It is hard to think of a food that is more quintessentially American than the hamburger. A beef patty, bun, lettuce, tomato, pickles, cheese, ketchup, and mustard or some combination of these are the familiar ingredients that make a great burger. Perhaps you're a hamburger lover, but you're looking for a diversion from the usual ingredients. Here are a few ways to spice things up.
The Terra Bella winter CSA is only weeks focaccia bread instead of the usual for summer/fall so interested first-timers can join and find out if the program works for them before making a longer-term committment. The costs is $22.00 per week, for a total of $220 (due in advance) for the full term.
Also new to the menu is a blackened Ahi tuna sandwich for $9.95, featuring thin slices of tuna on a toasted slow cooker focaccia bun with avocado, oven-roasted tomatoes, greens and spiced tartar sauce.
Vegetable soup, broccoli cheddar, white bean, and fish soup are just some of the healthy options available. Adding a handful of fresh veggies to canned soup can make it heartier and tastier too.
Serve healthy pizza. Pizza doesn't have to be greasy and oozing with sauce. Have a couple of premade pizza doughs (such as Boboli) on hand and experiment with healthy toppings that cater to your family's individual tastes. We love to have Mexican Pizza, for example, layered with refried or black beans, then salsa, onions, olives and a bit of cheese. It cooks in less than 10 minutes. Another idea we use a lot: purchase a plain frozen cheese pizza and let the kids pile on their own healthy toppings.
As soon as we were seated, a waitress came to fill our water glasses and take our drink orders. I ordered coffee while my mom ordered a gingerale. Neither of us wanted to drink that early in the afternoon but we did take a glimpse at the wine list which had everything from sparkly wines to fruity wines to the standard red and white wines. As far as wine lists go, Rustic Kitchen has a very large selection. When our waitress brought out our drinks she also brought out complimentary slow cooker baking bread which was served on an elegant square plate with a dipping sauce. I'm not sure what the sauce was made of but it looked like a cheese sauce with a drizzle of olive oil on the top and spice to bring out the colors. It was delicious.
There are various types of food blogs. Some detail restaurants, recommending them and showing photos of restaurant meals. Others have recipes on with corresponding photos of the delicious food you can make if you follow the recipes.
If you're looking for less expensive gift ideas try making these for your little one's, or let them bring some to school to share with their classmates, not only are they fun to make, but they taste amazing too! (Actually, everyone loves cupcakes J).
Finally, we ordered the Chicken Gonzales ($9). It was chicken breast stuffed with Pasilla peppers, which is a variety of the green Chile pepper. It had a wonderful white cheddar focaccia bread houston sauce. This was the best dish of all that we tried. Put this place on your list! It's locally owned, reasonably priced, and fun.