30 Days of New – Day 9

Breakfast BurritoWell, when I set out to do my ’30 Days of New’ challenge, I knew I would have to find some things that were a part of my regular routine that I could add some new elements to. Needless to say, my family is getting to try some new recipes thanks to this! For day 9 of my ’30 Days of New’ challenge, I made some breakfast burritos. And for once this recipe idea did not come from an online source! I have been trying to come up with new things that I can make ahead and my family can eat for breakfast throughout the week. I purchased a package of Jennie-O frozen breakfast turkey sausage links and found a recipe on the back. It looked good so I thought I would give it a try.

Now here’s the bad news . . . I didn’t get the chance to write down the recipe, the box from the sausage is gone, and I can’t find the recipe on the Jennie-O website. (But when I went looking for it I found a lot of other recipes I want to try!)  Here’s what I can remember: eggs, chili powder, turkey links, corn, sausage, cilantro and pepper jack sausage. I wrapped them up and put some in the fridge and some in the freezer. We haven’t tried the freezer ones yet. Sometimes when I freeze breakfast things they don’t turn out so great after being warmed up. I will update you when that happens. As for the ones in the fridge for breakfast this week – thumbs up!

If I come across the original recipe I will post. My sincere apologies for a blog post without it, but I had to keep to my ’30 Days of New’ reporting!

30 Days of New – Day 1

buffalo chicken burger


Buffalo Chicken Burgers

For day one of my ’30 Days of New’ challenge I tried a new recipe – Buffalo Chicken Burgers. After a quick online search and a review of the ingredients I had on-hand, this is what I came up with.

The recipe created 4 burgers.  How many you get will depend on how thick you shape them.

1 lb. ground chicken
1/3 cup minced onion
1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon parsley
1 egg

Oil for cooking
Hot wing sauce
Ranch dressing

Condiments of choice

Combine all ingredients into a bowl and shape into patties.  Heat oil in a skillet and cook patties over medium heat until they reach an internal temperature of 170 degrees.  Remove patties from skillet and pour some hot sauce and ranch dressing (optional) into the pan and heat through.  Place burgers back in the skillet and coat with sauce.  Remove and enjoy!

We topped ours with some pepper jack cheese, ranch dressing and fresh lettuce from the garden.  There weren’t any leftovers – so they must have been good!  I personally am not a fan of onions, so if I were to make again, I would reduce the minced onion by half. However, my family didn’t even realize there were onions in the burgers.

Inspiration Recipes:
Buffalo Chicken Burger Recipe #1 
Buffalo Chicken Burger Recipe #2

So that was the first day of my ’30 Days of New’ challenge.  I did it!  If you happen to try this recipe, please let me know what you think!  Or any recommendations to improve it.