Insta pot turkey burgers topped with avocado slaw 🥑

Not the most amazing picture, but last nights dinner was 👌🏼!

What you need:

• 1 lbground turkey meat

• 2 Tbs ketchup

• 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

• 1 packet of onion soup mix

• 1 bag cabbage mix

• 2 avocados

• juice of 2 limes

• half of a diced red onion

• 1 tsp sea salt

What you do:

Mix the turkey meat, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and onion soup mix, and form into burgers. Wrap them in foil. Then fill the instapot with 2 and 1/2 cups of water (for 8qt. Pot). Stack the wrapped patties on the trivet in a staggered pattern. Then place the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button, or dial and then the + or – button, or dial to select. 11 minutes for 4 oz patties (7 minutes for a touch rare). 13 minutes for 5 oz patties (9 minutes for a touch rare). 15 minutes for 8 oz patties (11 minutes for a touch rare). High pressure. When the cook cycle is finished, do a Quick Release of the pressure/steam (that means turn the steam release knob to the Venting position right after cooking is finished).

For the slaw: mix the cabbage, avocados, lime juice, red onion, and salt and let it marinate all together in the fridge for about an hour.

I had my burger over a toasted piece of Ezekiel with Muenster cheese, and topped it with the avocado slaw!

Enjoy!

Simple, yummy bolognese 🍝

Pasta is a favorite amongst my kids, I mean I think that holds true for most of them!? Rather than always using a plain tomato sauce, I like to switch it up a bit and do a bolognese every now and then, which they love, and it adds protein to the dish. This recipe is so simple and delicious!

Here is what you need:

• 1 16oz. Can of tomato sauce

• 1/4 cup olive oil

• 1 lb of ground beef

• 1 cup of red wine, dry

• 1 cup of chopped carrots, onion, and celery

• 1 tsp. Salt

• 1tsp. Oregano

Here is what you do:

Chop all the veggies, and sauté them in olive oil until translucent. Then add the beef and cook until brown. Add the salt, oregano, and one cup of red wine. Let that simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the tomato sauce (I use the Cento canned tomato sauce) and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve it over your favorite pasta (I use pasta for the kids, and zucchini noodles for my husband and I) with a little Parmesan. Enjoy!

MISTLETOE MARGARITAS

By time Christmas rolls around this mama needs a good, stiff margarita! I mean who doesn’t after all the holiday bustle?! Last Christmas we (and I say we because my husband is the bartender, I just make the drinks look pretty) made this, and it was a hit, so they’ll definitely be on the drink menu again. It really is a drink you could make year round minus the greens and berries. It’s also fun to make one of these while the kids are asleep and you’re wrapping presents! Just an idea.😉

Here is what you need: (1 serving)

• course salt for the rim

• 1 1/2 oz tequila

• 1/4 oz grand marnier

• 1 oz of white cranberry juice

• 1 oz fresh lime juice

• 1/2 oz simple syrup

Here is what you do:

• Rim a rocks glass with lime juice, dip it into salt and fill with ice cubes. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes and add all ingredients. Shake strong and pour into the glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or some type of Christmasy green and fresh cranberries.

Enjoy!

CROCKPOT PINEAPPLE BARBECUE CHICKEN 🍍

Looking for a quick, easy, delicious dinner idea? I gotcha covered. This 3 ingredient crockpot meal is soooo good! I made it the other night, and it was a hit.

Here’s what you need:

• 4 boneless chicken breasts

• 1 8oz. Can of crushed pineapples

• 1 16oz. Bottle of barbecue sauce

Here’s what you do:

• Place chicken breasts in crockpot. Mix the barbecue sauce with drained pineapples in a bowl, and then pour it over the chicken. Cook on high for 4 hours. When it’s done shred the chicken in crockpot. I served it over cauliflower rice. Make sure to drain the pineapples, or else the sauce may end up watery.

Enjoy!

KIDS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 🎄

I know, we haven’t even reached Halloween yet! But if you’re like me, you like to avoid the craziness of the crowds at the stores during the holiday season, or just like to enjoy that time rather than stressing over last minute gifts. I’ve put together a list of ideas, ranging from ages 0-8. I’m definitely going to be ordering a few of these items for my kids. You can shop them here. Happy Holidays!