Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Great Furniture Finds!

One thing I love about living in Europe is the great furniture I sometimes come across and know that when the time comes, I will have no problem bringing it back to the States with me! In the past 2 weeks I have found 2 new pieces of furniture to add to my collection and I had to share!

A wine rack I got that is made from an old wine barrel. I picked it up for only $50 which I think is a pretty good deal!

This is a wall shrunk I picked up for, believe it or not, $200! These are very popular in Europe since most houses do not have closets.

I finally stocked the bar area today and am loving it! I can't wait until our next party!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Air Force Ball 2010

DH and I were able to be part of the AF Ball for celebration of the AF's 63rd birthday. This is our 3rd year attending, we love being able to dress up and have a lovely date night while celebrating something dear to our hearts. I thought I would share a picture of us and a picture of us with the speaker for the evening, CMSAF Gaylor, an AF legend.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kids First Day of School

I should have posted this last week, but oh well. My daughter started German Kindergarten last Monday and my son started American Kindergarten last Tuesday. They were both thrilled to be going and a week later the excitment is just as strong! It makes me happy that they love to learn!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

French Onion Turkey Burger

I got this recipe off of a package of ground turkey about 4 years ago. I love to be able to make something from ground turkey and not have people notice that it's not beef. I do this to my dad when I cook but not until after he's eaten since he'd probably refuse it if he knew, lol. The only difference that I did this time that the recipe doesn't have is I used a mushroom-onion soup mix instead of just onion and I sauteed some mushrooms along with my onions. Do we see a theme? I'm a sucker for mushrooms! Enjoy and don't be afraid to mix things up!

1 package Honeysuckle White® 93/7 Lean Ground Turkey
1 package onion soup mix
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 (4-inch) hamburger buns
Romaine lettuce, to taste

How to prepare this recipe:
1.Preheat charcoal or gas grill.
2.In a small bowl, combine turkey and onion soup mix. Shape into four patties.
3.Grill patties about 5 minutes per side or until cooked through and internal temperature reaches 170°F.
4.Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
5.Cook onions until softened, about 5 minutes.
6.Before removing patties from grill, top with onions and a slice of Swiss cheese.
7.Allow to melt slightly.
8.Add lettuce.
9.Assemble as desired.