So when I started this blog I had the intention of posting “the good, the bad, and the ugly” and with this post I’ll remain true to that statement. I had my first cooking FAIL in the kitchen since starting the blog: peanut sauce.
I had really been wanting to cook a chicken satay with a peanut sauce since it sounds really yummy and all the photos of peanut sauce looked so good! I followed this recipe which I got from All Recipes:
I spent a little more this week than I like to, but the laundry detergent was on sale and I wanted to stock up on that. There wasn’t any good meat on sale this week, hopefully next week since I want to stock up on some ground beef. I went to Harris Teeter, Publix, and got the Reynolds Wrap at Wal-Mart.
-3 boxes of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal
-3 packs of Dial bar soap
-3 boxes of Duncan Hines Chocolate Chip muffin mix
-3 Colgate Wisps (4-packs)
-3 packs Mentos Gum (15ct)
-3 bottles Wisk detergent
-1 pack Publix brand toilet paper (no coupon for this)
-1 bottle Kraft Buttermilk Ranch dressing
-1 bottle Kraft Garlic Ranch dressing
-2 blocks Sorrento mozz cheese
-3 boxes Duncan Hines brownie mix
-6 cans Dole Pineapples
-2 cans Pam cooking spray
-4 cans Del Monte corn
-3 boxes Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil
Total Spent: $40.04 Total Saved: $72.02
In a large bowl, mix the turkey with the onion powder, pepper, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Refrigerate the mixture about 10 minutes, then form into 6 patties
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the patties and cook over medium heat without moving them until the bottom of each is dark brown and crusted, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip burgers; continue to cook 3 to 4 minutes longer. Reduce the heat to low, position the cover slightly ajar on the pan to allow steam to escape, and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes longer, flipping once if necessary. (Adapted from Serious Eats)
Top burger with tablespoon of ranch dressing, shredded cheese, salt to taste, and desired fixins.
It was a pretty decent couponing week at Harris Teeter! Here is what I was able to get:
I love lemon. I think it is one of the most refreshing flavors on chicken, pastas, and cakes. I made these with the intention that I can have one of these in the morning with a cup of coffee, or in the evening with a cup of tea. The pound cake for the muffin is a Paula Deen recipe, and the frosting I adapted from Allrecipes.com.
It made a lot of frosting, so you can scale it down.
2. Cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixture alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased muffin pan and bake for 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Ingredients for Lemon Frosting (adapted from Lemon Butter Frosting)
I was watching a Man v. Food episode where he was eating some of the most amazing looking burgers. I was really intrigued by the cheeseburgers where the cheese is cooked inside the meat so when you bite into it its all melted and yummy. When I make these again, I’ll definitely add more cheese! Oven fries went great with these.
1. To make the burgers, combine the ground chuck, salt & pepper, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Mold into patties. Slice off top1/4 of the patty and create an indentation; fill with cheese. Place the section back onto the patty and mold together to seal the edges. Cook burgers on the grill for about 10 minutes, or until meat is cooked to your preference.
2. To make the paste, combine the scallions, mayo, garlic, lemon zest, and salt in a bowl. Mashed paste together using the back of a spoon. Spread on top of burger patty before serving.