Food challenge

A while back I was sharing weekly meal menus. While we still plan most weeks like that, I haven’t been sharing because eventually it became a little dull and repetitive, both the meal plans and the posts. Lately, the grocery lists are made at the last minute or on the fly, and it’s not been so inspiring. I think I have a lot more fun with food in the summer. It stays light later so dinner never seems rushed, we can throw food on the grill, we’re eating in the backyard.

These days, it’s all about getting something edible on the table on time. And by on time, I mean before Bear goes to bed! To spice things up a little I decided it would be a fun challenge to plan themed burger nights. Now that I’m writing this out it sounds really unhealthy but it’s not every night, just Saturdays. And they’re homemade with extra lean ground beef, cooked on the Panini grill and served with lots of veggies on the side. I can take no credit for the actual preparing of the burgers (M’s the burger king). These aren’t recipes, just what we used to achieve our theme. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far.

Greek
Lots of diced peppers, feta and Tzatziki. Served with lemon roasted potato wedges.

Indian Infusion
Infused with curry spice, cumin and topped with curry mayo. Served on mini nann rounds with sweet potato fries.

Asian-inspired
Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger. Served with rice and stir-fried veggies.

All-American
Thick, juicy, cheesy, served with fries and milkshakes. No regrets.

Hawaiian
Pineapple, onion, tomato, bbq sauce and roasted red pepper dip. Served with coconut pineapple smoothies!

Turkey
Tonight it’s all about the turkey burgers with carrots and peas on the side. So basically, Thanksgiving dinner.

I’m running out of ideas, but I’m thinking Tuscan chicken burgers with avocado are a must. Feel free to share your favourites. Have a great weekend and let me know what you’re eating!