Friday, July 23, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Favorite Grilling Recipes

Stuffed Turkey Burgers

This is the most delicious turkey burger I have ever had. I'm not kidding. It is DEEEE-lish. And semi-healthy??

1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers, divided
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Divide turkey into 4 equal sized rounds. Make 2 equal sized patties out of each round so you have 8 patties total. Sprinkle 4 of the patties with 2 tablespoons each of roasted red peppers and cheese, and top with remaining patties working the turkey around the edges to seal burgers closed. Season with salt and a few grinds of pepper. Grill or broil until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.

*Thank you Ellie Krieger of Food Network for this little gem

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

36 Reasons for Our 3 Year Anniversary

3 years - 36 months - 36 of the reasons I love him (in no particular order)

1. He loves me more than I ever knew was possible
2. He eats with me even when he's not hungry
3. He's going to be an amazing dad
4. He goes without so I can have
5. He laughs at my jokes, and actually thinks I'm funny
7. He's a kid at heart
8. He admires his grandparents and their love for one another
9. He can read my mind and finish my thoughts
10. He's the nicest person most people know
11. He gets up with me in the morning, even when he doesn't have to
12. He talks to his mom every day
13. His patients love him
14. He's willing to move wherever we have to for my residency
15. He'll drink wine with me no matter what time of day
16.He's as weird as me
17. He worries about his brother as if he's his parent
18. He treats me as his equal
19. He thinks I'm the smartest person he knows
20. I can count on him for anything
21. The Notebook is one of his favorite movies
22. He wants to be a dad as much as I want to be a mom
23. He likes the house to be clean
24. Little things make him happy
25. He calls my grandmother when I'm too busy to think about it
26. He makes really good coffee
27. He prays with me
28. He knows how to start the perfect bath
29. He was always going to be my husband, even when I was 13
30. He likes to do yardwork
31. He worries about money so I don't have to worry about it
32. He does wonderful "voice-overs"
33. He is insanely attractive
34. He folds laundry just the way I like
35. He loves to sing
36. He makes me more happy than I ever dreamed possible

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Favorite Bible Verse

This is an exciting post for me, because in the last year I have definitely discovered the power of "letting go and letting God."

When I was anxious about my boards, one specific verse put things in perspective. I had it hanging on the wall where I studied, and read it every day.

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

The Exploder

Have you met Patrick's, let me introduce.

This is the beast we have so affectionately named "The Exploder":

She's a 1994 Ford Explorer. And she's falling apart. Wait, that's an understatement. See following picture.

Notice his driver side door - yes, the whole panel is missing. And his seat is vomiting foam.

Don't get me wrong...he loves this car. This is the car he's been driving since he was 16. All 180,000 miles. He still thinks he will drive this car to his 10 year reunion.

Me, on the other hand...I hate this car. I get a headache when I ride in it because it vibrates so intensely, and the roaring sound is so loud you can't hear the radio. I ONLY ride when I have to.

So we take my car everywhere we go. And if you've seen my car, it is quite small. The hubby is rather long-torsoed (seriously he's a giraffe), and his head practically touches the ceiling.

When Patrick goes to work, he takes his car. The problem is, the "trusty" old "Exploder" isn't so trusty anymore. We usually have a 50% chance she will start up. And today, we were not so lucky. Of course, I had to drive him to work.

So I think we have FINALLY decided to buy a car. *Insert songs of glee*
We are on the hunt.

We were considering one of these beauts:

OMG, J/K! Did you really believe me?
We're living on student loans and a nurses salary here people!

Therefore, we need something affordable.

But, nonetheless, we are actually going to do it! :)

We are looking for an SUV, and if you have any suggestions leave comments below. Please.