Hi Guys! Sorry about the lack of contact lately. I’ve been spending most of my time with my new puppy, Willow, and haven’t had as much time sitting on the computer. So Willow, who most of the people reading this already know, is a 10 week old Border Collie/ Australian Shepard mix that Jake and I got about a Month ago now. I seriously love her so much. My mom who isn’t even a dog person even loves her (she won’t admit it, but she does).
The left is the day we got her, and the right was yesterday. Besides the puppy update, still loving my internship, I cut my hair, and we’re flying out to Austin, TX tomorrow to see Jake’s mom, and little brother, and just for a little spring break vacation before I GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE. It will be pretty nice to have a week off, and be in some warm weather. It just been so yucky, and gray here the last week or so, and I can’t wait for some sunshine. I won’t make the same mistake as I did last time, and walk in the pure sun in a tank top for a couple hours without sunscreen, and fry to a nice crisp. Ill be a little more prepared this time around.
As far as the recipe for today goes, it was the day after Valentine’s day when we went out to dinner. We went to the Livery, which is probably my go-to dinner place in Eau Claire. I got the burger on a gluten-free bun, but my version is on a lettuce wrap. The turkey burger is topped with an espresso-based bacon jam, gouda cheese, which is optional for those who don’t do dairy, and pear.
Bacon Jam Turkey Burger
8 Pieces of bacon, fried and Chopped
1 Yellow Onion, Diced
½ Cup Coconut Palm Sugar
2 Tbs Maple Syrup
1 Cup Strong Brewed Coffee
1 lbs Ground Turkey
1 Tbs Garlic Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 Tsp Pepper
½ Cup Chicken Broth
1 Pear, thinly sliced
1 tsp Coconut Oil
Goat Gouda cheese (optional)
1. In a frying pan, fry the bacon until crisp. Once the bacon is done, cook the onion in grease.
2. Drain any remaining grease, and add coconut sugar, maple syrup, coffee, cinnamon, and salt.
3. Bring to a boil, and let simmer until thick.
4. While the jam is boiling, mix turkey with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Form into 5 round patties.
5. In a separate pan, cook patties over medium heat, 3 minutes per side. Then add in broth, and simmer for 10 minutes.
6. Place coconut oil in a small pan, and cook pears for 3 minutes on each side until soft. 7. Top burger with cheese, jam, pears, and wrap in butter lettuce.