Filed under: Recipes | Tags: cheeseburger salad, easy recipes, pampered chef recipes, easy family meals
For our first one, I thought I’d give you one the whole family should enjoy. So, we are like salads, while the men in our lives like a good cheeseburger. Here’s a great recipe to try to get that happy medium! (thank you, Pampered Chef!)
This unexpected spin on the classic burger will delight even the pickiest eaters at the table.
4 sesame seed hamburger bun tops
1 small red onion, divided
2 plum tomatoes
¾ lb lean ground beef
½ cup finely diced dill pickles
¾ cup ketchup
1 tbsp yellow mustard
8 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice bun tops into ¼-in. strips (if bun tops are very thick, slice bottoms off horizontally before slicing into strips). Arrange in a single layer on pan; bake 8 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool completely.
Slice half of the onion crosswise into thin rings. Remove and discard stems from tomatoes; cut tomatoes into quarters lengthwise and slice crosswise. Set onion and tomatoes aside.
Cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles.
Chop remaining onion half and finely dice pickles.
In separate bowl, combine chopped onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard. Add cooked ground beef; mix well.
To serve, arrange lettuce on large serving platter. Spoon beef mixture over lettuce. Top with cheese, tomatoes and sliced onion. Arrange hamburger bun croutons around edge of platter.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: celebrities and babies, mommy blog, mommy wears heels
Babies and celebrities have a lot in common… here’s why:
- Bottle service? Yup, that’s all they get.
- Someone will always be able to come up with a naked photo of them.
- They are always getting freebies from people.
- They have a stylist (you), a chef (you) and a personal assistant (you).
- No matter where they go, they are always dressed to the nines.
*BONUS* Everyone always says how “cute” they are.
Filed under: Work/Life Balance | Tags: blogs written by dads, daddy bloggers, daddy blogs, daddydialectic, dadwagon, jeremy adam smith, mommy blog, mommy wears heels, savvydaddy, stay at home dads
So, I am guessing you all read Mommy Wears Heels as a type of outlet, to get a few laughs every once in a while, grab some discounts, and a few other random reasons. Until I started writing this blog, I never really thought the men needed an outlet as well. I mean, come on, we do the majority of the cooking, the cleaning and the all around planning. But, as I was trolling around on the internet one night looking for posts ideas, I came across a couple of “daddy blogs” that I wanted to share with you. Check em’ out for another perspective… or pass them on to the man in your life.
So, if you want to know what’s on his mind… well, besides, you know…
Dad Wagon: written by 4 magazine writers, these guys tackle topics such as, “should bars let you bring in your baby?” and “not your average desperate housewife―how do they do it?” www.dadwagon.com
Savvy Daddy: celebrates the joy of fatherhood and digs into the fun complexity of being a dad with perspectives, stories, and bottom-line reporting on the issues dads care about. www.savvydaddy.com/blog
Daddy Dialectic: author of The Daddy Shift, Jeremy Adam Smith started this blog as a journal of his experience as a stay-at-home dad. I could totally relate to the latest post I read from him, “why working parents hate life.” www.daddy-dialectic.blogspot.com
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: long term birth control for alcoholics, long term birth control for drug addicts, mommy debate, mommy wears heels, parent chat rooms
A hot topic in the mommy chat rooms this week!
Filed under: Baby Gift Ideas | Tags: bellatunno.com, chalkboard placemat, designer diner, Phthalate free placemat, placemats for baby
My son isn’t at the age yet where he needs to get coloring books and crayons in a restaurant, but he is at the age that he needs to be entertained. As I was out and about online shopping for things to occupy him, I came across the “Designer Diner” from bellatunno.com. Although he’s still too young for it, I loved the concept so much; I bookmarked it for 6 months from now!
The “Designer Diner” is an easy-to-wipe place mat on one side and a re-usable chalkboard with a box of chalk and a pocket for storage on the other. It beats the restaurant paper place mats and lets your budding Picasso work on their masterpiece. The best part―it’s Phthalate free.
$22 at bellatunno.com