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Drumsticks on the Barbie

I went out last week and bought some drumsticks. Well, slightly over kill for two people, I bought about 6 pounds. Whoops. After attempting a rosemary lemon chicken drumstick last week and botching that one, I made a barbecue drumstick that was a winner.

I made these in the oven, but you could easily heat up the grill and make these for a BBQ.

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

 

Ingredients:

6 Chicken Drumsticks/ 2 Pounds 1 Cup BBQ Sauce
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
1/2 Tablespoon Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce

Directions:

1. Whisk all of the sauce ingredients together. Poke small holes in the chicken wings and roll them in the sauce. Make sure they are generously covered.

2. Place the wings in a baking dish, spaced apart, and bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Place additional sauce on the tops of the wings and bake for another 20 minutes.

I used buffalo wing sauce for the hot sauce and Yuengling BBQ sauce in the recipe. I would absolutely make these again and use this sauce on future BBQ chickens. I actually only planned on having one to taste because I wasn’t hungry going into dinner, but unfortunately for Brent, I inhaled 3 of them. Sorry I’m not sorry.

Drumstick Steps

 

Fortunately for you guys, I’m not going to share the rosemary lemon chicken drumstick recipe. It was a serious bust.

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But no worries! I’ve got another 2 pounds of drumsticks!! I’m thinking Buffalo Chicken 🙂 Who’s surprised??

Have you ever gone a little nuts and bought way too much of the SAME type of food??

 

Steak Marinade…Win

I don’t know if I am the only one that does this for fun, but I was sitting on the couch on Thursday night scrolling through recipes and came across one for a steak marinade. I haven’t really done may marinades in the past and this one had gotten such rave reviews that I had to give it a go.

I did change it slightly but here is a link to the original, much loved, flank steak marinade.

Without dragging it out anymore:

Best Steak Marinade

 

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Canola Oil 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1/3 Cup Tamari 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
1/4 Cup Re Wine Vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 1 1/2 Pounds Flank Steak

 

Directions:

1. Mix all of the ingredients together and marinate the flank steak in a plastic ziploc bag for 6-12 hours. I marinated mine for 6 hours and it was perfect.

2. Heat the grill and cook the steak about 3-4 minutes on each side for medium rare.

 

ENJOY!

It’s super easy and guarantee you won’t be disappointed. It would also be great as a tip marinade.

Steak Marinade Steps

 

What’s your favorite BBQ food??

I’m usually a chicken person, but this flank steak is making it difficult to say!

 

 

First Half Marathon = Conquered

This morning Brent and I FINISHED our Half Marathon. I am pumped. The race started at 7 this morning, so we were on the road by 615. I lined up at the 9 minute mark hoping that having some faster people around me would get me going. But, I ended up starting at a pace that was too fast. I ended up having to convince myself that I was going to go at my own pace and not try to BEAT everyone else that was running.

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Around mile 5 or 6 my knee legit just said no thanks. It hasn’t done this in a while. Out of all of my long runs…it had to be this one that it just said see you later. I was limping a bit and struggling a lot for the next two miles. I stopped a few times to really stretch it out a bit, but it never seemed to calm down.

At mile marker 7, I started thinking in terms of the miles that we had left. However, my math was wrong and I for some reason though we only had 5 left at that time.

When we got to mile 9, the number of people cheering us on really started to pick up. Their signs…were AMAZING.

  • You trained for this longer than Kim Kardashian’s marriage lasted.
  • Run faster, I just farted.
  • Sweat is fat crying.
  • Run like you stole something.

Those were just a few favs, but people can be really creative. We finished and immediately grabbed a banana, which I fell in love with after the Rock N Run in Sept. Grabbed some water and headed over to the grassy to start stretching.

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I think Brent wanted to shoot me because while we were sitting there chatting away, I couldn’t help but start thinking about the next one! I loved it. I am absolutely doing another one. Brent just responded, can we just talk about this tomorrow?? Haha.

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Tired elves. After we gained some strength, we started walking around the tents that they have set up for a little after party. One of the things that they were giving away was chocolate milk. Brent found this out before the race and may or may not have been running towards that chocolate milk.

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The route that we ran was really, really nice. It had several areas that were cobble stoned, which wasn’t amazing to run on towards the end. It took you all through downtown Orlando, and around all of the little lakes in the area. If you aren’t from Orlando, I would say this is a great way to get a good sense of what living in Orlando is like!

