Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day & Burger Sliders

The holiday weekend was great! Started out with some Kenny Chesney on Friday. While I had a great time hanging out & tailgating with hubby, it was a reminder that concerts are just not my thing unless the circumstances are perfect. Meaning, good seats & actually being able to SIT in them. We did have good seats (bottom left pic) but I was so disappointed that everyone stood from the very 1st song to the very last.

The rest of the weekend was relaxing. Quality time with just Terry & Tristan as we swam together while listening to some good music. Terry surprised us when he came home with a beautiful new guitar. As he walked in the door, Tristan said "daddy, you're in a band?" No, he's reviving a hobby from long ago & I'm really glad for him. And while I finally bought the Twilight book everyone is raving about, the only reading I did was of an entire Goosebumps book yesterday with Tristan. He is not even 5 but loves this series.

Saturday, we enjoyed family & friend time with our BBQ. Tristan had a ball with Tammy's girls, Tiffy & Tori, as well as his cousins as they enjoyed their last day in Florida. We caught lizards on the patio & hung one from my ear. I won't even mention & post the pic of me trying to hang him from my lip but it was so cool to see Tristan & the kids amused. 

We played superheros (above right of Tammy, me & sister Andrea) & when it finally stopped raining we watched the kids play in the pool until I jumped in clothes & all. Good times! My heart swelled a bit watching the kids (middle pic), ages ranging from 3 to 9, as they sat & put a puzzle together & played a board game. The clouds & rain did not stop us from having a beautiful day!

SlidersThese little burgers were great, inspired by a recipe from Emeril. They were fun to make & a nice change from the regular sized burger. One was a bacon cheddar mixed in with the meat & the other was regular. I didn't feel like mixing up my own meat so I re-shaped store bought pre-made patties into 3 inch patties & just sprinkled them with some garlic powder & salt & pepper. They only took 5-6 minutes on the grill. I served them on little Hawaiian rolls & topped them with some creamy horseradish mayo.

Creamy Horseradish Mayo from Emeril
In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream and horseradish and season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Place in a nonreactive bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 3 days in advance.

22 comments:

Bitsy said...

I think I need to go eat - seriously! I love your blog, it always makes me hungry though! LOL!!!!

Elizabeth said...

My stomach is growling so bad right now. I've never even heard of a slider and now it's all I can think about!! :)

I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend. I love the picts!

Jennifer said...

I did the new photo pages on http://www.scrapblog.com/
It's addicting!!

Bobbi said...

Sounds like you all had a great time! Great photos!

Life, Love And Lola said...

Those little burgers are too stinking cute! What a great idea! The you can have a few an mix it up a little. Love this idea!

The Nice One said...

What do you do for slider buns?
Sliders are one of our restaurant faves (Hello, Cheesecake Factory!) and I'd like to make them at home.

Maria said...

Looks like a great holiday! Good food, good fun!

Jen said...

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend. I love all the kids in the super hero costumes.

angie said...

Looks like fun. We didn't do anything exciting. The sliders look delic. If I'm ever in your area, I'm going to stop by and demand you feed me. Seriously.

Mo said...

Good times indeed!

Yay for hubby for getting back in touch with a part of himself.

Yummy food as usual.

Let me/us know how you like the book. A friend of mine was raving about it last week and I'll put it on my list at some point I am sure.

Tiffany said...

Can I come live at your place? Seriously.

Ace C said...

I'm really starting to think that you are not real. I've never heard of such things like this. You seem to be able to do it all and not complain or at least you don't complain on here. Maybe I should read some older post and see where you're mind was.

You'll have to tell me the trick with the pics. I could use whatever it is you're doing to post them like that.

Life On The Tail Of A Comet said...

Sure looks like you had fun!I love the Emeril's horseradish sauce/mayo. I wish they didn't call the burgers "sliders"- for some reason that creeps me out but not enough to not eat them.
Do post the picture of you hanging the lizard from your lip! I love my lizards! We find hatched eggs in our house and soon to follow the babies around the house. If we find them in the bathroom- we name them "Tubbin"

sassy stephanie said...

My kiddos love the "baby burgers".

Love the spidey clan!

Angela said...

Sounds like you guys had so much fun!! I definitely want to try these little burgers. Too cute! And I will let you know how the party planning goes. When I informed hubby that he would have grilling honors for the evening, he informed me that since it is his birthday (or at least we're just now celebrating it) he wants BBQ, LOL! We shall see!

Deanna said...

Yummy! Serving them on Hawaiian rolls was inspired!

Molly said...

If Bunny was not my heterosexual life partner, you would be next in line for the job, because I love love love your food!

Jessica said...

Sound like a great weekend! The sliders and burgers sound amazing..maybe I'll try them for dinner tomorrow. Glad you got some relaxing in too!

Candy said...

My kids love sliders too. Sounds like a great weekend. I'm enjoying your blog.

Candy said...

My kids love sliders too. Sounds like a great weekend. I'm enjoying your blog.

Kiera said...

YAY!!! Stephanie, I'm so excited for you to read Twilight!! I'm going to reread it because now that I've finished Breaking Dawn I'm having Edward withdrawals and I want to go back and relive how it all started. I cant wait to hear your review.

The food, as always, looks amazing. I seriously want you to cook me dinner sometime. : ) I'm fascinated with people who cook. You hear that? You fascinate me Stephanie!

The Mrs. said...

That looks so good! I wanna put that mayo on everything!!!