Today the weather was gorgeous, and my two and a half year old daughter “rode” her bike for the first time. She did not want to stop. My husband tried to lure her away with ice cream or a slushie from 7/11. Their conversation went like this:
Adam: Do you want to grab a slushie or some ice cream?
Ava: Yes, I want to ride my bike to get some ice cream.
Adam: Well, Dairy Queen is very far away, you cannot ride your bike there.
Ava: Well, I’m thinking that I want to ride my bike to 7/11 to get a flushie.
Adam: No, we’re not going to ride your bike anywhere, honey. If you want we can stay here and ride your bike, or you can come with me and get ice cream or a slushie.
Ava: OR how about I ride my bike to 7/11?
Ha. It’s a little bit annoying that she doesn’t recognize our parameters as the boundary of her world any more, but it was bound to happen, especially with how smart this girl is. But she did get to ride her bike for hours today in the seventy five degree weather. It was a good day.
And a perfect day to grill.
This burger recipe was inspired by my husband’s love of jalapeno poppers. The hamburger patty is stuffed with cream cheese and topped with jalapenos and bacon. And I loved it served hot on my freshly made sweet potato buns.
Jalapeno Popper Burgers
1.25-1.5 Pounds of Lean Hamburger
3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1/4 Cup of Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Pepper
3 Ounces of Cream Cheese
3 Jalapenos, sliced and deseeded
6 Slices of Cheddar Cheese
6 Pieces of Bacon, cooked
Your favorite Burger Toppings: Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard, etc.
Sweet Potato Buns (optional)
Mix hamburger, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
Divide the cream cheese into six pieces.
Wrap the hamburger mixture around the cream cheese as gingerly as possible. (Try not to over-handle the meat; hamburger can get tough when it is handled too much).
Grill hamburger to desired doneness. Meanwhile, grill the jalapenos and toast the sweet potato buns on the grill (if desired, and if there’s enough space on the grill).
Assemble the burger.