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Weeknight Chicken Parmesan Burgers

weeknight chicken parm burgers

So I have been grilling a super ton this summer. So many burgers.

And burgers, fresh corn, and tomatoes are probably one of my favorite  meals- but it feels like it’s been a long summer of burgers and to be honest, I am getting a bit sick of them. My other favorite food is Chicken Parmesan. But it feels heavy for a summer night. Making it into a sandwich though…Is just perfect.

weeknight chicken parm burgers

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Yep. You know you’d love this. Your favorite Italian food made into a healthy chicken burger for any ol’ weeknight! Boom!! You are welcome.


Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Makes 4 burgers
1 lb. ground chicken
1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 egg white
1/4 each of dried basil, oregano, garlic powder, pepper
2 Tbsp. fresh basil
marinara sauce
mozzarela cheese slices
buns

Directions: Mix the chicken, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, eggs, and spices together. Form into 4 patties. Grill or pan-fry over medium heat until no longer pink and totally cooked in the center. Top each burger with marinara sauce, fresh basil and cheese. Place back on the turned off grill or if you are pan-frying, leave them in the pan, and cover. Burgers are done when the cheese is melted completely.


See?! Aren’t these easy?! Perfect for a weeknight dinner that is different enough to make it interesting and not the same old grill night, but easy enough to make in a pinch. If your kids don’t love this idea, just give them pasta. Again. This one is for you too, my friends. Enjoy it!

weeknight chicken parm burgers

My pictures just don’t do this justice! These were a new recipe that I created and now we LOVE them and this will definitely be in my rotation on the grill (or grill pan- this is the one that I use) year-round!

Happy Weeknight!

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Peach Sorbet #FoodieExtravaganza

Peach Sorbet is non-fat and delicious!Oh yum. This is no-fat, yummy eating for you all! And…it couldn’t be easier as far as making a frozen dessert. And if you love peaches, you will ADORE this.

August is National Peach month and peaches are in an abundance right now so all of the #FoodieExtravanza bloggers are sharing our favorite Peach recipes. This is mine, and I am loving it. I hope you will too!

Peach Sorbet is non-fat and delicious!

Just look at these beauties! I have a whole zip lock filled and ready for my next batch!

Peach Sorbet

Ingredients:

4 cups of sliced peaches (see step one)*
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
pinch of salt

Here is the process:

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a rolling boil. Gently lower the peach into the boiling water. Leave it there for 30 seconds.Use a spoon to remove the peach from the hot water, and plunge it into a large bowl of ice water.After 10 seconds or so, grab the peach, and pinch a piece of skin to get started; then simply peel. The skin will slip off easily. If it doesn’t, peel peaches the normal way, with a knife;  Slice in half, remove the pit and slice each half into slices or chunks.*Measure out 4 cups (You can use the rest, if there are leftovers, for smoothies).
  2. Prepare a simple syrup with the water and sugar by
    combining both in a medium saucepan set over
    medium-low heat. Cook mixture until the sugar is
    fully dissolved.
  3. Once the simple syrup is ready, add the salt and the
    peaches. Using an immersion blender, blend the
    mixture until smooth. In batches, push mixture through a mesh sieve (I use my metal strainer) helping it a bit with a rubber spatula. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or
    overnight.
  4. When ready to make the sorbet,  process according to the ice cream manufacturer instructions for 15-20 minutes (Since I have a Cuisinart ice-cream maker,
    I turn it on and pour the mixture into the frozen bowl). Serve now for a soft sorbet, or freeze in a container until it’s a firmer consistency- usually
    about 2 hours or so. Let it sit out for 15 minutes to soften before you serve it again.

Peach Sorbet is non-fat and delicious!


Just saying, if you served a scoop of this in a champagne glass with some Prosecco over it…yes, I would drink that!

I would also eat this on a stick. So if you have a popsicle maker, the puree would do well in that kind of situation too- and the kiddos would LOVE it!

Peach Sorbet is non-fat and delicious!

IF you want some more peach-loving ideas for recipes, check out these great ideas!

Peach Sorbet is non-fat and delicious!

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails #SundaySupper

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails

Who doesn’t love lemonade and iced tea mixed together? It’s a great way to get some lemon and sweetness to tea…and if you add a touch of bourbon, you have a refreshing party drink!

According to Wikipedia, Arnold Palmer ordered his non-alcoholic version of the drink in a 3 parts iced tea to one part lemonade ratio, so often, that they named the drink after him. This version of mine just adds the alcohol.

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails

It’s just a different ratio with an added topper of fizz and sweetness.

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails

For 2 servings:

1 cup yellow lemonade from the carton
1 cup brewed iced tea ( black or orange-pekoe)
1/4 cup bourbon
splash (up to one inch at the top) of ginger ale

Directions: Get out 2 rocks glasses. Fill with ice. Divide the lemonade and iced tea between the glasses. Add 1/8 cup of bourbon to each glass.  Stir it up- and then top with the ginger ale. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

For a large party-sized pitcher I use:

3 cups yellow lemonade in the carton
3 cups brewed iced tea ( black or orange-pekoe)
3/4 cups Bourbon
1 can ginger ale for fizz & sweetness right before serving

Mix it all together and serve in a pitcher filled with ice or large dispenser. Add the ginger ale right before serving for best fizz. It also adds a bit of sweetness for those who love their tea a bit sweeter! Of course lots of ice and garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!

*Note: If you like your drinks stronger, by all means add more bourbon! If you want a “mocktail” version of this just eliminate the bourbon and make a straight up “Arnold Palmer.”

Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails


A big “Thanks” to Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure, the host of today’s #SundaySupper Simple Mixed Drinks collection of recipes!

Classics with a Twist

Make Mine a Mocktail

Simply Different

Tasty and Tropical

Very Vino

For even more inspiration check out these Simple Mixed Drinks for a Refreshing Summer by Sunday Supper Movement
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Spiked Arnold Palmer Cocktails