Monday, April 28, 2008

Ooopsie! Hurray!

I made oopsie rolls tonight, which are actually bun-like oddities. They were amazing!! I got the recipe off of a low-carber blog, the recipe itself having been discovered by accident. They passed pretty well for hamburger buns and Sean was so happy! Weird recipe though, you'd never guess they'd turn out the way they did.

We had them with some asian turkey burgers which Sean liked (ok,me too.) so much we had it two nights in a row. And we never have the same thing two nights in a row. Here's the recipe for anyone who might like to try it. We've been BBQing them, but you could also pop 'em under the broiler, flipping them once.

Asian Turkey Burgers


1 lb Turkey
2 T soy sauce
1 T Splenda
1 T sweet thai chili sauce
1/2 T parsely
1 t ground ginger
1 t cumin
1 t curry


1/2 c mayo
2 T sweet chilli sauce
2 T soy sauce
1 t hot sauce
1 t sesame seed oil

1) Mix all the burger stuff together and form into 4 patties. Grill or broil until internal temperature registers at 165F.
2) While burgers cook, mix all the sauce stuff together and chill.
3) Garnish burgers with alfalfa sprouts & baby spinach (he ate it folks!) and top with sauce. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Group Therapy

Hello, my name is Holly, and I'm an addict.

Yes it's true, I've become addicted to

GR is soooooo awesome. It's a lot like a Facebook for foodies and people who love to cook. You can share your recipes, rate others' recipes and collect the ones you like. I'll log on for a couple of minutes and soon find I've been on for hours. I've tried out a bunch of them lately and have added some of my own. Sean often has to wait before he eats his dinner so that I can take a pic to post along with the recipe. Oh well, he's still getting fed. :D

Cleaning Day

Today is a beautiful warm sunny Vancouver day, and as such, we are stuck indoors. Today we are cleaning.

Housework in the Quinn (West) household is patchy at best. We are both messy people, and neither of us enjoy cleaning up after ourselves. We have household chores divided, and are supposed to do them weekly, but somehow, we often find something better to do.

Well, the plumber is coming tomorrow and the ant guy (our building is waging an ongoing battle with pharaoh ants) is coming Wednesday. This means we clean today, because while it may to acceptable to us, I prefer our filth to stay out of public view.

Right now Sean is vacuuming, which I am very thankful for. We may have differing opinions on how to vacuum (I pick things up as I go, and move furniture to vacuum underneath, while Sean is the master of vacuuming around the obstacles) but I run around before and pick everything up, and he does a good job. I'm happy for the help.

Sean's also been doing a lot of dishes by hand lately, as our dishwasher packed it in. I've been trying really, really hard to use as few dishes as possible. Plumber guy will be by tomorrow to install the new dishwasher and remove the broken old stupid garborator and plumb up the hole. Yay! Two working sinks at last!

I've been washing and folding laundry, and even putting it away. After Sean's done vacuuming, I'll attack the kitchen- mopping, wiping, cleaning, etc. I'm even going to wash under the sink (for the plumber's benefit) which I rarely do because I prefer to pretend it does not exist. A couple weekends ago we cleaned out the spare bedroom and got rid of A LOT of crap and stuff we don't use, so we're well on our way to having a place to be proud of!