Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

What a gorgeous day! I believe that we here in Michigan wait all year for a day like today! Here's hoping that it was good day for y'all. We had a nice quiet day with a walk in the morning, a nice dinner out on the deck and then a good movie on the big screen.

I decided to make up my own signature cocktail for the holiday: Lemon Sara. Quite nice if I do say so myself.

Decided on turkey burgers and zucchini chips. I have to say that I thought I had a good recipe for turkey burgers but this one topped my tried and true.

First things first: how about this cocktail?

Lemon Sara

2 1/2 oz good vodka
1/1/2 oz Limoncello
crushed  ice
lemon slice
chilled martini glass

Shake for 30 seconds and pour, garnish and enjoy!

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 bag frozen spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry as possible
1 beaten egg
some dried red pepper
salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Mix all that together, form into four patties and refrigerate. When ready to cook, brush with olive oil and cook in hot skillet for 5 minutes, then flip for another 5--the flip for anther 6. Serve on toasted bun with mayo, Dijon mustard, lettuce leaf, hot sauce and red onion.

Serve with Baked Zucchini Chips

Preheat oven 450
line cookie sheet with foil

2 zucchini cut in rounds 1/4 in thick
olive oil
Italian bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese
garlic powder

Toss zucchini chips with olive oil. On plate, mix crumbs, cheese and garlic powder. Coat each chip with crumb mixture. Bake for 15 minutes and then flip for 15 more. Watch that they don't burn--ovens vary.


  1. You went all out! Love the decorations. I will have to try those zucchinni chips. Just happen to have one.

  2. I'm leaving the flag up for your visit :-)