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May 30, 2012

Chicken Rosemary Burgers, Muffuletta Sandwich, Thrifting

Chicken Rosemary Burgers- I haven't broken out the outdoor grill yet, so I made these inside tonite, they're awesome! Chicken Burgers  I skipped the salt in the ground chicken mix, doubled the pepper and garlic. Added some sliced purple onion, lettuce, chips and veggies. Yummers!

I made this last weekend- Muffuletta Sandwich- a New Orleans speciality from what I've read. Really flavorful and healthy the way I make it. Recipe below, which can be modified-

1 round loaf of Italian bread, crusty outside, about 10 inches in diameter
4 slices of Genoa salami and provolone cheese
           Olive salad-
           1 cup black olives, chopped
           1 cup of green olives with pimentos, chopped
           1 tbl. tiny capers (also good without)
           1/3 roasted red bell pepper, diced
           2 tsp. garlic, minced
           1/4 cup diced celery with leaves
           2 tbl. red wine vinegar
           6 pepperoncini peppers, stems removed, chopped
           2 tbl. chopped flat leaf parsley
           pepper to taste
           2 tbl. olive oil
Begin by making your olive salad first. Chop and mix everything in a bowl, then store in sealed container in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Slice the Italian round loaf horizontally, then remove some of the interior of the bread to make a nice scooped out area. My chickens love the soft bread! Place a generous amount of the olive salad on the base of the bread. Then layer the the slices of salami, then the provolone cheese, then add a layer of olive salad on top, placing the top of the bread on top. Push down slightly, then wrap tightly in foil or plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour. Don't skip this step! When ready, cut into half and serve! Makes about 4 serving, depending on how hungry you are. I serve with chips and veggies. I served it recently to guests and they RAVED, because it's not heavy, but very bright and filling. Perfect for a hot day!

Thrifting- I'm fixing up my garden star wall item above. Some of the moss had fallen off, and the dried flowers were pretty old. I bought some new dried flowers, cream colored, dyed them with tea, and will post "after" pictures soon. I got it on eBay!

I also got this, at a local thrift store, for $1.50. A little lighthouse light, to go on my "sea table" I put out in the summer. I'll add some paint on the white, tall tube, and a silicone bulb, and nestle it inside something.

I got these for a buck each at a craft store. The one on the left is unfinished, the right is painted. The other one will be navy blue for 4th of July, and summer in general. I also got a wonderful, like-new Eddie Bauer stone colored denim vest for next fall/winter, $3.00. :)  Summer's coming, only 2 more days of school for me!!!


Kristina said...

Love the recipes and thrift finds. Cute!

Candy C. said...

That Muffuletta sandwich sure looks yummy with that olive salad! I would definitely add the capers, love them! Cute little bird houses too! :)

nancy said...

Thanks! The "muff" sandwich is really great on a hot day, which we're having! Almost 90!

Leigh said...

Good grief the pic of that chicken burger has my mouth watering and it's not even 6 am! Looks like a must try. Love your thrift finds. :)

nancy said...

I LOVE the chicken burgers, having more tonite!

Anonymous said...

The chicken burgers look so good!! The Muffuletta looks yummy, too! Love all your thrifty finds, especially the little bird houses. :-)

nancy said...