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They had tons and tons of volunteers and police officers marking the way. Every mile and a half there were Port A Johns and water stations to grab something. Even more towards the end. At mile 8.5 they had supplements to give you that extra boost. There were bands playing in several spots along the way. Tons of spectators cheering you on. They also had a medic about half way through.

At the end, there were tents to get ice wrapped on your shins, knees or whatever else and cooling stations that you just stuck your head into and it showered you with a light cool mist. Yes.

The weather, was perfect. There was a little chill in the air in the morning, and it warmed up to about 75. The light, long sleeve shirts that we wore were perfect. I had so much fun that I am sure this isn’t going to be my last half marathon. Only next time, I’m running for time!

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Post race, I didn’t really want to eat or drink much. The thought of food was just…mer. After about an hour at home, I was ready for something light. I ended up making a little twist on a tuna melt, that was so good.

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Ingredients:

1 Can Tuna 2 Tablespoons BBQ Sauce
1/4 Cucumber Chopped 1/2 Slice Provolone Cheese

Strange, but delish. Brent loved it. I love everything with Sonny’s BBQ sauce on it anyways,

I ended up resting for a bit of the day because tonight, we are going to a BIRTHDAY PARTY!!

Juicy Turkey Burger

I got home from work, and I was trying to come up with something to throw together for dinner, because the big man was coming over. Meat was pretty much the only requirement, and usually is. When he heads over, 90% of the time I should probably start heating up the grill.

I try not to eat red meat more than once a week, because health wise, it’s really not a great idea to eat it more often. Besides the high fat content and high calories, its been known to cause heart problems and other blood problems if it becomes a major part of your diet. Which lead me to poultry. With a package of ground turkey in the freezer, Turkey Burgers came to life.

Let’s just say, when I told him Turkey Burgers was on the menu, he was a little less than excited because all he could think of was those dried out slabs of ground turkey you find in dining halls. So I went to work with the main goal of making sure these little suckers stayed JUICY.

Ingredients:

1 Pound of Ground Turkey                                                  Lettuce

1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Low Fat                              1/4 Red Pepper

4 Slices of Tomato                                                               4 Whole Wheat Buns

 

Directions:

1. Dice your red pepper.

 

2. Divide up your pound of ground meat into 4 patties. Take one patty, split it in two, to form two thin patties.

3. Fill the center of one of the patties with some mozzarella cheese and red peppers.

 

4. Put the second half of the patty on top of the first.

 

5. Complete three other patties. And warm up skillet, grill or any other cooking surface to a medium-high heat.

 

6. Throw the burgers on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes on each side. I cooked on a skillet and sprayed the surface with cooking spray just before I put the patties on. You don’t want the cooking spray to burn or else you will get a burnt looking patty.

7. While the burgers were on the the grill, I chopped up my tomatoes and pulled out the lettuce.

 

8. Burgers are done,

So throw some ketchup on the bun, add the burger, lettuce and tomato. I toasted the bun because it adds a bit of crispness to the meal. And there you have it!

 

 

When Brent took a bite out of his burger, his eyes literally popped out of his head, and the juice from the burger dripped down his chin. Needless to say, it was a great success. The man LOVED them. SO much that he had  3. Not really sticking to any sort of healthy portion size, but hey, I took the over eating as a huge compliment.

 

Not to mention, on his way home from work, I asked if he would pick up those whole wheat buns. He pulls in the driveway and I go RUNNING out the door to snatch the burger buns from his hands, because I had been staring at the clock for fifteen minutes since the burgers came off the grill and needed these guys toasted. My burgers were getting cold 😦 As I FLING open the passenger side door, Brent pulls up two large bouquets of flowers. Definitely makes up for the 15 minutes of waiting, and more!

 

 

So sweet I just had to share! And look at those flowers!!

 

Well let me know what you all think about the turkey burgers! Give them a try at your next BBQ just to shake things up. And don’t be afraid to try something new! Next time I make these burgers, I am thinking Blue Cheese and diced Bacon on the inside, and maybe some BBQ sauce to top it off! Talk about a Manly Turkey Burger! ….Does that even exist 🙂

 

Happy Eating!