Sunday, May 30, 2010

Build your owns... what do you do...

Answer me these four things please. With summer here, there will be a lot of build your owns. Ahhhhhhh, what is that? What is I referring to. I like to bbq a lot during the summer to keep the house cool. With that in mind, we do a lot of carne asada on the grill.... (to die for... for sure)!!!! Be we also do a lot of grilled chicken breasts and hamburgers, and eat them with a salad. With this in mind... tell me what is on your build your owns...

Me... let my opinion count please as I have some gained poundage that should carry some clout around this place....

Burger! For my favorite... I would say...

Hamburger patty cooked medium. (yes I am well aware of the dangers... thank you... grinning)
sauteed mushrooms and onions
pepper jack cheese... (is it pepper jack, or pepperjack???)
raw red onion
and A1 sauce..... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... so good....

My chicken sandwich

Chicken breast grilled... (I will like this one well thank you very much)
Pepperjack... (since I spelled it pepper jack last time, just putting a little excitement into this)

Salad... (I am the salad Goddess of Salem is all I have to say on this one~ BEWARE)

I like a combo of spinach leaves and bib lettuce. It has to be fresh, fresh, fresh!!!

Then add the following
Diced or cherry tomatoes
Avocados... (a staple in my kitchen)
Honey roasted sunflower seeds (notice I said honey roasted, it is the key here)
Dried craisins
Sometimes a few dried cherries
Diced pear
Sliced red onion
and... add a sweet dressing like poppy seed or mango... something exotic perhaps...
OH.... and crisp bacon bits... no imitation, slap that bacon on the rack and broil it til it is crisp and crumple it up... add a few croutons. So good....

A few salads I am fond of as well that I make...

Spinach with fresh strawberries, mandarin oranges, boiled egg wedges, red onion slices, crumbled up bacon, mushrooms and sprouts... the big ones, not the little wimpy angel hair kind. I also like to add honey roasted sunflower seeds or almonds to my spinach salad.

Broccoli salad...

Chinese chicken salad...

Southwestern Ceasar Salad



  1. Well while I dont really seem to participate in adding some recipes I sure enjoy reading and looking at them and eventually trying some. Have a great week!

  2. I like a little bacon on my chicken sandwich, but otherwise will take it just like yours. My hamburgers are usually a bit pink, too. I tend to only like leather in my shoes, not my sandwiches! I love fruit salads; nectarines, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, mangoes with maybe one container of vanilla yogurt to bind them together.

  3. YUM! Kristen. I love fruit. Soooo much. When I was pregnant with my oldest I lived in Hawaii and I used to get spoiled with mango and papaya... and the pineapple... so good. I returned to the island when I was pregnant with my youngest, Carlie, and I ate pineapple slices and slices of pepper jack cheese together. It is so good. It was some weird craving then, yet, it turned into something I still love to eat now. Ha. Try it. However, I had to eat malasadas each morning as well with guava or coconut cream in the middle.