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Friday, October 28, 2011

The Neal Burger

I have become very cheap now that we are living on one income. In order to help save money, I definitely try not to make too large of meals since I'm not a fan of leftovers. Last night's dinner was tator tot casserole, but I only made a half pan of it, using only half the pound of ground beef. With that left over ground beef, we decided to make hamburgers tonight.

The title of this blog was totally true for us tonight. Trip after trip, I have forgotten to buy bread crumbs at the grocery store. We had to be creative tonight in making our burgers. Here's what we did to make two burger patties tonight.

1/2 pound of ground beef
1 egg
French fried onions
Chicken flavored stuffing mix

Mush it all together and form 2 patties. Cook it up and enjoy!

We're not too big on measuring so just go with the flow. This made the most delicious burger I have ever had. We topped them with mushrooms that were sauteed on the burger pan and swiss cheese. The herbs in the stuffing mix and salt from the onions made everything perfect.

To add to our meal, we had Italian Parmesan potato wedges. Very simple, very tasty. Once again, this recipe is for 2 people, but can easily be made for more.

3 potatoes
1/3 olive oil
1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp Italian seasoning

Heat oven to 425.
Slice the potatoes into wedges.
Mix together the oil, cheese, and Italian seasoning and place potato wedges into mix. Stir to coat.
Place wedges on a baking pan covered in foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for 25 minutes. Flip potatoes half way through.

The original recipe called for melted butter instead of olive oil, but since we do not have a microwave, I substituted the olive oil. It also did not call for flipping the potatoes, but I found they got a little too crispy on one side. This recipe was from the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book.

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