Grilled Turkey Patties




Ever since I have tried grilled turkey patties at my cousin's house, they have became a staple in our house. And why wouldn't they? They are really quick to make and are so so good!

So lets get started

You need:
1 lb of ground turkey
1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
1 egg
1/4 cup of plain bread crumbs
1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of pepper


Combine all your ingredients together in one bowl

Mix everything together


Preheat your grill

Make your patties:


Turn your grill on medium heat

Make sure you use a grill oil spray to prevent your patties from sticking

Put your patties on the grill and close the grill

Grill for 8 minutes


After 8 minutes, turn them over and close the grill again

Grill the other side for about 7 minutes


Then you are done

Told you it was easy!



Serve up with some orzo & veggies and you have yourself a nice healthy dinner


Painted Orange Curtains





I am working on my craft room and wanted to bring a pop of color in with some curtains.

Lately I have been really into orange. Which is a very bold color and I have no idea why I really like it now. Maybe because it is fall and I am seeing orange everywhere.

I had a old pair of curtains which I took from the dining room (you can check out that project here)
At first, I wanted to dye them with RIT, but the RIT box says not to dye polyester. And these curtains are 100% polyester, so I did not want to risk it.

So instead I bought 2 16oz bottles of orange acrylic paint from the craft store
(they were $4 each)

Total I spent on this project was $8.00!
I had the textile medium and black paint on hand already



You want to see how I made the curtains?

Read on:

First decide how wide you want the stripes and tape off. I made mine 6 inches wide:



The taping was the hardest part of this project

It took me about an hour to do both curtains:



Here is the paint I used
I also added textile medium

I did two parts paint and one part textile medium:


I thought the orange was to bright, and Micheal's did not have much choice in the bigger bottles of paint.
So I just added 2 drops of black paint to every 8 oz to mute it a bit



Mix very well


Paint on to your curtain, I just used a sponge brush:



I first painted the edges dragging the paint towards the inside
Then I filled in the center


When I was finished it was 12am

So I just let them dry overnight



The next day I took off the tape

Oh so pretty...


I tried to be very careful on not getting any paint on the curtain, but I did.

Here is the spot:


I took some rubbing alcohol


drenched a spot on a rag and rubbed it



This is as good as I got with the alcohol



Then I took my bleach pen



But I still could not get the stain out completely :(

So try to be very careful if you plan on doing this

And if any of you know how to get rid of acrylic paint, please let me know :)






Nothing like a tight budget to bring out your creative side.. eh?

My husband thought I was crazy for doing this, but he loved how they turned out.

I can't wait to finish this craft room and share it with you all


Thanks for visiting :)



Quick and Easy Orzo





This is my recipe for a quick and simple Orzo side which I absolutely love.

You need:

1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 bell pepper seeded and chopped
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
2 garlic cloves minced
salt and pepper
vegetable oil


Directions:
Boil water and cook orzo as the directions say

While the orzo is cooking, heat about 3 TB of vegetable oil in a heavy skillet

Saute chopped onion, bell pepper and garlic just until they are all sweated out and then remove from heat until the orzo is cooked


Once the orzo is cooked drain it and then dump it all into your skillet with the onions and bell peppers.
Mix together

Then add parsley, salt and pepper to your taste and give it all a good mix:


That's it!

Wasn't that quick and easy?!

Enjoy!


The orzo goes very well with my grilled turkey patties :)

pumpkin patch

We went to the pumpkin patch this weekend

We had a great time and made wonderful memories

















Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cupcakes


Cream cheese filling inside the red velvet cupcake? Yes please!

Ingredients:

Filling-

8 OZ cream cheese softened
4 TB of granulated sugar
1 Egg beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla

Batter-

2 & 1/8 cups of flour
4 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 & 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
2 tsp vinegar
2 eggs
1 TB red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla
6 TB sour cream


Preheat oven to 350
line 18 muffin cups with paper liners

Prepare filling first:
Beat together cream cheese and sugar
Add egg and vanilla and stir until smooth
set aside

Prepare the batter:
Combine together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt

In your standing mixer, add the oil, sugar, vinegar, egg, red food coloring, vanilla and sour cream
mix well, then add the flour mixture and mix until well blended

Add a heaping TB of batter into your lined muffin cups (which should fill it about 1/3 of the way)
Then add 1 TB of the cream cheese mixture
Then over that add a small dollop of batter (making a bulls eye pattern)

bake for 18-20 minutes
until a toothpick comes out clean

Then remove from the muffin pan and let cool on wire rack


Then enjoy with your friends and family.

or all by yourself... I am not judging... they are, after all red velvet ;)

Shared Kids Room Tour

Well, I think I am finally done with this room. For now at least :)

Let me tell you a little bit about this room. This was the office/bonus room located right next to the master bedroom.
I love this room because it gets lots of light all day long and it is one of the biggest rooms (excluding the master).

In order for us to have an office, we had to put the kids in one room. I know some people are against boys/girls sharing rooms, But I don't see it as a problem since they are still very young.

Since this room was a bonus room, it did not have a closet. That wasn't a problem, I just went and picked up a nice sized wardrobe from IKEA.

I wish all rooms had wardrobes, that way you can move it up against any wall you want and get the wardrobe of any size you want.

So after moving the furniture around, I came up with an arrangement which seems to work.

This room used to be light brown (I forgot to take before pics)
I chose to paint it Manhattan Mist by Behr.

I chose a neutral paint color so it would go for both the boy and girl and I would still be able to use lots of bright pops of color throughout the whole room.

So lets go take a look:




Laminate floors were installed in here by the previous owner
The shaggy rug is from Target and is nice and soft to sit and play on


The left side of the room has both of the beds

The bedding is from Target
(I bought it before my son was born last year, so they no longer carry it)

My daughter's bed is from IKEA, they no longer carry this one.
My sons crib is from Babies R US
Some toys are stored under the bed


This is on your right as you walk in
The changing table and the dresser are from IKEA



4 bins full of toys on the lower shelves of the changing table



The wardrobe:



First shelf is more cloth diapering/baby things and the rest are more toys (sigh)

I already took a carload of toys to goodwill, there is still to much


Closet:
most of the clothes are folded in the dresser, however, some clothes and coats are here.
Shoes, diaper bag and hats/mittens are on the lower shelves



The window is nice and big with lots of light which is why I love this room so much!

The curtain panels are from Target
I needed a place for the books, so this bench/shelf from Target works great.
The kids can sit and look out the window and it serves a purpose to store books






The dresser is from IKEA
The lamp is from Target


And off course a little girl needs her bows and ribbons
The mirror is thrifted (I just spray painted it white)



The shelf was thrifted and spray painted white, it is
above my daughters bed, and keeps her water bottle next to her during the night since there is no room for a nightstand


I bought this curtain wire from IKEA, so I can easily change out artwork and photos


Some free artwork I made
Read more about it here


Since this was a office, the door is glass. Which I love for the kids room, because even with the door shut, I can still keep an eye on them.

That concludes our Kids room tour, I hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for visiting.