With Mother in town and Sister, her Mister and baby Bird over, we kicked off our last weekend before the advent of school with a delicious family summer supper on the deck. I tried new recipes and have deemed them all keepers!
Bacon Pimento Cheese Burgers
For the patties, combine 1 1b. ground chuck, 1 lb. ground sirloin, 1 t. salt, 1/2 t. pepper and 1/4 c. chopped fresh herbs (I pulled parsley and and basil from the garden.) Honey grilled up the burgers on the big green egg and we topped them with bacon and pimento cheese (You must try Palmetto Cheese, only the best pimento cheese you can buy, found in the meat dept at my Publix and at Costco now!). I got eight small burgers out of this amount of beef.
I cannot verbalize just how delish this burger was.
Hoppin John Salad
1/2 c uncooked rice (I always use brown rice these days.)
2 c frozen black-eyed peas
2 tsp salt, divided
1/4 c lemon juice
2 T olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (I didn’t use nearly this much.)
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 c chopped celery
1/2 c loosely packed fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 c loosely packed fresh mint, chopped
1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Cook peas and 1 t salt in water to cover in large pan over med-high heat, stirring often, 30 mins or until tender; drain.
2. Whisk together lemon juice, next 4 ingredients and remaining 1 t salt in large bowl. Stir in peas, rice, celery, and herbs until blended. Cover and chill 2 hours.
Note: the recipe states it serves 8. I filled up only 5 small mason jars with this amount…and everyone finished their entire jar :-)
2 (8-oz.) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
Happy dining, y’all.