Last week while watching the championship baseball series between the Red Sox and what’s their faces I saw a Ruby Tuesdays’ commercial promoting their new triple slider platter. It was a tidy rectangle platter sporting three mini-burgers or sliders; one turkey, one beef, and one crab cake “burger.” Right at that moment a light bulb went on over my head. “Why hadn’t I thought of this before?” The whole mini burger concept has been around for some time but a trio- that’s cool! It knew it would take me some time to concoct my favorite trio so I got to it right away.
I had a craving for some teriyaki and thought that would be a good place to start the creation of my trio. I had some really nice ground turkey breast in the refrigerator from Trader Joe’s and with the addition of a few other things we had the best Teriyaki Turkey Sliders ever. I had a house full of kids, therefore I decided to serve the sliders on a bed of Goldfish Crackers along side some grapes and carrot sticks with dippy. Only two more to create for my own trio. Maybe a Greek slider next. Or a Brat Burger. I’ll get right on it!
Process the above ingredients in a food processor until blended. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat. You will find the meat mixture sticky and gooey so I used two spoons to work a ball of meat onto the griddle then flattened with a greased spatula. Make 16 small balls in all and grill on both sides for about 3-5 minutes or until cooked through. Each patty should be about 2 1/2 inches across. Serve on mini egg dough buns or mini potato rolls. Serve with favorite condiments. Makes 16 sliders.
Above are the cupcakes I donated to my school’s bake sale last week. These Candy Corn Cupcakes were submitted to Tastespotting last week by I Heart Cuppycakes. I have to say that mine did not turn out as lovely as hers but I think once wrapped in cellophane bags they turned out just fine! So if cellophane can make my cupcakes look better just think what it could do for my thighs.
Which brings me to a story. When I was a teen, I had heard that models rub their thighs with BenGay then wrap them in plastic wrap before jogging. I gave it a go and after a mile my legs were on fire and I was left gasping under a noxious BenGay fume cloud. I suddenly realized the ridiculousness of how I looked when I heard the guffaws of a popular boy from school as he rode passed me on his Moped. I was doomed.
Which brings me to another plastic wrap story. I have this crazy, funny auntie who pulled off her own version of Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes. That’s right folks, she wrapped her naked self in plastic wrap, put on a big Dolly Parton wig and a ton of make-up, donned a trench coat and snuck out the back door then rang the front door bell. My poor, poor unsuspecting uncle, answered the door to this crazy flasher yelling, “Surprise!” as he fainted dead away. They had the best love life. Sigh.
Tomorrow in Big Red Kitchen- Bake Sale ARR (that’s Army talk for After Action Report). The cutest little Bat Cupcakes, Cuppie Cakes, and Harvest Blessing Cups, oh and one more fantastic idea, but you’ll have to wait- don’t miss this episode of BRK!
Question of the moment! I was going to ask this:
If you could create your own Mini Burger Trio, what would it be?
But I’m thinking this one would be fun too:
Do you have a plastic wrap story? G- Rated!