Date: July 16th, 2011
- 8 large lettuce leaves, chopped
- 0.5 lb cut up chicken
- 2 carrots grated
- 3 green onions, diced
- 0.5 cup grated cheddar cheese
This one is pretty easy, just take all of the ingredients, mix them together. Add your favorite salad dressing and toss to combine.
Time to table: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 adults
Notes: This was made with the remaining smoked chicken. The other ingredients were from our CSA box we got on Thursday, it’s always a little daunting when you unpack the CSA box and you have a fridge full of produce that needs to get used in a timely fashion; salads are a great way to use it up.
Date: July 15th, 2011
- 0.5 lb ground beef
- 1 clove garlic, diced
- seasoned salt
- crushed red pepper
- dry cheddar cheese
Fire up your grill, while grill is heating work some seasoned salt and the garlic into the ground beef and form a patty. Top with a dusting of red pepper. Cook burger to your liking (I do around 4 minutes per side at high heat) putting the cheese on at the end to let it melt a bit.
With garlic in the middle of the burger you run the risk of some not-fully-cooked garlic, which will be strong tasting. Just sayin’
Time to table: 10 minutes prep, 10 minutes cooking time
Notes: I made this for lunch today while it was pouring rain, so I had to don my ski jacket to keep from getting soaked. The photos don’t capture how awesome this burger smelled, and it tasted just as awesome. This meal also serves as a good use case for having a charcoal grill AND a gas grill. If I didn’t have the gas grill, I would have broiled the burger, no time for charcoal on a workday.