I'm super busy with guild stuff this year (planning our first guild retreat for this fall!) but I'm still trying to make more of an effort to make some projects and actually join in on our guild challenges. This weekend I tried a few new recipes off of Pinterest when boyfriend and I went to the beach. I always plan out our meals and take food to cook and he's not very picky, so it seemed like a great time to try out something new.
Sweet Potato and White Bean Burgers
I followed the recipe but halved it and used Cajun
Seasoning. It was really good but I could have used more seasoning, I
went light on it. The burger is pretty sweet overall so you might want
to use condiments to balance it out. I used mustard along with tomato
and lettuce, but I think onions/pickles would be good to top it off with
too. And of course cheese, but cheese is a basically a given for me.
These were really easy to patty up but were a bit soft. After coating in
panko they were also a bit easier to handle. I made 4 from a half a
batch, but I think if I had made 6 and they were thinner they wouldn't
have been so soft (more crisp surface ratio to soft center?). They oozed
out a bit when we ate them, but good flavor!
I did two containers of it, each quadrupled (ie, a
cup of oats in each). One had strawberry jam with fresh strawberries and
the other had apricot jam with frozen chopped peaches. I topped the
strawberry with walnuts when I ate it and the peach with sliced almonds.
Both were pretty good, but I like more oats in mine for a chewier
texture. The boyfriend really liked it and called it "breakfast
pudding." He's a big pudding fan, so that is actually a compliment. He
wrote down the recipe so he can make it for himself!