Where did the summer go? I can’t believe I started school last week, all of three classes… I am taking ceramics for non-majors, photography for non-majors and advertising campaigns; rough I know. Between working and classes, I have hardly had any free time. I wanted to post this recipe before August was over because August is Colorado Proud month and the ingredients in the recipe are all from local organic Colorado Farms. Even more exciting news, my recipes are now being indexed on the Door to Door Organics website! Door to Door Organics is a great program in Colorado that delivers boxes of organic food to your doorstep. Their website then has a recipe collection that will find recipes customized for you, based off your box. It is a really cool idea and helps people eat healthy, locally and organically. They are allowing me to give you a 40% discount off their boxes if you are interested too! Just go to their site and enter “savourthesenses” as the code. The program is offered in Colorado, Kansas City, Chicago and Michigan.
All of this sunshine has been great for pool days and barbecues. It has also had me inside in the air conditioning experimenting with sauces to barbecue with. I am obsessed with the basil cream sauce that I originally made for my Roasted Tomato & Basil Turkey Burgers, but I also wanted to come up with some new barbecue sauce ideas. I love making barbecue sauces because they are so easy to make yourself and you can add what ever you want to them to create a new, unique sauce.
Poolside grilling is always a good time. I like to make burgers when grilling at the pool because they are easy and don’t need a plate. I have made these bison burgers a few times in the last week and they have been a hit each time. Bison has a higher protein and mineral content per calorie than many other meats. I like bison burgers because they are a little bit healthier than regular beef burgers, but still give you a similar flavor.
One thing I really miss about summertime is being able to grill. Grilling is fun, social and delicious. I have really been craving some warmth and sunshine lately, maybe it was the week of -30 degree temperatures a few weeks ago that made me sick of winter. Either way, with hopes for an early spring, I decided to make burgers this week, except I sauteed them instead of grilling them since winter is unfortunately still here for now.
I had seen a photo of an inside-out burger recently and the idea seemed pretty awesome. I added one homemade onion ring to the top of each slider to create a seriously tasty combo; added a bit of adobo barbecue sauce that I had made previously and voila! The perfect miniature burger for a spring-time grill out.
It is interesting to me how quickly my brain can shift my food preferences throughout the day. Each day, sometimes even each hour, I feel like I am changing my mind about what would be good to eat. For those days when you want something sweet for dinner, a honey barbecue glaze is perfect. I think I have come up with a tasty honey barbecue glaze recipe that can easily be tweaked to suit any personal preference; I am looking forward to experimenting with it too! This recipe is great for weeknights, when you do not have much time for dinner. It goes great with Oven Roasted Potatoes as well!
This is the first of a few re-posts from my previous blog. I thought that it would be a good idea to post a couple of my favorite recipes from the past six months to kick-start my new location. Hope you can find something you may have missed before!
My friend originally found this recipe on Mark’s Daily Apple. It is an affordable recipe if you ever need to feed a large group!