. I used olive oil in my cast iron skillet - lightly coat the patties with additional panko before frying them.
It is the veggie burger that makes you forget why you would ever want a fast food version. Now to plot out my sweet potato patch.