Anyway, last week I made these sweet potato "burgers" as my lunch for the week and they were delicious paired with spinach, tomatoes, avocado, and of course Greek Yogurt. Sidenote: I wonder if I'll ever get tired of Greek Yogurt and/or avocados?
Servings: 6 patties
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins (to bake the potato) + 20 minutes (to cook the patties)
- 1 cup of sweet sweet potato, mashed (I did this by microwaving 1 sweet potato for 10 minutes) ($1.00)
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and mashed in a bowl ($1.00)
- 2/3 cup oat flour (old fashioned oats in the blender)
- 1/3 cup whole old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
- 1 tablespoon garlic seasoning
- dash of salt and pepper
Combine the mashed potato and mashed garbanzo beans in a large bowl and mix well. Add the oat flour and oats and mix (I mixed with a spoon- no fancy tools here) until you have a pretty thick consistency going.
Form the mixture into 6 flat patties and cook over medium heat in a non-stick pan (I always use coconut oil spray) for about 10 minutes on each side. Note: I didn't have any problems with mine falling apart but if you do, just add more oats.
So the weekend was pretty mellow. Friday afternoon, Harrison, Andi and I battled miz traffic on I-95 to get home to Richmond.
I had all kinds of grand plans for our trip such as: meeting up with friends Friday night to go to the bars, haircut, brunch with friends, dinner party, neighbor's play, more partying. However we were both exhausted and slept most of Saturday (much needed) sooo only 2 things on my agenda happened, and that's ok. Learning to live with things not going according to plan here..
We were in town to see my neighbor in a teen production of Footloose and had a few cocktails with the neighbors before heading to the performance. Our neighbor Pete had tried this cocktail in Canada and it was so delicious (3 parts prosecco, 2 parts Aperol liqueur (it's an orangey tasting thing), and a splash of club soda. So refreshing!):
Then we headed over to the production and it was incredible. The dedication and talent that we saw was insane, and who doesn't love Footloose??
Confession: I cried about 5 times during the play. Does this happen to anyone else? Live performances of all kinds (especially involving kids) just make me so overwhelmingly happy and the waterworks start. #embarrassing
|Family after the play- that's our neighbor Claire the star in the middle!|
Afterwards we stayed up for awhile drinking then hit the road Sunday morning to get back to DC. Since I'll be gone for Harrison's birthday (August 1st- we're separated for 2 different weddings womp womp), we are currently celebrating 10 Days of Harrison and last night I tried to make my own version of his favorite cake which is KFC Chocolate Chip Cake. Turned out pretty good! Recipe and recap of 10 Days coming next week!