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Holiday Burger

by Meghann on December 18, 2008

I broke down after work today and ran to Borders to buy the fourth Twilight book (Target was sold out). I co uld not even go a full twenty fours before diving into the next book! :) I have to make this post quick so I can get back to reading!!

This afternoon I had an AMAZING snack of Cranberry Sauce and Pineapple.

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It sounds odd, but it worked. Yum!

Dinner was a creation I’ve been dying to make all week, I’m so glad to have all of my groceries back so I could finally make it.

A couple of weeks ago reader, Natalie, asked me if I had any idea for ground turkey. So I put my creativity hat on and brainstormed what would be a good signature ground turkey item. Then I thought what pairs better with Turkey then Cranberry Sauce? I present you with Holiday Turkey Burger.

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This one was so easy theres really no recipe to it. I just combined 1/4 pound of ground turkey with a generous amount of cranberry sauce and onion then formed a patty and put it on the George Foreman. It was the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

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I topped the burger with some spinach and part skim ricotta cheese.

On the side I had a small serving of mixed veggies and some yummy rutabaga fries with ketchup.

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I’m still loving the rutabaga. :)

I have an office Holiday Lunch tomorrow so I baked up some of Heather’s Egg Nog Oaties for the festivities.

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Her recipe was very easy to follow with very few ingredients. I even pounded two candy canes and added that to the mix for a peppermint touch.

I tested one of the cookies right out of the oven as well as some of Melissa’s Peppermint Bark since I was really craving chocolate.

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The cookies were great! So light and fluffy, I wonder if that’s from the egg nog?!?! Bravo Heather on the easy, delicious cookies!

Alright, time to get back to my book!

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy December 18, 2008 at 8:12 pm

Lovely cookies!! They look so festive. Wish I worked in your office :)

Great idea for ground turkey! I love making turkey burgers in the summer on the grill.

Have a nice evening Meghann!! Enjoy the new book, too.

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2 Laura December 18, 2008 at 8:12 pm

Everything sounds great! But…I can’t see the pictures!?

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3 VeggieGirl December 18, 2008 at 8:28 pm

Cranberry Sauce and Pineapple??? That sounds AMAZING!! And wowza, I’m lovin’ those treats from Melissa :-)

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4 Sammie December 18, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Yummy dinner – love the “fries”. Happy reading!!!

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5 ksgoodeats December 18, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Pretty cookies! I’ve never had egg nog before but I want to try the recipe :)

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6 Kristina December 18, 2008 at 9:10 pm

That’s a great idea for ground turkey!

Yummy looking cookies, also. :)

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7 Melissa S. December 18, 2008 at 9:13 pm

hahahaha…love that you guys are all so into those books! maybe i should give them a try…

and that snack? omg sounds heavenly! i wish i had cranberry and pineapple!

and that dinner looks fab….so what i want right now, but vegetarian style. :D

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8 Erica December 18, 2008 at 9:15 pm

Hope the book is good ;) Love turkey burgers- more than regular burgers!!! The cookies look great!

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9 Erica December 18, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Hope the book is good ;) Love turkey burgers- more than regular burgers!!! The cookies look great!

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10 Hangry Pants December 18, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Glad you enjoyed the cookies!

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11 Aggie December 18, 2008 at 9:26 pm

First time here…(I think!)…love your Holiday Turkey Burger! I love turkey burgers and am always looking for new ideas!!

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12 carolinebee December 18, 2008 at 9:27 pm

dude you are a master with that foreman!

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13 seecourteat December 18, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Oh my…that turkey burger looks amazing!

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14 Heather Eats Almond Butter December 18, 2008 at 10:25 pm

Holiday Turkey burger – great idea! I grew up on mashed rutabagas, but I never thought to prepare them as fries. How long do you bake them? Cookies look delish!

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15 Sharon December 18, 2008 at 11:21 pm

Wow, everything looks so delicious!!

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16 Sara December 18, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Cranberry sauce on pineapple?? Sounds delish! Your cookies look wonderful. Enjoy the book…the fourth one is the best! :)

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17 seeleelive December 19, 2008 at 6:48 am

those cookies look SOOOO yummy yummy!

you have awesome concoctions my dear–!

hope u had a great week!

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18 strongandhealthy December 19, 2008 at 7:32 am

Delicious burger! Those cookies look yummy! Have a great Holiday!

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19 glidingcalm December 19, 2008 at 7:39 am

i want to try rutabaga FRIES!

happy Friday Meg!!! :)

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20 Natalie December 19, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Thanks so much for pairing the ground turkey with cranberry sauce… I never thought of the idea! I think I might try this with ground chicken as well

Your turkey burgers look way more juicy than mine.. now I have a good idea as to how to tweak it.

Btw Eclipse was hands down the best book of the series…lol since you’re just now beginning Breaking Dawn I will keep a lid on my annoyances of the last book.

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21 Elina December 20, 2008 at 11:56 am

I have some cranberry sauce and my husband requested burgers… I’m definitely trying this combo! You’re so creative!! :)
Love the cookies!

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